Wedding Food & Drink: How Much Candy Should I Buy For My Candy Bar?


How do I decide how much candy to buy for my candy bar at the reception?


How much candy you'll need all depends on the size of your candy, jars and containers. A good rule of thumb is to estimate at four ounces of candy per wedding guest. If you were to have 200 guests, then you would need 50 pounds of candy. The formula for this is total amount of guests X (four)= total. Divide the total by 16, and that equals the amount of pounds needed. It's always a good idea to keep the size of the container equal to the amount you'd like guests to take, and to keep extra on-hand (you can always eat or donate it!) and have a good amount of sweet and sour options.

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