(Closed) Candy Buffet

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I totally agree, the online stores were so pricey, so Fiance and I hit up some after holiday sales, helps my colors are red white and black, and got great prices on clearance candy!!! It’s so silly to spend a fortune when it all tastes the same!

 

O Please post pics of your Candy Buffet Setup Thanks

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I completely agree.  There is SOME stuff you can find online for cheaper, and we definitely utilized that.  Id say we did 50/50.  Another thing to take into consideration is the shipping cost.  all that cany can add up in terms of weight…you might end up paying more overall (but less per unit) because of shipping.  Best to comparison shop first!  I am curious though – what sorts of candies are you using?  No chocolate??? 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We bought all of our candy from the bulk section of our grocery store–we had tons, we were able to take advantage of sales, we didn’t worry about freshness or damage from shipping and it cost us about $300 for double the amount of candy we actually needed to feed 70 guests

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Wow you’re creative.  I couldnt think of any S candy then I read your post was like "derr…"  haha!  As for scoops, try TheKnot.com’s giftshop.  They have scoops there, though Im not sure what sizes.  They were pretty cheap from what I remember.  Also try this site http://www.scoops-scoops.com/  Theyre cheap.  Not sure about shipping.

Cant wait to see the dry run!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Our venue is setting it up for us, we drop the jars off in advance and then the candy the day before or the day of.  If you dont have that option, Id transport them separately in their original bags or large gallon size ziplocks and then do it the night before.  Its only one night it should keep just fine.  Does your venue offer a Day of coordinator?  Might be sometjhing to look into – then you dont have to be the one to worry about this stuff.  good luck

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I found cheap scoops at Michaels! $5.99 for two scoops in their wedding section! Plus use their 40% off coupons thats in the newspaper every weekend! or sign up for their emails, they email you coupons too!

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2009

This is SO helpful! Thanks for posting. How did you figure out how much candy to purchase per person?

Post # 13
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Helper bee

That’s a nice theme.

I never knew that some venues did not allow chocolate. Does anyone know why?

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@shalolady – I read somewhere to account for about 1/4lb per guest, and then add some at the end because people will be munching throughout the night.  If you buy small-ish bags (you can buy in in specific weights, like a 1/4lb bag, 1/2lb bag, etc) people generally wont take more than one home.  Google "Glassine bags" and the weight bags will come up on certain sites.   

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