Halloween may have passed, but candy is still on our minds here at Wilkie! Between yummy favors and sweet stations with all the fixings, candy has been a staple on the wedding scene for quite some time now. But, that shouldn’t limit you from going sugar-crazy on your Big Day! Now more than ever, brides are Pinning day-in, day-out for the latest and greatest ways to use candy at their receptions. Thankfully, we’ve done the work for you. Take a look at these 13 ways to sugar-coat your wedding that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth:
1. Rock Candy
This year was all about the geode trend! For a candy station that totally *rocks*, place a bundle of these colorful crystals at your table for guests to excavate. Or, pop one into your bubbly for a sweet and stylish way to day drink!
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2. Candy Apple Bar
Fall brides, this one is a must-try! Celebrate the autumnal season by letting your guests get creative (and a little messy!) at a caramel and candy apple bar. Offer up some classic toppings (like peanuts, sprinkles, and coconut), as well as some drool-worthy sweets (crushed Oreos, chocolate-covered pretzels, and Rolos? Yes, please!) for wedding-goers to decide on. Talk about a cool way to warm up at your Big Day!
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3. Candy Poppers
Not everything at your wedding should be pre-determined. Case and point: these adorable candy poppers! These paper treats are hiding a sweet surprise inside, like yummy candy and adorable mini trinkets. You'll never know what you're going to get! Pick these up online or easily DIY them for a favor that your guests will never see coming!
4. Hershey Kisses
With a name like "Kisses", these foil-wrapped cuties are bound to turn up at your Big Day! Make room for them on your candy bar for a punny addition to your guests' treat bags, or use them as a fun décor item, like this minimalist photo backdrop!
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5. Chocolate Covered Pretzel Tuxedos
Come on, how adorable are these things? We seriously cannot handle the sweetness of these bride-and-groom pretzel pairs!
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6. Candy Cocktails
Get crafty at your cocktail hour with a candy-inspired signature drink! Our suggestions? Winter brides can tis' the season with this yummy Cadbury Crème Egg martini. Or, for a Summer beach bash, soak up the sun with this pink Starburst frozen daquiri! The possibilities are literally endless.
Brit and Co
Happy Food Healthy Life Blog
7. Cotton Candy
Cotton candy has quickly turned into the new cake pop. Suddenly, brides left and right are making this flossy treat the trendiest food item that you just have to have at your reception tables. Place this sugary star into your champagne flutes for a yummy and wow-worthy drink display, or opt for "Glo-Cones", a.k.a. light-up cotton candy sticks!
Laura Jane Petelko
Not the vitamin kind! Rose and champagne gummy bears have taken over the no-glass booze game over the last year. So, make sure to save room at your candy station for these tiny (adult) treats!
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9. Personalized M&Ms
Say it with an M&M! It's true that you've been able to personalize these little gems for a while. However, now you can place a quote, a monogram, or even a selfie on these chocolate drops for a fun and colorful favor for your guests. So cute and so cool!
We're suckers for a good lolly. Give your friends and family something sweet to snack on with these gorgeous crushed rose lollipops! Or, go traditional with this sophisticated Dum-Dums display at your reception tables. Either way, your guests are in for a sweet surprise!
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11. "His and Hers" Treats
Keep it simple! Let your guests walk away with you and your hubby's favorite candies for an adorably personal touch to your wedding. Hey, who knew he liked Twizzlers!
12. Sea Glass Hard Candy
These are perfect for any mermaid-obsessed bride. Trade in the messy name-brand wrappers for these insanely gorgeous sea glass hard candy pieces. We can't wait to see these at a beach wedding!
13. After-Dinner Mints
Of course, no dinner is complete without the sacred after-dinner mint! Dress up this classic after-meal refresher with personalized labels and gorgeous twine for a rustic favor that guests will actually use after your reception is long over.