Candy Buffets are the newest trend that I have seen at weddings. They are cute, colorful and so popular with all the guests. AND they serve as a creative wedding favor idea! In talking with some recent brides, I gleaned great advice and ideas for adding a candy dessert bar to any wedding.
Here was the beautiful candy buffet at a recent wedding
Let’s start with the candy. Do you want to theme your candy bar to your wedding colors or perhaps to the season at hand. Seasonally themed candy selections could be red, green and candy canes for a holiday season wedding, Halloween candy for an October wedding, conversation hearts for a v-day season wedding, easter candy for that time of year.. you get the idea. So decide what you want your candy buffet to be!
“How much candy do I need” .. in checking with my recent brides, it appears the run of thumb is ½ pound of candy per guest. So, 100 guests equals 50 pounds of candy. They both suggested that you choose no more than 8 -10 types of candy and divide equally between the total amount you need. In our example of 100 guests, with 10 types of candy, you need 5 pounds per item.
One final piece of advice.. make sure your venue will set this up
for you (without an additional cost). Go over exactly how you want it
displayed.. size of table, table linen color, place in the room, will
their staff replenish the containers, when and to whom you will drop off
the supplies. If they do not want to do it.. ask a couple of your
close friends if they will go to the venue that morning and set it up
for you! Here’s a pretty way to use tulle to decorate your candy buffet. Wouldn't this candy buffet idea be so cute for a Baby or Bridal Shower?.
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