(Closed) would you pay for a candy buffett set up or dyi?

posted 10 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I would!!  I’m one of the people on these boards who is paying for someone to cut out my fan programs instead of doing it myself.  Time, creativity, storage (of vases and candy) they all have a price. 

If you are having your wedding in the same city you live in – I would pre-buy your containers, candy, bags, and make stickers using Avery labels – and then pay someone to set the whole thing up for you (do a hand-off of materials a few days before the wedding).  

If you are getting married some place you don’t live – I would definitely use a service (rent the containers – don’t want to take them with you, etc.) and have someone take care of the whole thing – but I’d negotiate it down to $5/pp or less (depending on the type of candy).  I’m all about paying professionals to get things done!

Good luck. 

Post # 4
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144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

If the total cost would only come to the 6-7dollars a person, that’s something I would consider. If it’s within your budget and you would like to have them do it, go for it! It’ll be one less thing you’ll have to worry about on your wedding day.

Post # 6
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179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007

I think it would be a good idea to let someone else handle it if possible. It’s quite a tedious task and if you can let someone else do it, maybe even a friend, that would be worth it!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We are doing a candy buffet, and it only cost us $2 per person. I have already ordered the candy, have the bags, the containers and the scoops. Do your research, it is really quite simple to DIY, but if it doesn’t seem like something you want to take on, find a vendor or friend to take it on. Just negotiate a good price, because if you have 20-40 people $6-7pp doesnt seem that bad, but if you are having 100+ people that could add up quick.

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

i am DIYing it.

Post # 9
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53 posts
Worker bee

Don’t forget to check to make sure it’s allowable in the contract. Ours specifically stated no outside food, but we wanted to do candy favors. The venue was fine with this as long as we didn’t do a candy buffet, so we had it written into the contract.

If it makes sense to DIY it, go for it!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m not having one, but I’d be inclined to DIY. Just to had my opinion to the poll. :o)

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Hi, I actually just got married in North New Jersey on May 16th and used a company called "candy to go". They were a little steep but Andrea was amazing, patient and helped me out picking, choosing and letting me do whatever I wanted.

 I even brought Dylan’s whirly lollipops. Let me know or PM me if you want more information.

 I have to say It was worth every penny and they even cleaned up for you.

Annette

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