Post # 1
My mother and I are considering having a candy buffet/table at my bridal shower. The shower will be for 50 people. I have read to estimate 1.5-2 oz. of candy per person. We are trying to price it out (loose candy by color, apothecary jars/glass containers, scoops). Please answer the following questions if you had/are having a candy buffet/table at your shower and/or wedding.
How many people did your candy buffet serve?
How much money did it cost total (all supplies included) and/or per person?
How much candy did you estimate per person?
Thanks, bees!!! 🙂
Post # 3
guuurl it is not cheap, thats for sure.
i am having a candy buffet at my wedding and i suggest checking out Marshalls if you have it in your area. usually theyre vases are pretty reasonable. second i would narrow down your candy selection to the candy you want and start internet searching. maybe make a log perhaps? i am doing a candy buffet / dessert table. not having a whole lot of candy & just going to add mini cupcakes, chocolate covered strawberries, cake pops, and pretzel+cashew chocolate covered treats to ass some extra to it but not spend a lot more than i already have. hope i helped somehow! happy planning!
Post # 4
I think that color specific candy will cost more than just random candy. We spent about $400 total for our candy buffet and had 75 people at the wedding. We just had random candy though. We got one bag of candy (from Costco) for about every 5-10 people and had quite a bit left over.
Post # 5
I know that our candy buffet cost more than we expected.
We had about 60 people at our wedding and all of the supplies for the buffet probably cost me around $400+ We had about 6 different types of candy.
At the end of the evening there was probably enough candy left over for 10 more people to help themself.
Post # 6
Thanks for the responses, everyone! I have made an excel spreadsheet (dork) already including the types of candy (color coded) and containers. I estimate it costing about $250 as long as we can get the glass containers used and/or cheap. I also think my mother has some wide mouthed glass containers in her basement.