(Closed) If you were my guest, which would you prefer (POLL)

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: If you were my guest (immediate family), which would you prefer

    Food Truck

    Private Caterer

    Family Made Meal

  • Post # 2
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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    fromatoz :  I would go for a private caterer if I could afford it. Totally stress free. It’s nice your family have offered and I get it is close family and friends etc, but if it were me, I wouldn’t have to want to stress / even think about food or want my family to have to do any work on the big day! To me, it would be an ideal time to kick back and just enjoy the company of my nearest and dearest.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

    Private caterer. Thats assuming the meal tastes just as good as the food truck or better. Taste is important to us. Rather have a good meal I enjoy from a food truck than dry chicken from a private caterer. Even if they offered I still wouldn’t want to put the burden of cooking or serving on my family for this occasion.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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    fromatoz :  The food truck options sound the most tasty, so that was my vote! But private catering would be second 🙂 

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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I had a very small destination wedding with just family at a beach villa. We hired a private chef to come out to the house to cook on site. He brought a waiter, tables, chairs, table linens, dishes, glassware, etc. it was great. We had a nice low-key and relaxing, but still fancy meal. 

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

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    fromatoz :  I’ll go against the grain and say the homecooked meal. The catered meals that I’ve had don’t hold a candle to grandma’s cooking and I feel like having to go and get food from a truck might be awkward (though I don’t have any experience with food truck weddings). Homecooked meals/potlucks are the norm for big events in my family, so it wouldn’t surprise me a bit. And if your family is anything like my family, they love to cook, it’s how they show their love, and wouldn’t view it as a burden at all. 

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper

    I usually advise against cooking yourself for a wedding, even though normally I love to cook. But in this case I think it’s an entirely do-able option especially considering 1. It is a small intimate guest list 2. relatives have expressed not only a willingness to pitch in and cook but an eagerness to. Some people (including myself) truly enjoy cooking and love cooking for loved ones/ showing off fave dishes/trying new recipes etc 3. you have a cabin so presumably a kitchen for this option to work, so this also solves the problem of keeping food warm or cold. 

    But I think food trucks are awesome. And we had a terrific caterer for our own wedding. So in your case I think all three options are good ones. 

    Post # 9
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    Here’s my personal opinion. It’s just that though. Go with your heart. I personally would go with the food truck you cut the cost, have an extensive menu and everyone is happy. People love to talk a big game but when it is time to deliver aka cook people will be complaining. Everyone has ideal visions of how it’s going to be so easy but it never is. People will be in formal wear, they will have their own personal issues to deal with that day. Take the stress of the unknown out of the equation, it may cost more to do the food truck but I believe it will be worth every cent to have piece of mind on your day. This is my opinion just because I’m a bit of a perfectionist and people always overpromise and tend to under-deliver through various reasons, I’m not complaining but trying to be realisitic. The reasons are always very understandable, but I could not have a peaceful day if my wedding food was in the hands of my family. lol.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I wouldn’t do food truck. My work does them a lot, and it takes a while to get the food. I woudn’t want to wait very long after ordering. I lean towards carter since that is a less stress option. 

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I would still lean against making it yourselves, even though its a smaller guest list. I’d probably do the food truck, and then do a home cooked meal for apps/dessert or maybe the RD/brunch the next day.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

    Both the food truck or the private caterer are great ideas. I wouldn’t feel right asking famiy to cook food at our wedding.

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper

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    fromatoz :  Cooking is definitely a ‘love language’ in our family as well. Anytime we’re having family come visit us or friends’ get together etc, immediately I’m thinking what to cook for them and I’m making grocery lists and menus- and it’s not a chore, I love doing it. I also love pot lucks and deciding what to bring for them.  

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