Post # 1
My Fiance and I are going back and forth on whether or not to do a candy buffet (the wedding is in 27 days!!!!) We are not sure if we should do that, or order extra desserts, like a choclate fonday fountain through our venue. The fondue would cost us an extra $800. I know the candy buffet wouldn’t cost anywhere near that! Or should we just nix both ideas and just serve the wedding cake and thats it???
Any comments or suggestions will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Post # 3
Candy is pretty expensive! I really don’t think of a candy buffet as an extra dessert, more of a favor. If you’re looking for an etra dessert type food, I would go with the chocolate fountain. Though I do think that the cake would probably be enough. So, I voted for the fountain, but I like just cake as well. 🙂 I’m not helping am I?
Post # 4
People can really only eat so many sweets. I would just go for the cake.
Post # 5
I personally like the candy buffet idea but I would do this as the guest’s favor. (candy can get pricey)
Do you already have favors for your guests?
I like the fountain the ideas as well, but I would guess the cake would be fine on its own.
Since your wedding is coming up fast, I suppose you have to make a choice fast.
here are some websites if you do decide to do the candy buffet:
http://www.save-on-crafts.com – they have chinese take-out boxes pretty cheap
http://www.candywarehouse.com/ – bulk candy
http://www.dollartree.com – jars, glass vases and containers to hold the candy… or just try a dollar store in person to avoid shipping fees.
http://www.scoops-scoops.com/ – scoops for the candy buffet
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery
$800 sounds like A LOT for fondue. I’d go with candy buffet, or nix the whole thing. Guests won’t notice, trust me.
Post # 7
Ouch 800.00 for chocolate!! i am also looking for one or the other but i have the upper hand of knowing our venue chef which gave us a amazing price to begin with. Could you have them use a set amount of chocolate and when its done ,its done? the candy buffet could run you the same price after purchasing everything needed for it jars,scoops,candy,bags ect. If you are looking for it as more of a dessert idea why not talk to your local baker and do some goodie trays with brownies,cookies,pastries ect. Im sure that would be a little cheaper.
Post # 8
Are you looking for favors or extra sweets? If you are looking for extra sweets, you can look into a sweets table. THey have all kinds of things. Cookies, truffles, cream puffs, pies etc. People also sometimes have ice cream stations. If it’s not in your budget to have the extra sweets, I would reccomend the candy buffet for favors, or already bagged chocolate favors etc. But if you can swing a sweets table of some kind, I think they are a good idea. the probalem with just having your wedding cake as the only dessert is, 1) the slices are often skimpy, 2) people might not like the flavor you chose (or the taste of the cake in general). So a sweets table gives more options for dessert. I personally tend to like those kinds of desserts better than wedding cake anyway.
Post # 9
Take it from someone who didn’t even get to eat their wedding cake on their wedding day… people eat less than you think… plan for! I would save your money!
Post # 10
We’re doing a candy buffet and it’s costing MUCH less than the cake would. We got the candy from a wholesaler. Good luck!!
Post # 11
I love candy buffets. I usually treat them like a favor though (bag them up and take home). I avoid chocolate fountains all together at weddings – far too messy for me!
I would go with the candy – the only issue is that sometimes the dishes to display the candy can be pricey…maybe you can find some cute ones on sale though.
Good Luck and Happy planning!
Post # 12
I love candy buffets; they are so cute. My only caution would be that the price can definitely add up between the candy, the fancy display jars, and any other decorations that you use for the table. I would check with your caterer for add-on desserts. Mine offers pastries, cookies, etc. for additional prices that would be MUCH cheaper and easier than having to worry about a candy bar or chocolate fountain!
Post # 13
I love the chocolate fountain idea! If you’re trying to save money though, I would just go with the cake.