(Closed) Candy Buffet: Yay or Nay?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: What do you think of a candy buffet at a wedding?
    Cute idea! I am definitely having one! : (24 votes)
    52 %
    I like them, but it's not for me. : (6 votes)
    13 %
    No, I am not having a candy buffet nor do I like them at weddings : (7 votes)
    15 %
    Thinking about it, but haven't decided yet. : (7 votes)
    15 %
    Other (explain below) : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I am totally having a candy buffet. We are having a movie themed wedding so we are renting a popcorn stand as well.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I personally am not a fan of them…but for the most part I dont like candy.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I like them and I wish we had the budget for one, but we don’t.  I think it’s a great idea if you have the means to do it.

    Post # 6
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m a little bit obsessed with candy, so I really want to have one. We don’t have the details worked out, but it’s definitely up there on my want list.

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I like them but for us that would be just one more expence I really don’t feel like dealing with. If we had the money then absolutely!

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If i had a budget for one, I’d do it. I think they are super cute!

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I wish I could have one! but… it won’t fit in my budget

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    we’re doing a candy buffet for three reasons:

    1. I don’t want to do favors*

    2. the money we save on not doing favors will be donated to a charity in our two family’s names (there will be a sign at the buffet that explains that)

    3. I LOVE CANDY!!!! everybody knows that about me

    I’m really looking forward to shopping for vintage containers to put the candy in 🙂

    *my sister-in-law gave out straw fans as favors, the proceeds of buying them benefitted kids in a 3rd world country. I thought it was a nice touch, but I was like, what do I do with this crappy fan? I didn’t want to keep it. and then I figured about 1/2 of the fans would end up in the garbage and it made me feel bad. so a candy buffet is a way to avoid waste. leftover candy will get eaten, and the containers will be reused in my home. problem solved!

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    @BridalBlondie: I think the adults would eat candy too! especially if they get tipsy and have the munchies.

    I was considering adding some salty snacks to it as well.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I am definately a an of candy, so we are having a candy/cookie buffet. We are only having one child at the wedding; age 10, but I know it will be a hit with the adults.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think the candy buffets look so neat! I am definitely wanting to do one at our wedding, we won’t have many kids at our wedding either but I think adults will still go over & snack on some.

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    They look cute, but from the ones I’ve experienced, don’t get much action.  I have a couple of friends that had them and regretted it.  It costs more than you’d think, and 2 years later one friend is still eating leftover licoriche.  I never go to the candy buffets at weddings–it’s kind of a weird concept to me.  All you can eat sugary crap?  No thanks!  Just my opinion though 🙂

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee

    Ms Hedgehog I’m in the same boat. I love them, but it’s one more thing I would be stressing to find the money for. If I had the extra cash I would sooooo do one though!!!

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think they’re adorable and I did really want one but my venue doesn’t allow any outside food/drinks and their candy buffet prices start at $4 per person (and i’m guessing is pretty crap if they start there) which is a total waste since I know I could make the bombiest one myself for like $2-3 per person

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