Well, summer is over, so it’s goodbye to warm nights and ocean breezes — and hello to wedding season! There are lots of new trends plastered on Pinterest for couples looking to get creative, from Wild West and Downton Abbey-themed weddings to environmentally friendly favors and farm-to-table bouquets.
In another surprising twist on tradition, many couples are turning to food trucks to handle their catering. And for good reason. For one thing, they’re way more affordable than a traditional catered dinner. Depending on the size of your wedding and what kind of food you serve, your cost can run anywhere from $50 to $70 per person. Go the food truck route and you’re looking at approximately $10 to $20 per person for a comparable menu. The presentation will be less elegant, of course, but for many couples that’s actually a plus. For others, the savings are just too compelling to ignore.
But there are other benefits to having a food truck wedding. The food tends to be a lot fresher — because it hasn’t been prepared way in advance, it generally hasn’t been sitting under a heat lamp for hours. And food trucks can customize their menus based on your specific preferences. From trendy Thai fusion and organic greens to gourmet grilled cheese and alcoholic ice cream (yes, it’s a thing), they offer a lot more variety than the standard “beef or chicken” option. They’re often flexible about accommodating other preferences as well, whether it’s napkins, plates and decorations that match your color scheme or menu items named after your wedding party.
Because every wedding is unique, food trucks offer a range of service combinations: dinner and late night snacks, appetizers and dinner, or even appetizers, dinner and dessert. They can cater your bachelor or bachelorette party, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner too. If you’re looking to cut costs and create fun new traditions, having a food truck at your wedding could be a match made in heaven.