Wedding Trend 2010: Candy bars
Sweet! You’re getting married! This season, the wedding cake is taking a back seat. The wedding world wants candy.
Having a candy buffet at your wedding will not only please the kiddos – adults will love a sweet treat as they dance the night away! These popular, playful additions to the wedding menu can be visually stunning, affordable, and memorable for you and your guests. Here are some tips on how to create a sweet, stylish candy bar.
- -Incorporate your color scheme and wedding theme into the candy buffet. If you’ve got red accents in your décor, set out some Starlight mints, Red-Hots, scarlet-hued gummi bears and more! Candy (and candy wrappers) are often bright and eye-catching, so take advantage of it!
- -Use pretty containers, such as affordable glass vases from IKEA, pretty platters, or colorful dishes with retro-looking silver scoops.
- -Make the candy buffet part of your wedding favors. Personalized mini-Chinese takeout containers, metal tins, or simple cellophane bags can be set out so that your guests can take some candy to go. It can be an alternative to setting out favors at each place setting, and your guests can put together a custom candy blend that they’re sure to enjoy.
- -Get personal! You don’t have to just do generic lollipops and plain pinwheels. You can have you and your fiancés name embossed on things like M&Ms or candy bar wrappers. If you’d like to DIY your candy bars, flickr user Suzee Que offers these free, printable, vintage-looking candy wrappers.
- -Make sure you get enough! Most experts agree that 4-5 ounces per guest is plenty, but you may one to include some extra to make your candy display more visually appealing. You can also ‘fluff up’ your candy display by including candles, flowers or smaller versions of your centerpieces among the candy jars and platters.
- -Buy in bulk! While handmade truffles and cherry cordials with your names on them can be lovely, incorporate some bulk-weight candy to round out the selection. It’s crowd pleasing and will keep you on budget.