Balloon Wedding Décor Ideas: 10 Fun Ways to Incorporate Balloons Into Your Big Day

How to incorporate balloons into your wedding day decor
Krista A. Jones via Style Me Pretty

Take a moment to think back to some of your most memorable events growing up – birthday parties, school events, prom. What did all of these most likely have in common when it came to décor? Balloons, of course!

Balloon wedding photography idea

Nadia Meli via Style Me Pretty

We associate balloons with happy, fun and whimsical events, so why isn’t it obvious that this classic décor item can easily be incorporated into your wedding day? Whether you’re looking to up the fun factor or keep your event chic and classy, balloons can be used in a variety of ways on your wedding day.

Some quick tips:

  • If you’re considering incorporating balloons into your wedding day décor, you easily can find and purchase them at any major or local party store. Balloon Maniacs, an online retailer, also has a vast selection of any type of balloon you could imagine at affordable prices.
  • If you purchase your balloons in-store, be sure to discuss with them any policies that they have regarding large orders, such as how far in advance you need to order, when they can be finished, and so on. If you purchase your balloons online, you probably will need to look into renting a helium machine or seeking out a local store that will inflate the balloons for you.
  • Depending on the type of the balloon, don’t have them inflated until 24 to 48 hours prior to your wedding – you don’t want to risk any of them deflating or getting punctured and popping. For that reason alone, it would be wise to order some extra in case of an incident.

Got it? Great! Now read on for more super-fun balloon wedding décor ideas!

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An elegant boho-chic elopement by Timepiece Studio + Gold Coast Goods

Gorgeous mountain elopement with a stunning bride

It’s always an amazing treat when talented wedding vendors think of Wedding Party for their styled shoots — especially when we receive a submission as pretty and unique as the one we’re featuring today! Styled by Samantha of Gold Coast Goods and captured elegantly by Timepiece Studio, this boho-chic elopement in the mountains of California is the perfect dose of prettiness for a mid-week pick me up. A few words from the vendor team:

This romantic and elegant celebration, photographed by Timepiece Studio, took place in the picturesque Angelus Mountains in Altadena, CA. We brought on the talent of Meredith Cherniack of Lavender & Clove to do the prop and event styling. She elevated the the decor with a crushed velvet sofa as the lounge center piece and added rustic crates for a vintage feel at the bar. Gorgeous peonies and roses took center stage in her floral designs.

Public Provisions was on hand to mix custom craft cocktails for the bridal party and add an uptown feel to the party. Her signature champagne cocktail is mixed with Dry Brut, angostura bitters and apple juice.

Wardrobe stylist Samantha Baker brought together Bridal gowns from Rue De Seine, a unique bridesmaid choice by Alice & Olivia and menswear from Ted Baker and Zara. The gentlemen’s looks are especially dapper thanks to custom neckwear from local Los Angeles brand Gold Coast Goods. Hair and Makeup artist Samantha Joann finished off the models looks to create an elegantly flawless result.

So let’s get right to it — continue on for more boho-chic gorgeousness, because trust me… this is a mountain elopement you don’t want to miss it!

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The true cost of wedding flowers: Why wedding flowers are so expensive

Gorgeous navy and marsala wedding color decor

There’s always a big part of the wedding budget that brides underestimate — the wedding flowers. The surprise that most brides feel when they discover the true cost of wedding flowers can also be mystifying — I mean, how on earth can wedding flowers cost so much?! If you’re wondering the same thing yourself, then prepare to have that question answered today! We’ve invited Audrey Chaney from Botanica Floral and Event Design in Sacramento to tell us all the secrets of wedding flowers: what goes into creating a dream wedding floral arrangement, how to make a wedding vision a reality and (most of all) why you might need to allocate more than you thought to your floral budget. Take it away, Audrey!


I’m sure a lot of brides are shocked to find out that their $1500 allotted floral budget isn’t going to cover the wedding of their dreams… and there’s good reason why! It seems like such a cliche question, but really, why are wedding flowers so expensive? I’ve broken down a few key points that you might not know about the tedious world of flowers, to share just why exactly your wedding flowers are so expensive:

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A whimsical retro pink and gold wedding by Lovers of Love Photography

Retro rocker bride and groom wedding photo

There’s always something about Palm Springs weddings that are effortlessly hip and vintage. Maybe it’s just in the DNA of the place, or the couples who choose to get hitched in Palm Springs have similar aesthetics — but whatever it is, we’re on board with it!

Tony and Cara had their special day at The Viceroy Hotel in Palm Springs, in a celebration filled with whimsical, retro pink and gold wedding details. This couple is truly one of a kind — their own style and personalities shone through in all aspects of the day, which was captured beautifully by the talented team at Lovers of Love Photography! Our favorite part of the big day? The impromptu rock concert at the end of the reception, complete with the groom on electric guitar.

Keep scrolling for more beautiful retro pink and gold wedding inspiration!

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