(Closed) Candy Buffet and Drunks

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I like candy buffets, and I haven’t seen one abused yet. 

And while you don’t seem thrilled with his idea for favors, anything my DH was that interested in, we did – it was so rare for him to care much one way or another that when he really wanted something I totally caved!

Can you not have both?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

That’s sweet that he wants to participate in planning! 🙂

My brother had a candy buffet and drunk people. Nothing was broken, but a cousin bit off the nose of a giant gummy bear witha  veil on it before the photographer got a picture of it!

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I think it’s no more likely to be an issue than it would be for any other glassware at your wedding; if people are going to bump and break things, the contents wont change that. Buffet or not, drunk people bump into things.  As for the favors, is he suggesting them instead of the buffet? Or could they be in addition to? 

In regards to your brother, you will have more luck if you ask one or 2 family members to help keep tabs on his consumption, and possibly even give someone money for a cab, just in case he does have too much and needs help with a quick exit before making a scene. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t think that is a good reason to not have a candy bar, as people pointed out if people are going to be that drunk they be more likly to break glasses if anything. I say have someone to moniter the table and take the tops off and put them somewhere safe. Unless it’s a common in your group of family and friends for everyone to get wasted at a wedding I think it’s a non issue.

ps: With my uncle who has a problem i plan on dealing with it the same way as my cousin, have him sit in a table in the back by an exist and have trusted family member or friend who will escort him out and call him cab or the police if need be if he gets out of control drunk. My uncle was quietly escorted out after dinner at my cousins wedding, I am comtemplating not inviting him but we will see. Hopefully your brother can keep it togehter.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

depending on how many candies you choose it can be EXPENSIVE. i did 19 varieties, 18 glass containers(ikea,michaels) candy bought during valentines day, online and through cash and carry/costco.. i believe we spent 130 on dishes and 500 on candy…

 

 

 

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Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We had a candy buffet and kept the lids on the jars. Our guests had so much alcohol the bartendars starting cutting individual people off, then entire tables, then the entire bar shut down for that half the room. And no jars were broken.

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had a candy buffet with no problems. I wasn’t too worried about people getting drunk but my mom was super worried, especially with kids reaching and breaking anything. We didn’t use lids and used plastic metal looking scoops so they wouldn’t break against the sides. All of my guests raved about the candy buffet!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL

im more worried about people getting super greedy….my cousins did one and noone really messed it up even drunk, so i dont think you have anything to worry about…

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@tweetspie:  we had 138 guests at our wedding– i bought was 5 to 8 pounds of  each candy… the cigars i did 12 boxes of 12. the lolipops i had were 180 count… which was more then enough i still have them in my pantry. i did 500 pieces of aba zabbaz and that was tooo much…

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