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“Sweeten” Up Your Reception with a Candy Buffet

July 18, 2016 by The Marquardt Ranch

You’ve accepted the engagement, set a date and location, and started planning out the finer details of your wedding—making now a great time to start considering ideas for your reception. If you (or your partner) have a bit of a sweet tooth, why not consider a candy buffet? The options are nearly limitless, and a table dedicated to confectioneries offers up a unique and interesting addition to the standard wedding cake and reception dinner.

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This diagram supplies a great general format to use for the layout of your buffet. Below are some of our favorite thematic inspirations:

Country Charm

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There’s no rule that says that a buffet can only be placed on a table, and the candy bar in the image above proves that by using remodeled cable spools and vintage milk cans to add a rustic flair. Raw wood and chalk labels create a wonderfully warm and rural feeling, and the couple’s use of pastel pink adds just the right touch of softness. Consider re-purposing other items for your own buffet—you might be surprised at what you can find!

Shimmering Elegance

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We absolutely adore the elegance of these two displays from Karen Tran Florals and The Candy Brigade. Whether you opt for something with the subtle grace of gilded neutrals and pastels or the dazzling glamour of crystals and glittering gold, metallic accents can give your candy buffet an unforgettable touch. Just make sure to incorporate a few basic shades that allow the metallic to really shine!

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

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While the reception isn’t technically a part of the ceremony itself, there’s nothing wrong with carrying over a bit of tradition to your reception as well. This buffet demonstrates a great example of using various display heights in order to create an eye-pleasing sense of fullness. The electric blue puts a fun twist on tradition, too! Consider using glass or crystal dishes or vases borrowed from your relatives as display pieces, and fill them with an assortment of candies and confections in shades of blue.

Happy planning!

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