Candy bars are the perfect addition to any wedding! Not only do they offer a customizable favour for your guests, they also provide a beautiful décor piece to your reception. Candy bars are becoming increasingly popular in the wedding scene, so it’s fairly easy to find supplies and candy options to fit any theme. Whether it's gumballs or chocolates, it's all candy to us! Face it, we've such a sweet tooth we've talked about delicious candy for weddings before! Keep reading to see the 5 steps to take to make an amazing candy bar for your wedding!
How to create the perfect wedding candy bar
Decide on your theme & budgetWhether you want to focus on a certain colour scheme to match the wedding colours or a favourite candy type, now is the time to choose the theme of your candy bar. Do you want to do all bulk candy, and let the guests make their own bag? Or offer more individually packed candy that makes for easy grabbing? Your budget is also something that needs to be considered before you get too far. Candy bars can add up quickly, so you want to decide how much you’re willing to spend on this part of your wedding.
Pick out your candyNow that you’ve chosen a theme or colour scheme it’s time to think about which candies to use. Some ideas are chocolate, hard candy, gummies, mints, gum, licorice, and cookies. Of course, there are many other ideas that you can use- as long as it fits your theme or colour scheme feel free to get creative!
Consider using a variety of bulk candy (gumballs, sixlets & gummies), individually packaged candy (suckers and packaged mints or hard candies) and ‘fancy’ candy like cake pops, handmade chocolates or dipped marshmallows. Also consider the display you can create with the candies you choose- ‘stick’ candies like suckers or chocolate dipped pretzels look nice standing up in a jar, while sixlets are an attractive vase-filler. Choose a variety of different appearances for a great visual display. A good rule of thumb is to count on about 8 oz (1 cup) of candy per guest, plus one per guest of any ‘fancy’ items.