(Closed) Candy Buffet – When to buy the candy?

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009


We were worried about this too–is there anything worse than a stale gummi bear? or old chocolate??!  Anyway, we’re getting married on May 16, and we’re buying our candy this weekend.  Over the course of the last year I have been collecting vases from friends and family members and I bought the scoops and the baggies in the last month or so.

We allocated money in our budget ahead of time for our candy, so I wasn’t worrying about it being a big last minute expense. 

Post # 4
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I unfortunately do not know the answer to your question. For our candy buffet, I will probably be buying the candy in late August for my September wedding. Although it may be too early, I am hoping to maybe find stores already stocking for Halloween. That would be nice to get some bulk candy for cheap.

Post # 5
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You can always vacume seal it if its hard candy or gummy candy. Chocolate i would wait till a week before the wedding or it may turn that light color brown. Hope you find the exact answer your looking for.

Post # 6
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

Perfect timing…  I received my candy order from Bulk Foods yesterday!  (I’m 5 weeks out from our wedding.)  Each different type of candy was vacuum sealed in a thick plastic pouch, so there’s no problem with staleness or flavor contamination.

The only suggestion I would make is to be cautious when purchasing chocolate items, especially in the summer months.  Bulk Foods offers free shippind on items over $75, which is great.  UNLESS you’re purchasing chocolate.  I ordered 5 lbs. of chocolate covered pretzels, which you guessed it, melted.  I think they’re salvageable, but definitely not pretty.  That’s my only warning… don’t go for ground shipping with chocolate.  Better yet, try to buy it locally.  :o)

Other than that, I’m extremely pleased.  I’ll be posting all about my sweet delivery (incl. price breakdown) in the next few days here!

Post # 7
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If you’re buying over the internet, you won’t want anything that can melt sent to you, even now (it’s hot down there!).  By the way, even gummi stuff can melt in the the hot weather (learned that the hard way in my car).  If you’re purchasing from local stores I would say you can buy the hard stuff now and the more perishable stuff in the middle of June.

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