Looking For A Unique Wedding Buffet Option? Try Adding A Candy Bar!

Everyone loves wedding candy bars, and I’m not talking about the individually wrapped kind. No, wedding candy buffets are growing in popularity and it isn’t hard to see why. People love candy, and being able to choose from a buffet of candy brings out the kid in all of us. Whether you prefer hard candy or soft candy, this bar has something for everyone. If you’re thinking about incorporating a candy bar at your wedding, here are some tips to help you make it the best.

Tips For Making Your Wedding Candy Buffet Amazing

The rule of thumb when ordering candy for your buffet is to order around six ounces per guest. This helps ensure everything stays well-stocked, and that everyone will get more than enough; plus enough to take home! You should also ask an attendant at your venue to check in on the buffet every half hour or so in order to restock as needed.


While it may be tempting to run out and buy copious amounts of hard and soft candy to stock your bar with, it’s important to consider the theme before you start buying. Some online candy stores offer personalization which you can use to tailor the candies to your specific theme.

You can choose your theme based on your wedding’s color scheme, or you can come up with a completely unique theme for your buffet. A couple of the most popular candy car themes include:

  • Romantic: Lots of red and soft pink hard and soft candy laid out in heart-shaped dishes. This can be coupled with bouquets of roses, or petals scattered about the table.
  • Candyland: Take your inner child to the next level with a theme that plays on the Candyland board game. It can be as whimsical as you dare to be.
  • Flower Garden: This theme is perfect for spring, and includes lots of pastels and florals. This can be especially creative if you’re planning on having an outdoor reception.
  • Old Fashioned: This theme acts like a blast from the past! Online candy stores often have old fashioned nostalgic candies that can be ordered to create this trip down memory lane. You can incorporate lots of specialty glass jars to help create the feel of a real old school candy shop.
  • Seasonal: If you’re planning your wedding around a holiday, this is a good way to theme your candy bar. Whether it’s a season or a major holiday, there is no end to the creativity here.

Types Of Candy

When the logistics of the design are worked out, it’s time to start planning what you’re going to stock it with. It’s a good idea to order a wide variety to ensure everyone on your guest list gets something they’ll enjoy. A combination of hard and soft candies is also wise, as some members might have aversions due to teeth sensitivity.

It is also a good idea to see what kind of personalization can be done on the candy you ordered. Many different types of candy can be personalized with special wrappers or colors. This can help take your theme to the next level and really make the whole arrangement pop!

Speak With A Professional

If you’re working with a wedding planner it may be worth speaking to them about the arrangement of the candy buffet. Often times they will be able to advise you on how best it could be set up, and what kinds of candy would go best with it.

Wedding candy buffets are rising in popularity, and it isn’t hard to see why. Whether you prefer soft candy or hard candy, this is one option that is sure to make your reception stand out from the crowd!

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