Post # 1
Do most people do a candy buffet in their colors? I’ve never actually seen one in person but it seems like most pictures I’ve seen are to match the wedding colors. I think regular colored candies could look really nice too, I just don’t know how common it is to do that.
I really want to match our colors but have two problems…
Our colors are black and white- I’ve actually found a decent number but I HATE black licorice so I’m a little worried about having enough black things that aren’t black licorice. Ideas welcome!
It’s soo much cheaper to do normal colored candies. I could get past this one because I think the candy tables that match the wedding colors can look awesome. It’s just a little sad looking at spending $60 on a bag of black M&M’s when I could get something that tastes EXACTLY the same for a fraction of the cost if I got regular colors.
Post # 3
Hmmm, I don’t think this is necessary. M&M’s are all different colors, you could do hershey kisses, hugs, black and white match everything so I think you’d be able to get away with just about every color.
Post # 4
I do see most candy buffets in the general color scheme of the wedding. Two suggestions for you – do chocolate and go with dark browns or silver covered candy. Dark chocolate should be pretty close to black. Also, look into Sixlets rather than M&M’s, they’re usually much cheaper and more chocolatey!
By The Way, Top Chef Just Desserts had a whole challenge that was to make black & white desserts, you might check it out for inspiration. They do re-runs of it on Wednesdays on Bravo.
Post # 5
I would stick with the black and white. It will be dramatic.
On Candy Warehouse the black M&M’s are the same price as all the other colors.
Post # 6
Are you sticking to just candy? Because oreos would be awesome…
Post # 7
I do think we will probably do all black and white since I agree that it will look more dramatic. It’s just a hard expense to justify but hopefully it would be worth it to see the end product.
We are actually doing a desert/candy buffet (sweets table), so there will be cupcakes, mini cream puffs, chocolate eclairs, and oreos. My sister just thought of oreos this weekend and it’s awesome. These are all as close to black and white as we could think for deserts. Will have to watch top chef, my Fiance DVR’s it so we probably have the episode, thanks for the suggestion.
On Candy warehouse the black was about $60 for 5lbs, I could go to the target and buy 5lb of normal M&M’s for like $20 I think.
Post # 8
I think it would be fine to have colors, honestly.. plus, you aren’t limited that way and have much more variety!
Post # 9
I think that either is fine, and the candy buffets I have seen are just all of the couple’s favorites, no matter their color scheme. Plus, with a black/white theme, a colorful candy buffet can really pop!
Post # 10
we didn’t… it was too expensive to do color coordinated colors!
Post # 11
I honestly think a pop of color would be more fun than limiting your candy buffet to just black & white. Candy = fun! A rainbow of color always looks great… eg: Mrs. Scissors! 🙂
Post # 12
As a guest, I’d rather see a random combination of popular candy that the couple likes than color-coordinated candy that no one likes.
Post # 13
@Ember78: I second that!
We’re doing a candy buffet and I’m still on the fence with this as well. My colors are purple and red. There are a lot of good red candies, but I feel like everything that is purple is grape, and a lot of “grape” flavored candies end up tasting like medicine. Plus the cost savings of just buying big bags of candy at Costco will be obscene. So I’ll probably end up with a rainbow candy buffet!
Post # 14
I would get the bags/boxes that people will be filling up in just black and white but do the candy in all colors so you can have an inexpensive and popular variety. The packaging and maybe tags being black and white will bring your color scheme into it.
Post # 15
I am going for different types of candy not in our colours, I am just using ribbon and labels the same on each jar to provide some uniformity.
Post # 16
We did our wedding color candy since ours was green & yellow. We were able to find off brand M&M’s at Fresh Market and other candies with our color wrappers! You could always use black and white containers with regular colored candies. Use black/white bowls or baskets or vases painted with b/w gift bags & b/w ribbons & labels. Make sure you’ve got a cute table cloth and/or cute flowers on the table.