(Closed) Any Candy Station Set-Up tips?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I would say have an attendant so that no one takes too much candy.  A sign should say something like love is sweet take a treat or something like that… i think the candy should be put into the jars the night before or even a week if you aren’t having a doc, then hide them in a staging area or under the table and put them up when it’s time for the guests to begin serving them, probably after dinner or so.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I need to know this too!

I’d put the name of the candy on the signs.  I’d leave the boxes on the table and let your guests fill them theirselves.  Your probably good to start buying the candy now, just make sure you store it well.

I also think having an attendant who just deals with the candy buffet (to refill, etc) is the best way to go.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Be  careful when buying your candy too far in advance. I am currently looking into it for my wedding in October and my friends wedding in May. Ive began the buying for the May wedding but if you email people with online sites they will tell you not to order it more than 2-3 months in advance. (I have been told by a store owner that you have to be careful because you never know how long someone may have had it sitting on their warehouse shelf!) I am told the longer the candy sits the more of a risk for wrappers sticking to the candy, bulk candies sticking together (like jelly beans and rock candy) and overall freshness being an issue. I will be using place card holders (mini picture frames) to print the names of each candy and set them in from of the jars. I will also be setting up a few of our engagement portraits within the candy buffet to make it more personal.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Jingle: that looks great!

My venue said they could set it up, but that I should give them a photo of what I wanted so that they would set it up right.

And I second not buying the candy too early.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My good friend had her candy bar set up with the candy in glass jars and to help control people taking too much, she used silver cupcake liners for a “plate”. In front of each thing of candy she had a little frame telling what the candy was and it said like “the bride’s favorite” and “the groom’s favorite”, etc…They bought the candy like two days before the wedding and it was totally fine! We all put it in bowls the night before/morning of and it was all good! 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve posted this before and it’s not set-up related, but beware of mint candies…they turn all the gummy candies mint-flavor and it totally ruins them!

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