(Closed) What is the purpose of the candy bar?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are you having a Candy Bar at your reception?
    Yes.. I am so excited mine is going to be awesome!! : (44 votes)
    24 %
    Yes but its not really an essential part of our reception : (27 votes)
    15 %
    No- will tell why in comments : (100 votes)
    54 %
    I'm not sure..still deciding : (15 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 77
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It’s a cute idea.  I love sugar, so it would be great.  However, budget doesn’t allow for me to have one.  Sad day.  🙁

    Post # 78
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We did ours in lieu of favors… I mean, hell, everyone loves candy right?

    Post # 79
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Instead of having a wedding cake I’m having several friends and family makes all different kinds of desserts. Cookies and cake and brownies and fudge… So that’s not really a candy bar or a cake. I thnk candy bars can be nice. But I don’t really know a ton of people that think candy is their favorite dessert. I think most people prefer cake, cookies, ice-cream, whatever. But some people really do love candy. To each their own. But the beneift of candy is that it can sit out and people can self serve. So twhie candy bars aren’t my favorite, I still think they’re fun and a hell of a lot better than a shot glass with your wedding date on it.

    If you choose to have a candy bar, I think the most important thing to keep in mind is to focus on yummy candy and not on the appearance. I would always rather have yummy candy (Snickers, Reece’s cups, chocolates, etc.) than pretty, color-coded, hard candy (gum, jawbreakers, lollipops, etc.) that I wouldn’t really eat.

    Post # 80
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We are doing a dessert buffet after the meal and dancing. I don’t know anyone who did a candy bar, and while I think it’s cute, it’s really not necessary.

    Post # 81
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    we had one.. all the candy was gone by the time we made our entrance..  it was A BIG HIT!!!!!!! we also had a regular bar dj, buffet and a HUGE CAKE.  our guests seem to like everything..

    Post # 85
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We did a candy bar, there were almost no kids at our wedding and the adults were all over the candy. We knew we wanted an edible favour for sure and we couldn’t decide on anything so we had a ton of candy (all our favs) and bags for people to fill up. There was almost nothing left at the end of the night and it was hilarious watching guests run from candy bar to open bar (we had them clear across the room from each other). The photos we saw on facebook the next day of drunks rolling in candy had me in tears laughing. I don’t care if people said it was overdone, not sure why everyone feels the need to be so original and unique with everything in their wedding. We did what we wanted, whether it was trendy or not.

    Post # 86
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    i am having a candy bar as well…we chose not to do it by color. instead we asked everyone in our bridal party what their favorite candy is and thats what our candy bar will be.  we made up tags for the jars/vases that say whose favorite they are.

    Post # 87
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i bought my candys on sale– valentines day was over and 50% and just put it in my freezer, took it out two days before wedding and it tasted perfect. i bought candy from target, cash and carry, costco and bestpricecandy.com for stuff like chocolate cigars and abba zabba minis and sour patch kids

    Post # 88
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2020 - establishment theatre

    I had a candy buffet and it was a HUGE hit!!! the wedding was a couple weeks ago and I still have people talking about it! The kids loved it but i think the adults loved it more! Candy takes us back to our childhood, I think thats part of the draw to having a candy bar, its fun, whimisical, and just makes ya smile.

    Post # 89
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

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    Post # 90
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m not a sweets person and many elder members of my family have diabetes-combine that with no kids: we don’t see the point in a candy bar. I guess it could be cute with a theme but I don’t really get them…

    Post # 91
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    With six flower girls and several other neices and nephews attending, we’re definitely having a candy bar. I don’t care if people think it’s “over done”, so are half the other things involved in weddings.

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