(Closed) Retro food trucks for wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 2
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
342 posts
Helper bee

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
2684 posts
Sugar bee

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
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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
5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
3725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
570 posts
Busy bee

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. 

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