Pricing of Balloon Decor

by Mr Dan the BalloonMan
(Tampa Fl.)

If someone asks for 20 colums at 25' high with a 36" balloon at top and 12 clusters of 4 colors...

how much would you charge or expect to be offered?

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Pricing for Balloon Decor
by: Margit

Hi Dan,

According to discussing prices publicly is against the law, as it's considered as "price fixing". But it's ok to discuss the rules or formulas how to calculate the prices for your designs. In my eCourse "How to Start Your Own Balloon Decorating Business", I explain two different methods for determining your prices.

One is a proper calculation, where you take direct costs, business overhead and profit margin into account. The other is a simple estimate, where you add up all your direct costs, and charge 2.5 times of your direct costs. Direct costs are all materials and labor needed to complete the job.

I first thought the 25' size was a typo... as those are indeed huge columns. So the advice given by a fellow balloon professional to offer an alternative decoration makes sense to me.

Best of luck,

Helium or Air?
by: Anonymous

A 25 foot columns is a monster and I would have to know if we are working with helium or air and if this was an indoor job or outdoor.

Assuming it was helium...because I would not quote a 25 foot base and frame column due to liability, I would quote $2500-2800. Then I would work on a new design as an rigging a 25 ft column shaped balloon drop to reduce helium costs and get more bang for your buck in the end.

If budget was an issue and columns were needed, I would change up the same old column with the use of 260's and rounds and offer to sketch them a custom design to meet the theme and marketing needs of their event.

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