(Closed) Trying to decide whether or not to nix the candy buffet.

posted 7 years ago in Favors
  • poll: What should I do about the candy buffet?
    Keep it - it's only $200. : (9 votes)
    53 %
    Get rid of it - $200 is $200. : (8 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 3
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    13101 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
    Member
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    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
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    829 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    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
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    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
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    2867 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
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    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Sounds like you really want it, so if you can afford it, I say go for it!  🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    5755 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Get it! People love them and the kids will have a great time. I think it’s so worth it!

    Post # 10
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    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
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    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I say keep it. 200 really isn’t that bad!!

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