(Closed) Candy Buffet and Chocolate Fountain Question

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hmm, well, we are having our candy buffet placed in the middle of the reception so we’re hoping that it will hold out to the end.

I’ve heard of people doing both to be honest. I just didn’t want our buffet to run out early on because it’s kind of serving as a decoration as well. A picked over table of empty jars wouldn’t exactly meet my expectations of a nice centerpiece.

Post # 4
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

If you rent the chocolate fountain, the rental is typically for a certain number of hours, and the rental company keeps it full for that period.

We’ve bought our own, and will just arrange for enough chocolate so it can be refilled as necessary. We could put in a ton of chocolate and still have it less expensive than a rental.

Post # 5
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would keep the chocolate fountain stocked and refilled as needed. When fountains run out and the chocolate starts dripping weird, it looks not so good.

Candy buffet — I’d say when its out, its out.

Post # 6
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We are going to put our cookie/truffle buffet out in the middle/closer to the end of the reception for people so that it’s not an eyesore when it starts to get picked over. Plus, we figured that once people eat and then dance for a while, they will need carbohydrates to boost their energy, so we decided to put the treats out later for a night snack.

Post # 7
84 posts
Worker bee

Definitely time the arrival of the fountain. And the candy buffet, I agree. When you’re out, you’re out.

Post # 8
5790 posts
Bee Keeper

We kept our candy buffet stocked and had it out from the very beginning. Most of our guests had never seen one before,so they loved it! The venue arranged for one of the staff to keep an eye on it and fill as needed. We bought the goodies to be eaten,so why did we want to take any home with us?! :o)

Post # 9
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I agree with GaBGal. Keep the chocolate fountain stocked, but as for the candy buffet, just let it run out. You won’t be lugging the fountain home with you, but you will be in charge of the leftover candy. (Also, candy buffets are usually used as favours — not sure if you’re using it for this purpose — so you should have a good amount for each person, anyways. But don’t refill it, UNLESS you have leftover candy that wouldn’t fit into the jars, in which case go ahead. But don’t buy extra candy just to keep refilling it.)

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