I made a wedding balloon arch over my daughter's dance floor back in June, 2002. Being a wedding florist, I knew that balloons take a lot of time and energy. It helps if you prepare ahead of time by having all the right supplies plus watching "how to" videos ahead of time so you know what you're in for.
A very simple product - a balloon strip - allows you to make a simple arch without having to fool with fishing wire.
Simple fact. Balloons do not stay up much longer than 6 - 8 hours. That's why you reach your reception hall and balloons are already starting to drift down.
Professional balloonists use a product called Hi-Float to keep their balloons floating longer. It's well worth the investment considering the time it takes to blow up all those balloons.
Just be sure to follow the directions carefully. Too much and it can make your balloons slippery and hard to tie.
Learn how to make your own bridal bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, centerpieces and church wedding decorations. Click on the link for different flower instructions.