Candy Buffet Wedding Favor
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Anyone that knows me really well can tell you that I have two major obsessions in life..SHOES and CANDY! Having probably consumed more sugar than that of a small nation over the years, I consider myself a true candy connoisseur. So, when candy buffets started to become popular a few years ago ... I was, of co... read more

Anyone that knows me really well can tell you that I have two major obsessions in life..SHOES and CANDY! Having probably consumed more sugar than that of a small nation over the years, I consider myself a true candy connoisseur. So, when candy buffets started to become popular a few years ago … I was, of course, elated! I think you get the picture though … I really like candy.

Wedding Candy Buffets = Wedding Favors!

So, what is so great about a wedding candy buffet anyway? Well, with an almost limitless selection of candy types, textures and colors out there, it is pretty easy to tie a candy buffet into your overall wedding theme and color scheme. Not to mention … candy is fairly inexpensive. Plus, they serve as decorations, party favors and an additional dessert option all at once! Your guests can visit the buffet as often as they wish and fill up their own containers of candy to nosh on throughout your reception and fill it up again to take home as a favor!

If you are not quite sure how much candy you will actually need based on your guest count, Jon Prince, President of the Online Candy Giant CandyFavorites.com, offered the following advice when asked about candy buffets. Prince believes that candy buffets work best when you plan by the eye, not the numbers. He says, “I talk to hundreds of brides. They’ll say, ‘I’m having 200 guests, and I want to give each guest 3 ounces, so I guess I need about 37 pounds of candy.’ Sounds reasonable, and 3 ounces might be enough to actually satisfy your guests, but visually? It won’t be enough to make a presence.”

Prince suggests that instead of seeing candy by the numbers, brides take an aesthetic approach. “To make it look gorgeous, I’d start with the table, not the guest count. I’d take five to 10 types of candy, and buy 15 to 20 pounds each, whether you actually need that much or not.”

Wedding Candy Buffet
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A wedding candy buffet is a great do-it-yourself favor and reception decoration that your guests will not soon forget. Your guests will literally feel like “a kid in a candy store” when they join in the celebration of your wedding.

Candy Buffet

…and what could be sweeter than that?!

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