Top 10 nostalgic sweets that guests will love at your wedding!

Sweets make everyone smile, so are essential on your wedding day! Sweets and Feathers help you choose everyone’s childhood favourites.

By Sweets and Feathers,

Sweets have a unique way of taking us back to our childhood… countless walks to the shop to choose our favourites from the shelves lined with treats. In return for our pocket money, we’d treasure that scrunched up paper bag full of sugary goodness; choosing what we’d scoff and what we’d savour, hoping siblings and friends didn’t get to them first!

With wonderful memories for young and old, sweets are a must on your wedding day whether on a beautiful vintage sweet cart, table buffet display or as favours. But how on earth do you choose out of the hundreds of different sugary morsels?!

With knowledge of Britain’s likes and dislikes, ‘Sweets and Feathers’ help with the top 10 most popular wedding day sweets…

1. Giant strawberries, fizzy or not, are the most popular sweet chosen by brides and grooms. They also don’t contain gelatine so are suitable for your veggie guests!

2. Pink and white chocolate mice; strawberry and cream flavoured white chocolate and perfect for the little ones who will take delight in nibbling their heads off!

3. Fizzy cola bottles; in 2009 beat their non-fizzy version into second place as Britain’s favourite sweet ever! To save disagreements we have giant, regular, fizzy, non-fizzy, cherry, bubblegum and even milk flavoured!

4. Flying saucers originate from Victorian times. Rice paper was pressed into a pouch and filled with medicine and sugar to make it taste nicer! If you choose them for your wedding we’ll make sure they’re just filled with yummy sherbet and no icky medicine!

5. Blue raspberry bon bons are guaranteed to leave your tongue bright blue and to have guests coming back for more! If you don’t fancy blue raspberry we can get them in 10 different flavours including popular lemon and obscure watermelon!

6. Milk chocolate jazzies; there’s confusion over the name of these yummy chocolate discs covered in hundreds-and-thousands; are they jazzles, gems or jazz drops? And if you’re Australian they’re ‘chocolate freckles’!

7. Jelly Babies were launched as ‘Peace Babies’ in 1918 to commemorate the end of World War One.

8. Cherry lips; can be either the heavily perfumed retro lips that hit you with floral soap, or modern cherry flavoured gummy lips. Either are great at a wedding!

9. Love hearts were first produced as a Christmas cracker filler in the 1950s. Princess Diana was honoured with a personalised pack when she visited the factory in 1990, with names including ‘Prince William’ and ‘Prince Harry’ on each sweet. We can’t promise that, but we can guarantee your guests will have fun passing each other messages on the dance floor!

10. Shrimps are foamy hard marshmallow raspberry shrimp shaped oddities, or why not try their best friend the humble foam banana!

Your tastebuds will be tingling and your memory taking you back now we’ve talked you through our top 10 sweets! Whether or not you agree or disagree with our choices, the good news is you can choose your own favourites in all our sweet packages, why not visit us and test our sweetie knowledge? We reckon we’ll find that sugary memory for you, no matter how obscure!

Come to Stand E12 at the North West Wedding Fair 26th-28th September and enter our competition to win a sweetie table buffet for 75 people, worth £145! (T’s & C’s apply). For more information like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.