Post # 1
My fsil is a wedding planner and one of the previous brides gave her glass jars from her candy buffet and utensils from them. She says we can use them if we like for our wedding favor.
What are some inexpesive candies that you would eat at a wedding? and if you did a candy buffet was it worth it?
Post # 2
We’re not having a candy buffet, but I love candy and would be an active participator at a theoretical candy buffet. M&Ms, sixlets, skittles are colorful and fun. If you want them to be less tightly packed in the jars, you could have the fun size packs in the jars. Hershey’s kisses or Reese’s peanut butter cups would also have colorful packaging and be tasty.
Post # 3
I want to have a candy bar also with 5 to 6 choices. A mix of fruity and chocolate. Thinking of resses, Hershey kisses, starburst, skittles, m&m’s so far.
Post # 4
We had a candy buffet that was actually in our contract for our venue (part of our package).
Peanut Butter Cup minis
Chocolate covered pretzels
I would have to say that the peanut butter cups, chocolate covered preztels, and Sweidsh fish were the most popular. Followed very closely by sourpatch kids.
We handed out little bags that were pretty inexpensive and people had BAGS full for the hotel rooms and trip home. Get non-melty stuff. People mostly packed the stuff in wrappers in their bags and ate the other stuff there at the reception.
The gummy bears got a little hot and nasty. Even in the air conditioned room.
Post # 5
Sixlets were the big favorite, but they are sort of expensive. (So are m&ms and jelly bellies)
We also had some salt water taffies… People LOVED them as well. Those were cheap and delicious. They’re also good for volume if you have a big jar.
Post # 6
My Future Sister-In-Law is lending me her jars too! I just went around and asked the immediate family what they like most. We are doing M&Ms, snickers, gummy peaches (my fav), gumballs, hersheys kisses, some lollipops or rock candy and… I’m not really sure what else yet.
The Fiance is looking forward to having leftovers in the house so we are choosing candy he really likes too. I’m not as much of a sweets girl so as long as I have my peaches I’m happy.
Post # 7
I’ve been to weddings where the candy buffet was left completely untouched (lots of older guests, guests from countries not big in to candy, table off to the side).
And I’ve been to weddings where the candy buffet was mobbed and I had to fight a small child for an Andes mint (lots of younger guests, table in prominent position, people with poor manners raiding the table before the appropriate time).
It really depends on your guests if it’s worth your time.
Post # 8
Fwiw the candy in a candy buffet is generally meant for taking home, not eating at the wedding, so keep that in mind when you set your quantities. Of course there will be nibbling on it at the wedding but if you budget only a handful,per person, you’ll run out.
Post # 9
Our wedding was around christmas, so we had homemade toffee and two types of peppermint bark, plus two types of cookies. I don’t think it was displayed very well, because only a few people had any, and nobody took any home :/ but we had left overs for christmas!
Post # 10
I will unhinge my jaw and eat as many sixlets as I can, tbh.
What color are you thinking? Sometimes each color can have specific kinds of candies that I’d be more likely to eat than others.
Post # 11
I have nothing more to add to this, but omg do I love sixlets. LOL
Post # 12
Red and white. Black is our wedding colors too but I don’t want any black colored candy at our wedding just because I find black licorice truly disgusting and I don’t want my guest eating something I absolutely hate.
Post # 13
I love those peaches candies too so yummy. That a great idea I should ask people what kind of candy they would like.