(Closed) Questioning the candy bar…again

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Extra sugar?
    Keep the (nostalgic) candy bar idea : (18 votes)
    23 %
    Do a mixture of candy and other treats : (19 votes)
    24 %
    Skip it altogether. You're already having cake and an edible favor at each place setting. : (41 votes)
    53 %
    Other ideas (please share). : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - The bride's hometown United Methodist Church near Kalamazoo

    I loved the candy bar at my cousin’s wedding, and I think your guests would definitely appreciate it as a take-home favor if they weren’t already having fudge…but if you’re already having cake and a meal, I’d be so gorged I definitely wouldn’t want any candy while dancing, especially since your reception isn’t going that long (no time to get hungry and want a midnight snack and get hungry!). That’s the main reason I’m not doing a candy bar: as much as I love them, we’re having a short reception and because of that I think it’s an unneccessary expense. So I voted “skip it” (though it’s still totally your choice, just what I would do!) 😀

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Ohh, I had so many sweets at our wedding and I got soooo many compliments. We had our wedding cake, candy buffet, popcorn (smelled soo good when it was popping) and the chef at the venue “was in the mood” to make other things as well, he made cookies, pies, and brownies. We had a child-free wedding, and all the adults loved it.

    Post # 6
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    733 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would love a candy bar, I think we are going to do one!

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    The only problem with candy bars is that every wedding I’ve seen them at (4 or 5, now) there hasn’t been enough candy – it always runs out before half of the guests have an opportunity to take advantage of it. I think that it could be a very expensive side project. (My stepsister spent $300 and it was gone in 20 minutes)

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @babycakes24:  They definately didn’t purchase enough candy. I think that they were all 200+ weddings, and all but one had other favours. It’s much cheaper to buy online, but that being said, then it’s hard to tell how much you’re getting. I would go to the corner store, and fill up a little bag full of the kind of candy you want, then weigh it before you order. I would also put out little bags. 

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Disclaimer: I’ve never been to a wedding that had a candy bar. So maybe after dancing for 3 hours and having a nice buzz I’d be all about the Twizzlers. But usually I don’t consider candy food. If I’m hungry, I don’t want candy. I want…food. Popcorn is food. Pizza is food. Even baked desserts are food. But candy is not food. Just my opinion! It doesn’t really appeal to me. I think cake and fudge is enough sweets for the average person.

    Post # 12
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    1076 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    What’s wrong with pizza, that would be so cool! Gourmet bagel bites or crostini pizzas or pita pizzas in different flavors? You could even make dessert pizzas! 

    We’re having a candy buffet, but I’m not crazy about it, it’s looking to be really expensive, without factoring in all the cute jars/containers we need. I’m only doing it because FI wants it.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    If you’re having a cake, and fudge, maybe you could use the would-be candy bar money for something else? How about a soda jerk? They do mixed juice drinks, egg creams, milkshakes/malts… Or a wine-sample bar. 

    We’re kinda in the same boat, and we’re already having a cake. I figure we’ll either do an edible candy type favor or some type of candy/food bar, but I’m not sure yet =

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I like a candy bar if it’s GOOD candy. Usually people are so worried about buying candy to stick with a theme or color that it’s sucky candy that doesn’t taste good. Stick with yummy candy people will want to eat and I think you’ll be okay. 

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper

    We went to a wedding that had an ice cream sundae bar. Best favor ever.

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper

    Lol same wedding that had the ice cream bar gave out little bottles of Barefoot Moscata wine. Fabulous!

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