Post # 1
My girl happily mentioned a retro food truck idea for the wedding; I’m proposing come December! So, I like this fun idea because every year we attend as many carnivals as we can and always have fun!
Now, this puts a total twist on the traditional, wait in line and be hungry buffet, creates a more lighthearted & fun atmosphere, more cost-effective I assume.
this allows the opportuntiy to mix different cuisuines, feed a lot of people quickly, and fits in with our passion for antiques etc. so it’s totally us. I saw some cool pics of food trucks in vintage Airstreams and in my mind, this sounds like a good idea.
so please chime in, weighing out some pros and cons. We would combine this with our rustic, barn wedding venue idea.
Post # 2
That sounds awesome! Not sure if it will be cheaper especially if you’re getting more than one but it sounds fun! Sorry not much help, just wanted to say how cool I think it would be.
Post # 3
It definitely sounds fun but I think it works better as a late-night snack than the actual meal. Of course, it depends on the number of guests you are going to have as well as the venue (outside? inside?) and area. Some places will require a permit to allow the food truck to park there. Anticipate long lines as well.
Post # 4
You should totally do it! We did a food truck wedding and it turned out very well. Guests raved about the food. IMO the quality of food we got from the truck was better than the traditional wedding caterers we looked at. Our truck actually did a buffet, but the truck was parked on site for cooking and prep. All the trucks we contacted were more than happy to work with us, and several even had wedding catering packages already created. You will need to make sure that your venue allows food trucks, however. Some will have strict limits on the caterers you can use.
Post # 5
Pros: it’s really unique; lots of variety in cuisine; no waiting in line for a single buffet; even if the guests have to wait in line at a truck, the option to move around to different trucks makes it more interactive and potentially less boring
Cons: cost potential (could end up being more expensive than a regular buffet); guests may end up waiting in line, as mentioned above, for any given food truck depending on how many trucks you rent and how many guests you have
That’s all I can really come up with. If you can swing it cost-wise, I think it would be a great idea.
Post # 6
cb450k7: The only thing I foresee being an issue is that you will actually have to wait in line and be hungry with these foodtrucks. We were just at an event w/food trucks and it took almost 10-15 minutes from the time we ordered to the time our food was done and ready. I think you would need to discuss w/them how long their preparation time takes and if there can be pre-made stuff thats ready to go (but still hot and delicious).
Post # 7
cb450k7: I too would be concerned about lines due to the food truck being able to have prepared foods on hand and ready to heat and serve. They typically are not equipped to handle quick, large scale roll outs. I like the idea of it being a late night snack instead.
Post # 8
cb450k7: I love this idea! We just went to a wedding that had one food truck in August. I’d estimate they had about 150 people (not completely sure). The DJ called out table numbers to go get food. We were one of the last tables and it wasn’t too big of a deal to wait. The bar was open and I was happily sipping wine and chatting with friends while we waited.
Post # 9
If you were going to do a food truck, you might consider having platters of appys to start and a more casual non-formal sit down dinner like this wedding: http://apracticalwedding.com/2015/03/at-home-wedding-under-7k/
Post # 10
you bees are awesome!
all things to take into consideration. I’m also proud to announce I will be up and walking mid-Oct. or so. I can propose walking normally come Dec.! funny, I was more worried about that than my personal health.
let’s keep the replies coming, please
Post # 11
up and walking 😉 not running but should be in due time. man, a little slower recovery than I thought.