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No wedding venue would be complete without fun and beautiful balloons. These are the ideal decoration because they achieve the perfect blend between looking elegant and stylish yet being exciting and generating a positive energy.
Nevertheless, you don’t just want your wedding balloons loosely placed all over the venue. You need to decorate them in a way that looks stunning and graceful. One of the best ways of doing this is with a balloon arch. This is a great way of welcoming guests into your venue. If you have a special form of entertainment, introducing them in this way looks great too. AliveNetwork.com is a great source if you need help with this. It is a unique twist and something all of your guests are assured to comment on.
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A step-by-step guide to making wedding balloons arches
The first thing you need to do is take the necessary measurements. Measure the width and the height of the area the balloon archway will cover. In order to determine how much fishing wire you are going to need, you must first determine the relation of the width to the height.
- If the archway is going to be as wide as it is tall then all you need to do is multiply the height by half and add the width.
- If the width is going to be wider then you need to add the two measurements together.
- If the height is larger then you need to multiply it by two and add the width.
It is always recommended to add approximately another six feet worth of fishing line as this will be needed for the anchors. Amazon.co.uk has fishing line for you to purchase.
Once you have cut your fishing line you then need to tie it to an unmovable object. Measure three feet inwards from one end of the line and then tie it. And then do the same thing in three feet inwards from the other end.
Now you need to determine how many balloons you will need. The recommended rule is to have six balloons per every foot. Thus, if your archway is going to be of 10 feet you will require 60 balloons. Fill these up with helium.
Next you need to tie four balloons together in a cluster. Start off with two balloons. Stretch out their necks and tie together in a double not. Do this process with the additional two afterwards.
Now you are ready to start adding wedding balloons to your fishing line. Start approximately one foot from one of the anchored ends. Make sure you wrap a few of the balloons from the cluster around to make it more secure. You need to keep repeating this process until the archway is filled with balloons. You need to make sure you don’t leave any space in between either.
You finally have your archway, but now you need to make sure you place it correctly. In order to make weights to keep the archway secure you should simply fill two of your wedding balloons with sand.
Now untie the arch one side at a time from the unmovable object you had it attached to when you were making the arch. Once untied now attach it to the weights you have just made. All that you need to do know is put it in the desired place. The most obvious and effective option is to have this in the entryway at your wedding party as people enter your venue.
So there you have it; a simple but very effective way of creating an arch. This is a beautiful, elegant and unique way to use your wedding balloons and create a stylish venue decoration.