How to decorate your wedding venue with balloons

17 Oct 2019

For a venue styling idea with impact, take a look at all these ways to incorporate balloons into your wedding décor

Image: Casey Avenue

Balloons continue to top the wedding trends charts, offering creative ways to add colour to your wedding venue set-up. No longer a cheap and tacky styling option, balloon displays are taking the world of weddings by storm. They are a fun visual feast for the eyes and can be tailored to any wedding theme or colour scheme.

Balloon displays might look easy to create but they take time, effort and an artistic eye, so are best left in the hands of the experts. Speak to a venue stylist or wedding suppliers who work with a balloon supplier or can recommend a professional. 

Here, we take a look at the various ways you can make balloons a key aspect of your wedding venue décor while offering inspiration for your own wedding set-up.

At the entrance to your venue

Make an impression on your wedding guests before they have even set foot in the venue and opt for a balloon display at the entrance. A balloon arch interspersed with flowers or ribbons to match your colour scheme can create an eye-catching frame around the doorway and also allows for extra special photographic opportunities.

Caroline Redpath at Fleur Provocateur created this floral balloon arch at the entrance of Somerset venue North Cadbury Court. Using British flowers from Blackshed in Sherborne and biodegradable balloons, the structure was completely eco-friendly.

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Image: Casey Avenue

Ceremony backdrop

If you’re opting for a civil ceremony, you can exchange vows in front of a beautiful arrangement of balloons. Your ceremony will be all the more memorable and your photographs will look picture perfect. 

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Image: Getty Images

In and around your venue

For a budget-friendly balloon display, ‘Love’ letter balloons are ideal for DIY wedding décor as they can be blown up with a straw. Find them on eBay, Etsy, Amazon or most card shops on the high street. Supersize varieties featuring ‘Mr & Mrs’ or ‘Happily Ever After’ will need to be filled with helium, but can also be bought cheaply.

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Images: Getty Images

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Image: Nicky Hill Photography

Behind the top table

The top table presents another focal point for a backdrop of balloons. An arch, interlocking hearts or ‘Mr’ and ‘Mrs’ balloons will frame you, the happy couple, while positioning you both centre stage.

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Table centrepieces

Attached to floral arrangements, balloons can add the finishing touch to a low-sitting table centrepiece. We love these butterfly and heart strings in alternating colours.

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Image: Getty Images

A wedding cake display

Put your wedding cake in the spotlight with balloons positioned against a wall. The same can be used behind a dessert table or sweetie cart, indicating exactly where wedding guests can get their taste of something sweet.

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Around the dancefloor

Provided your DJ or entertainment can be set up to the side, use illuminated ‘LOVE’ letters or a flower wall as a focal point behind your dancefloor. Complete the display with a beautiful balloon set-up to enhance the party atmosphere and let the celebrations continue into the night.

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Image: Getty Images

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