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Wedding Accessories : Wedding Reception Supplies : Decorations & Table Centerpieces : Shower & Wedding Balloons


Shower & Wedding Balloons

Decorate your reception and celebrate with our unique selection of Anniversary, Shower, and Wedding Balloons! Our special assortment of non-latex and foil balloons for weddings and other romantic celebrations include some timeless favorites that can be tied to your centerpieces, your bar area, gift table, or guest book table. You can also fill these balloons with helium -- add some stems or streamers to create stunning balloon bouquets and other decorative accents. No matter where you use them, our balloon decorations for weddings and anniversaries are versatile and beautiful! Read more!

Important Environmental Note: While most balloons will biodegrade over time, BridesVillage strongly advises AGAINST outdoor balloon releases. Once deflated, balloons may land in streams, watersheds, or other areas and wreak havoc on wildlife.


Shower & Wedding Balloons

Wedding Bells/Silver Heart Balloon, 18" Foil

Wedding Bells/Silver Heart Balloon, 18" Foil

$2.25
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Just Married Latex Balloon, 11"

Just Married Latex Balloon, 11"

$0.45
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Wedding Bells & Bouquets Latex Balloon, 11"

Wedding Bells & Bouquets Latex Balloon, 11"

$0.48
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Love Doves Latex Balloon, 11"

Love Doves Latex Balloon, 11"

$0.45
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Silver Glitter Roses Balloon, 11" Black

Silver Glitter Roses Balloon, 11" Black

$0.79
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Happy Anniversary Balloon, 18" Foil - SAVE 45%

Happy Anniversary Balloon, 18" Foil - SAVE 45%

Price:$2.35
Sale price:$1.29
You save: $1.06
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Anniversary Balloon, 18" Foil - SAVE 25%

Anniversary Balloon, 18" Foil - SAVE 25%

Price:$2.25
Sale price:$1.68
You save: $0.57
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Anniversary Bouquet Balloon, 18" Foil

Anniversary Bouquet Balloon, 18" Foil

$2.25
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25th Anniversary Balloon, 11" Silver Latex

25th Anniversary Balloon, 11" Silver Latex

$0.45
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Silver Anniversary Balloon, 18" Foil

Silver Anniversary Balloon, 18" Foil

$2.25
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Latex 50th Anniversary Balloon, 11" Gold

Latex 50th Anniversary Balloon, 11" Gold

$0.45
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50th Wedding Anniversary Balloon, 18" Foil

50th Wedding Anniversary Balloon, 18" Foil

$2.25
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Matte Raffia Ribbon, 100yds/roll, 1/4 in, 20 Colors

Matte Raffia Ribbon, 100yds/roll, 1/4 in, 20 Colors

$5.45
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Pearlized Raffia Ribbon, 100yds/roll, 1/4 in, Wh/S/G

Pearlized Raffia Ribbon, 100yds/roll, 1/4 in, Wh/S/G

$5.45
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More Information:

The History of Balloons:

We tend to take balloons for granted in the 21st century. They are such a ubiquitous part of our celebrations and culture that it's hard to imagine the circus, a New Year's Eve at Times Square, or a child's birthday party without them. They're in everything from parades to weather sensors to even life-saving medical equipment. While balloon technology has been around for over 200 years the balloons we know and love today didn't even exist until fairly recently. Some older folks can even likely remember a time when nobody used party balloons at all.

So who did invent the balloon, and when? It depends on whom you ask and what type of balloon you mean. Hot air balloons have been around since the 18th century, and South American Indians have been filling animal bladders with air since before that, but the rubber balloon we know from all those birthday parties was first developed by the renowned English physicist Michael Faraday in 1824.

Faraday didn't have animal shapes and clowns in mind, though. A serious scientist whose discoveries included electromagnetism, electrolysis, the electric motor, and the chemical benzene, Michael Faraday invented the rubber balloon to more easily conduct experiments with gasses like hydrogen. Toy versions of these balloons were created about a year later by the inventor Thomas Hancock, but these early balloons were highly susceptible to changes in air temperature and were never mass produced.

The rubber balloon that we are familiar with today was introduced about 20 years later in London by J.G. Ingram in 1847. While popular as a toy, there was simply no effective means to cheaply mass produce large quantities of balloons; they were rarely, if ever, used as party decorations.

Mass production (and the use of balloons as decorations) didn't begin until over a 100 years after their discovery. Neil Tillotson, an unemployed researcher for a rubber company, was the first to discover a cheap way to mass produce balloons while he was looking for work during the Great Depression. Tillotson eventually founded his own balloon company in 1931 and in the process created the modern latex balloon. Tillotson, who died in 2001 at the age of 102, was also responsible for inventing latex gloves.

In the 80 years since, balloons have become the symbol for celebrating. The materials may have changed (and thankfully the animal intestine balloons of the ancient Aztecs never become popular), but their appeal is timeless. Whether it's for a birthday, retirement, graduation, or balloons for wedding decorations -- these party favorites have a lot of history behind them.