Wedding lolly buffets and other sweet ideas for your big day!
The venue has been booked and you’ve found your dream dress.
You and your spouse-to-be have (finally) decided on your guest list. The groomsmen and bridal party have been selected.
Of course, you still have a lot of work to do and decisions to make… including deciding on what food is going to be offered.
Here’s a suggestion: have you thought about making your big day even sweeter with lollies?
Bringing lollies into your event can spice up the occasion and make it even more unforgettable than it already is, whether it’s a lolly buffet, table favours or bulk lollies for your guests to gorge themselves on.
Need ideas? If so, you’ve come to the right place!
Sweeten your wedding buffet with a lolly buffet
Admittedly, the main attraction at the wedding event is the cake. But the cake shouldn’t have to stand on its own – it needs something more to go with it.
We’ve got two words for you: lolly buffet.
There’s no mistaking it – a lolly buffet is the perfect complement to your wedding cake, and a great way to finish the reception.
Of course, you can’t just set up a table and drop a couple bags of lollies onto it – you need to put thought into how you’re going to present it, as well as what lollies you should include!
Presenting and arranging your lollies
A wedding lolly buffet might sound simple to put together.
Of course, like many other parts of wedding planning, it’s a lot harder than it seems (as you’ve no doubt found out the hard way!)
First off: should your lolly buffet be on the same table as your wedding cake?
This one’s up to you.
If you do decide to forgo a separate table for the lollies however, you’ll want to ensure you don’t disrupt the flow of the buffet table, that guests can reach the lollies they want and that all your treats are well-presented.
Once you’ve done that, it’s time to start decorating!
If you’re going for a single table, we suggest building around the wedding cake – it’s the main attraction, after all. You can use the wedding cake as a centrepiece or “hero” item, arranging
your lolly buffet around it like this Pinterest user.
Alternatively, you could opt for an asymmetrical design, with the cake up one end and lollies running all the way down.
Deciding on what theme to use
Luckily, deciding on a theme for your candy bar shouldn’t be difficult – just choose something that matches your wedding’s theme!
For example, say your wedding theme is based around:
- Bohemian or Boho-chic
- Retro (old-fashioned and nostalgic)
- Whimsical or fancy
Whatever you’ve decided on, just be sure that your lolly buffet table is consistent with the rest of your wedding decor!
Another thing to consider is the fact that your choice of theme directly affects how your lolly buffet is going to be decorated and presented.
For example, a glamorous wedding theme lends itself to high-end presentation and decor, such as a velvet tablecloth and brass plates.
Choose your lollies
Lollies come in countless varieties. Where in the world are you supposed to start?
This feeling is so common, that there’s even a name for it: the paradox of choice.
Unless you have very strong preferences, the hardest part is choosing the lollies to go in your wedding buffet table.
Luckily, there are a couple of ways to make the choice easier!
Firstly, look at your theming. Your wedding decor can help you cull certain lollies, making your job easier.
For example, if you’ve opted for a vintage wedding theme, rainbow lollipops, swirl lollipops and wrapped lollies might be more appropriate than a party mix. Conversely, a luxury wedding theme lends itself to more “refined” lollies, such as twist wrapped chocolate or rock candy.
You’ll also want to think about your cake. Ideally, your wedding cake and lolly buffet should support one another, not just in appearance, but flavour as well.
Say your wedding cake is red velvet. A party mix might not complement it well… dark chocolate, on the other hand?
Now that’s a completely different story – a lolly buffet dominated by chocolate might be just the ticket!
Return the favour – lolly bags as wedding table favours
Weddings can be expensive. Venues, cakes, event stylists, dresses, photographers, suits… all of this adds up.
Factor in the “wedding tax” as it’s called and you can be left with a huge hole in your bank account!
So you’ve anticipated all of these expenses, and budgeted for each of them.
However, they aren’t the only money sinks that come with wedding planning!
One area that can quickly add up cost-wise is table favours.
Just think about the cost of one table favour – now, multiply it by the number of guests you’re inviting.
All those creative and eye-grabbing ideas for table favours you see on Pinterest and wedding blogs such as potted plants and scented candles can quickly add up, turning into yet another cost.
Luckily, there’s a more affordable option: lolly bags.
MyLollies’ lolly bags give you the freedom to decide exactly what goes inside and are professionally sealed, maintaining their freshness. Our bags can be ordered by the hundreds, and for large orders, come complete with laser-printed fronts.
Most importantly, they’re also affordable – our mini bags are made in bulk, allowing us to dramatically reduce costs and make your wedding just that little bit more cost-effective!
Bulk lollies for your lolly buffet – browse our online lolly shop!
Weddings are big affairs – you’ll need lots of lollies to go with them.
Luckily, bulk lollies are our specialty here at MyLollies!
Whether it’s lolly bags, lollies for a candy buffet or some Allen’s mints to put in the reception hall for new arrivals, we can deliver!
Our online lolly shop offers a huge range of different lollies. And not just any lollies, either – bulk lollies (the best kind if you ask us!)
We offer truckloads of lollies at next to wholesale prices. If you’re planning a huge wedding (or any other sort of event) and you need a truly gargantuan number of lollies, we’re the team to call!
Start planning your wedding lollies today – browse our online lolly shop to check out your options.
Prefer face-to-face? We’d love to see you at our lolly emporium in Seaford!