Cotton Candy



I love cotton candy. Yes, I’m 28 and should never eat something so full of sugar (ok, it’s entirely sugar). For a while I felt like I couldn’t buy it because I was too old, and now I have nieces I can buy it for (or at least I can say I’m buying it for them). Which means that maybe I could have some cotton candy at the wedding… you know, for the kids.

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You know kids are dying for people to cut the cake, but this will help keep them full of sugar and totally entertained for the time between ceremony and cutting the cake. These cute designs were created by Hostess with the Mostess. She does everything I wish I knew how to.

And then I started to think that people have chocolate fountains, but I’m not really a chocolate girl, so why not a cotton candy machine? Yes, I can appreciate a good chocolate covered strawberry, but I’d rather have the fluffy goodness of some fresh cotton candy. So I started researching cotton candy machine rental, and it’s actually really inexpensive.

I wanted a cart:

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But I can’t find one that is under $400, and that’s just too much.

I did find this cotton candy machine sans cart for only $35 on eBay.



I’m sold. I can’t wait!!

Are you including any foods in your wedding that are a throwback to your childhood?


Mrs. Frozen Yogurt

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  1. Member
    SanDiegoAli 3096 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:53 pm

    Just be warned – making cotton candy is SO messy! I used to work at a video store where we made it and by the end of the shift I was always covered!

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    Laylabelle 3378 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:58 pm

    SanDiegoAli is right it’s SO messy! But sooooo good!!

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    LatteLove 5567 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:59 pm

    you can always rent them too. Make sure you hire someone else to make the cotton candy or people will get very very sticky!

    I love the idea though!

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    Amber1279 319 posts, Helper bee @ 4:59 pm

    try your local rental company. We rented a cart for my 2 yr old daughters “JoJo Circus” birthday party.

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    mary-alice-me 1864 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:04 pm

    Cotton candy is so fluffy and pretty… it just looks good for a wedding or party!

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    evelinej 370 posts, Helper bee @ 5:07 pm

    Cute, I love cotton candy too!

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    Gilneas 1393 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:09 pm

    ahhhh I love it!!

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    Jessie516 5480 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:14 pm

    That sounds so fun! I went to a wedding where they had an ice cream cart and it was awesome!

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    panda in England 210 posts, Helper bee @ 5:16 pm

    eeeeee! I’m hoping to be able to have a popcorn cart when we get married – carnival foods are so much fun!

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    moonbeam 1711 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:22 pm

    Mmm, food carts. Cotton candy just screams fun!

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    alvina 807 posts, Busy bee @ 5:30 pm

    THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO DOOOOOOOO! :) Please share any leads you find. You can rent smaller stations (table top and not a cart) for like $60-70 plus sugar and paper cones (these are Bay Area prices). But yeah… or you can buy a little one online I guess…

    Please update on this when you decide/buy! :)

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    photoist 84 posts, Worker bee @ 5:50 pm

    I love the idea, my only concern would be that everything would get all sticky! But it’s nothing that a wet nap won’t take care of :)

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:51 pm

    ahh yes, definitely have someone else to take care of that for you. i remember seeing the boys who worked the cotton candy machine leaving with their shirts covered in cotton candy fragments. you can offer a vest of some kind to protect people’s clothes?

    but yeah, i love this idea. i also toyed with the idea of a gelato cart!

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    mander411 735 posts, Busy bee @ 5:57 pm

    very cute! If I find is cheaply I want to rent one of these and a pop-corn machine to have at the doorway so people can get a treat for the shuttle bus ride to the hotel.

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    pocketprincess 34 posts, Newbee @ 6:02 pm

    I would love to have this for pre ceremony…on second thought maybe not. I can already see the flower girl and ring bearer covered in a sugary crust. FI has wanted an ice cream cart

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    abrideagain 532 posts, Busy bee @ 6:14 pm

    That’s hilarious! I would have a cotton candy machine at my wedding too, if i could…

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    penguin 3490 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:31 pm

    Mmmm… I need one of those machines for my house!

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    scissors 7343 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 6:40 pm

    I had a craving for cotton candy earlier, and this just made it worse! Cotton candy at a wedding = serious win.

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    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:45 pm

    One of my BFF’s had cotton candy at her wedding and it was a BIG hit! and made for really cute pictures (look @ the last picture) :)

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    Jason Grubb, Guest @ 6:58 pm

    Very cool… I love eating and photographing cotton candy.

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    thefuturemrsjewell 1829 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:03 pm

    i love cotton candy… that would totally be my sister’s favorite thing ever! i can’t wait to hear how it turns out!

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    Newport Nuptials 1268 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:53 pm

    Oh how fun!

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    kmattso2 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:25 pm

    That’s awesome!!! I’m sure the kids…and YOU….are going to love it =]

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    frozen yogurt 2600 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:32 pm

    @Mrs. French Bulldog:Frenchie those pictures were really cute!
    I really am so excited about this cotton candy thing, I’ll keep you all informed of all the details!

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    RAllise 498 posts, Helper bee @ 8:40 pm

    Yummmmmm, LOVE cotton candy and the kids at your wedding will love you for having this machine.

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    MsHymanRoth 2434 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:14 pm

    I love cotton candy too!!!!!! I feel weird when I want it because it is … for little kids haha.. .I love this. I have a cool picture for you of cotton candy at a wedding … wish I could post pictures in these comment boxes!

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    locket 2821 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:42 pm

    This is such a cute idea…who doesn’t love cotton candy (besides our dentists) numnumnum!

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    msswan 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:52 pm

    Soo Cool..

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    Lindsay, Guest @ 10:17 pm

    I’m dying to a bride and groom with cotton candy!!!

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    poodle 3386 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:36 pm

    I want one of those machines TOO!!

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    espresso 1308 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:18 am

    oooh I would love going to a wedding with a cotton candy cart… I don’t think I’d ever leave the cart though :)

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    KMSull 6442 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:13 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! I am SO in love with cotton candy!

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    mrspaetz 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 1:55 am

    couldn’t you rent one?? try checking to see if you could find a rental that includes supplies + even a server!

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    argyle 2519 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:33 am

    Love this idea. I am actually planning on having cotton candy and popcorn machines at my wedding. I’m so excited about it!

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    star 659 posts, Busy bee @ 9:37 am

    That’s a really fun idea!

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    deviledegg 1250 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:41 am

    I love cotton candy! I wanted to have some at our reception, but it was just too much since we were already having the cake and the cookie table.

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    HugsKissesLadyBugsBride 361 posts, Helper bee @ 10:47 am

    Love it!! What a great idea! I love the cart, if only it wasnt so expensive!! Such a cute idea, im not much of a chocolate fountain fan either, but this is an adorable idea!!

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    Jasmine, Guest @ 10:52 am

    I am having cotton candy at our wedding too! When my fiance and I got engaged, we went out for dinner at the Four Seasons in NYC, and they brought us a huge mound of cotton candy with a birthday-cake candle on top! I am going to do the same for our guests – each table will have a plate brought to them. It will be fun for everyone to share – and the messy machine will be hidden in the kitchen!! : )

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    maryjane 1193 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:55 am

    YUMMM!!! I love cotton candy too!

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    stephinPA 3625 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:37 am

    Those pictures of the mini servings of cotton candy are great! What a different and fun thing to serve. I love it.

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    Ruby Slippers 509 posts, Busy bee @ 5:34 pm

    Dude, you are NEVER too old for cotton candy!(Interesting fact, in South Africa we call it Candyfloss, and our Afrikaans brethren (and sistren) call it “Spoek asem”, which translates as “ghost breath”. I love that name!).

    Anyway, I would be totally psyched if I went to a wedding with candyfloss/ cotton candy!

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    renata lara, Guest @ 8:25 pm

    I totally agree with you! I love cotton candy.

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    RecessionistaBride 5018 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:41 pm

    That’s so fun!
    I wouldn’t have touched a single thing on my menu when I was a kid… lol

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    ashleyewolfson 39 posts, Newbee @ 1:48 pm

    LOVE this idea. I inquired about it for my wedding, but the humidity in florida makes cotton candy shrink in minutes : (

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    Jenniphyr 3426 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:21 pm

    Mm, cotton candy…. You could probably buy or rent a cheap little cart to put the machine on, too, if you wanted. =)

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    MissEmpireState 11 posts, Newbee @ 11:03 pm

    Hey ladies,

    I used the exact cotton candy machine Miss Frozen Yogut posted above (the standing one) as a cotton candy bar for my wedding a few weeks ago. It was a huge hit for my pink and brown wedding!

    We are selling the machine because we are running out of space in our NYC apartment.

    Asking price: $275 for NYC/NJ/CT/MA

    Must pick up machine in Manhattan or for addition charge, we can deliver it to NJ/CT/MA. Please inquire for details.

    This is an amazing machine and retail value is $400 plus delivery charges. I’m including free cotton candy floss too! Convo me for photos and details!

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    nicole, Guest @ 4:36 pm


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