“My granddaughter Candace is having a candy bar at her wedding,” said my sister-in-law Glenda.
I wrinkled my brow, and gave her a questioning look. A candy bar at a wedding? I tried to act like I knew what she was talking about. “Will it be a Butterfinger, a Snickers, or a Hershey bar?”
Glenda laughed, then patted my shoulder. “You’ve never heard of a wedding buffet candy bar, have you?”
I sighed. “Guilty as charged.”
Glenda grinned. “It’s a new type of wedding favor, and much more fun than the “mints-in-net- fabric, tied-with-ribbon” given to wedding guests when people our age got married.”
Now I was curious. “So please describe a wedding buffet candy bar for me.”
“Guests are supplied with containers they fill up with the different types of candy that are arranged on a table in buffet-style,” Glenda explained. “You’ll enjoy the process. And afterwards, eating the candy.”
Candace and Steve’s wedding buffet candy bar contained their favorite candy: saltwater taffy of different colors, mints, and candy corn. I spotted the wedding buffet candy bar the minute I stepped inside the Placerville Shakespeare Hall where they were married.
The clear glass containers really showed off the white, red, pink, and orange candy. Each guest would fill a white take-home box with their own choices. I loved the look and looked forward to making my own selections for my take-out box before the wedding celebration ended.
Associated Content has several articles describing wedding candy buffet bars that can help you plan the color and theme of your own wedding candy buffet bar. These articles gives instructions for how much candy to buy, buying candy in bulk, and table set-up and design.
The internet also lists names of companies that specialize in candy buffet bars for all types of occasions, including weddings.
Must admit, I hope all the future weddings I attend offer a candy buffet bar.