Anyway, when I was researching them, I realised that they wouldn't be as cheap as I originally thought - even if you get all the containers and things for next to nothing, you still have to buy a shed load of sweets - and that can end up being really expensive!
I saw this on Style Me Pretty - wouldn't it be a a really cute alternative to a sweetie buffet?
It's a Make Your Own Cupcake Bar - you provide plain cupcakes, several different kinds of frosting (buttercream? Vanilla? Chocolate? One in your wedding colours?) and a couple of different toppings (hundreds and thousands? Chopped nuts? Chocolate chips?) and your guests can frost and top their own cakes!
I really love this idea - although we probably wont be having it at our wedding because, like I said earlier, we already have dessert and wedding cake.
I suppose you could use it as a favour idea - that would be quite fun. Or maybe even as the dessert for any children that attend?
[all photos from Stylemepretty.com]