Post # 1
Just wanted to hear thoughts on candy buffets going into the 2013 wedding season. I think im going to add one into mine because its a really inexpensive way to fill in a space that I need to fill in because of a last minute drama fueled guest list change. (completely not wedding related at all) But I wanted to hear what everyone thought of candy buffets now. I know they were all the rage a while back… but curious about thoughts now. Does free candy ever go out of style?
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
@EffieTrinket: Much like you, I dont give two craps about being trendy! Lol! I’m with you, I do what i think my guests would like and what is about me and my hunny.
If the answer was an overwhelmingly loud groan of, “please no more candy at weddings…” then maybe i would have rethunk it. But my mind is pretty made up at this point. Glad to hear people so far are receptive!
Thanks for your post!
Post # 7
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 # 8
@NAvery: I have a lot of the items already. And Im not figuring a certain amount per guest, only because I have a lot of other sweets going on. Im really just trying to fill this space I now have at the reception. I figured a mini rustic nostalgic candy buffet with old fashioned treats would be suitable. Dollar tree has a lot of that stuff for pretty cheap, like bags of tootsie rolls, mary janes etc. Also getting wrapped candies so I dont have to buy scoops… and really trying to think of the items I already have here to use as containers and display pieces.
Post # 9
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
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
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 # 13
@2ndwedding1stlove: It’s the easiest thing I can think of to fill this eyesore space because I already have a ton of containers too. It’s basically just the candy that I need to buy.
Post # 14
@rusticbee2014: My guests are going home with a lot of goodies. But hey, I figure they can pick and choose then!
Post # 15
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
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!