by John Summers from MoreSweets.co.uk
Almost everybody loves sweets and almost everybody loves weddings, so mixing both together is a sure fire way to make people happy. There can never be too much sweet food at a wedding and if you want to leave your guests with a great memory after your wedding, then a candy buffet can be just the trick.
A candy buffet allows you to have all the sweets at the wedding that you want in a glamorous and even show stopping way â€“ depending on how the buffet is presented and the candy thatâ€™s used. Your wedding guests will feel likeâ€¦.well, children in a candy shop â€“ because they almost are. So, here are some tips for creating a candy buffet.
Choose the Candy
Picking the right sort of candy is a big part of creating a successful candy buffet and the best way to begin is to sit down with a notebook and decide on the sorts of candies you would want to have at your reception.
Itâ€™s best to initially take both of your preferences into account, then consider the wedding scheme, the dessert â€“ you want to compliment it â€“ and also the way you want to serve it. Thereâ€™s a whole range of possibilities and in case you need inspiration, More Sweets have a whole selection that can provide you with ideas.
Itâ€™s worth remembering that coordinated candy colours look more effective than just a load of random sweets. A centrepiece is also a good idea â€“ a lot of people tend to choose a chocolate fountain and though itâ€™s not necessary to have a centre piece, it does tend to look great with all of those scrummy sweets.
Choosing the amount of sweets is important. Generally, itâ€™s advised to choose 6-10 sorts of sweets and around 7 – 10kg for a wedding of 100 people â€“ 70g – 100g a piece. Itâ€™s always better to have a few too many than a few too few, especially at a wedding.
Itâ€™s often a better idea to purchase the sweets online, rather than in a shop as it tends to come in at a lower price. In addition, many online stores also offer candy at a bulk discounted rate.
Sweets nowadays come in a whole variety of shapes, sizes, recipes and otherwise and you need to be aware of the things people can and canâ€™t eat. Itâ€™s a good idea to include some gelatine free and dairy free sweets for vegetarians and vegans. While, sugar free candies and gluten free options work well for coeliac and people with diabetes. Fruit is also a good idea too.
There are all sorts of wonderful ways to serve sweets at a wedding and itâ€™s worth ensuring that they match the theme of the wedding. Tongs and scoops are a good addition too as they ensure that the sweets are easy to get out and that people donâ€™t touch them with their hands â€“ hardly hygienic.
One of the best ways to remove the temptation after the wedding is to give the guests take home containers of the sweets. Itâ€™s a good way to give them something to remember the wedding by and also means you wonâ€™t eat all of those stick sweets.
The table can be decorated as you wish, however why not accentuate it with ribbons, flowers, candles and even photos.
So, why not consider a candy buffet for your wedding â€“ itâ€™s a tasty and on-trend option and one that could really give your wedding a little extra oomph.