5 Steps to your DIY Wedding Sweet Table

DIY Candy Bar Setup

Dessert and Wedding Sweet tables are all the rage, but what might look like a easy and inexpensive DIY option, can sometimes be a bit of a spending-fest. So we’re here to share 5 steps to help you not only set it all up in the most classy way possible, but also save a few pennies in the process.

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5 DIY Steps to Setup your Wedding Sweet Table

 1. Budget

Now this is the most important step to your sweet table setup because we all know that it can get pretty expensive, really quickly. To start, you need to think about the number of guests and how much you can spend per head. If you can spend more then this can turn into a sweet and dessert table but if not, just a sweet table will work too.  Kristina, our founder bought her sweets from Amazon. Her husband Nick is a little too addicted to Haribo!

2. Theme and Colours

Next, you want to think about a theme that fits with the overall theme of your wedding – then match colours to that. Once you have that sorted, you can decide to focus on one of the 3 ideas:

  • Colour Coordinated Candy Bar
  • Colourful Candy Bar
  • Classic Themed Candy Bar

3. Candy Selection

Now that the budget, theme and colours are sorted, you can start selecting the sweets. It’s important to pick sweets that your guests will like and that fit your theme/colours. A good variety might include:

  • Chocolate
  • Hard candy
  • Gummy candy
  • Bubble gum
  • Mints

You could have his choice and your choice for your favourite sweets.

4. Containers, Scoops, stickers and Bags

Once you have all your candy, it’s time to think about how you’re going to display it. We recommend having an assortment of container sizes and shapes. This helps to add height and character to your table. Scoops, bags or boxes also help add character but it’s important to remember to keep your favour bags or boxes small – you don’t want your guests going over board.

We found some gorgeous ones, here are a few of our favourites:

 

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Wedding Sweet Table, Sweet Jar from Hobbycraft
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We love these gorgeous sweet shop bags we found on Etsy.

If you are a big coffee lover then you may want to consider buying some Douwe Egberts coffee as the jars are so cute and look like old fashioned sweet jars. They also make great vases for small flower arrangements.

You can even decorate your bags with these personalised stickers from A Sticky Situation:

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You can also use these great blackboard style labels too. You can also get creative with the labels like heart throb for haribo hearts etc..

 

5. Table Decoration and Backdrop

The final step to your DIY sweet table is to add some decorations:

  • Tablecloth
  • Backdrop
  • Props
  • Centerpiece
  • Signs

Here’s some inspiration to pimp up that sweet table:

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Each of these should complement your theme and colours and just add to the character. It’s best to do a tester setup arrangement to make sure everything works and looks the way you want it too. Remember to take a picture to reference on the day for your event planner or whoever is going to help you set up.

Now that we’ve shared our steps with you, we hope you’re ready to go and set up your DIY wedding sweet table. If you have any additional points to add, we’d love it if you commented below and let us know.

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