Wedding Inspiration: Candy Buffets

A popular favor idea at The Barn that never gets old is the beloved candy buffet! They're endlessly entertaining for children and adults alike, and when done right, they provide some serious eye candy (literally). Plus, you all know how much I love wedding favors that are unique, useful and/or edible. (I've written about that subject here and here.)

There are a few rules for creating a beautiful candy buffet. You can't really go wrong when candy is involved, but there are a few simple tricks for making one with a cohesive, clean look. (If you throw a bunch of Skittles, M&M's, and other multi-colored candies into bowls, the result will be delicious, but it will also look a little messy!) What would a post about candy buffets be without some delicious, drool-worthy photos of a bunch of candy?! Here ya go.

Martin's Photography, from Monica + Luis's wedding, which just took place at The Barn on Saturday night! You can see a couple more sneak peeks on our Facebook page. Their candy buffet was full of authentic Mexican candy, and it was suuuuper sweet. ;)

Martin's Photography, from Monica + Luis's wedding, which just took place at The Barn on Saturday night! You can see a couple more sneak peeks on our Facebook page. Their candy buffet was full of authentic Mexican candy, and it was suuuuper sweet. ;)

Salt & Sky Studios, from Nikki + Scott's wedding at The Barn

Salt & Sky Studios, from Nikki + Scott's wedding at The Barn

First, your candies should follow a color scheme (probably the same as your wedding color palette). It's best to stick to one color (like Nikki + Scott's pink candy buffet) or just a handful of colors (like Megan + Daniel's peach and mint candy buffet). As for what types of candy to use, pick what you like, but make sure you have a good variety. Popular options: jordan almonds, lollipops, taffy, rock candy, chocolate truffles, macaroons (American or French!), or gummies. Variety is good, but it's easy to go overboard. Six to ten is plenty!

From our Instagram; Andrew Arceri, from Megan + Daniel's wedding at The Barn

From our Instagram; Andrew Arceri, from Megan + Daniel's wedding at The Barn

Secondly, using clear glass containers in varying shapes, sizes and heights is more attractive and interesting than using a bunch that are all the same. Apothecary jars and vases are always pretty. Milk glass bowls and vases in various shapes and sizes would be lovely, too. 

Third, think about what your guests will take their candy home in. White take-out boxes or adorable candy bags with cute prints are always a good option. 

BnBauman Photography, from Hayley + Zach's wedding at The Barn

BnBauman Photography, from Hayley + Zach's wedding at The Barn

Finally, put a cute sign on your table! This can be a chalkboard sign, a printable sign or any other type of sign that matches your decor. Make sure it says something cute, like "Love is Sweet" or "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You." 

Tryston Hines Photography, from Jennifer + Justin's wedding at The Barn

Tryston Hines Photography, from Jennifer + Justin's wedding at The Barn

If you're not sure where to buy color-coordinated candy in bulk, check out these websites: Candy Warehouse, Bulk Candy Store, Metro Candy, Candy Direct, and Candy Favorites

xoxo,
Kelsi