Mark and I are in England, visiting his family and friends who live here (his family moved to the U.S. when he was 4). Hopefully most of them will be able to make the wedding, but we will see what the economy does. I was thinking today while we were out running that it is really fun for couples in multi-locality relationships like ours to integrate that into their wedding, and one thing that occured to me was to somehow use English chocolate. We both love some of the varities of candy bars here, and I was thinking that it would be so fun to have a candy buffet that featured some American candy and some English candy. So now I'm toying with the idea of a buffet filled with (fun size) Flake and Aero and Twirl bars and the Terry's Orange Chocolate Slices and maybe some Cadbury Creme Eggs. I do suspect this is a ploy on my part to get to have a ton of leftover chocolate.
If we don't do a buffet, we might do what my sister did - have candy as a centerpiece on the tables (although probably not name the tables after the candy, because that seemed to confuse some people), and try to make sure the more American tables got the English candy and the English tables got the American candy.
There is also the favors route - stick a thank you note on a bar of chocolate or box some candies up into a little plastic box with a note and put them at every table. If it was somehow cost
My only other way to incorporate it would be to put it in the out-of-town bags - everybody gets like, an Aero bar and a Cadbury egg and a Reese's peanut butter cup and some Hershey's kisses.
So what are you favorite candies that are distinctly English or American? And if we serve Cadbury Creme Eggs in October, will people think we've saved them from Easter? (They are available year round here! They would be fresh!)