(Closed) Candy bar

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

My biggest advice when it comes to a candy bar is that taste is more important than appearance. Sure gumballs or those giant swirly lollipops look cute, but I would never actually eat one. But Reece’s cups? I’d be all over that!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@katie1494:  I’m doing a sweet n salty snack buffet.  I’m actually going to be baking the items on the buffet, and it’s definitely saving me money.  Also, I got my containers from home goods/marshalls for really cheap, plus I can use them again for flour, cookies, etc.  I’d love to hear other bee’s experiences on portions though.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would wait until after dinner to reveal the candy table. I was at a wedding where the candy table was open when guests arrived, and it was completely devoured within minutes. It may have been because the couple didn’t calculate the right amount of candy or people were hungry, but there were definitely guests who didn’t get to enjoy the candy because there wasn’t any left!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My fi’s cousin had one. They tried to keep guests away from it until after dinner. It created a big schmoz. They actually made an announcement to keep people away from it which embarassed a few people who already had candy. It was very popular. Were having one and we plan to have it open for the whole night. We plan on having it really stocked, and letting people have candy as they please. Who could sit there looking at candy for a few hours without having any? Torture!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@katie1494:  Honestly, after waiting for the reception to start and for everyone to get settled etc, a bit of a sweet hit really lifted the mood. Also, speeches were a lot less sleep inducing when we were all on a sugar high. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Shanna777:  Thank you so much for posting that link! we are DIY’ing our CB and there are excellent tips on that site!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We’re having a candy bar, and we’re going to reveal it at the end of the night. Our dessert will be pies and assorted pastries from our caterer; the candy bar is going to be an actual candy bar, and then everyone will have a pre-made candy jar that they can take for late night noshing 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it’s important to have a lot of variety and a nice display. I see a lot of DIY candy buffets (vs one provided by a candy buffet vendor) and they aren’t very “pretty”. It’s literally a table with 5-7 nearly identical jars with candy and nothing else. It didn’t photograph well. Like everything else, I think it deserves some decor or cute signage. I would consider looking online for inspiration and basing it off of a few nice ones.

I would also consider whether you want colorful candy buffets or monochromatic ones. Both look good but that would influence your candy selections. I would make it clearly very colorful or very monochromatic.

 

 

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