Post # 1
In case it’s relevant, we are expecting about 100 guests and this is taking place in a smallish community hall type setting. Not formal but not blue jeans casual either.
Ok, so I was originally planning to self cater most of my wedding and have a food truck for only the meat. Now I’m thinking I’d rather not rely on family for so much and might have 2 food trucks to cater most of the meal. However, that does not quite cover the variety of food I want. So now I’m thinking maybe we could handle setting up fruit and veggie trays, cheese/crackers (that type of simple and easy to prepare thing) inside, with the 2 food trucks outside. But I’m trying to picture how the flow would be for the day. Do the guests go outside, get plates from the food trucks, then come back inside to get the items we prepared, then sit down? Is that too confusing? Wanting to keep this wedding affordable and fun (not too stressful) but also keep the variety I was hoping for.
Would love to hear your opinions on the above scenario and also your experience in general with a food truck wedding.
Post # 2
food trucks do have a variety. i would contact one and see if you can afford one before you plan for 3.
100 people over 4-5 hours might not be worth it to them.
Post # 3
Agreed with PP – 100 people for 2 food trucks may not be a good use of their time and resources, so it would be worthwhile to reach out sooner, rather than later.
I also think you’ll have a struggle with timing — it takes a while for food trucks to prepare food, so some of your guests may end up waiting in line for an hour just to order their food. Personally, I’d be miffed by that.
Post # 4
To clarify, 1 food truck is already booked. I’m debating on trying to add a 2nd food truck, but good points it might not be worth it to them for only 100 people between 2 trucks. I’m a little worried about the wait time, which is another reason why I thought it might be better to have 2 trucks.
Post # 5
I’ve seen it where the food trucks actually set up the food stations inside…that would be better for people all around. We have food trucks come to our work, and the lines get really long, and I’d be annoyed waitingin a 20+ person line for my food at a wedding as it’d take so long!
Post # 6
My cousin had a taco truck at her wedding and it was great! She had the truck outside (obviously) and there was a station with related foods (toppings and side dishles) just inside the door so guests went outside to get their tacos and came back in to get their side items. I think the DJ called table numbers to keep the lines reasonable. And there were chips/salsa on the individual tables. It was a hit!
Post # 7
kleaga : thanks, glad to hear it went well! 🙂