Post # 1
We are already slightly over budget and I feel like this is something we could cut fairly easily, but it’s something I want SO much.
A girl on my local knot board is loaning me her jars, so all I would have to buy is candy. I’ve priced it out and it’d be about $200.
I know everyone says nobody misses favors, but part of the reason I want to do a candy buffet is becase we’re having so many kids at the wedding and I know they’ll all get a big kick out of it.
Gah – what should I do??
Post # 3
If you can find the money to cover the candy and its something that you really want to do – then I say go for it! Don’t damage your other finances and such for it, but if you can find the money by scrimping and saving other places – do it!
Post # 4
Since you are over budget, and most people honestly do not miss favors, I would skip it and save the money for something you need after the wedding. If you must have the candy, skip the buffet which is expensive and just have the same candy for everyone (including adults), one wrapped piece per person. For what it’s worth, the last wedding I went to had yummy edible favors in plain sight, and a ton of kids on the guest list, and no one took any.
By having one piece per person at each place setting for example, you will have happy parents too since the kids aren’t going crazy with the candy.
Post # 5
Let me just tell you I had a candy buffet at my May 22nd wedding. It was a HUGE hit!!! People were in love with it and amazed. I say try to keep it!
Post # 6
I do think the candy buffet is one of those things that your guests will appreciate $200 worth (if you can really measure appreciation that way).
There are so many things we brides and grooms spend money on that our guests won’t really appreciate, but this isn’t one of them.
And besides, YOU want it. Between that and your guests enjoying it, go for it.
Post # 7
I don’t think you have to have it unless it’s something that’s important to you. Guests probably won’t care either way but if YOU want it for the kids then I could see doing it.
Also when you say you’re “over budget” are you talking overbudget that someone is giving you (and you can find the money to spend of on your own)? Or overbudget – you’re maxing out credit cards (cause then it’s a definite No)?
Post # 8
Sounds like you really want it, so if you can afford it, I say go for it! 🙂
Post # 9
Get it! People love them and the kids will have a great time. I think it’s so worth it!
Post # 10
I slightly toyed wih the idea of a candy buffet until the venue nixed that idea. Apparently with lots of kids it gets them all jacked up on sugar, they cause trouble, and the buffet itself makes a huge mess. When I talked to the venue’s owner he said “No candy buffets. If you want to do that go somewhere else.” I think it is funny actually.
But, to me, I would save the $200.
Post # 11
I say keep it. 200 really isn’t that bad!!