Post # 1
After seeing Mrs. Turtle’s awesome candy bar, I got really excited about doing one for our wedding. I thought it looks so pretty and who doesn’t like candy? Right? Wrong.. Both my fiance and FMIL think that candy bars are juvenile and belong to bar mitzvahs and not weddings? I personally have never been to a bar mitzvah so I have no idea…Help me out here. Do you think candy bars are too juvenile? Should I stand my ground and have one anyway?
Post # 3
I would be super excited to see a candy bar at a wedding if that helps
Post # 5
I can’t think of a single person who doesnt like candy. I’d be so excited to get a candy bar at a wedding :9
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
I think candy bars are all the rage right now. I could see how parents might feel like it’s juvenile. They haven’t seen the blogs and Mrs Turtles uber chic wedding. Maybe showing her some photos and magazines and such will ease her concerns. I know Mr Hot Wings got really worried about all my ideas because he felt like I was trying to put on a carnival. Trust your vision. She’ll come around.
Post # 7
@hotwings: I agree that showing photos of candy bars done in a chic and sophisticated manner could really help bring the naysayers around.
Personally, I love the idea! I mean really, who doesn’t like candy? And your reception is a party – you’re there to celebrate, so why not include something that is at the same time indulgent, whimsical, and fun?
Post # 8
I personally don’t think candy bars are too juvenile. I have never seen one at a wedding, but I have seen tons of inspirations photos and Bee’s doing them at their own wedding. We are not doing a full candy bar, but we are doing something similar. We are doing cupcakes instead of a cake and have about 6 different flavors that will be spread out on a table along with a 10lb platter of Italian Wedding Cookies (my FI is 50% Itl) and we are doing 2 ‘jars’ of candy – My FI’s favorite and my favorite – Junior Mints and Swedish Fish. We are also having chinese food take out containers in our wedding colors available if someone wants to take their cupcake home (we ordered 30% more than we have guests) or wants to take cookies/candy home. I say if you really want to do one – and your FI doesn’t – come up with some sort of compromise.
Post # 9
It second Hotwings – Show them Turtle’s wedding so they can see how elegant it can be. I was personally leaning again a candy buffet, just because I think it’s been done, but honestly, Turtle’s photos changed my mind. It’s so beautiful!
Post # 10
they probably just can’t imagine how nicely it can be done. show them some sleek pics of what you want and they’ll get it. it helps elevate the formality to have mono-chromatic candies/wrappers, pretty apothecary jars and nice scoops, so find pics like that and they’ll be like “ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh… i see!”
Post # 11
We had one at our wedding last Saturday and it was the RAVE of the evening. Everybody LOVED it! (proof is that is was ALL gone by 7 p.m.) The personalized candy bags were all gone and I heard people were stuffing their coat pockets and purses with candy…we had tons of it! I swear people were coming up to me all night and telling me how awesome it was. I am still getting compliments even 1 week later! Here is a not a so great pic (haven’t gotten my professional pics yet) but you can get an idea. I adorned the jars with damask ribbon and crystal brooches…you can adorn yours with your colors to make it more elegant too so that they can see how beautiful it can compliment your decor. I say go for it!
Post # 12
I don’t think they are juvenile at all. Candy is appealing to people of all ages. I say go for it!
Post # 13
Who doesn’t love an assortment of candy? There can be something for everyone. A candy bar can be cute, fun, elegant, and most of all personal to your wedding. I vote go for it!
Post # 14
I like candy bars if done nicely for example glass jars instead of wrappers. futureMrs.L’s candy bar is very nice.
This is super fun and not juvenile!
Post # 15
I’ve been to plenty of Bar Mitzvah’s and never saw a candy bar. I have seen them at weddings though! And it’s usually adults going crazy over the candy. Maybe they’ll be happier if you stick to a theme of your wedding (colors, vintage, etc).
Post # 16
It depends on the way the candy is laid out and also the type of guests at your wedding. Some people just dont get excited when they see candy bars and others do..