The fashion for weddings in recent years is to be more relaxed and less formal, such as buffets or barbecues rather than sit-down meals and entertainment for all in the form of photo booths, games and sweet shop tables. Wedding favours are often homemade and personalised, table settings include wild flowers rather than hothouse bouquets, and children are welcome.
At Wares of Knutsford we find many of our bottles and jars are bought by brides for their favours and table settings. We have also noticed that sweet table jars are becoming best sellers, not only for weddings but also for other events.
Using sweet table jars
The idea is to create an old-fashioned sweet shop feel and let people help themselves. Buy a selection of traditional penny sweets, chews and boiled sweets, for example, and provide scoops and bags or small cups. The sweet stand is just as popular with adult guests as it is with children. You can choose sweets to match a colour theme, such as a jar of pink and white marshmallows, pink bonbons, a jar of pink and white milkshake bottles, pink and white sherbet pips, pink and white jelly beans and a plate of coconut ice. Alternatively, you can mix it up with a variety of colours. This is one of the great things about a sweet table at a wedding – the sweets are not only delicious but also there is such a variety of colours and shapes that you can use them to help create a theme or colour scheme.
Sweet table jars at Wares of Knutsford
We have a huge range of jars for sweet tables in both modern and traditional styles. There are modern, globe-shaped clear glass sweet jars that can be displayed flat or on a diagonal in sizes including 130ml, 180ml, 192ml, 395ml, 870ml and two litres, with a choice of lid colours. The same style jars can also be bought in plastic, which could be safer if things might get a little raucous!
We also have a great range of vintage style sweet jars in clear glass with knobstopper-style lids, which are also available in a range of sizes. These are the jars you used to see in old-fashioned sweet shops, with the sweets sold in white paper bags by the quarter pound, and they are a great way to emphasise a traditional theme. Again, you can buy this same style in plastic if this seems more appropriate.
The great thing about jars for sweet tables is that you can use them as practical kitchen storage after the event!