great presentation with balloons
very pleased with the arch.....just beautiful...
September 15, 2012
I purchased this arch to be placed on the cake table at our wedding shower. I covered it in a roll of tulle and then 'two hearts' garland. Not quite as full as using balloons but it still did the job. It turned out beautiful! The poles are thin so you MUST completely assemble the arch to avoid breaking the poles. Do not attempt to bend the poles prior to fully assembling the arch or you risk breaking them.
July 19, 2011
I was expecting a sturdy arch...however the poles were bending and then they started to break when they were all attached.
February 25, 2014
I bought this arch to make a Minnie Mouse arch for my daughter's birthday. It does feel cheaply made, but It held together for the party, during transport, and storage. I used some masking tape to tape the top two pieces together on the arch because the weight of the balloons wanted to pull them apart. I ended up using 72 medium sized balloons to make the arch part. I added 12 more for the ears. Overall, for the price I would buy it again.
January 27, 2014
broke after one use
We purchased this to go over the cakes at the end of the year celebration. It didn't attach to the tables well, it kept slipping off. The tubing broke when we were taking it down. It was really rigid and hard to get into an arch shape. It was cute while it lasted, but didn't last three hours.
June 13, 2012
Not quite what I expected...
I received the pieces intact, and assembly was pretty much a no-brainer. Didn't have anything actually "snap", but it did crimp in a couple of areas (re-enforced it with duct tape!). My biggest disappointment was that it is simply a smooth tube arch... I had thought there would be notches or something so that you could easily attach the balloons. We ended up using scotch tape (lost a few balloons througout the course of the party... and it's very difficult to reattach them without knocking others off). It worked out OK, but I'm sure with a little thought, a cheaper alternative could be made at home.
May 22, 2012
worst purchase ever
i got this for vow renewal ceremony, i got it up and decorated
and the arch snapped in half and it wasn't where it was joined. the tubing snapped in half . therefore i was not able to use this arch in the decorations as i was not able to fix it. this was not worth the money i spent.
July 22, 2011
Over all is very good. Needs better anchors to attach to the table. Maybe out of metal instead of plasic.
May 11, 2011
What a shame!
I got this to use at my daughters wedding reception for the cake table as I liked the one shown in the catalog. It arrived in a box that was too large. The item had a lot of packing tape at the top and bottom. There were supposed to be 2 clamps for securing to the table and connectors for the very thin plastic tubes. I got NO connectors and THREE clamps instead of 2. One of the tubes was cracked almost completely through, missing a piece making a hole. It was a big disappointment.
May 7, 2011
Best decorative item at my Daughters 21st Birthday Party!
This arch is hugh! When you add your personal touches to this arch it comes to life! It will fit most any table you have...The entire arch is well made, including the screw brackets that attaches it to the table. My daughter loved it and the attention it brought to her. I put it over her cake which made it a focal point. I will tell my friends and family to order their party items from Oriental Trading Company!!
April 28, 2011