(Closed) *****Frugel bride needs candy buffet help!!!!

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

How about buying the candy when it goes on sale after Valentines Day and Easter. I am getting married in June, and having a candy buffet and that is my plan. I am also doing a pink theme- so Valentines Day sale candy will be perfect !!

Not sure about freezing it.

Post # 4
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610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think it depends on what type of candy you buy. I think things like M&M’s and Skittles should stay “fresh”. I’m unsure about freezing it. I second TheFutureMrsE’s idea about buying Easter candy.

Post # 5
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5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would suggest buying candy after Easter. Also, amazon has candy at great prices. I am getting my candy from there, bulkcandystore.com, and acandystore.com.

 

Post # 6
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8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Right now, I plan to purchase our candy from ACandyStore. They have flat rate shipping and very reasonable prices for the type of candy that we want; however, we are going to take a trip to one of our local malls this weekend to check out a new candy store, so if they have what we want at comparable prices, we may do that.

Post # 7
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2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d check expiration dates before buying. The problem is that chocolate can melt or turn white after a while (mine melted just sitting on our table in our dining room) and soft candies can get hard – but maybe you could get some hard candies or things that are more stable.

Post # 8
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3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I bought all my candy for a 100 people and had tons of leftover!!! I got it all from Wal Mart and Costco…came to about 80.00 🙂

Post # 11
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3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@laffinatu at regular cost.  I put the two tubs of candies for 5.00, i got a couple of those, mixed gummies etc and did a big jar of cookies that were super cheap.

I was pretty laid back when it came to the buffet though and nothing was matching so it was easy to take that route and much cheaper, I had wine gums (my fave) and sour keys (DH’s fave)

 

 

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Post # 13
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Worker bee

We needed to store our candy for several months because we were trying to get specific colors and wanted to buy everything locally due to budget.  Believe me, we had some of our candy longer than that and it was still perfect.  We put everything in high quality ziplocks in big plastic totes in the basement.  Periodically we taste-tested.  The only thing that could not make it that long were the jelly bellies.  Those things were pricey and they did not keep well.  Hershey kisses, m&m’s, good & plenty, mints, etc.  were all fabulous!  The wedding was in May, but we got a lot of it after Valentines and around Easter, and some the fall before.  Those things that had expiration dates (gummy rings, etc) were watched carefully & they did not lose their quality at all! 

Post # 14
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1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ohhhhhh!!! I didn’t think of getting Easter candy when it goes on sale! Glad I read this thread!

Post # 15
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hey! I would agree, wait until Vday or Easter. A friend of mine used mini-halloween candy bars that she bought Oct 09 in her Aug 20/10 wedding, disaster! They were all white on the inside.

Post # 16
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221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I dont have the site on hand.. but i found a site that told expirations dates for hundreds of different candy.. most hard candies are good for 12-18 months, gummies 6 months. good luck.. i am buying candy after valentines day and easter!!

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