Post # 1
I wanted to get feedback from brides that already had their weddings and had a candy buffet. I really want to do one in all white for my winter wedding. My mother is convinced that everyone will overindulge and 10 people will wind up with pounds of candy and everyone else will be left with nothing. I’m afraid of the opposite- that no one will take any candy and I will be left with pounds of candy and wasted money.
I should note that for the nieces and nephews we will have prepackaged candy bags with more kid-friendly candies like sweettarts, gum, and suckers. We think they will be happier with the candy and we won’t risk them taking all the candy from the “adult” buffet.
Post # 3
@gingerlylove: I didn’t have a candy buffet myself, but I’ve been to weddings that had them and they’re a lot of fun!
I imagine the consumption habits really depend on your crowd, when the event is (people might be more inclined to take on a Saturday night, versus a Sunday brunch), the size of the bags you provide, and the types of candy you have. Personally, I don’t think the worry of having too much is that big of a deal–candy doesn’t strike me as THAT expensive and if you’re bothered by the excess, then bag it up and leave it at work or something.
I’d personally allow the kids to take part, just because I think it’d be sorta cruel to them NOT to, but it’s not my wedding!
Post # 4
I guess the money isn’t really the issue. It’s more that I’m diabetic and my will power has improvedd greatly since I was diagnosed 12 years ago but even I don’t think I can handle all the excess candy in the house! But more than anything, I’d be really disappointed if I choose a buffet as my favor/thank you to the guests and no one takes any. I should’ve included that in my op!
As far as children participating, they will have plenty of candy in their bags. And I’m unsure if they would even be interested in the “adult” candy: truffles, liquor-infused chocolates, chocolate-covered almonds.
Quite a few guests are also in their 50’s and 60’s and I worry they won’t be interested in a candy buffet.