(Closed) Pizza truck wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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2213 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

A pizza truck for the main meal sounds amazing to me!  Of course, I could eat pizza like 3 times a week if it were left up to me.

In regards to rain:  is there an overhang anywhere at your reception site?  Or, if you’re really worried, and there is no overhang, perhaps you could you rent a tent for the pizza truck to park under?

Many people JUST have appetizers, desserts and drinks for their wedding.  You are hiring them for a service; don’t go in with the attitude that you’re asking a lot of them just because you already have the main meal covered.  They will charge you accordingly for what they’re providing, and there’s nothing wrong with getting different foods from different vendors. Obviously, you’ll need to mention the truck so they know what’s going on with the flow of the event, but I don’t think it needs to be presented as a problem.

Post # 4
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405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Pizza trucks are not super fast, so I would worry about some guest being finished eating before the rest have even gotten a pizza. I also would not risk not having any entrees to server if it rains. You cannot predict the weather and it would just be one more added stress as you approach the 10-day forcast before your wedding.

Also, I don’t see how this will be feasable. Most venues have a list of caterers that you have to choose from (in our case, there are 6 caterers I could choose from and those 6 sign a yearly contract with the venue to be an exclusive caterer b/c they get good reviews and know the kitchen). So finding a venue that will let you use two caterers (traditional and the pizza truck) might be tricky. If you do find a place without these restrictions (say a barn your family owns or a local park) I don’t see how you’ll convince a caterer to do everything but cook the entree b/c it would mean wasting a day where they could have made money on a full service.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The “no service in a downpour” for me would be the deal-breaker. It’s not like the difference between having an outdoor ceremony and lining up a Plan B space in the same venue if it rains; this is a pretty major Plan B you’d have to come up with, or risk not having a main course for your guests, and you’d not know exactly what the weather was going to do until it was too late to cut back on your Plan B offerings from an alternate caterer.  I’d have a more traditional caterer do the main meal, and have the pizza trucks as a late night snack.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Yum! A pizza truck sounds so fun! A little greasy/salty but FUN FUN FUN!

Post # 7
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808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We used a pizza food truck for our wedding, but they just parked in back and brought the pizzas in for the buffet. THey did the food, and I had a few folks hired to be our “catering staff”, to do everything else.  Was a huge hit with the guests!  PM me if you have questions….

The pizza was very fast….if they have done events before, they will know how to get pizzas out fast.  The wood fired ovens can cook a full pizza in 4 minutes. 

 

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m not sure how I feel about a pizza truck unless they would set up under a overhang.  You don’t want your GUESTS to be outside during a downpour, right?

Also, be sure to consider Gluten Free/Veggie guests.  I can’t eat meat that’s had antibiotics, so I tend to stick to veggies, and my sister is allergic to wheat.  Maybe your other vendor can provide an alternate veggie/GF/DF option?

Post # 9
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374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We’re doing a pizza truck as well! THey haven’t mentioned anything to me about rain so when I meet with them, I’ll ask them how they handle weather and what they do to ensure they’ll be able to fire up the oven and I’ll let you know. Maybe they do something you could incorporate? 

Also, let me know what you said/did to hire servers! We’re concerned about that element as well and I wasn’t sure I could call a catering company and just hire servers. Maybe there’s a particular company that handles this that we don’t know about haha! 

Post # 11
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279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re doing a pizza truck! Our pizza truck has a clause of “we can’t work in the rain… except for weddings.” So maybe they bring a tent or something? No idea. As for finding a venue, ask the pizza truck themselves if they’ve worked other weddings!

Our pizza truck has the option of gluten free dough. I’m leaving a slot on the RSVP card for people to indicate dietary restrictions. We’ve already selected a cheeseless vegan pizza (which will be potatoes, mushrooms, rosemary, and truffle oil). All of our pizza will be vegetarian, but we have selected ones that we think lots of guests will enjoy. 

I made a post about this last month when we were trying to decide. If you want to read it, here is the link. 🙂 Aside from a few weird comments, everyone was very positive! 

Post # 14
Hostess
11177 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@jerzepi:  I just attended a wedding that did this very same thing so it can be done. They had a caterer do the appetizers, drinks, salad, pasta salad, fruit platter and dessert and the pizza truck.

I am torn on my overall thoughts on this. I thought the pizza was delicious (my favorite mushrooms and truffle oil) and they served gourmet type flavors that really were tasty. My DH, a more pepperoni pizza type guy, absolutely hated it. It was all you can eat BUT the pieces were so small (and thin) that you needed to eat a ton just to start getting full. The biggest issue I had was how long it took to make a pizza (in a brick oven). There was often a line of people waiting for pizza to be cooked and cut and some people just opted out and sat back down, I’m guessing still hungry. Great idea in theory but I’m not entirely sold yet.

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@jerzepi:  

Can’t say that I’ve seen anyone with a pizza truck for their wedding… but this sounds phenomenal. I really love your inspiration for your wedding. Keep us posted on how it comes together!! 🙂

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