Candy Bars are an extremely popular wedding trend these days for a couple of reasons; it is entirely customizable, it can work within any budget and most of all it is fun and delicious! In honour of their 15th anniversary, Old Time Candy is offering for the month of the 15% off all orders for the month of February with the promo code acelebration15. Take a look at all the delicious products they offer and get planning with some of our top tips for making a memorable Candy Bar at your wedding.
A good rule of thumb when deciding how much candy to buy is to plan for between ¼ to ½ lbs per guest – you want your Candy Bar to be substantial enough to have a presence at your wedding so when in doubt buy a little extra!
Picking a cohesive theme can sometimes be a bit challenging so a lot of couples will stick with their colour scheme for the candy. We love the idea of doing a retro themed Candy Bar featuring favourite candies from your childhood. Another idea if you are doing a destination wedding in an exotic location would be to feature vibrant colours and tropical flavours – think Island Punch Jelly Belly’s, chocolate shells and Swedish Fish!
When it comes to picking the goods, anything goes! Make sure you have a wide variety of candies for your guests to choose from so that everyone leaves happy.
The options are limitless when setting up your Candy Bar. A budget-friendly tip that we suggest is flipping your seating card table into a Candy Bar once guests are seated, that way you can repurpose your décor elements, such as candles and flowers. To add some aesthetic to your Candy Bar use a variety of clear containers to best display the sweets, making sure that the mouths are wide enough for a scoop. Boxes or milk crates underneath a linen work as risers to give your Candy Bar more dimension.
When picking the containers for your guests to pack their treats up in, there is a number of cost-effective options to add a personal touch. Use a takeaway box the matches your colour scheme and get a custom rubber stamp or stickers to include your wedding logo. Another option is to print out some thank you notes for your guests and tuck them into takeaway bags or mason jars in advance.