Post # 1
I am researching and wanting to do a little candy bar/candy favors table at our wedding.
How did the candy bar play out at your wedding? Was it a hit? Any suggestions? Or ideas on affordable online supplies?
I just want some ideas, pictures, advice exc. Anything appreciated 🙂
Post # 3
@jeza_s: Hi. My sister did a candy bar at her wedding, and it was a hit with adults and kids. She made sure to get a mix of both sweet and sour types of candies bc though our friends like the sweeter types of candy, the younger kids loved the sour. All in all she had about 7 or 8 different kinds of candies. Each of the candies were individually wrapped so no one had to worry about people’s germs as they reached in the bowls and the candy were in different sized jars and bowls so it didn’t look too uniform. Next to the containers of candies were to-go bags so people goody bags could take it home. I don’t have a picture on hand, but if I manage to find one, I’ll PM it to you.
Lastly, your wedding is after Halloween. I recommend going the day after Halloween and all your candy will be drastically reduced to help you save some money! My sister’s wedding was in June, and she bought all the candy after Easter, and it kept just fine.
Post # 4
@Olive12: Hey thanks for the awesome idea! I wouldn’t have thought of that until last minute! Also love your idea on the sour candies as well! Thanks!
Post # 5
We did a candy bar, and even now, two years later, people still talk about it. I was going to buy color coordinated candy, but it was really expensive, and I ended up spending much less on nicer candy by just going with what I thought people would like best regardless of color. I bought most of my candy at Costco and Target. I agree with Olive12 that you should check out after Halloween sales for your candy.
I bought a variety of glass containers including large apothecary jars, vases, and trifle bowls. Look at rummage sales, stores like St. Vinny’s, or even ask relatives or friends for containers to borrow to keep costs down. I bought cheap metal candy scoops online and for the bags, purchased small, clear bags from Michaels. I ordered thank you stickers from Etsy with our names and wedding date in our wedding colors and put those on our bags. I think the stickers were less than $10 for 100.
This isn’t it all, but our candy included Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Skittles, M & M’s, Sour Patch Kids, Licorice, chocolate mint patties, gumballs, and giant lollipops. I will look for a pic to PM you.
Post # 6
@LemonJack: Yay! This is exactly what I was hoping to hear! I have never seen the candy bar, but am getting more excited about it! Yes, after Halloween shopping it is. 🙂 Definitly going to ask relatives for glass jars then, should work out wonderfully! Thanks
Post # 7
@jeza_s: My andy bar had candy and mini cookies that said thanks for coming and our wedding date the candy and the cookies served as our favors
Post # 8
We did it and everyone loved it.