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
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
when i received this and tried to put it together it snapped but i contacted customer service and they sent another free of charge and no shipping gotta be careful when putting it together
April 10, 2011
Examine When These Arrive
I ordered two celebration arches to use at my daughter's wedding last weekend. I had ordered masses of things, so did not examine these in the box until later. They had fallen out of the package, and part of the connectors were missing. I e-mailed Oriental Trading, explained the problem; they immediately responded, asked how soon I needed them; they were re-shipped and I returned the first ones. While all of the pieces arrived in the second shipment, I must say that again the packages the arches are sold in are open, and the contents strewn in the box. While I would order these again, I am concerned about the fact that the arches are never received in an intact sealed plastic bag.
April 5, 2011