Post # 1
i am having a candy buffet and i have heard the horrible stories. so, if you had a candy buffet, what would you recommend? i don’t wanna seem be all gustapo about it but then again, they are acting as our favors and want everyone to have some. please keep in mind, the ceremony and reception are in the same place.
Post # 3
Some of the tips I’ve heard over and over are to set the bags/containers at each guest’s place setting, rather than in a stack at the buffett, because then people can only have the option to fill one (rather than taking multiples), to wait and uncover it later in the evening instead of before the meal, and to have an attendant who stands and ‘helps’ people – just knowing someone is watching will remind people to behave like reasonable adults!
Post # 4
Wow! I have never heard of having problems with this. How crazy it that!? People amaze me! I like ddw’s idea.
Post # 5
Have somebody work the candy buffet seems to stop most the problems.
Post # 6
We are thinking about roping it off somehow with ribbon and placing signs on the table asking the guests to wait until after the cake cutting to participate in the candy bar/dessert buffet. I haven’t come with how to say this in a cute way yet, but so far that’s our plan!
Post # 7
For my sister’s wedding, we have decided to abandon the idea, since we will have over 20 children! Sad….
Post # 8
I guess the easiest way would be to have your cater set out the bags or boxes your are providing to put the candy in until after the cake cutting. Also the bags and boxes size will help control the regulation of the distribution. But I guess you could still have people filling up their purses with milk duds…..
Why do people lose touch with realty at weddings and at the airport?
Post # 9
I’m not really worried with it because my friend did one at her’s and they were begging people to take candy because so many didn’t take it home with them. Ours will be on a table next to our wedding cake in the front of the room so I think it will be pretty clear that it is part of dessert and to wait.
Post # 10
I want one but not sure yet…
Post # 11
thanks for all the advice. placing a bag at each place setting seems like a wonderful idea. i have one quote from a candy buffet company and the attendant is part of the price. i have another quote from another one, which does not include an attendant. since i am going to have a mistress of ceremony, then i may have her do the announcing.
Post # 12
I’m definitely putting the bags at each place setting because I can foresee people stuffing multiple bags. Another idea I’ve heard is to use smaller jars for the candy so that you don’t display all of your stock at once. Have someone periodically refill the jars – I guess if there’s not as much out, people will feel guilty taking way more than their share?
Post # 13
I would also say that you should carefully select the size of the bags you are giving people.. odds are, most will fill it up.. if you don’t want all of those bags to be filled to the rim, get smaller containers.. just my 2cents!!!
Post # 14
I had the same questions my dads relatvies are classless … you know the saying money cant buy you class they fit that description at every even they steal everything even out to dinner.. im nervous about even having a bathroom basket because of them. At my brothers bar mitzvah my ‘aunt” took her purse up to the candy table and literally dumped everything into her purse before even the kids could get up to get some… needless to say im dreading having a candy buffet because of them but i really one lol
Post # 15
Is there anyway you can keep it covered or hidden until closer to the end of the reception??? Ahh… as a guest (and a bride to be) I would never grab candy from the candy buffet until I was instructed to! It’s like taking a slice of the cake before the bride and groom get a chance to take a bite… you just shouldn’t do it.
Post # 16
@recessionista…i thought about that. but i don’t know how i can make that happen. but that is a wonderful idea too. cause i’m gonna so real ‘interesting’ people at our wedding to say the least.