This food truck trend could be a lot of fun for you and your wedding guests, but it could be a lot of headache for everyone also. The key is to either do it right or don’t do it at all. So her eare some tips:
Food Trucks are not good as your only reception food UNLESS you have a ratio of guests PER TRUCK so the lines and the wait for food won’t be long. Example: Bride had 150 guests and 2 food trucks - the disaster was that dinner took around 3 HOURS! The food trucks couldn’t handle it even on a limited menu.
Food Trucks are great as a late night snack. It is really helpful and suprising for guests to be dancing all night and then see a food tuck for ice cream, donunts or coffee truck pull up! Especially since some of your guests may have left and these are quick and easy for Food Trucks.
Caterers help make things look nice. A good caterer comes with china, flatware, glassware, linens and a little bit of decoration. If you tell them what your wedding theme is they usually have little signs to match your theme so the guests know what food they are eating.
Caterers have great food at the same time serving great food in a timely manner. I know food trucks sometimes have some great food, but when they are overworked the food quality starts to diminish. Caterers are used to working with a lot of people so the first plate tastes the same as the last plate.
Just a tip, if you can’t afford a caterer and you can’t afford to have enough food trucks per your guest count to make it managable and enjoyable for your guests then don’t have a reception. Host a cocktail hour after your wedding and then be whisked off to your honeymoon.
Who says you have to have a reception after? Catch a flight instead!
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