(Closed) Questioning the candy bar…again

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: Extra sugar?
    Keep the (nostalgic) candy bar idea : (18 votes)
    23 %
    Do a mixture of candy and other treats : (19 votes)
    24 %
    Skip it altogether. You're already having cake and an edible favor at each place setting. : (41 votes)
    53 %
    Other ideas (please share). : (0 votes)
  • Post # 17
    1829 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I say skip it, you are already having fudge at the place setting, a candy bar is costly and not needed since you have the fudge which people will take home.

    Post # 18
    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I my best friend’s sister got married over a year ago and did a candy bar. She said if she could do it all over again she would skip the candy bar because there was cake and she would have used the money for something else. Hardly anyone touched the candy and it went to waste, but it did make sure pictures. 

    Post # 20
    2692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We did the candy bar idea nd the kids loved it… it was used as decor for the cake table so it looked fab. The only thing was although the candy was gone (most of it anyway) by the end of the night (10 pm reception end too), the kids kinda just snakced on it (they didn’t use the bags I had set out to take the candy home).

    Post # 21
    2692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Oh and I also had edible favors AND cake AND dessert (cheesecake).

    Post # 22
    899 posts
    Busy bee

    I think candy bars are overrated, expensive and overdone. They also remind me of a kiddie birthday party. Not elegant at all. I agree with spending the money on extra cocktail hours or actual food.

    Post # 24
    1863 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted the one with other treats too. Our reception was just under 4 hours.  We had a candy/trail mix bar and people LOVED it.  I had pretzels, jelly beans, Oreos, Twizzlers, M&M’s, goldfish, peanuts and some other things I can’t remember lol. We had it out the whole time and the kids were thrilled.  Almost all the adults used it too.  We also had wedding cake, cupcakes and popsicles for dessert (my Darling Husband is a huge popsicle fan and I did it as a surprise for him). Our dance floor was packed for a couple hours and people loved having snacks to grab. 

    Post # 26
    9544 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I mean extra food/candy is never really bad, but I probably wouldn’t use it if there was already cake and fudge. And I would definately not miss it at all if it wasn’t there. So I’d save the money. Or get something else instead. But I’m also not a huge fan of candy, so maybe I’m biased!

    Post # 27
    33 posts
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We’re totally doing a candy bar!


    Post # 28
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I am doing one at our wedding but I am only doing candy in our wedding color ( purple) but to cut cost with all the holidays valentines and Easter you can stock up on candy cheap the day after the holidays and as far as jars go to your local dollar store. 

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