(Closed) Candy Buffet problems?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Im sure people will sample candy before the night is over but if you are worried about it, maybe you can talk to your venue.  Some places will set it up in the back on rolling tables and put it out at the end of the night so all the candy is not eaten before people leave.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

My SIL had a fantastic wedding at the local art museum and instead of a groom’s cake, they had this huge chocolate and cheesecake bar…it was eaten in the first 30 minutes. Cracked me up…to this day, it still makes me giggle. My MIL kept saying “These people are supposed to know better” Ummm…did you tell them that?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Bad planning on their part but I’m kinda left wondering…. who cares if they sample or flat out eat from the candy bar early? Isnt the point that they eat it?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

@Recissionista~ It was hilarious. It might have been a combo of that plus I was 8 months pregnant and my SIL made my friends cancel my already planned shower so she could have her hastily planned {by me} wedding on that day. Oh and they had a fake tier on their cake and they tried to cut it. Tee hee.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yeah, I kind of thought the same thing about the candy buffet thing. One thing though: I’d rather have the candy gone over taking all of that sugary-gimme-another-booty stuff at home. We found some really cute “Eat, drink and be married!” shot glasses online for a good price so we decided to have both them and the candy bar as favors. Hopefully people will munch on the candy the entire night and our gorgeous jars will be emptied by the time we leave.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’re having the candy buffet as a part of our reception munchies so we don’t have to try and quarantine kids from it. ^^

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Is there any way for your venue to keep the candy bar off limits until the reception? After the reception starts, you won’t have to worry about it. Luckily, our venue closes off the reception room until it’s time for everyone to be seated, so once it starts, I don’t care if people start eating.

A few weeks ago, when we first started planning the candy bar, and how much to get of everything, I was so nervous about buying enough. But everyone on these boards told me to buy the recommended 1/2 pound of candy per person (a larger estimate) and not worry if it gets eaten. If it does, oh well, you did your best. Better than having about 10 pounds of uneaten candy you have to bring home, right?

I saw that episode of Bridezillas, too, and part of me wonders if that particular crowd was lacking in some serious manners to begin with 🙂

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We are having one and it’s not being brought out until the very end of the reception and the bags that say “Sweet Treats for Sweet Dreams – Thanks!  Jim & Kristi”

 

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

hahaha something similar happened at my cousins wedding…they opted out of a wedding cake and had a dessert table…but no one told the guests and everyone was happily munching away until the event planner came over and yelled at each table!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I want people to eat the candy during the reception.  I will have little boxes for them to put some in but I am havings some big candy that cant even fit in the boxes. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

I’m all for having guests enjoy the buffet during the wedding. Hopefully they’ll get a sugar high and dance all night long!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Its simple, you don’t want people touching the sweets, don’t put them out there where they can be seen or reached it. I don’t think that people should have went to mcdonalds. . .seriously-that was rude. The cupcakes shouldn’t have been touched, they should have treated it like a wedding cake and wait for the bride and groom to start. That showed no class or manner and was also very careless on the guests part. The wedding i went to, the table was out and all the candies were their, but people waited until dinner was done and all the dinner plates were picked up and they SLOWLY dug into it.

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