Post # 17
I would think it’d be so pretty to look at, but I wouldn’t take anything. I don’t really take baths. And I don’t know that many men would participate either. I agree with some of the others, a candy buffet can still be different so I wouldn’t nix the idea. But, I’d probably do a buffet with desserts instead. Like cookies, cupcakes, etc.
Post # 18
It sound loveyly but to be honest I would rather see it at the bridal shower than the wedding. How about a cookie buffet?? Or a Sundee table??
Post # 19
I’m sure it would look pretty and would be great for a bridal shower or similar party, but seems a little odd for a wedding reception. If I were a guest, I doubt I’d take assorted bath salts home with me (although I might appreciate bath salts in an out-of-town guest bag to take a bath at the hotel before the wedding). I agree with others who suggest something edible. If I were your sister, I’d just let you take over the candy bar as it would be one less detail for her to worry about.
Post # 20
I understand your desire to make your wedding different from your sister’s but I’d say do the candy bar anyway. It’s not like a candy bar is some super-creative idea she had that it will look like you copied. Plenty of people do candy bars – you guys aren’t the first and won’t be the last. Personally, I’d really enjoy a candy bar as a guest but would never consider taking bath salts home.
Not every single aspect of the two events are going to be different. If a candy bar is what you’d like for your reception – do it!
Post # 21
This sounds more like a shower favor. I would nix that bath salts and do a cookie bar or a pie bar or something like that. Or even do a candy bar with different candy than your sister. You can’t let her dictate what you guys do for your own wedding just because she finds out what you’re doing and decides to do it too (not that that’s what she did, I’m just saying).
Post # 22
Honestly, I don’t think it would work. As others have said, I would do a candy bar too, given that you liked the idea (I’m not doing it at my wedding because I don’t like it). Have you thought about doing a *themed* wedding, with a theme different from your sister and living it at that?
Post # 23
I’d still do the candy bar…maybe if you are trying to be different ue different candy or do a color/themed bar just to stand out. If I’d done a candy bar my Fiance and I have a thing for Jelly Belly so we’d prolly use those for the bar…
Post # 24
Go with a candy bar and do something to make it unique (pick old school candies, focus just on chocolates and divide them by flavor categories, etc.)
You might also be able to sneak a non-candy bar by your venue if you say it’s candy popcorn (sweet popcorn flavors, like kettle, caramel, toffee) or slip candy filled cookies into the candy bar (m&m cookies, pb blossoms).
Post # 25
Yeah, I would go ahead and do the candy buffet too. If her wedding is before yours, why the hell does she care? It’s not like youre “stealing her thunder” or something.
Post # 26
I agree – do the candy bar anyway, just try to use different types and colors.
Post # 27
i like the idea a lot, but i think it’s more appropriate for a ladies only shower! the men won’t get or or won’t care. if you do do it though, i’d suggest offering unscented as well – some people are super sensitive!
Post # 28
you could also try a different type of treat buffet – cookies, truffles/chocolates, or pieces of gourmet marshmallows/nouget….
Post # 29
What about a s’mores bar?
Post # 30
Have a candy buffet anyways. Not a big deal. You could do different candy, different color, maybe an “state fair” theme? Plenty of ideas out there!
I don’t like the bath salts idea. Sorry but I would never use them and I’d think it’s kind of weird if I saw it. We don’t use our bathtub.
Post # 31
You can skip the favors and no one will miss them or feel deprived. Bath salts are one of those things that people either love or hate. Scents are personal and what you or someone else loves, someone else may hate. They are better suited for shower favors.
Anything that is not edible is very likely to get tossed out or left behind. And in some cases, people don’t even take edible favors. In either case, your money and time is wasted if no one takes them. The money that is spent on favors can easily be spent on something that guests actually remember such as good food, beverages they do not have to pay for (does not have to be alcoholic) and good music. Or put it toward photography since that is all you will have at the end of the day after everything else is gone.