Looking for a unique way to enhance your reception? Consider using something as simple as a balloon. If you think kids’ birthday parties are the only venue in which to use balloons, think again! These fun items can contribute a beautiful burst of color to so many aspects of your wedding day. I personally fell in love with balloons after seeing the Disney Pixar movie “Up.” Check out any of these imaginative ways to use this simple tool in your special day:

Ideas for add balloons to your big day from Invitations by Dawn

Save the dates
Balloons are the perfect prop for you and your future spouse to use in your save the dates. Pick your favorite backdrop and carry three colorful balloons – each can have a different number on it to represent the date of your nuptials. For a quirky save the date, draw a bunch of balloons on the pavement and have you and your other half lay down on the ground and act as though you’re holding onto them and floating up in the air. Caption the photo with “Hold onto the date!” for a fun way to inform your guests of your upcoming nuptials.

Another fun idea is to send a Save the Date Balloon. Print your wording and wedding date on a balloon and send it in deflated form to all of your guests. Direct them to blow it up to read the special message!

Balloon arch
Consider saying “I do” under a colorful arch of balloons. You can use structures of balloons throughout your wedding day – surround your cake with one to create a vibrant focal point or put an arch at the entrance of your reception that you and your wedding party can come through to start the celebration.

Centerpieces
Pair balloons to your floral centerpieces, or use a gathering of various colored balloons for the star of your reception tables. You can even use a balloon to emulate a hot air balloon by tying it to a rustic wood pot of flowers.

Cake topper
For a youthful cake topper, use mini water balloons to add an adorable accent of color to your dessert. Choose balloons that match the color palette you’ve chosen for your reception. If you love the idea of the traditional figurines atop your cake, you can put a tiny balloon in the hands of the bride and groom to evoke your playful wedding theme.

Are you planning on using balloons in your wedding day? Share your thoughts with us!

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Looking for your something blue? Let Invitations by Dawn help with blue wedding color inspiration.

With spring in full swing, I’ve got pastels on the mind – more specifically, dusty blue. This subtle hue is perfect for spring or summer nuptials and is super easy to incorporate into everything from decor to attire. Check out these fun ways to use the color and the best shades to pair with light blue:

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Marriage license

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