If you’re looking for wedding decorations that are fun, flexible and totally fabulous, you definitely need to consider wedding balloons.
Big balloons are perfect for dressing your venue and creating a laidback atmosphere without busting your budget. We’ve rounded up some of the best wedding décor ideas that show balloons at their very best for you here. So, don’t ‘pop’ off for a while, stay and get inspired…
Wedding balloons on your big day
There are so many ways that you can use balloons to beautify your wedding and they’re also great as photographic props too. Before you decide on your big day decorations, take a look at these wedding décor ideas – we think you’ll be blown away! How about using a balloon as an alternative to a traditional wedding welcome sign? Add a quote to a big balloon and place it by the entrance to your venue.
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Opt for clear balloons filled with ferns to create an installation that’s fresh delicate.
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Balloons with coloured tassel tails can line your aisle and will certainly make your ceremony an enjoyable place to be.
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Announce your entrance with a cute balloon and an even cuter balloon-bearer!
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Add balloons to simple floral tablecentres to create a light yet intimate atmosphere for your wedding breakfast.
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Forget a floral arch or floral backdrop and go for balloons instead! Add a few blooms for a splash of colour if you like.
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Embrace the trend for suspended decorations above your tables with balloons and floral. This is a great way of bringing your colour scheme to life.
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For couples’ photos with a huge helping of fun, big balloons are the perfect props.
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Balloons create an eye-catching backdrop to any display. Cake tables, favour tables and even table plans – they all look better with balloons!
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Balloons can really get your message across! Choose balloons that spell out exactly how you feel.
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Carry a bouquet of balloons or give them out to your guests before the group photos.
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Balloons work with all kinds of wedding themes from bright and bold to rustic, country goodness. We love seeing plain balloons attached to decorations for extra impact.
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Bring extra colour to your venue and create an unmissable installation. Fill a fireplace or similar space with balloon!
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Young bridesmaids might prefer to carry a balloon or two rather than a big bouquet.
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For the ultimate overhead decoration, fill your ceiling with balloons. These look brilliant above a dancefloor!
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Tips for getting the best from wedding balloons
You’ll want your wedding balloons to look brilliant all day long. To make sure that your decorations and details are at their best from right through your wedding, follow these tips:
- Order your balloons from a company who specialises in wedding décor or ask your venue for their supplier recommendations.
- If you’re planning on decorating yourself, make sure that you have everything you need – helium, ribbon, stoppers/sealers and plenty of help! You might also need ladders and a head for heights if you’re planning large installations.
- Buy more balloons than you need so that you’ve got spares in case any pop or burst whilst you’re preparing everything.
- Check the packaging to find out the size details of the balloons and make sure that they’re fully inflated so they last all day.
- If you’re not sure how long your balloons will stay inflated, a trial run is always a good idea.
For more wedding décor ideas, take a look at our edit of the best boho wedding decorations.