Post # 1
I’m more and more intrigued by the idea of a candy buffet for our favor, especially since it doubles as a fun display. I’ve seen bulk candy and jars on oriental trading company, but I’m wondering how many of each I need. We’ll have approximately 250 guests (maybe more) and I want to make sure everybody gets some candy if they want it! I also don’t want to have to refill jars throughout the night if I don’t need to. What ratios/guidelines of jars and pounds of candy have other folks used?
Post # 2
How about a carving station added to the food over a candy buffet..? Or extending the open bar for another hour. Just a thought. Unless the candy was something I can’t get at my local stores, I wouldn’t take any. Are you thinking truffles or M&Ms?
If you are set on the candy buffet, how many jars would also depend on how many types of candy you were to offer.
Post # 3
We’re having a fully open my bar all night, so that’s alread taken care of. I’m thinking candy in our wedding colors and having a decently large variety. I know this will go over well with our guests–we have a lot of candy fiends coming 🙂
Post # 5
We just finished having a candy bar at our wedding and working on a second one for my sisters wedding. It was a huge hit! I had the same questions. I ordered the jars from Hubert. For the candy I contacted CandyStore.com and they were a huge help plus free shipping since the order was over $100. They suggested 1/4lb to 1/2lb for each guest. Most of that was to ensure that the buffet looked “full”. We went with brown and blue to match our colors and there was plenty of variety to choose from. I can’t wait to do it again for my sisters wedding. I highly suggest their white wedding mints.
Post # 6
We estimted 1/2lb per guest. The chocolate was gone but we had a ton of jelly beans and gummy bears left over. We used candy.com for the non chocolate as shipping was pretty expensive. For chocolate we went to amazon and walmart. Our wedding was in october so the holloween candy helped. For the glassware I went to homegoods and Marchalls for oversized vases, it gave a more unique look than the usual apothocary jars. They were about $10- $12 each
Post # 7
It’s according to your crowd. I paid to have one done, as a surprise, for my daughter’s wedding. We went partly with the wedding colors and partly with the immediate family members’ favorites, in case there were leftovers. I know they did not estimate 1/2 pound per guest- I’m guesisng it was more like 1/4.
We had a lot left over. Like @theatrejulia, it was the colorful stuff – skittles, gummy hearts, that was left; all the chocolate was gone (Boo hoo!). Only 6 guests were under 21, if that matters?
I went to another wedding, where my daughter was a bridesmaid, and they used large containers – like the 1 quart take-out box size, and the table was bare way before the last of the guests left. You just never know …