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Candy Table

Hi, 

As part of our wedding favor ideas for our upcoming wedding, we are considering setting up a candy table. The colors of the candy will be all purple and white. We are having 100 guests attend the wedding and I do not know where to start when trying to order candy. 
How much candy should I buy and how many types?? 

Thanks in advance for your help!! Thanks!

Re: Candy Table

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    We had a similar guest count and I had read somewhere to assume between 1/4-1/3 lb per guest.  I think I shot for about 25 lbs of items, so I just picked about 8 options, and bought enough to get up to 25+ lbs.  Instead of going by color, though, we just picked our favorites, and H wanted nut options.  We ended up with candy favorites like M&Ms, Red vines, Yorks, and then we had pistachios, and dried fruit.

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_reception-ideas_candy-table-6?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:5Discussion:eab4cc30-2f25-4f66-beab-8a7be3689eaePost:d0ddc465-00dd-441e-a1fb-d77ed587323f">Re: Candy Table</a>:
    [QUOTE]We had a similar guest count and I had read somewhere to assume between 1/4-1/3 lb per guest.  I think I shot for about 25 lbs of items, so I just picked about 8 options, and bought enough to get up to 25+ lbs.  Instead of going by color, though, we just picked our favorites, and H wanted nut options.  We ended up with candy favorites like M&Ms, Red vines, Yorks, and then we had pistachios, and dried fruit.
    Posted by lwoehlk[/QUOTE]

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    </div><div><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">Thanks! If that was enough for your wedding guests than I will shoot for the same!</span></div>
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_reception-ideas_candy-table-6?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:5Discussion:eab4cc30-2f25-4f66-beab-8a7be3689eaePost:e891b980-dc02-43eb-8234-5beff3f3d16f">Re: Candy Table</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Candy Table : Thanks! If that was enough for your wedding guests than I will shoot for the same!
    Posted by sabrinaleslie[/QUOTE]

    It was enough for our guests, but I know the little chocolates went before the end of the night, whereas we had some dried fruit and red vines left over.  I would error on the side of a little more if there are certain ones you and your family would eat after.  Also, pay attention to the size of favor bag you use.  If you pick a larger one, people will fill them all the way up and you'll need a little more.  I bought some simple paper ones on Etsy and punched a decorative trim across the top.  Then people could pick what they wanted to take within reason, and there was still enough for all of our neices and nephews to continually go back up and get crazy on sugar!  ;)

    Here were our bags:
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_reception-ideas_candy-table-6?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:5Discussion:eab4cc30-2f25-4f66-beab-8a7be3689eaePost:c8b98e45-2210-4a73-bf9b-2e8e8be1056f">Re: Candy Table</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Candy Table : It was enough for our guests, but I know the little chocolates went before the end of the night, whereas we had some dried fruit and red vines left over.  I would error on the side of a little more if there are certain ones you and your family would eat after.  Also, pay attention to the size of favor bag you use.  If you pick a larger one, people will fill them all the way up and you'll need a little more.  I bought some simple paper ones on Etsy and punched a decorative trim across the top.  Then people could pick what they wanted to take within reason, and there was still enough for all of our neices and nephews to continually go back up and get crazy on sugar!  ;) Here were our bags:
    Posted by lwoehlk[/QUOTE]

    <div>Oh you are right!! I hadn't thought about that yet but I will be sure to  keep the bag size small :) Thanks!</div>
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