Post # 1
My husband and I recently DIYed the candy buffet for our wedding and It took a ton of research and comparison shopping. I spent more hours that I’m willing to admit debating the size of candy scoops and favor bags. So I compiled everything we did that worked for us into a little how-to article on my blog. It might be of help to you and if you have any questions about what we did, let me know!
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I’d seen a few people on here worry about the candy buffet being overdone – but none of our guests had ever seen one before and everyone loves candy so you really can’t go wrong. 🙂 Plus only people who are planning weddings are keeping up with the latest trends online. No one else will have any idea what is and is not popular.
Post # 3
Thank you for that!! I really want a candy bar
Post # 4
What a great tutorial! Looked absolutely wonderful. Congratulations!
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Post # 5
@MrsLorenzo: Thanks so much! Do you mind sharing where you got the candy scoops from?
Post # 6
@MrsHRC: We got our scoops here and our tongs here. I put that on the blog post but I just realized that it’s written in really small writing. I’ll fix that :). The advantage with the tongs is that they look nicer in real life than in the picture on amazon and we reuse them in our kitchen all the time now. When we make tacos and have people over my husband likes putting them in the different topping bowls because he thinks it looks classier. 🙂
Post # 7
Just updated the tutorial with a bit more information. I included whether we used scoops or tongs for each candy as well. If there’s anything else you’d like to know about what worked for us just let me know and I’ll add it.
Post # 8
So cute! I really want to do one.
Post # 9
Great post. I am looking at having a candy bar and this really helped
Post # 10
Great tutorial. The only way it could be better was by giving links of where they purchasing the jars.
I bought my large martini glasses at walmart for $11 each, I also bought cute clear plates and other containers are party city, they were all a really good price. Party city also has tongs & scoops.
Post # 11
I myself am plannig a candy bar…
Our clours are RED & BLACK only…. I already have approx, 10 vases (some square, some round. I scored by purchasing them off kijiji (don’t know if there is such a site in the US, like ebay, jus no bidding and local) So the fellow bride gave me all her risers, cases with scoops and tongs for $30!!! Also, since I plan on using most red candy throughout, I plan on purchasing all my red candy right after Valentine’s Day (1/2 off baby!!!!) It might be late now for most but if you are having wedding next yr., keep in mind your colours and holidays to stock up early and on a budget:) Plus many family and friends have vases that they have no problem me borrow:)
Also I plan on “opening ” the candy station right after dinner as soon as the photobooth opens up. I plan of placing it after the booth and guestbook signing (fortunately for us, our hall has a HUGE lobby that we can make use of)
Good luck to fellow candy loving brides.
Post # 12
@MrsLorenzo: Very informative blog?..thanks! One question though…how did you “open” the candy bar? I’m worried about all the candy being devoured before dinner starts too.m
Post # 13
@zaakaawaa: We put up a “Love is Sweet” sign that listed the hour that the buffet opened and included a little thank you message. Ours was in French but it was moreor less a direct translation of what we found here:
This blog is awesome for candy bar inspiration.
We had the DJ announce at the beginning of the reception that it would open later in the evening. He announced again when it was officially opened and reminded the parents to help serve their children. It worked out pretty well. We had alsoasked a family member to keep an eye on the candy bar throughout theevening and refill any empty jars. He did an awesome job andoccasionally helped redirect children who started taking candy a bittoo early.
Hope that helps!!!
Post # 15
@MrsLorenzo: yes, that definitely helped and thanks for the link! That candy buffet in the blog is beautiful!
Post # 16
Your blog is a lot of fun to read.I like your candybar 🙂