WARNING- READING THIS POST MAY CAUSE INCREASED HUNGER AND UNCONTROLLABLE DROOLING. SMALL TOWN KIND OF LIFE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY READERS ACTIONS (AKA: GOING OUT TO BUY AND EAT OBSCENE AMOUNTS OF CANDY).
Happy Wednesday everyone! Today in this little town there is a winter storm warning. I guess Mother Nature didn’t read my “I’m Over Winter” post! Geez!
On one of the final wedding blog posts I’d like to share with you our candy bar! Having a candy bar at the wedding was just something that was on the list when we started planning. Both Ryan and I love candy and wanted to make sure that our candy buffet was big!!
When I started looking into costs I realized that one of the most expensive things was the jars. Who needed all of those jars after the wedding? So I looked on a “used Ottawa” site and found a bride selling her jars! She said she had over 15!! The next day we went to see them and purchased them on the spot!! We got an amazing deal! We would have paid 4 times the price if they were new! They even threw in the little candy scoops!
Above the candy bar was a sign I had purchased from an etsy shopped called, Taylorsboutiquesigns. At first I looked and tried to make it but with little time left before the wedding and the sell price was only $30, I thought it was better to buy!
I didn’t want out guests snacking on the candy before it was reception time so I put out this little sign!
I ordered little gift bags in our wedding colors online. They came in packs of 100. I then made a label that read “Love Is Sweet. Thank you! Lindsay & Ryan May 12th, 2012”.
I knew they were pretty big bags to fill and we did have a lot of candy but I wanted something a little extra to fill up the bags and for guests to enjoy! So, I ordered little 1 oz. bags of blue and pink cotton candy as well! They were a big hit! I had very little left over! I borrowed this old Pepsi crate to hold the cotton candy from a friend!
I also made a “Love Is Sweet” sign to hang on the table out of burlap, black paint and blue ribbon.
The “L-O-V-E” was part of the jar set that I purchased from the other bride! I loved the little candy scoops that came with it!
The other brides husband had also made a candy necklace stand that we purchased as well!
Part of the table.
What’s a candy buffet without some giant lollipops? I found those buckets at a dollar store and just put a florist frog and shavings to stick the lollipops in.
To identify what candy was in what jar, I made these custom labels. I printed all the names on computer paper and modge podged it on to stock paper. Using blue or yellow ribbon I then tied all the labels around the jars.
Ryan and I purchased all of the candy from the Bulk Barn a week before the wedding. We had a BLAST going around the store like little kids picking out candy! Skittles, swedish berries, jolly ranchers, rings pops…just to name a few! It was one of the highlights of the wedding planning. We just had such a good time! We had bought ALOT of candy. We thought we had MORE then enough. We were expecting to be eating candy all summer with the leftovers!
But, we were happy to find out when we got back from our honeymoon that there was hardly any candy left at all! It was what we wanted, no leftovers! We wanted our guests to take what they wanted and leave with a nice full bag of treats! We were a little sad that we forgot to grab some before we left. Out of the corner of my eye all night I enjoyed watching the guests as they made way through the candy buffet line with smiles on their faces, picking out the candy they wanted. It’s satisfying to watch your guest enjoy something that you planned and put so much work into!