Post # 1
For you Bees that had or are having a cookie/candy buffet for your guests to take treats home in lieu of other types of favors, how did you go about it? More specifically, did you have it set up for the whole reception, or did you have it set up towards the middle or end of the reception when people would be beginning to leave? Did you have it set up in the main reception area or in an adjacent area closer to where people would be exiting to?
Post # 3
I *think* we will have it set up while dinner is being served and use it as part of our dessert. We are having a separate dessert bar. It will remain even after the dessert bar is cleaned up though for people just leaving. We’ll likely have it in an area adjacent area, though, rather than in the main room with the rest of the food.
Post # 4
We had it all set up before the reception started…. But the boxes and bags were not put out until after dinner and near the end of the reception. People were able to eat as much as they wanting during the whole reception, but only able to start “packing” them up near the end…:)
Oh and we had two cookie and candy tables: one by the door and one on the opposite side.
Post # 5
It doesn’t matter where you set them up, as long as it is away from main traffic flow as you don’t want your guests or servers to knock into the tables – always best set up against a wall. You may want to have your venue set up the tables during dinner, but I will set mine up before the wedding starts since I am particular the way it will look. I will put a sign (dessert table after dinner) so that folks will know to wait. You may want to place a light wait table cloth to cover the tables until it is the right time. There should be some plastic ones at the 99 cents stores in white which are lightweight.
I’m buying all kinds of clear glass jars, bowls, and using my own sterling silver serving pieces, large hurricane candleholders and wide-topped vases and placing old fashioned candy stix, M&M’s in my wedding colors (blue, chocolate & ivory), Jordan almonds in blue and silver, silver hershey’s kisses, old fashioned candy like mary janes, peppermints, trays of cookies, miniature pastries and mini cheese cakes and cupcakes served on a cupcake glass tiered server. I will have plastic scoops, small chinese take out boxes that I bought stickers for, cellophane bags with ties, and already packaged boxes of jordan almonds that the guests could just take. There will also be a chocolate fondue fountain with rice krispy treats, pretzels, marshmellows, fresh strawberries provided by the venue. I will place shiny acryllic crystals in multiple shades all around for a more dazzled look and add bride and groom cut outs to decorate. Should be fun!