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#1 nadiakat17

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:25 AM

Are any of you guys doing a candy bar? I want to, but I don't know about lugging those glass apothecary jars with me to Mexico and I can't seem to find plastic ones. 


If you did one, where did you get the cheapest bulk candy from? I can't decide if I want to do a color theme or not (looks nice, but wondering if the candies aren't as tasty as if you just picked by favorite candies). I also can't decide if I would wait until Mexico (I'm in PV, they have costco and walmart) to buy candy to save on travel space but I have no idea what their selection is (not sure I would just want traditional mexican candies)


how many pounds do you think it would take?- I expect maybe around 40-50 guests


Any thoughts?

#2 calgarybride2015

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:16 PM

I'm not doing a candy bar but dollarama is cheap or the bulk barn. Good luck!

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#3 MillerK

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 04:50 AM

I am not doing a candy bar business but the Nut butter and Bastard Bar is amazing which is cheap too. 

#4 bkprettygirl

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:24 PM

yea it does seem like a lot to lug :(

#5 xxalex18

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    Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:34 AM

    Try contacting the venue of your reception and see if they can give you any ideas

    #6 mariak

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    Posted 06 September 2014 - 05:05 PM

    it does sounds very heavy to lug all the way there. On the other hand, it is very expensive to have the hotel organize a candy bar. If your hotel can offer a candy bar will they make a fuss if you bring your own candy?

    #7 jeffandrobyn

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    Posted 06 October 2014 - 10:14 AM



    Oriental Trading has an awesome wedding catalog with a lot of candy bar stuff. I love the idea of a candy bar, but would customs allow it to be brought in from the states? I thought that wasn't allowed? 

    #8 nadiakat17

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    Posted 06 October 2014 - 12:57 PM

    i think they would...i cant see why not? I have brought food in all the time, as long as it it something like candy and not produce or meat 

    #9 palmtree99

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    Posted 06 October 2014 - 02:16 PM

    I am giving all of my guests a small goodie bag, with the label "love is sweet", and filling it with destination wedding themed candies (Swedish fish, life savers...). :)

    #10 cfinkenbine

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    Posted 06 October 2014 - 02:25 PM

    I was going to put some kind of sweets in welcome bags. We will hardly have any children attending our wedding, and as far as a candy bar goes…we will be have 4 course meal, AND cake…I think the guests will be too full to think about candy! Also, as far as traveling with glassware…if you DO a candy bar, I recommend a different type of arrangement for holding it all. (Plastic containers, baskets, some kind of bags)

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