One of the greatest things about Dubai is that it is bursting with fantastic opportunities to set up original, fun ideas and see them flourish. Pretty sweet Dubai is one of the greatest new examples of this and is bursting with all of the right flavours. Claire has started something that revolves around everybody’s favourite treat, sweets!
Sweet tables, or candy tables, are a growing and popular trend for weddings and rightly so. Not only do they look brilliantly elegant but it plays to the child in every guest and gives them a delicious talking point throughout the day. To learn more about Claire and Pretty Sweet Dubai read our interview with her below:
What inspired you to set up Pretty Sweet Dubai?
I founded Pretty Sweet Dubai after planning a candy buffet for my own wedding. After struggling to find a bespoke dessert styling service in the UAE, I found myself obsessing over gorgeous glass display vases, and spent many evenings online sourcing colour coordinated candy for my table!
After the fabulous success of the candy buffet at my wedding, I started the dedicated service to bring the joy of candy buffets to other residents of the UAE.
As a bride, you will have enough details to concentrate on to make your special day just perfect, without worrying about arranging candy displays.
Pretty Sweet Dubai offers a stress-free solution; we will arrive on the morning of your big day to set-up, and arrive at the end of the night to clear everything away whilst you revel in newly-wedded bliss!
What makes a sweet table so special?
Candy buffets are pretty, sweet and fun!
They offer a great focal point at your wedding, and will have your guests talking about it long after the reception is over.
Plus they look great and taste even better!
Candy buffets provide interactive fun for guests at the wedding. They can enjoy mingling with each other whilst selecting their favourite treats. They also provide sweet favours to guests to take home after the wedding, enjoy and be reminded of your special day.
Some brides also prefer to have the candy buffet serve as the reception dessert; this allows guests to take breaks from the dance floor throughout the evening, instead of feeling too full after a heavy dessert. We can incorporate your wedding cake on the display to make it a truly stunning feature of your wedding décor.
Are there alternatives to having just sweets?
Of course! For those guests watching their waistlines, or those with dietary restrictions, we can supply candy alternatives. We ensure that these options are colourful and diverse enough to maintain an attractive display. Our alternatives include fresh fruits, served either as dipping skewers or fun shapes for children’s parties. We can also feature a range of dried fruits and sugared nuts on the table, providing a healthier alternative, whilst still full of flavour! Other options include yoghurt-covered raisins, granola bars, vegetable crudities and mini bran muffins.
We also offer clients the option to upgrade from the candy buffet to include what we call ‘sweet treats’. Basically these are everything from cake pops through to customised individual mini cakes, including cupcakes, cookies and marshmallow pops. For weddings we can do gorgeous bride and groom cake pops, cookies personalizes with the Bride & Groom initials, and miniature versions of the main wedding cake. These are ideal as favours for your guests to take with them and enjoy at home after the wedding!
Can you customise the table to fit around any wedding theme?
Absolutely! Depending on the occasion, there are many different themes you could consider for your bespoke candy buffet. If you have already selected your wedding theme/ colour scheme we will tailor the table styling and candy to match this.
Some of our most popular wedding themes include vintage glamour, true romance and outdoor beach.
Colours that work well for wedding candy buffets include mint, silver and pastels. All accented with touches of that pristine wedding white!
We can also work with your florist to incorporate beautiful flowers that complement your venue onto the table.
How do you display your sweet tables?
With regards to the actual arrangements, we use a variety of different shaped and sized gorgeous glass display jars. These are filled with an assortment of colour-coordinated candies to match the overall event theme. These are then dressed with personalised labels and ribbons.
I also provide a frame on the table in accordance with the décor, to display a personalised message along the lines of “love is sweet, so pick a treat”! For weddings we can also add Mr. and Mrs. 3D table signage. There is also the option to display the wedding cake on the table as a centerpiece.
The number of display jars used for one set-up depends on the number of guests attending.
Candy scoops and individual portion bags are included in our standard package for guests to take their sweets home.
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