Post # 1
Did you use plastic bags, paper bags, muslin bags, other?
(are the muslin bags friendly to unwrapped food?)
What kinds of candy did you use? Did you go individually wrapped or naked? 🙂
I would love to go themed like many do, but i don’t think there is any candy themed to Alabama/the gulf.
Post # 3
I really like the candy buffets that are color coordinated with your wedding colors! Just look at all the image results for candy buffet on google — there are some really gorgeous ones! I really also like it when people use the plastic bags that you would normally use in candy stores! I think that makes it really fun and whimsical!
Post # 4
thanks bridetobee! i’ve been researching my green candy 🙂
any other advice bees?
Post # 5
Ohh, my mom and I just decided to do a cookie buffet and we’re looking at ULine for our bags/boxes, whatever we decide. they are just SO cheap! Just thought that might help you 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
We used wax-lined paper bags in light pink and rose from Paper Mart. I find that they give you a bit of flexibility when it comes to personalizing them… you stamp them, label them, Gocco them, whatever you like, really!
I considered muslin bags until someone likened it to eating unwrapped candy that had been in my pants pocket. Mmm, not so much. (I think it would be fine if all of the candy were wrapped, though!)
When it comes to wrapped vs. unwrapped, definitely keep in mind whether your buffet will be inside or outside and what the temperature and humidity will be like. Unwrapped usually makes a better presentation… but wrapped may fare better/fresher. Plus, some wrappers (like metallic foils on chocolates) can add a nice pop of color and shine.
Good luck! :o)
Post # 7
I actually prefer candy buffets that are NOT matchy-match to your "colors". I like novelty, bright, fun candy buffets where people will say "Oh Wow!" .. some candy I would suggest is Pixie-Sticks, swirly lollipops, multi-colored gummy bears or jelly beans, M&M’s… think penny candy.
Post # 8
I ordered the Kraft Tin Tie bags from Paper Mart (they just came today!) I am planning on gocco’ing something like "Love is Sweet" with our names and date in silver on all of the bags. I really like the gourmet bags that Paper Mart sells as well but I don’t think those would work as well for candy (especially small, unwrapped candy).
I am still working on the candy but I am going to keep it all pink (no light pink though) but raspberry colored; I haven’t had a ton of luck finding good candy in the color that I want so I am going to incorporate silver wrapped candy and possibly white candy (or white chocolate covered pretzels or something). Also am planning baking some cookies and making those brownies that come on sticks! I really like the whole "dessert bar" as opposed to just "candy bar."