(Closed) Question about candy tables…

posted 4 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Did you have a candy table and did people actually eat the candy?
    Yes, and guest devoured it. : (4 votes)
    21 %
    Yes, guest ate half of it. There was a lot left over. : (2 votes)
    11 %
    Yes, it looked pretty but almost no one ate the candy : (1 votes)
    5 %
    No, didn't have one. Spent the money on something else. : (4 votes)
    21 %
    My wedding is in the future and I plan on having one. : (8 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 2
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    9534 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Chocolate was long gone, in hindsight we should have purchased more. We had reeses, kisses, rolos and maybe another? The lollypops and candy balls were popular. We had about 30 of 45 lbs of jelly beans left and 10 of 20 lbs of gummy bears. We had chrystal sugar sticks but all but two packs  arrived the day after the wedding. The people at both of of workplaces were appreciative of the leftovers for about a month. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    We had a cheese wheel cake instead… being in our late 20’s/ early 30’s, we thought cheese and port would be more on keeping with our friends tastes. It was delicious and the leftovers were much appreciated for the first night of our local honeymoon. 

    My sister is 5 years younger and is planning on having a lolly/candy table. I’m a gourmet confectioner, so she’ll be having really lovely handmade candies. This was another reason i didn’t want one… i didn’t want to make it! ☺

    Post # 5
    Member
    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I put together a candy buffet for FI’s niece’s baptism, and it was a hit. I borrowed glass jars and dishes from a friend who collected them from thrift stores, and we bought all the candy at a wholesale place. Kids and adults went nuts making little lolly bags for themselves and there was barely anything left at the end. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    154 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I do not plan on having one. I think they are ADORABLE!! But just wanted to say that in my experience (at least ten weddings with candy buffets) they often result in tons of left over candy. While colorfull gumballs, wrapped chocolates, etc. look great, they are not the kind of thing you can eat while you dance…and how many adults want to sit down at a table to dig into a pile of candy?

    If you do have one, I suggest trying to stick to the most delicious candy, and not be tempted by the visually appealing treats, that are not so yummy or popular. Another idea, is to have the buffet positioned, so that people can fill a bag/box on their way out. I might not want to eat a handful of gummy worms, in a gown, in public….but after a few drinks, late at night, I would TOTALLY snag some sweets to munch on in bed or on the drive home 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    4035 posts
    Honey bee

    I went to one wedding where at least the last 25% of the guests had no candy left. Their containers were the quart sized Chinese take out ones. For my daughter’s wedding there was about half left and they used the small, pint boxes. All the chocolate stuff was taken and a lot of the colorful stuff was left, like twizzlers, skittles, gummie hearts. Both only had around 6 guests under the age of 21. Both had professionals do it.

    My advise would be to not open all the bags/containers at once, so full bags/boxes can be returned to the store. I told the candy lady, who came by at the end of the evening to clean-up, to bag it and give it to the serving staff. We had the option of taking it home, but had a full car, already, and it was over 90 degrees.  

    Post # 8
    Member
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    we had a candy bar that the guest devoure As we opted for candy that hubby and I loved. It was executed quite that way I imagined with signs and matching our colors (the bags were cute and personalized) but at the end of the day guest didn’t care about such details. It was about a favor that they actually enjoyed instrad of a trinket to throw away. 

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