Thursday, May 27, 2010


We are planning for my nieces wedding to be elegant and we are doing a candy buffet.
The candy will all be in the colors of the, raspberry pink and cream, and there will be about 18 different jars of candy.
The question I have is:
Should the jars be labeled as to the type of candy in them or not?

I don't want to take away from the pretty look of things by adding paper labels, etc.
The reason I even think of adding labels is that some of the candy is different and people might want to know what it is.
Ex....the cream colored balls are sour balls , oh and these sweet candies I found.......champagne bubbles!
How fun would a label with that on it! :)
Anyway....still trying to make a decision.


3 Blessings said...

I am sure if you had fancy labels, it would look great and not take away. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Natalie said...

fancy lables are great!

Ashley said...

I saw a cool Menu Card done for a wedding candy bar. It was really neat. They printed the date and such then added the candies underneath and placed in a nice frame.
Just a nice alternative to labels!
I will try and find the source and email it to you.

Not Just A Mommy! said...

Yes, you should do pretty labels, you don't want to waste your goodies if guests pick up something they later won't eat, due to taste or allergies.

I can't eat stuff with coconut, and how sad would I be if I picked up a chocolate candy all excited, and it turned out to be an Almond Joy? Well, I personally would just lick off the chocolate and throw out the rest. See? :)

jodieak said...

I did the candy bar at my wedding and had labels on the huge glass jars tied on with ribbon. It added to the overall look.

Allyson/HBMomof2 said...

I agree with Not Just a Mommy. Labels or a menu card are a more than a courtesy. My daughter has such a severe peanut allergy that my husband and I cannot eat nuts and be around her. If I picked something up and didn't know it had nuts and brought it home (which is a nut-free zone) the repercussions could be tragic. I don't mean to sound melodramatic, but I couldn't respond fast enough when I read your post. When we don't see what something is we walk away and the point of a dessert table is to have people walk away happy. I think nice labels with a border or more interesting outer design could be beautiful. I like the idea above about adding ribbon too. Just my two cents. Good luck with the wedding! Hope you post a couple of photos of your finished design. Love your inspiration.

leah said...

I like labels... I think you are right, people want to know what it is they are getting. I would be less likely to partake in something that was not labels. I think it looks nice also.

Natasha @ FĂȘte Fanatic said...

Labels are very helpful, and they add a special touch of pretty to your buffet!