We had a mostly modern wedding with a twist of nostalgia.Â My goal was to keep things understated and on the line between classic and modern.Â Our main colors were gray and white, keeping it simply clean.Â My dress and shoes were 1930s inspired, and our ceremony was at a garden next to a mansion built in the 30s, but our reception was a modern rooftop reception downtown.Â Our nostalgia at the reception was down below and across the street where our guests had a great view of the Honky Tonks on Broadway.
We wanted our wedding favors to fit in the overall scheme, but at the same time, we wanted it to be fun.Â So, we went with a "Candy Bar."
I know this is not an original idea at all.Â Candy Bars or Candy Buffets have been a recent trend in weddings over the past couple of years, but that doesn't make them any less fun.Â Plus, we really enjoyed picking out our favorite candies in our wedding colors.
My favorite kind was probably the sweet tarts that had "Just Married" on them:
Then, we personalized it.Â I bought plain white paper bags from Twig and Thistle on Etsy and used Pages to design personalized take-home candy bags for our guests.
I just used a normal ink jet printer on these great bags, et voila!
I dug through my cabinets and had family and friends dig through theirs for various clear glass containers for our buffet.Â I bought a few extra pieces that I liked a lot from TJ Maxx, and my mom found one or two at a consignment store.Â I set them up at home to make sure I had enough to fill a table up.
We ordered most of our candy online, but my mom picked up a few things from Michael's (like silver bubble gum), and my mother-in-law got a huge thing of Hershey Kisses from Costco.Â Our candy buffet was a big hit.