(Closed) Candy buffet…centerpieces? Is this legal?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 5
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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
8 posts

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
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

SOOO CUTE!! Favors and centerpieces all in one….great money saver and cute…

Post # 8
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think that’s a great (and delicious) idea! Could be really colorful and fun. Totally legal.

Post # 12
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

While I think it would be AWESOME!!! I think it will be quite expensive.

Post # 13
245 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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


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