Post # 1
Hi there! Hope you are all doing well. My fiance and I are evaluating our catering options at the moment, and right now we’re leaning towards having a food truck – so cheap and delicious!
I was wondering if there was anyone out there that had a food truck at their reception dinner, and how the flow of the wedding typically went?
The wedding I’ve been to have typically been plated, so a lot of time is spent sitting and chatting and digesting – so dinner is definitely never less than an hour. I’m worried with a food truck that folks might just sit, stand, scarf it down and then we’ll have a lot of time between dinner and the following events.
I suppose people can always just drink and eat more, but just wanted to see how it went for others.
Post # 3
We’re thinking about having a food truck as well! If all your food is going to be from a food truck, maybe pick 2 or 3 different ones and have them pull up in a semi-circle and announce to everyone that foods available outside at a certain time during the reception and then people can come and go as they please between dancing and eating!
Post # 4
I have never seen this and now I want to cancel all my plans and do this!!! OMG!
Please DOOO this
Post # 5
I’ve seen this as a late nigth snack, but never for dinner. I really like the idea though. I think it would flow pretty well depending how large of a guest count you have. Maybe have them pre-make a few things, so the line moves fast.
Post # 6
Thanks all! We’ll have about 125 guests, so I think we’re going to do two trucks (they recommended ~75 people per truck to keep the lines manageable). Its a good idea to see if there are dishes that they can premake so it doesn’t stall.
I like hte idea of just leaving the timing open vs. having an official sit down time. We were thinking of calling up 1-2 tables at a time so they can get plated and sit down,but leaving the time open is nice since it keeps things more casual.
I was also thinking of maybe doing one truck that does a starter, while the other could do the entree, that way people will try both 🙂 still have to get the truck idea approved by the venue… fingers crossed!
Post # 7
Rachel, from Heart of Light blog, did this for her wedding. I would check out her blog, because she gave detailed plans on what they were doing and then the re-cap. Maybe you could get some ideas on how to make it run smoothly!
Post # 8
I am having the “food truck guy” cook in the alley next to us. So no truck but all his equiptment is out there. My main concern was lines and people gettting thier food. My guy will have 4 cooks and they will pre cook the meat (on site during cocktail hour) so that when people get their tacos they are “made to order” We are having 256 guests!!! I am hoping things run smoothly!!!
Post # 9
We are having a food truck cater the dinner and a regular catering company do appetizers and a coffee station during cake. We are having 75-100 guests, and what we are doing is having tables called up to the truck by number with the exception of our elderly or otherwise less mobile guests 🙂 We will have the catering company that is handling apps and coffee provide a server for those guests only.
I’m so excited about this! We almost just did a more traditional wedding buffet, but I think the food truck will add fun and decoration to the party!
Post # 11
Lucky, My venue said no, It’s on a main street and could be dangerous 8[
Post # 12
Here is a great blog that has all things food truck wedding related.
We also run a food truck, so if you have questions, ask away. We will help in any way that we can.