Post # 1
My younger sister is getting married 4 months before me….so I am trying to make our weddings as different as possible. I was going to do a candy buffet bar for favors, but she informs me that she is already doing that…..sooooo…..my wedding coordinator suggested a bath salts bar. She is going to have several different scents made in several different ques of my wedding colors and put them in hurricanes and such…much like a candy buffet. They will all have lids so the aroma doesn’t overpower the room. I love the idea but am curious to know how my guest will feel about this. Any comments? Thanks!
Post # 3
Ummm…I would think it looked pretty…I wouldn’t take any bc we don’t have a bath tub…I’m not sure men would really understand it but I think some ladies would love it! If you really want to do a candy buffet I’d just do it, who cares if your sister had the same idea (it’s not like she’s the first person to do it either).
Post # 4
I think it would look very nice, but honestly, how many people do you know that actually use bath salts. What about a cookie bar instead. We are doing a combo candy/cookie bar.
Post # 5
I think it could be cool, but I am not sure how popular it would be. I only know a handful of people who take baths, and I actually know quite a few people who are very sensitive to perfumey scents. I feel like if you did a bath bar, there would be quite a few things leftover.
Could you still do a buffet in the realm of food? Popcorn, cookies, smores and pretzels are a couple of ideas.
Post # 6
Well, my venue does not allow any outside food. Candy bar is the only exception.
Post # 7
I had a coworker who went to a wedding with a cupcake bar-lots of different types of cake, frosting, and things to decorate them with (sprinkles, m&ms, etc), and then a little box to take it home in. he was a 30something man and he RAVED about it… it’d be a little different, but fun
Post # 8
I’d do a candy bar anyway. I think the bath bar will probably cause some issues: mainly that men won’t understand it, many women don’t take baths, and some women (me) are very sensitive to perfumes.
I probably could not even sit at a table NEAR the bath bar, much less go over to it. Just food for thought.
Post # 9
It’s a neat idea but I don’t think a whole lot of people will take home the salts. I actually think that in a dinner-type setting having a whole bunch of bath salts will seem out of place. It seems more fitting for a bridal shower or something.
Post # 10
On the very rare occasion that I do take a bath, I don’t use bath salts because they irritate my skin. I like the cupcake bar that a PP suggested. You could have your bakery set that up probably. Or just do something small like milk and cookies later in the evening.
Post # 11
Yeah do a candy bar anyways. I like the bath salts, as a woman who bathes regularly, but I don’t think most people would take any
Post # 12
I agree that a cookie/cupcake bar would be fantastic…if your venue is open to allowing a candy bar, I can’t see then denying you a dessert bar. I think that a bath salts bar is a terrific idea for a shower, but for the wedding, I think you will be left with most of the bath salts to take home yourself.
Post # 13
What about an ice cream bar??? That would be awesome! The venue could supply the ice cream and you could supply the candy toppings 🙂
Post # 14
Thanks for the input. I don’t want to alienate my guests, thats for sure. The main favor is the cds that we’ve had made for each guest. They are already having a four course meal and cake. I’m thinking thats penty of food. Hope so anyways. : ) My coordinator is amazing. I’ms sure she can think of something else wonderful. I agree that it would be more appropriate for the bridal shower.
Post # 15
This may be completely off base, but how about having a photo booth where guests can take them home as souveniers, but also if they print double prints you get a copy as well as a keepsake. This doesn’t involve food and photobooths are a lot of fun.
Post # 16
Go ahead and have the candy buffet. Your color scheme is probably different than your sisters and you can have different types of candy and a different package for guests to take them home in.