Are you looking for unique Christmas wedding decoration ideas? Consider using balloons to create Christmas wedding centerpieces with a fun and festive touch.
There are a few "must-haves" when it comes to wedding decorations. Welcome your guests with a balloon arch or sculpture by the entrance. Also consider balloon columns to add that touch of elegance to the wedding venue.
Creating balloon sculptures that reflect the holiday season is easy and adds a special flair to your wedding. Try making a wreath or snowman from balloons. Even a Christmas tree could be created using balloons and ribbon!
Finally, there are the centerpieces, placed on each table at the reception; balloons are a great way to make these special and affordable.
Creating a holiday feel can be as simple as choosing traditional Christmas colors like red and green. Depending on the style of the wedding, you may opt for a classier color scheme and include gold or silver balloons. Metallic balloons add an extra dash of excitement to the decor.
When creating the Christmas centerpieces, take into account factors such as the height at which the balloons will rise, the anchor you will use to hold the balloons in place, and the number of balloons. An uneven number of balloons in each centerpiece usually looks best.
For smaller tables, create a centerpiece using two red and one green balloon. The larger the table, the more balloons you can add. In some cases, you may choose to add a Christmas themed Mylar balloon. Mylar balloons are a bit more expensive than latex balloons, but they add color and fun to the environment. Children love to leave the wedding with a Mylar balloon as a party favor.
Make simple centerpiece bases with small bags of sand, wrapped in colorful paper. To do this, fill a sandwich bag with about a pound of sand, and tie the bag tight so no sand escapes.
Choose festive wrap to pull up around the sides of the bag and tie it with a ribbon that matches the color scheme. Do your best to make the anchor look like a gift with balloons attached to it. There should be one anchor for each grouping of balloons.
If you are pressured with time, you could simply buy one of the many ready made balloon weights, that come in all kinds of shapes and colors (gold and silver boxes, mini champagne bottles or musical gift bags to name just a few).
Finally, attach the balloons to the anchors. Keep in mind that helium filled latex balloons only float for about 10-12 hours, so you will want to create the centerpieces not too long before the wedding starts.
To extend the floating time of helium balloons, you can use a product called "Hi-Float". Arranging the centerpieces well ahead of time will make the big day less hectic, so consider longer floating time a wise investment.
As you are attaching the balloons to the anchors, place them on a table and sit down around them with a friend or family member. Be sure the balloons float at a height that does not block the guests view when they sit at the tables. Dodging a balloon centerpiece all night in order to converse with other wedding guests is no fun for those at the tables!
I hope you like our Christmas wedding decoration ideas! Balloon arches, sculptures and centerpieces create a festive decoration for your wedding without breaking the bank.
Can I use yarn instead of curling ribbons for a floating balloon arch? Thanks. ANSWER Hi there! You are talking about a String of Pearls arch as shown
Hi there! Where can I buy boxes like the ones decorated and used as centerpiece bases? I see them decorated with photos and logos & filled with paper
Hi! I have 18 inch latex balloons which I want to cover with tulle. I would like to know how much tulle I need to cover one balloon and have about 1 1/2