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How Much Does a Bubble Machine Cost?

 
average costBubble Machine Rental: $30-$175high costBubble Machine Purchase: $30-$1,500+
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Bubble machines can be used at weddings or wedding receptions to add excitement, get guests' attention and create a photo opportunity. The machines can also be used at other events, such as anniversary celebrations, charity fundraisers or children's birthday parties.

Typical costs:

  • The cost to rent a bubble machine typically depends on the size and type of machine and can range from about $30 for a small plastic machine to $175 for a large metal machine with a high output and a variety of features such as a large reservoir for bubble solution and a timer. For example, House of Rental[1] in the Chicago area charges $32 a day to rent a mid-sized bubble machine. Amanzi Party Rentals[2] in Texas charges $30 to rent a large bubble machine for four hours, or $50 for eight hours. Atlanta Special FX charges $99 to rent a compact bubble machine[3] that produces 10,000 bubbles a minute, $139 to rent a machine that produces 15,000 bubbles a minute or $175 to rent a heavy stainless steel bubble machine with dual fans to push bubbles into the air.
  • The cost to buy a bubble machine can range from $30 for a small plastic machine at a discount store to $1,500 or more for a large professional-grade machine, such as those used by disc jockeys and party professionals. For example, Party City sells a mini bubble machine[4] for $15. Target sells a basic plastic bubble machine[5] , that holds one pint of solution, for $35. The American DJ Bubble Blast bubble machine[6] , which has a 1.8-liter bubble fluid tank, a fan to push bubbles into the air and a timer, costs $420. Atlanta Special FX charges from $149 for a compact bubble machine and up to $1,500 for a large stainless steel bubble machine with dual fans and wheels.
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What should be included:
  • Bubbles can be used at specific times during a wedding or other event, such as when the bride and groom exit the ceremony or at the reception during the first dance.
  • These machines range in size from very small, portable plastic versions that weigh a few pounds to large metal units that could weigh 30 pounds or more and have multiple features and higher bubble output. All machines have a reservoir that holds bubble solution and a fan that blows the solution through multiple wands to produce bubbles. Higher-end devices might have a large reservoir, a secondary fan to help lift bubbles into the air and a timer with remote control.
  • Some smaller bubble machines run on batteries, but most plug into an outlet. The type of outlet needed should be specified in rental instructions.
Additional costs:
  • Bubble soap must be added to the machine. American DJ charges $25 for a gallon of bubble soap[7] formulated for bubble machines.
Discounts:
  • Some machines include free bubble solution with the purchase.
Shopping for a bubble machine:
  • One possible downside of a bubble machine is that as they land, bubbles can leave rings on the bridal party members' and guests' clothing. They also can make a dance floor slick.
  • TheKnot.com has a directory[8] of local party rental companies.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.houseofrental.com/equipment.asp?action=category&category=33&key=076-6800
  2.  amanzipartyrentals.com/large-bubble-machine-rentals
  3.  www.atlantaspecialfx.com/Bubble_Machine_Rental.htm
  4.  www.partycity.com/product/bubble+machine.do
  5.  www.target.com/p/bubble-machine-with-1-quart-of-juice-black-and-white/-/A-10483100
  6.  www.americandj.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ItemNumber=1334
  7.  www.americandj.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ItemNumber=46&Category=Bubble_Machines
  8.  wedding.theknot.com/wedding-resources/party-rentals.aspx
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