(Closed) Should we do a candy buffet as favours?

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are doing a candy bar, so I am biased when I say, yes do one. If you don’t do it, you will probably regret not doing one. Candy is expensive, but if you don’t go with specialty candy and watch the sales, you can keep the cost down. Find a bulk store in your area and start pricing out the candy you want and then purchase one or two kinds at a time. Candy keeps for a very long time, so if you budget a one or two items every time you go to the store, you should be able to do it. The least expensive candy plus shipping that I have found online is at ACandyStore. There is a candy store in the mall that we are going to check out next month though, and depending on what they have, it may be cheaper to purchase from them.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re planning to do this too, but the candy doesn’t have to be expensive… it depends on what candy you want. 

Are you looking for custom candy (like custom M&Ms) or specific colors? I think that the specific colors thing is what really gets people. 

However, if you’ve priced the candy you want (and checked bulk candy websites) and you think that it’s too expensive, then you might consider selling the jars, picking one kind of candy, and filling bags/jars/favor boxes with just that kind of candy and making that your favor. 

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@bride123: I debated doing one for our wedding up to the two weeks before mark. Same boat as you, no kids and i heard it gets expensive…i even had all the bags stamped and all the jars ready.

I ended up doing it and was SO GLAD i did. We did our as favours as well. We had not kids and about 100 guests..it was the hit of the night,

AND

we did it for about 70.00 not including jars and bags.

If you arent to picky about the colours matching you can do it cheap, we bought all our candy from Costco, Walmart and Superstore and had tons left over.

It wasnt very astehtically pleasing, but the candy was yummy, everyone loved it an no one noticed or EVEN THOUGHT about how the candies didnt match our decor (They were DH’s and mine favorites!!) *nom nom*

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Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My sister did one with mostly adult guests and there was no candy left by the end of the night. Who doesn’t love candy? For ours, we are doing a dessert buffet with cookies, brownies and cupcakes to take home.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Baileyh: What do you mean it’s not aesthetically pleasing? I think it looks great! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@tinylittlebird: oh well sometimes i feel like mine didnt look as nice compared to all the other brides that post on here with their gorgeous candy all matching and stuff *laugh* I know its just me…cause that candy bar was torn apart by the end of the night *laugh*

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I love the idea of a candy bar, and agree that it can be done cheaply as well.  It also allows for a great deal of creativity and can even be a form of decor.  For mine, I bought brown paper bags and decorated them with vintage-styled stamps, which was fairly inexpensive.  I hadn’t thought of Sam’s and Costco for the actual candy, but I’ll definitely be doing that too.  Good luck! 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Candy bar is a nice idea.  I personally don’t feel like candy bars replace favours.  So you would be doing a candy bar ‘instead’ of favours….not as favours.  People do seem to love candy bars, so great idea.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@bride123: I agree. Thats what i did as favours as well. Everyone just packed what they loved in to bags that i had stamped with the ltter “G” and “All you need is love” they brought them home….at some that night..whatever. Our photographer even took some home for her daughter. Its a great favour as its fun to enjoy AT the wedding and after…and you right…there is no difference then getting a choocolate bar witht he couples name on it or a tulle circle filled with hershey kisses :p

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My sister did the candy buffet at her wedding and everyone LOVED it. Thee was almost no candy left (and there were only 3 kids at her wedding). everyone took home bags of candy. Im doing a dessert bar. Im aking all the desserts the day before. Then I am making a recipe book favor that has all the reccipes from the dessert bar 🙂 I say you should do it. They are always a big hit!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I go back and forth on this myself, and wonder if it’s worth the expense.  I am also considering a make your trail mix station that would be set up similar to a candy bar but have nuts, dried fruits, and some candy as well.  I thought it would be cute to make stickers that said “Happy Trails to You” and this might be a good snack for people to eat on their rides home the next day (most people will have a four hour drive).  This option may be more expensive than the candy, but it’s also something a little different, although I’m guessing most of my guests have not seen a candy buffet either.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

the Fiance and myself are both chocolate lovers yet godiva isnt in our budget nor a candy bar but ive wanted it for my wedding since the very beginning i will have to settle for hershey kisses and other but im fine with that! ive search online for cheap candies and its doable….

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