If you’ve ever seen food trucks advertised on the Food Network, you know how much people adore them for their tasty treats and delicious grub. Some brides are even taking these trucks off the streets and into their wedding reception! (Smart brides if you ask me). Food trucks serve as a great, unique alternative to catering and a popular option for late-night wedding snacks. They are also a great way of incorporating the local cuisine of your wedding destination. Tacos, burgers and ice cream at a wedding? I’m definitely in. I’ve got everything you need to know about having these one-of-a-kind food trucks at your wedding.
Consider your wedding style
Food trucks give off a super casual vibe, so if you’re planning on elegant, royal nuptials with a wide array of fine meal options, you may want to stick to traditional dining. However, Mother Nature Network suggested if you can’t have the truck during the reception, place it where the guests will send off the bride and groom, giving the guests a parting gift of delicious food.
If you’re going for a more casual, outdoor affair, food trucks are right up your alley. Intimate Weddings shared that because many trucks are small businesses, they can often cater to your personal menu preferences and customized service. And the best part? Food trucks often offer lower prices than traditional catering.
What’s your wedding season?
If you’re getting married in the winter, you may not want to have guests venture outside to get their food. But if you can find a way to get that food truck inside, hey, go for it! These catering options usually work best for weddings in the spring, summer or fall. The Knot suggested serving up some cool treats like ice pops or slushies if you have a summer wedding to keep your guests nice and cool – and ready to continue dancing the night away.
Count your guests
According to The Knot, food trucks are capable of feeding a lot of people pretty quickly. However, it’s still going to take some time for your guests to wait in line and receive their food. One food truck per every 75 guests should do the trick.
Have a spot to park
Before you look into a food truck at your nuptials, make sure there will be a place to park the food haven. Make sure there’s enough space for your guests to stand in line and wait for their food to arrive.
Are you considering having a food truck at your wedding? Share your thoughts with us, we’d love to hear from you!