(Closed) Candy Buffet Signage – How to ask to use after dinner?

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It sounds good to me!  Hopefully everyone will be patient!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

hm, so sorry but I find the wording to be very odd.  I say this is the type of thing that you let go of (who eats a lot of candy before dinner anyways?  And if they do, it’s not the end of the world)…Or just don’t put out bags and scoops until the end of the evening.

I think not addressing it is better than sounding too controlling.   No?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

This sounds like a really good way to do it. You could also maybe have somebody stand “guard” at the buffet when the guests first arrive at the hall. I would also make sure that the signage is prominent and easy to read (aka they HAVE to read it before they just dive their hands in, lol.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think the signs at each place setting are a great idea. I am not sure about the sign on the table. Maybe something in regards to using the tongs, and scoops, to fill the bags, and then not putting them out until after dinner, like Virginamarie said. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Truthfully, if it’s a gift to the guests, I think it’s a little strange to have restrictions on when they can use it. Maybe drape some nice fabric over it and then during dinner you can have it unveiled, let your photographers take pics, and have someone set out the bags. I think if there aren’t scoops out or bags available, some people might be gross and use their hands.

But then it’s your wedding, so you can do what you want.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

Ours was open and on display from the beginning of the reception and the most that people did was stop and look at it. We had all scoops out as well as 3 different kinds of bags. It didn’t get touched until after dinner. We also had kids ranging from 2~17 and they didn’t touch it either.

The photographer took pictures of it set up way before the reception, as he did the guest book table,place cards,table settings…..ours went between rooms of everyone getting ready first and then I sent him downstairs to do photos of the ballroom.

We bought plenty,but it was there to be eaten. I didn’t care if people took 2 or 3 bags if they wanted, and there was still some left over.

You know your crowd,tho, and should do what you think will work.

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