(Closed) Is this candy buffet worth my $200?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee

You can buy glass jars for way cheaper.  Are you particularly attached to *those* jars?  Because terrarium jars come in all shapes and sizes, and we got them for $8 apiece at Michaels.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Just buy cheaper glass jars and fill them with your favorite treats. There is no reason to spend that much on plain jars! I’m agreeing with amandopolis!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

it’s VERY pretty but it does seem like $200 is a lot.  I assume that does not include the candy itself?

I wonder if you couldn’t also find pedestals somewhere for less expensive?  

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love these pedestals! Where did you find them?

I would totally use them over and over again (I like cookies especially around holidays) so I MIGHT consider it but if its not in your budget, you can get a similar look with a little more research!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Why don’t you just go to Target and buy glass cylinders to fill candy up with?

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Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Personally, I love them and would get them! Think of how pretty they will look in your house after the wedding! I think they’re a great investment … that’s how I would justify it!

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We got 8 jars and 2 big glass bowls at IKEA for $40.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think w/ the pedestals, you need to be mindful of kids (eek! What it one were to break?)  If there aren’t any kids, and you really want them, then go for it. I went the other route and purchased glass terrariums in varying heights, and sizes and they look great and cost me around $10-12/piece.

Keep in mind the candy itself will cost fortune, so you want to save some cash-ola for that portion too. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

It’s true.  Candy is expensive.  I’m tried using M&M’s to fill some of the tins I will be using as wedding favors and they are costing me a FORTUNE.  I think I may switch to larger chocolate candy instead of pink colored M&M’s and get a large quantity of brown colored candy at Costco.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

I am doing a candy buffet and found jars very similar to the ones in your pictures in Home Goods for $5-7 a jar (got 7 of them) and plan to spend about 25 bucks on candy…and my aunt is making some signs…for a grand total of approx. $75…

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I totally agree with everyone that if you are up for the search, you could find apothecary jars like those at either Michaels, Jo-Anns, HomeGoods, TJ Maxx or Marshalls for a fraction of the cost! Plus, don’t forget your Michaels and Jo-Ann’s coupons! 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

*drool* they are gorgeous. How are you going to use these pedestals after the wedding? If you sell them, you probably won’t even get half of what you paid. What I would do is save 1 or 2 and sell the rest. This way you can use them in your wedding, use them at home to display your goodies & still get some money back for them! Score.

Again, they are so pretty. Great taste 🙂 Where did you find them!?

Edit: I found them here & for only $165! You save $35 already! W00t

http://www.chefscatalog.com/product/23916-Glass-Pedestal-Candy-Jars.aspx

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