I have always been a do-it-yourself kind of gal. I enjoy making things and being creative. I have always beenÂ an avid crafter, began my college education in drafting and design, and take great pride in saying, âThanks, IÂ made it!â
I approached my wedding planning almost two years ago with my signature DIY mindset. It seemed soÂ simple! I would save us money by creating things myself. It was about 4am, in the middle of franticallyÂ sticking rhinestones to our invitations, when I realized that I could not do everything myself.
It was a frightening moment. I still had SO much to do! The basement was littered with untouched supplies.Â Luckily, I have wonderful family and friends that rallied around me, and everything got done in time. IÂ couldnât have been happier with how our programs, invitations, favors, candy table (I realize, this is gettingÂ ridiculous), guest book, place cards, table names, and seating board turned out.
Post-wedding, I was unpacking the large glass containers from my sweets table, and I started rememberingÂ how much work the table had been. However, I soon smiled when I recalled just how much everyone hadÂ loved it.
The thought process behind our sweets table was to be practical, functional, and colorful. Weddings favorsÂ cost at least $3/each (for something nice). While favors are fun the day of, they donât always get used after.Â I thought it would be a nice change to have our guests build their own candy favorsâ¦and I was right! TheÂ candy table was a HUGE success!
Suddenly, in the midst of unpacking, it dawned on me! I could use my containers, decorations, and newfoundÂ knowledge to start a businessâ¦a full-service sweets table business! I launched âHello, Sugarâ in Jully of 2011,Â and I have been growing my business ever since.
The benefits of working with a full-service vendor like âHello, Sugarâ are best summed up with 3 Pâs:
Because of my extensive knowledge of candy, I feel confident that I make every sweets table and favor uniqueÂ and special. I love personalizing my creations by color, theme, and even flavor. I am constantly coming upÂ with new ideas, and try to share some of them through my blog âDaily Sweetness.â
Candy tables are more expensive if done from scratch. By the time containers, scoops, signs, decorations,Â and candy holders are taken into account, little is left for candy. I own my decorations, containers, scoops,Â and even some colored table overlays. I offer them for use at a fraction of what it costs to buy. I also haveÂ searched the internet and Metro Detroit for the best deals on candy and supplies. I even make some of myÂ own candy, which drastically cuts back on cost and ensure homemade quality.
Peace of Mind.
When you desire a sweets table that is beautiful and memorable, there is an extensive amount ofÂ work involved in searching for unique candy, laying out the table, assembling containers, and findingÂ decorations. At Hello, Sugar, I personally handle everything from the beginning planning stages, to setting upÂ the table on your big day to boxing up your leftovers. All you have to worry about is enjoying your day!
I hope this post has made you consider the benefits of hiring professionals to assist in your big day. Be sureÂ to shop around, ask for references or reviews, and find a vendor you actually enjoy talking with! Remember,Â they will be a HUGE part of the biggest day of your life.
If you are considering a sweets table, and are in the Michigan/Ohio area, Iâd LOVE to chat with you! PleaseÂ contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Regardless of your location, keep an eye on my blog for recipes,Â tips, tricks, and trends: www.wellhellosugar.com.