Post # 1
Yet another in the endless candy buffet questions 🙂 I was curious for those that are having one or those who have had them, how far in advance did you or will you purchase the candy. I would love to do it and get it done but not sure if it should be done closer to my wedding date. Any help would be appreciated!
Post # 3
I think it depends on what type of candies you are having because things like chocolate, gum, lollipops, etc. all have different shelf lifes. I bought mine in the few months before the wedding, I got alot at sams club and online stores. You just have to do a little research on what you want and that will help determine when you should buy them.
Post # 4
I’m getting mine two months to two weeks before. Candy usually doesn’t expire for 6 months to a year from purchase, so for most types you have some leeway. Buy chocolate closer to your date, though.
Post # 6
I’ve been to an engagement party where they have had a candy bar – they filled it with candies all in a specific theme, and it looked so pretty! It’s a great idea, I love all things chocolate, and a candy bar is much more accessible than a messy dessert bar. Plus, your guests can take some candy for the road and enjoy it later, rather than feeling they have to fill up on dessert. I’m in love with these Monogram Hershey’s Kisses – they have a pretty argyle theme with an initial in each one. There’s tons of different Wedding Chocolates you can choose from 🙂
Congrats on your upcoming nuptials! As long as you keep the chocolate in a cool location, the chocolate should be fine. Enjoy!
Post # 7
I want a candy bar too – and love this scoop I found from http://www.myjeanm.com to use with the jars. I don’t think you should buy the candy too much in advance, unless you want specific season colors from Easter or something…
Post # 8
Our wedding is in a little over a month & I just purchased the last set of candy last weekend. We started getting some of the candy about 2 months ago, because I knew it would last until the wedding. What types of candy did you guys use?
Post # 9
I plan on purchase my candy at the beginning of July. Only becuase I dont want chocolate to melt during the summer. Plus I dont want the hand candy to stick to the wrappers. I think it all depends on what you are purchaseing
Post # 10
If you have a cool, dark space and airtight containers in which you can store your candy most everything will easily hold for as much as three months. One exception to this is "designer" chocolate – all those exceptional hand made truffles and delicate hand painted chocolate fantasies. Those I wouldn’t recommend holding for more than a couple of weeks. Chocolate dipped fresh fruit is another more delicate sweet – strawberries especially shouldn’t be "held" for more than a day. I’d recommend chocolate enrobed dried strawberries if you want the taste without the last minute hassle. Talk to your candy rep if your concerned about specifics – anyone who’s worth their sugar will be happy to help.