A wedding is a pretty bold statement – promising to love one person for the rest of your life is about as bold as you can get! – so it makes sense for your decorations to be just as bold. Balloon installations are big, bold, and eye-catching. They are a wonderful design choice for any event, but here are a few ideas for your wedding.
Remember to be careful about lighting – a balloon may pop if it gets too hot. Consider uplighting with a balloon structure, or read about other unique ideas here.
Whether you hang garland on the wall in a hallway, from the ceiling, on top of the reception tables, or wherever else you want, using balloons is sure to delight guests. This is another opportunity to create a stunning installation by incorporating a few of your wedding flowers. If you’re using garland instead of a table runner or centerpieces you may want to consider a smaller size, so it doesn’t end up in guests’ way.
Photo booth backdrop
You have a few different options for balloon backdrops. Most often at any event, you’ll see a balloon wall or balloon letters on a wall for a photo booth backdrop. For a more unique look, take almost any structure and cover it in balloons. Think: ladders, trellis, chairs, even this camper van:
You can write your initials, last name, celebratory word, or a phrase on the wall using balloon letters. Or, create your own marquee-style sign by cutting out a cardboard shape and attaching different-sized balloons to the front.
If you have extra tall ceilings or open floor space and don’t know what to do with it, consider a floating balloon shape. Using fishing line, tie balloons to a centerpiece or attach them to the floor. Arrange them at different heights so they will float in a formation, such as this heart.
You can also create a beautiful look by decorating the fishing line. Tassels, ribbons, or greenery can be wrapped around fishing line for decoration. This also makes for a unique wedding favor! Guests can take home a balloon, and even after the balloon deflates, they will have the decorative tassel or ribbon.
Add to the balloon fun by hiring a clown (or other balloon artist) to make balloon animals during cocktail hour. Guests young and old will have a blast.
You can easily incorporate personalized balloons into any of these designs, too! Add a special touch by printing your names, wedding date, and/or monogram on a few balloons and mix them into the balloon installation.