(Closed) Anyone doing a candy buffet?

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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8354 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are having a candy bar and my FI is totally on board. At first he was like, what do we need a candy bar for, but I told him my vision for it and it grew on him. I have already purchased my containers, and will purchase the candy at the end of this year.

Post # 4
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee

Type in “candy bar” into the search bar on Weddingbee and hundreds of posts will pop up on this topic!

I’m sure there are a lot of pictures of candy bars in the “Bio” section of this site, too.

Post # 5
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2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I’m planning on doing it, seemed like an easy way to entertain guests and match my colors. I’m thinking of this instead of favors. And it seems super affordable.

Post # 6
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156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We are doing one. it will also double as favors. We did a “sample” run at a friends baby shower. To see how much candy we would need, what candy most adults chose, and to get an idea on cost. There were 40 people at the bridal shower, there will be 150 at our wedding, but it still gave us an idea of worked and what didn’t. 

I am very excited. 

Post # 7
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493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I LOVE the candy buffet idea.  I have never been to a wedding that has had a candy buffet before (it just must not be as popular in the part of the country I live in) but I can’t wait to do my own!  Our bridesmaids are wearing a super dark chocolate brown dress, and our decorations are fall leaves and pumpkins.  I was inspired to do my candy buffet around the colors that reeses pieces come in (browns, yellows, and oranges).  I think it will go along with the fall theme really well.  I found a lot of the glass containers I’m using at stores like Target, Walmart, Christmas Tree Shop, and even some dollar stores and we found metal scoops super cheap at Bed Bath and Beyond.

Post # 8
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5389 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We plan on having a candy buffet (at my Daddy’s request, the type 2 diabetic). lol I am debating doing our favorite candies or by wedding color. I think it is a good favor to give out.

Post # 9
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1816 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

We’re doing one for our guests as a fun favor for them to take along.  My FI didn’t really get the concept when I first discovered them, but now he sees it as another fun thing for the guests to do at the reception.  He’s completely on board.

Post # 11
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Worker bee

Ours was not just a favor, but a big part of the decor.  It brought a big splash of color to the reception.  Our guests are still talking about it a month later!  You won’t regret it.

You’ll find that packaged candy will keep just fine if you get it ahead of time and store it in a cool place.  Since the wedding is in May (so was ours) you will find tons of gorgeous purple candies around Easter!

Post # 13
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260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

The Candy Buffet has been one of my favorite parts of planning the wedding! I wasn’t sure at first but as I shared the idea with my friends they thought it was just the best thing ever. I already started buying jars from Craigslist and I love what I’ve gotten so far.

 

@MaggieGirl – I’m doing Fall colors too and I had completely forgotten about Reeces Pieces! Thanks!

Post # 15
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130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

All of my clients love when we do a candy buffet for them.  Kids love it and adults turn into kids again when they see it!  Guests snack on it throughout the night—especially when the dancing starts and then they have a treat to take home that they will actually use.  Also, if you find the right candy buffet company/planner or do it right, it will cost the same or less than a favor that guests will leave behind or take home and never use.  Trust me, it is a fun idea!

Post # 16
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295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just decided to make one after seeing the great pics here.  I’m using jars and platters I found at home and borrowing from my sis & SIL.  I’m not sticking to just my colors, but with a Fall wedding, Im going to try and incorporate bright colors from teh Fall.  Being so close to Halloween, I’ll also have lots to choose from.  My FI looked at me like I had 3 heads when I told him, but  since I’m keeping cost down, he said go for it if I really wanted it.  If you go to the DIY categry and look under Candy Buffet, you have tons of ideas and pics to work with.

@amykate- can you help withh how to determine quantities?

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