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How to Create a Candy Bar For Your Wedding

Incorporating a candy bar into a wedding reception has become a fun and playful dessert alternative that offers a bit of whimsy to your big day. We love the idea of displaying the bride and groom's favorite candy, combined with nostalgic sweets and a few modern selections. For the DIY bride, candy bars offer the perfect opportunity to offer your guests delicious and homemade baked goods (like Sonja and Waldemar did here!). We've been saving images of candy bar inspiration for Morgan's own wedding and thought we'd share them here with you! We've also provided a few simple steps you can use to create your own perfect candy bar. Enjoy!     XOXO - Amy & Morgan

First Photo via Style Me Pretty | Second Photo via Jurnalul Nuntilor  | Third Photo via via Jurnalul Nuntilor | Fourth Photo via El Baul de Edenia  | Fifth Photo via Piece of Cake Wedding Decor {photographer: Kevin Trowbridge Photography} | Sixth Photo via Piece of Cake Wedding Decor {photographer: Kevin Trowbridge Photography} |


Step One: Display It

Use a variety of jars, serving platters and containers to showcase your candy while providing a colorful focal point at your reception. Consider borrowing from friends and family who may have an amazing stash you can raid. Mix them with statement pieces like these Apothecary Jars, that you can use well beyond your wedding day.


1. Apothecary Jar with Globe Shaped Bowl, $32.98 USD

2. Apothecary Glass Beverage Dispenser, $98.98 USD

3. Apothecary Jar with Bell Shaped Bowl, $28.98 USD

1. Mini Glass Bell Jars, $24.98 USD for 6

2. Novelty Gumball Machine Canister, $49.98 USD

3. Mini Glass Bottles with Wire Snap, Starting at $30.00 USD for 12

Step Two: Package It

Old-fashioned packaging makes it easy for your guests to enjoy some candy while they continue to mingle; they can also take some away as a delicious wedding favor. These novelty containers also make a great option for serving sweet treats to all the little ones at your wedding.


1. Sweet Goodie Bag, $19.98 USD for 50

2. Novelty Popcorn Cartons, $11.98 USD for 12

3. Sweetie Pie Mini Packaging Kit, $22.00 USD for 20

4. Mini Linen Drawstring Pouch, $12.50 USD for 12


Step Three: Label It

Don't forget to label your candy so your guests know exactly what you're offering! Use your candy bar as an opportunity to highlight stories of your relationship (like what you snacked on during your first movie date or his favorite chocolate chip cookies). Get creative!

1. Wooden Blackboard Directional Arrow Sign, $14.98 USD for 6

2. Miniature Wooden Decorative Stakes, $10.68 USD for 12

3. Candy Bar Wooden Blackboard Clip, $10.98 USD for 24

4. Decorative Chalkboard With Stand, starting at $2.98 USD, 2 sizes

5. Wooden Blackboard with Clip, Whitewash Finish, $13.98 for 6

6. DIY Burlap Shipping Tags, $4.98 USD for 6

Step Four: Add The Finishing Touches

Add a few decorative touches like a pennant flag and small floral arrangements to complete the look!

1. Natural Burlap DIY Wedding Pennants/Flags, $4.98 USD & Personalized Wood Veneer Pennants, $16.16 USD

2. Candy Scoop, $4.98 USD

1. Wooden Buttons, starting at $4.98 USD

2. Oversize Decorative Jute Flower, $9.98 USD

3. Mini Chalkboard with Glass Vase, $22.14 USD for 6

4. DIY Decorative Drawer Display, $19.98 USD

April 07, 2014 by Piece of Cake Wedding Decor
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