(Closed) Canadian Poutine-Loving Brides!

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: What do ya think?
    Poutine & Mini Donut Food Trucks FTW! : (54 votes)
    45 %
    Ditch the Poutine, get Food Truck that serves normal person food (you've never tried a poutine!) : (17 votes)
    14 %
    Hire a caterer that costs a billion dollars. : (10 votes)
    8 %
    Get a cake instead of mini donuts. (Just kidding, this isn't an option) : (5 votes)
    4 %
    Serve lemonade with mini donuts : (14 votes)
    12 %
    I like polls. and mini donuts. : (12 votes)
    10 %
    I'm not Canadian and a poutine sounds terrible. (You've never lived till you've tried poutine.) : (7 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Confused… Your Profile Wedding Info says “Getting Married in Jamaica”

    You found a Poutine Food Truck in Jamaica ??


    Post # 5
    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Ok, that makes more sense.

    I get wanting to have a “personalized stamp” on one’s Wedding.

    Poutine & Donuts as the main menu items tho for the Reception … I think I’d have a hard time digesting as a Guest (literally)

    They are “fun” as sides… (Poutine or Donuts could easily be your late night snack)… And that would be cool

    But I don’t see them as the main fare

    Especially so as you will having your Reception run over the Dinner Hour

    I think people still expect to eat a Meal that they are more familiar with (Sit Down – Buffet – or even the newest trend of Heavy Hors d’ouevres or Appys would be better options)

    Honestly, I think that if you have people coming say over the age of 35 or so, they aren’t going to be on board with the Poutine thing…

    In so much as most people around 40 give up their pursuit of Junk Food as a “Meal” Category… and start to eat a lot healthier… and the older the Guests, then this just multiplies.

    Don’t get me wrong… even at my age, I LOVE Poutine… but it is like a once a year thing.  And still it leaves a big old nasty feeling in the pit of my tummy… all those deep fried chips, combined with melted cheese and hot gravy.  Yummy… BUT about an hour after I’ve ate this meal, I soooo wish I hadn’t and I am very uncomfortable !!

    Like I ate a BRICK !!

    Now add in the element of having a Food Truck to begin with ???

    Seriously you see your Guest cheerfully lining up to get Poutine ??

    Visions of Mom & Dad, Gramma, etc they are all going to be chowing down on Poutine… from some Food Truck you have parked outside your venue ??

    IMO, Poutine & Donuts not terribly healthy (or appetizing) if you ask me… and KNOWING Guests most often talk about Food when they go to a Wedding… I’d be looking to something a lot more “middle of the road” than running the risk of offending people, and having them leave

    You have to remember that the Ceremony is all about the B&G… and that the Reception is all about the Guests !!

    — — —

    In regards to Wedding Cake.  No one says you have to have cake… so you are right on that front.

    BUT you should know that your $ 1000 number is a bit out there… one can easily have a nice cake for a lot less.

    The basic 3 Layer White Cake with White Buttercream Frosting for 100 (and we had lots of leftovers) cost Mr TTR & I just over $ 200.

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 7
    1149 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

    @Brittanyg20:  go for it! We had mix of Swedes, Brits and Canucks at our wedding and we served poutine, pizza and cake as a late night snack and everyone loved it! 

    Post # 8
    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    As for the Cake… sounds like a good plan.

    Cause… Throwing out food I sooo get where that doesn’t make sense.


    Throwing out money doesn’t make much sense either (at least in my world)

    I think your vision with the Poutine Food Truck as it applies to you is awesome

    As it applies to your Guests just not thought thru far enough

    You are going to be paying as you say a MINIMUM of $ 1000 + $ 250 = $ 1250

    I just have a feeling that your Poutine Truck guy will be making out like a bandit… cause I cannot see where all 100 people are going to want to eat Fries or Poutine at a Wedding as the Main Fare

    If he feeds half that… 50 People… he’d be making $ 20 a head… lol, that is a H3ll of a lot of money to pay for Poutine in my book !!


    Post # 11
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I love the idea but think you need to add something else to round out your offerings. Can you do something fresh like a healthy taco truck? 

    Post # 12
    10588 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I love poutine, but when my only options are poutine and donuts I wouldn’t be feeling too good.  I love the idea for late night, but not for dinner.


    Another thing to consider, many people who are Girlfriend also have issues with dairy.  If you know your guests are fine that way, great!  Otherwise doing special cheesecakes for them might be a waste.

    Post # 14
    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    First thoughts when seeing a poutine food truck? YUM! Personally,  I wouldn’t have a problem with eating only poutine for supper. We have some really awesome “chip wagons” (aha that’s everyone in my area calls food trucks dedicated to mainly fries/poutine) in our area and it’s normal for people to just get a large poutine and eat that as a meal. It can be super filling. Maybe it’s just super popular in our area, but I could definitely see guests lining up at a food truck for poutine! It’s a really common supper once the chip wagon opens in the spring and there’s always a huge line (and we live in a small town).

    I do agree though that guests with digestive issues or who aren’t used to eating foods like that all the time will probably want some other kind of ‘fresh’ food to cut the grease. I think a salad bar is a good idea. I don’t really know if you need an additional food truck though.

    I also think the donut idea is great (: we were looking into getting a beavertail truck, but decided to do a dessert buffet of french pastries from our favourite local bakery instead. The beavertail truck was going to be about $1500 because they need to guarantee a certain amount of sales/people. I think the donut idea would be really awesome too.

    Post # 15
    2008 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I LOVE poutine!  With that said, I won’t be able to dance like crazy with a belly full of poutine!  I’ll probably want to take a nap, especially if it’s a dinner-sized portion of poutine.  I think you need something to lighten it up a bit.  Maybe a salad bar inside?  Or a taco truck?  Would a different poutine truck cost less and then you could have two trucks?

    Post # 16
    678 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I love it as an idea for a side… but if I saw that was the ONLY food available, I would be like “Ack!” Just stealing a few fries from someone else’s plate makes me feel so yucky now (darn healthy eating habits!) 

    You have a pretty big crowd coming, so I think it’s worth investing in at least one other option (food truck or otherwise!) If I were in this situation I would probably be prioritizing food over alcohol (but that’s just me and knowing my guests). I need to eat well first before I can drink 🙂

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