Post # 1
So, I was planning on doing DIY table number luminaris, with rose petals around the base, and that was going to be our super simple centerpieces. Well, now Fiance wants something everyone can take home and that the guys will like too….he likes the idea of a candy buffet but his suggestion was to put 3 containers of different candies on each table, and I said we would have to put out little bags and scooops so people could take home….has anyone done this or anything similar? PLEASE let me know what you guys think….I am running out of time to do mock up centerpiece for practice!
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
You should check out some of Miss French Fries’ blogs – she’s doing the same thing!
Here is the post where she talks about it: http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/10/10/sugar…-oh-honey-honey/
Post # 4
Oh that is an awesome post and an awesome idea! I am going to have to give Fiance Kudos for coming up with this for us!
Post # 5
Umm, yes, it’s legal. I think it’s a great idea! : D Just be sure to get a photo of them before people stop picking them apart.
Post # 6
NO WAY!!! I JUST posted about candy buffets on the other forum I belong to!! Haha, crazy small world. I googld “wedding candy buffet” and the examples on this page popped up. I really liked the tin pail idea I saw. You should do it, and tell me how it turns out!
Post # 7
SOOO CUTE!! Favors and centerpieces all in one….great money saver and cute…
Post # 8
I’ve been trying to think of cool ways to make our receptions more colorful!I love bright colors!This just made me think…I have THE biggest sweetooth And how cool would it be to have glass bowls or colorful candy!Like Jolly ranchers and suckers and skittles and rock candy!!!!(and some M&M’s for the 2B Hubby) Oh my! time for a trip to the candy store!
Post # 9
Our original centerpieces were going to be vases of candies because we originally weren’t feeling floral centerpieces. We ended up nixing the idea because my aunt made us some lovely branch/candle centerpieces, and we had the candy buffet instead.
BUT, I think candy is a great idea for centerpieces. Plus, it gives people a reason to get up and mingle with guests at other tables … they’ll want to get as much candy as possible!
Post # 10
Just remember that if you are trying to do that with every guest table you will need LOTS more jars, scoopers and candy then you would need if you did one table as a candy buffett. I would take a few jars that you plan to use and fill them with candy that way you can get an idea of how much candy you will need in order to make the jars look full. Look at other posts and also look at the WIKI section for more ideas.
Post # 11
I think that’s a great (and delicious) idea! Could be really colorful and fun. Totally legal.
Post # 12
While I think it would be AWESOME!!! I think it will be quite expensive.
Post # 13
- Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA
My main comment echoes the one above: expense. Lots of people think that a candy buffet is cheaper than favors… but in the end runs about the same or more than expected. It really depends on the colors as well!
The other thought is just to see how well it fits into your reception plans. If there will be lots of time for random mingling, than this works great! However, if it’s a seated/formal/strict time ruled affair, then there may not be time for the interactions you’d like. Just keep that in mind!
Post # 14
You can find the nice, large candy jars at ross and similar stoes fro pretty cheap… hit them upon blakc friday!
You could also get mason jars, fill a tiny bit with jelly beans or some other small candy. And put a candle in the middle.. like the candles in the sand in the picture
And then put a few of these around the outside of the larger jars