I also knew that they last awhile and started the day before the shoot. I think after all was said and done putting this rainbow balloon arch together took about 12 hours. My fingers were raw from tying all those balloons, and I may have cried a few times because I accidentally overfilled some of the larger balloons and they popped (I partially blame the pregnancy hormones for the crying and the fact that I’m a bit of a perfectionist.)
Once everything was done though it was perfect! I bought confetti canons off Amazon too.
After reading the reviews to make sure 1-the confetti was big confetti and not glitter or metallic because that is a royal pain in the butt to clear up 2- there was enough confetti, so it would actually show up pin the photos and 3-that I would be able to use it indoors. These turned out absolutely perfect. They were a bit loud but nothing crazy, and the confetti (while there was a lot of it) was pretty easy to clean up.
My husband helped my put up the balloon garland and attach it to a backdrop stand. I don’t think I could have done that part without him. It was definitely a two-person job, and he was the photographer for the day.
Everything came out so perfect, and I loved the subtle rainbow nod to our rainbow baby GIRL!