Increasing in popularity for weddings because let’s face why not have the food you LOVE. Eye-catching food trucks aren’t just for festival themed nuptials. At client weddings this year we’ve had food and drink trucks as a talking point for the drinks reception and a fun evening food option.
For this food truck wedding guide, I caught up with Feast It, the Airbnb of the event catering world, to get the lowdown on hiring a food truck for your wedding. Having organised the catering of over 5000 weddings in the last 12 months, CEO Digby Vollrath gives us the inside scoop on top tips for your perfect food truck wedding.
Make sure you nail the logistics
First things first, can your food truck access your wedding venue? “This might sound like a no-brainer but in amongst all the excitement of your wedding planning, it’s the technical bits that get lost in all the noise,” explains Digby. “98% of the time this is never an issue, but make sure to check with your venue to see whether they have height restrictions, adequate space and even the correct power points so your supplier can get things cooking. We don’t want your guests having their dinner served from a car park now do we!”
Think about the size of your guest list
“Your food truck supplier will help you to estimate how many servings you’ll need but it’s also important to have some insight into how many guests will be attending before you agree to any formal wedding food truck bookings,” Digby tells us. “Don’t get me wrong, most of the food trucks on Feast It are used to huge crowds at mammoth festivals, but the team will still need to order in stock for your menu and would hate for you to pay for excess food or even worse – someone going hungry!”
Consider how the season can impact your food truck arrangements
Whilst searching for your dream wedding food truck, keep the season of your celebration in mind. “What time of year it is could impact your wedding menu; for example, if you’re having a summer wedding, your chosen supplier could be more than happy to incorporate local, seasonal ingredients into your menu such as fresh fruits, zingy greens and ripe meats. If your wedding is falling in autumn or winter, these ‘low season’ dates can really play to your advantage as many food trucks can become much more affordable in these slower months.”
Plan your wedding food truck around your theme
Next in this food truck wedding guide is keeping to a theme. “A great way to start the hunt for your perfect wedding food truck is by considering your theme,” Digby advises. “Don’t be vague by starting your search with just ‘street food’ in mind, help yourself out by tying the food you want into your wider wedding day theme! If you’re throwing a festival wedding, you may want to have a food truck that looks a little vintage to compliment your big day aesthetic rather than a boldly coloured VW van. Are you paying homage to your Italian heritage? Then take a look at the incredible selection of Italian food trucks out there serving delicious pizzas and arancini!”
Ask the food truck supplier how they are willing to personalise your menu
“Our creative food truck suppliers spend their time travelling around the country cooking up a storm, and jump at the opportunity to make a wedding meal that is tweaked to your liking and a little bit different. Why not take your incredible wedding menu to new heights by working with your caterer to personalise your menu. If you have two main dishes, why not name them after yourself and your lovely new life partner!? These small little details make all the difference to making your big day feel a little more special and our incredible selection of wedding food truck suppliers are more than happy to get a little creative with you!”
If you’re ready to start browsing food trucks for your wedding, take a look at the huge directory on Feast It here.