I just love the trend of candy buffets popping up at wedding receptions. Why didn't they have things like that when I got married??
But then again, I don't know if I could really picture the old German relatives dipping into the rock candy or scooping up handfuls of SweetTarts!
If you're planning on a candy buffet, you really should read the article "How to Create a Candy Buffet Bar," found at Bride and Groom.
In addition to many other helpful hints, the article suggests using clear containers, so your sweet treats will also serve as a fun, colorful decoration.
Another idea is offering your guests nostalgic candies, such as lollipops and candy bracelets. Oh, I can just see Uncle Norm munching on a candy bracelet right now!
I found more good ideas in the article, "How to Create the Perfect Wedding Candy Buffet." It gives you tips on what type of candy to buy and -very important!- how much of it to buy. The article also has lots of great candy buffet photos to get your creative juices flowing (and make your mouth water!)
I think this is such a fun idea - and the best part is that it can fit into a tight budget. Just don't forget the peanut M&Ms.