Post # 1
Has anyone had a food truck cater your wedding? Did people like it? What were the logistics you considered? I go back and forth on whether it would be realistic for us. We’re having a casual wedding, but I’m not sure if food truck is too casual. I’m also not sure if our venue can accommodate the food truck.
Post # 2
I haven’t personally been to a wedding with a food truck, but I know someone who has and it was awesome – except for the wait. It takes a loooong time for a food truck to feed a lot of people all at once.
Post # 3
I don’t like the idea of sending people outside to get food at a hosted event. The time spent on the line is time that people aren’t present. There’s also a limit to the serving size that a food truck will give people. And it’s very carnival like in my opinion.
Post # 4
craigslistgirl: We are trying to get a truck for our wedding. There are a few trucks in my city that market themselves as wedding caterers. They usually bring the truck to cook, but then they set up a buffet. No long lines. They usually work in partnership with a hospitality service to provide everything you need. It’s just like hiring a caterer, but you get to showcase a truck. I am just finding the menus to be skimpy for the price, but I haven’t lost hope yet.
Post # 5
We had a food truck at our wedding and it worked out great. Ours did full service catering for weddings, so they brought the truck on site, prepared a buffet, and served it under our reception tent. It looked like a fairly traditional wedding spread. If there wasn’t a truck parked out front, nobody would have known that a food truck was catering it. Some of the more established trucks in our area offer catering packages, so that’s something to look out for when you’re researching trucks. Many food truck owners also come from backgrounds in food service and have experience with working larger events, even if they have never done a wedding in their food truck before.
Post # 6
What a PP said sounds good, for catering, but standing in lines and having to go outside (weather dependent) wouldn’t be something I would want to do.
Post # 7
I think this would only work well for a very casual wedding. Many people place food trucks into the casual grab-and-go category which is great for a backyard wedding but isn’t a consistent feel for a more upscale wedding.
Post # 8
Thanks for the responses! Like I said, the wedding will be casual, but I don’t want the food to be TOO casual. I also want the guests to have a pleasant experience. Still thinking it over!
Post # 9
Commenting because I’m also considering it!
Post # 10
I went to a wedding which had a late night taco truck and it was awesome. I think it’s a great idea.
Post # 11
Personally, I’d take a street taco or a roach-coach chilidog over hotel beef Wellington any day.
You do have to make sure that your venue can accommodate them and you might want to think about how you can minimize the wait-time, such as seeing if you can have several trucks at once, working with the trucks to see if you can pre-order anything so it’s ready, having heavy appetizers (or alcohol) for people to chill with while they wait.
Another option is to have the trucks for just appetizers or just desserts–there are donut trucks and ice-cream trucks and french-fry trucks and…I have to stop now.
Post # 12
We’re having brick oven pizza, which will be similar to food trucks in that they will prepare outside and set up a buffet. The fact that it’s more artisan style will make up for the fact that it is casual grub. <br />TOO casual would be us ordering Domino’s and setting pizza boxes out. I’d say as long as you’re sure the food is delicious, and there won’t be long lines, it’s really no different than having your guests line up by table to get food from a buffet. Good food = happy guests. Period.
Post # 13
I love food trucks they always have the best food lol
Post # 14
I would love love love this idea at mine! The only issue is that there will be SO MUCH FOOD at the cocktail hour, dinner, and dessert, I feel that it’s a bit overkill. I was initially thinking of having one park in the hotel lot, so once the shuttles went from the venue to the hotel, they would have some kind of food truck there waiting. It probably wouldn’t be the worst idea to have it there late into the night since basically the whole wedding will be drinking after at the hotel bar LOL