13 Balloon Ideas to Elevate Your Wedding Fun

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Say goodbye to past visions of your cheesy high school prom balloon arches! And say hello to garlands, confetti, tassels, and filled balloon goodness! Balloons are getting a totally chic makeover in the wedding world right now, and we're loving it! For couples looking for a playful or eclectic aesthetic for their wedding days, these inflated details could be just what you're dreaming about! Curated from Etsy and from our fellow wedding editors, we gathered up the most stylish ideas to inspire any bride or any groom who is all about the fun when it comes to hosting a celebration with their closest loved ones.

Wedding ceremony circle arch with balloons and flowers

Balloon and Floral Circle Arch

as seen on 100 Layer Cake

Circle arches are the new kids on the block right now, so when you mix the trendy multi-balloons with it, it is nothing but gorgeousness! We especially love when some greenery is mixed in to give the balloons a variety of texture.

Photography: Austin Trenholm | Venue: Haus 820 | Styling & Planning: Long Aisle Events | Florals: Florist Fire | Hair & Makeup: Style Hair & Makeup | Jumpsuit: Lavish Alice | Model: Caroline McKeon


Copper ring with laser cut sign and balloons

Copper Ring Sign with Metallic Balloons

as seen on Hostess with the Mostess

Greet your guests with beautiful reception signage in modern style! Hula hoops also get a bit of a makeover at weddings once they get a metallic treatment!

Photography: Brittany Gidley Photography | Event Concept, Styling, & DIY Balloon Garland Kit: One Stylish Party | Florals: Life in Bloom


Neon balloon garland with geometric acrylic shapes

Modern Neon Balloon Garland

as seen on Polka Dot Bride

Pair balloons with large acrylic shapes to bring contemporary style to any venue. We adore the idea of mixing greenery neutrals with bright neons for a unique spin on traditional wedding color palettes!

Photography: Kas Richards | Styling: One Fine Day Wedding Fair | Creative Direction: LENZO | Hair & Makeup: Sophie Knox Makeup Artist | Florals: Poppy Culture | Balloons: The Burst Co. | Venue: Werribee Mansion


Purple geometric wedding cake balloon arch

Geometric Cake Balloon Arch

as seen on vendor fam Jollity and Co.

Not only does Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, make an appearance with this idea, but setting up your cake station with the ultimate in balloon garland arches is a win! Varying up the sizes, types of balloons, and additional elements (like glitter and confetti) just elevates the gorgeousness.

Photography: Alexa Marie Photography | Styling & DIY Balloon Garland Kit: Jollity and Co. | Cake: Whipped Up By Mimi


Wedding balloon strings made from ivy

Greenery Balloon Strings

as seen on Tidewater and Tulle

Change out those strings or tassels, and go green! Ivy's natural twisty length especially makes it perfect for beautiful balloon handles.

Photography: Andrew and Tianna Photography | Venue: Celebrations at the Reservoir | Florals: DIY by Family Friend


Bright and colorful wedding balloon wall for photo booth

Colorful Balloon Wall

as seen on Burnett's Boards

Give the ultimate photo booth experience with a balloon wall! It's sure to get people making memories in front of the camera and on their Instagrams.

Photography: Olivia Marocco | Coordination: Rock My Love | Wedding Dress: Madmemoiselle de Guise | Makeup: Belle Comme Un Camion | Hair: Studio Ohlala | Florals: Maud Création Florale | Balloons: Déco et Ballons | Models: The Frenchies


Black feather filled balloons for wedding decor

Feather-Filled Balloons

as seen on Swooned

Fill 'er up! Balloons don't come empty anymore for weddings; couples are adding details like feathers, ferns, and other unique lightweight elements to their balloons.

Photography: Leonie Cappello | Concept Design & Rentals: Kola Weddingz | Florals: Blumen Bingold | Cake: Kleine Tortenstube


Modern boho wedding balloon arch with asymmetrical industrial design

Modern Bohemian Balloon Ceremony Arch

as seen on Green Wedding Shoes

Yep, boho couples can even get in on the balloon trend! By going asymmetrical, wiry, and natural, anyone can create a one-of-a-kind ceremony arch. (We especially love this industrial twist of an idea with ribbons and branches!)

Photography & Event Design: Alex Lasota Photography | Florals: My Garden Overfloweth | Wedding Dress: Jill Stuart from BHLDN | Hair: Beauty by Gala Ursul | Makeup: Elize D Jordan | Balloon Design: Up Balloon Boutique


White confetti filled jumbo balloons

Jumbo Confetti Filled Balloons

as seen on Etsy

While we have seen a ton of confetti-filled balloons, we think they're particularly perfect for wedding showers or portraits, especially a classic favorite with white confetti.

Photography & Balloons: That Perfect Party Company via Etsy


Hanging wedding escort cards on balloons

Hanging Balloon Escort Cards

as seen on Every Last Detail

Wanting something totally different than the typical seating chart sign? Hang up those escort cards on helium-filled balloons, and you've got a neat (and informative) statement piece to show off to your wedding guests! Color-coordinating clothespins and ribbons help give it the chic touch.

Photography: Mikkel Paige Photography | Planning, Design, & Florals: Ashton Events Planning & Design | Calligraphy & Print Materials: Estudio Rojo | Venue: Tony's Studio B


Giant green marble and black balloons for wedding decor

Giant Chair Balloons with Tassels

as seen on Green Wedding Shoes

Think up when envisioning your chair swag! By adding giant balloons with interesting strings like oversized tassels, you bring all your guests' eyes all around your reception instead of what's right in front of them. It totally elevates your wedding design!

Photography: Paige Jones Photo | Tabletop Rentals & Design: Casa de Perrin | Catering: Heirloom LA | Florals: Moon Canyon Design | Furniture Rentals: Found Rentals | Balloons: Geronimo Balloons


Poolside wedding ceremony with white balloons in the water for decor

Balloon Wedding Pool Decor

as seen on United with Love

Getting married poolside? Bring the floating details to the water and let the balloons glide across as you say your vows.

Photography: Ash Imagery | Bridal Gown: J.Crew | Groom's Attire: Bonobos | Venue: Anderson House


Mini balloons for wedding cake decoration

Mini Balloons

as seen on Bespoke Bride

Who said balloons have to be giant to make a statement? Grab those tiny, mini balloons to decorate your centerpieces or dessert tables. With tons of colors to choose from, you're sure to find the ones to match your wedding.

Photography: Julie Mackinnon Photography | Design & Decor: Uptown Parties and Balloons and Elegant Event Designs & Decor | Florals: Calyx Floral Design | Bakery: Sugar by Tracy


Suspended balloon wedding centerpiece for reception table

Suspended Balloon Centerpiece

as seen on Lieschen Heiratet

Not a chair swag kind of person? Still bring your eyes up during the wedding with a suspended centerpiece! It adds a whole new meaning to what an "elevated event" is!

Photography: Katja Scherle | Decor: Nimmplatz | Design & Decor: Oh So Pretty


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