Candy bar at a wedding
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You can definitely hire someone else to set it up if you are not confident.
Sweet Tables and candy tables are so popular for weddings, birthday parties, baby showers and practically any event that you can think of.
Not only do they make for the perfect wedding gift favours, but they also perfect for decorating the whole and can really stand out if you make it a focal point of your wedding.
Anyone can put a sweet table at a wedding together!
But if you do not properly coordinate it with the overall theme of your wedding, it can take away from the aesthetics.
Keep in mind that in most cases, your candy buffet table will probably be one of the main focuses of your event!
So you want to ensure you ready exactly on how to set up a candy bar at a wedding reception so it looks stunning.
And remember, as much as we love candy buffets, costs can creep up easily if you are not careful.
It was important to start off with a solid budget.
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Planning Your Wedding Candy Buffet
You will need to put quite a bit of thought into planning your candy buffet for your reception.
Consider the number of guests as well as your budget.
Will you have other desserts as part of your meal or wedding?
For example cake or other desserts.
I would definitely budget between $5 to $7 per person for the candy.
But we will get into those details below.
Here are our best tips for setting up a candy bar at a wedding
How much candy do I need for a candy bar at a wedding?
Before you can go on, you need to determine how much candy you need for your candy bar.
You don’t want your candy bar table to look empty or worse, run out of candy for your guests.
I really suggest stick with a $5 per person rule and going as high as $7 per person.
And this is all on the cheaper side.
You don’t want your DIY candy bar to look cheap.
DIY Candy Bar Color Palette
Picking your wedding colour palette is the number one thing to consider before designing your candy or dessert table.
This is the very step before you can even consider thinking about your design of a sweet table at a wedding.
What is your wedding theme?
What are your colour skims or style?
It’s not necessary to limit yourself to a single color hue, as long as everything is aesthetically pleasing, feel free to choose a whole spectrum of colors that go well together.
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Add Dimension To Your Candy Buffet Table
The next thing you should consider when planning out your sweet table at a wedding is adding some dimension to your candy jars as well as plates that you will be using.
Choose a range of shapes and sizes to add depth and height to your design!
Keep in mind the size of your buffet table. Typically a one 6 foot table works well for dessert tables. Don’t be afraid to stack some boxes under some jars to give it height!
If the boxes are not pretty, cover it with the linens you are using to set up.
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What do you put on a wedding candy table?
Can pretty much put any sweets or dessert on your candy bar.
Whether it’s a doughnut tower or tiers of cake pops, a bar of sweets is an easy way to impress your wedding guests.
Even your wedding cake or cupcakes can be put on the same table as your candy or sweet table.
Best Sweets for a Wedding Sweet Table
Curate your candy carefully!
Definitely, ensure that everything you pick is well coordinated with your wedding colours as much as possible!
Also, ensure they are easy to eat and guests are able to get to it easily either with a scoop or mini fork! Make sure you have a good mix of different types of candies and desserts to please everyone.
Have a good mix of different types of candy.
Not sure where to get your candy?
Accessorize, Accessorize and Accessorize
We love to accessorize.
Use some of your decor elements to add to your candy buffet. A nice backdrop would work, large mirrors or frames!
Balloons also do wonders if they are huge and are a neutral color!
Add some flowers and candles to add to the theme and ambiance. Definitely theme it as much as possible like just like your wedding, every detail counts!
Don’t forget your cute scoops, tongs, and baggies for the guests to put the candy in.
Customize your napkins to match your theme (add your event date, your name to the napkin). Take a look at all your candy accessories right here!
Sweet Table Signs Printable
Don’t forget your signage for your candy table!
This is a big one!
Personalize your signage and make it work for your event and theme!
Wedding Candy Table Ideas
If you are looking for wedding candy buffet table ideas to help inspire you even further, here are a few candy designs that really blew us away.
They are just simply stunning and you can easily set up your own candy bar at a wedding use the tips we suggested.
Found on Megan Wallach
As seen on Elegant Wedding
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