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50 Creative Ways to Use Balloons in Your Wedding

Balloons aren't just for kids' parties anymore; they've emerged as a major décor trend for weddings. Here, get inspired by some of our favorite ideas. 

By: Kristen Klein

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  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    A balloon arch becomes wedding-appropriate with some fresh greenery woven throughout.

    Photo courtesy of Borrowed & Blue

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Your walk down the aisle becomes even more beautiful with oversized balloons lining the path.

    Photo Credit: Linda Chaia Photography

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Go bold with your balloons and fully embrace the fun, festive vibe it creates.

    Photo Credit: We Heart Pictures

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Provide contrast to stark white balloons with colorful tassels. 

    Photo Credit: Cornhill Photography

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Accent your ceremony backdrop with a few balloons.

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Create a show-stopping backdrop with balloons in varying sizes.

    Photo Credit: Birds of a Feather

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    A whimsical balloon backdrop provides a wonderful contrast to an industrial wedding setting.

    Photo Credit: Girl Friday Creative

  • Ring Bearer

    Ring Bearer

    Have your ring bearer carry a balloon with a special message down the aisle. 

    Photo courtesy of Bridal Musings

  • Photo Ideas

    Photo Ideas

    Make your first look even more fun with a balloon release.

    Photo Credit: Michael Segal

  • Photo Ideas

    Photo Ideas

    Yay for the big day! Say how you feel with inflatables. 

    Photo Credit: Terry Doyle

  • Photo Ideas

    Photo Ideas

    Personalize your balloons with a sweet saying.

    Photo Credit: Mike Arick Photography

  • Photo Ideas

    Photo Ideas

    A trio of balloons is the perfect photo prop.

    Photo Credit: Alea Lovely

  • Photo Ideas

    Photo Ideas

    Spell out your wedding date with balloons.

    Photo Credit: Suzuran Photography

  • Photo Ideas

    Photo Ideas

    Give each of your bridesmaids a single balloon to carry.

    Photo Credit: Peaches & Mint

  • Photo Ideas

    Photo Ideas

    Show off your wedding colors with balloons.

  • Photo Ideas

    Photo Ideas

    Create a colorful photo backdrop with jumbo balloons.

    Photo Credit: Jennifer Robbins

  • Photo Ideas

    Photo Ideas

    Getting married at the happiest place on Earth? Don't forget the Mickey Mouse balloons.

  • Photo Ideas

    Photo Ideas

    Colorful balloons are the icing on the cake in this fun Disney wedding photo.

    Photo Credit: Ty Boyce of Disney Fine Art Photography & Video

  • Save the Date

    Save the Date

    Set the tone for a fun wedding with this save-the-date you have to inflate to find out the date. 

    Photo courtesy of Something Turquoise

  • Pop the Question

    Pop the Question

    Use a balloon to literally pop the question to your bridesmaids.

    Photo courtesy of The Party Posse/Etsy

  • Pop the Question

    Pop the Question

    Mailing a balloon isn't always easy. For your long-distance bridesmaids, avoid having your proposal pop in transit by using a balloon scratch-off instead.

    Photo courtesy of Crafts By Fa/Etsy

  • Guest Book

    Guest Book

    Use balloons to create a memorable guest book! Fill the balloons with paint, and have guests toss darts to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art to decorate your home.

  • Accents

    Accents

    Make a statement with jumbo balloons filled with jumbo confetti.

    Photo courtesy of The Party Postman

  • Accents

    Accents

    Balloons are inexpensive, but the helium can add up quickly. Combine glitter, twinkly lights, and balloons on the floor for a dreamy, bubble-like effect.

    Photo Credit: Love Me Do Photography

  • Accents

    Accents

    Decorate your chairs with personalized balloons and fun streamers.

    Photo Credit: Twigs & Twirls

  • Accents

    Accents

    If you just can't get on board with the balloon trend, consider this wraught iron version.

    Photo Credit: Mango Studios

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    A bubblegum balloon display over the front entrance sets the tone for a fun day.

    Photo courtesy of Bubblegum Ballooms

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Rosé all day! Adorn your bubbly bar with cheerful balloons.

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Add some confetti inside your balloons for a creative touch.

    Photo Credit: Ann-Kathrin Koch

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    With such a statement-making tent, simple white balloons are the perfect choice.

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Give your wedding a festive flair with hot air balloons floating above the tables.

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Utilize balloons as your table number signs.

    Photo Credit: Averyhouse

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Simple white balloons work perfectly at an outdoor wedding.

    Photo Credit: Ellie Grover

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    A balloon net above the dance floor creates a fun focal point. Drop the balloons onto your guests at the end of the night!

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Dress up the entryway with a balloon garland.

    Photo Credit: Max and Friends

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    The bigger, the better! These giant balloons help fill a bare reception space.

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Classic black and white balloons lend a modern touch. 

    Photo Credit: Melissa Musgrove Photography

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    You don't need a high ceiling to decorate with balloons; ribbons cascading down create a fun feel for your reception's entrance.

    Photo Credit: Beatrici Photography

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Incorporating balloons doesn't mean you have to skip flowers; enhance the colors of the flowers with bright balloons.

    Photo courtesy of Bubblegum Ballooms

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    White balloons set high above the tables create a dreamy vibe.

    Photo courtesy of Bubblegum Balloons

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Top off each floral centerpiece with an oversized balloon.

    Photo courtesy of Bubblegum Balloons

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Transform basic balloons into hot air balloon centerpieces.

  • Dessert Displays

    Dessert Displays

    Showcase your relationship through the years with a floating photo display over the dessert table. 

  • Dessert Display

    Dessert Display

    A balloon garland is a whimsical way to dress up the dessert table. 

    Photo Credit: Sugar & Cloth

  • Dessert Display

    Dessert Display

    Metallic balloons pop against this rustic setting and help tie together the whole dessert display.

    Photo Credit: Onelove Photography

  • Exits & Sendoffs

    Exits & Sendoffs

    Have your guests release biodegradable balloons as you pass. 

    Photo Credit: Elle M Events

  • Exits & Sendoffs

    Exits & Sendoffs

    Or gather the troops for a giant balloon release together.

  • Exits & Sendoffs

    Exits & Sendoffs

    These aren't your ordinary balloons; they're illuminated by LED lights inside, making them perfect for your nighttime sendoff.

    Photo Credit: Cami Takes Photos

  • Exits & Sendoffs

    Exits & Sendoffs

    Take your love of balloons to new hights with a hot air balloon! Exchange vows during a balloon ride, or just book a balloon ride for a dramatic exit. 

    Photo courtesy of Finger Lakes Tourism

  • Exits & Sendoffs

    Exits & Sendoffs

    Adorn your classic getaway car with pretty balloons for a touch of fun as you depart into married life together.

50 Creative Ways to Use Balloons in Your Wedding

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