As the end of July looms, it’s safe to say that summer wedding season is in full swing. You’ve probably already been invited to at least one wedding over the past few months, and if you haven’t you most likely know someone who has. You might even be the lucky bride or groom, looking forward to celebrating your own nuptials in the next few months and searching for ideas on how to make your day extra special. So, here at All Occasion Sweet Shop, we thought now would be a great time to help you out and show you how we can help make your wedding day - or that of a family member or friend - extra special.

Sweets are a popular wedding trend at the moment, and our selection of all things sugary can be used to make really original wedding favours for your guests. Why not browse our range of retro sweets and get creative? All you need to do is fill small glass jars with your favourite sweet treats and tie around a pretty ribbon and you have a stunning, simple wedding favour that will keep your guests smiling all day. Our Haribo Friendship Rings and Heart Throb Sweet tubs are ideal choices for the wedding theme.

Why not make the favours extra special and make a personalised tag to stick on the jar? Include your guest’s name, the name of the bride and groom and the date of the wedding, and everyone will have a souvenir of the day to keep when the sweets have long since been eaten (and trust us, that won’t take long!) Rock My Wedding has a great supplier section for hunting out the best wedding stationers. You could even choose sweets that fit in with the colour theme of your wedding. If it’s purple you’re going for, our Giant Parma Violets would be ideal, and our Giant Swirly Lollipops will make a colourful addition to any summer wedding. Alternatively, our own range of pre-made wedding favours would be a great idea, with your choice of sweets packed into a dainty organza bag, you can choose from Mini Lovehearts, Flying Saucers, and many more!

Why not impress your guests with a sweet cart at your wedding reception? This could be your chance to really inject some personality and fun into your day. The carts are easily available to hire, and with some well thought out decoration this could be the feature that gives your wedding the wow factor. Our selection of pick ‘n’ mix sweets would be a perfect addition, including a range of classic sweets like Lion’s Midget Gems and Barratt Fruit Salads, as well as family favourites like Millions and Haribo. Create the retro sweet shop look by putting the sweets in glass jars and providing silver scoops and paper bags so that your guests can help themselves. It’s also a really good way to keep the kids entertained! You could decorate the cart with bunting and even photographs of the happy couple, so that your sweet cart becomes a real talking point at your reception.

Our hampers make perfect wedding gifts too! If the bride and groom have a sweet tooth, our Congratulations Retro Sweet Hamper is guaranteed put a smile on their faces. Available in two sizes and complete with balloons and banners as well as the amazing range of retro sweets, a hamper would be a really unique way to say congratulations to the happy couple. Our hampers and jars would also make thoughtful thank you gifts for your wedding party.

If you like the sound of any of these ideas, have a look at our retro sweets selection and let your imaginations run wild- our American sweets range offer some great options too! Remember to have some fun with it and to really let your personalities shine through! Make sure you send us pictures and stories of how we helped to make your day even sweeter (sorry!) And, most importantly, if you’re getting married this summer a huge congratulations from all of us here at All Occasions Sweet Shop!