(Closed) Are candy buffets still popular?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Candy buffet. Yay or nay?
    Yay : (59 votes)
    82 %
    Nay : (13 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    135 posts
    Blushing bee

    They are still popular IMO especially if you have good candy and a bag for me to take some home for a little snack.

    Post # 4
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I don’t give two craps whether or not they’re in vogue right now. I am going to have one because my guests like candy, and ice cream is too unwieldy, and snow cones are too messy.

    If you really want to be super trendy, though, maybe you could get some macarons or something? I have been seeing that a lot lately.

    Post # 5
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think they’re still great. But it’s interesting that you said inexpensive – when I was doing the math on them I couldn’t get it in under $400 or about $2.50/person once I factored in the candy, bags, jars/containers/scoops, etc. How much are you calculating it at for how many guests?


    Post # 7
    319 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I still think it’s a lovely idea.  But I don’t think they surprise anyone anymore. Most everyone has seen a version of a candy bar whether it be popcorn, dessert, ice cream…etc. 

    Post # 9
    8482 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    As far as I’m concerned, a bnch of candy all piled out for me to eat will NEVER be out of style. =)

    Post # 11
    7 posts
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I am also having one at my wedding. I already have so much of the jars and scoppers that I won[t have to buy them. I don’t think they are out of style. Kids and adults both love them! It’s also a great conversational piece. 

    Post # 12
    741 posts
    Busy bee

    No, a great idea never goes out of style!

    I have also heard of things like “sweet and salty” bars with pretzels and other items, and cookie bars to keep costs down if the candy is too expensive – but it sounds like you have that under control.

    Also, I saw one bride that got a foam ball and stuck a bunch of lollipops on it and covered up the whole foam (if you are looking for inexpensive containers).

    Can’t wait to see pics if you decide to post!

    Post # 15
    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I think at the end of the day, what matters the most is whether your guests will like it. I have been to tons of weddings with candy bars, and I still love them! I think they are a sweet sentimate that while may be dying down as a ‘craze’ is still the perfect thing to do for your guests!

    Post # 16
    872 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I chose a candy buffet for my 2013 wedding. =D 

    It is inexpensive, and is a wonderful filler while the bridal party is out taking pictures.

    I feel like they are still popular because I see them everywhere online when I do my wedding research. In all honesty though I wouldn’t care if they were still popular just because I love the vibe of a candy buffet, and I know my guests will love it! 

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