Food Truck Weddings Are Becoming More And More Popular Nowadays — And For Good Reason

Weddings

Have you ever imagined having your wedding catered by a food truck? Heck, maybe that is some people’s dream. Dream or not, more and more couples are getting their weddings catered by mobile catering trucks. When you think about how great food truck food is, and the amount of money you could be saving, it really is a no-brainer.

While some folks might be wondering if weddings being catered by food trucks is just a trend, these same folks should be pondering this question: Is saving money a trend? Realistically, getting a wedding catered by a mobile kitchen is a smart option, because of the money factor alone.

Sign up to receive the FoodTruckr Newsletter and we’ll throw in our free guide: 6 Free Social Media Tools to Get People Talking About Your Food Truck.

According to foodrevolt.com, hiring a food truck could save a couple around $3,500. If you could save $3,500 (yes, $3,500!), why wouldn’t you? That money could go toward the honeymoon, or it could simply stay in the bank. Nonetheless, that is a lot of dough.

Here’s the logic they used for that one:

“The average American wedding is running about $66 dollars per guest for reception catering so if you’re running the average number of guests, then you’re looking at around $8,844 in spend.  You should be able to negotiate $20 a guest for the night which would put you at $5,360 for two trucks…saving you around $3,500 bucks!”

So, if you think saving money is a trend, then, sure, maybe food-truck-catered weddings are also a trend.

The best part about the food truck industry — well, one of the best parts, that is — is the fact that there is so much variety. When thinking of a lunch truck, most people probably think of the traditional hot dog stand, or a taco truck, but there are so many unique concepts that also call the food truck industry home. Heck, the crazier the meal, the better. By the way, there is nothing wrong with hot dog stands or taco trucks — we 100 percent support them and the delicious food they have to offer.

Weddings

Twitter

As foodrevolt.com points out, a good wedding is all about setting the mood, and a lunch truck completely helps out in the ambiance department. Getting a food truck to cater a wedding is considered cool nowadays, and it can also display to the guests that the act of a wedding is a celebration — and people should have fun at celebrations, and weddings.

You May Also Like...  3 Key Ingredients Food Truck Entrepreneurs Should Focus On This Summer

RELATED: Big John’s Ragin’ Cajun Food Truck Is Providing Fort Wayne, Indiana With Authentic New Orleans Food. If you are ever in Fort Wayne, then you have to make a stop at Big John’s Ragin’ Cajun Food Truck. If nothing else, the pictures in this article will really get your tastebuds going.

Not only is a mobile catering truck delicious and typically cheaper than other options, but it also comes with a flexible eating schedule. There are some pros and cons to this (mostly pros). A flexible eating schedule is a good thing because if someone isn’t hungry, then they can simply eat whenever they want. All they have to do is enter the line of greatness that takes them right to the food truck window. However, a con can come into play if the line gets extremely long. That’s why couples should think about hiring two trucks, especially if there are going to be a lot of people. After all, one food truck can only serve so many people.

Just imagine a food truck showing up late at night to a wedding. Can you picture anything better? The guests — you know, the ones who have been dancing and having a good time — will never be more excited than when they see a food truck showing up at a wedding at night.

If you are on the food truck side of things (aka you are working at the truck), then you are not only getting your name and brand out there — and making good money — but you are helping to make the bride and groom’s day even more special. Really, it’s a win-win for everyone involved.

You May Also Like...  Monday Motivation: Inspiring Quotes For Food Truck Owners

RELATED: Gypsy Express’ Unique Background Is Why The Food Truck Industry Is So Great. But seriously, Gypsy Express’ background is why we love the food truck industry. You have to check out their wonderful story!

Oh yeah, outdoor weddings are amazing, and they really help to set the mood, going back to that whole ambiance thing.

Weddings

Twitter

One of the best things about having food truck weddings is the food. Yes, we have already touched upon the fact that food truck food is to die for, but there are other benefits that revolve around the food. For example, guests of the wedding can have their meals specialized, which will ensure happy customers. Here’s the big thing: If someone has a food allergy, is crushing the paleo diet, doesn’t eat meat, stays away from gluten or whatever it might be, said someone can get all of his/her needs met when he/she actually orders. The alternative isn’t very intriguing, which consists of the bride and groom actually having to worry about each individual’s wants and needs. Basically, food truck weddings are a one-stop shop for everyone.

Having a food truck cater your wedding might not be the most traditional option of all time, but food truck weddings are becoming more and more popular by the day thanks to the convenience they bring to the table. Plus, the food is amazing.

All in all, couples want their special day to be filled with happy memories and happy people. While a food truck can’t make that goal come true on its own, it can certainly take care of everything in the food department. Food trucks are really taking over the wedding scene — and for good reason.

You May Also Like...  How to Run a Food Truck 24: Expand Your Business to Events

To dig your teeth into what FoodTruckr has to offer, make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, and also make sure to check out more content that we bring to the table.

[Featured Image From Twitter]

Recently on FoodTruckr

Flashback Friday: The 10 Commandments Of Customer Relationships We have an extra special treat for FoodTruckrs on this fine fall afternoon, and it is, of course, coming in the form of a Flashback Friday adventure. On Nov. 13, 2013, FoodTruckr did a piece titled...
Why Prospective Mobile Kitchen Owners Should Bring Financing Into The Mix Editor’s Note: Today we’re excited to present a guest post from JSL Financial. JSL Financial specializes in providing hassle-free financing for small and medium sized businesses. You can find out more...
5 FoodTruckr Articles That Will Do You Wonders In The Financing Department If you are trying to enter the food truck industry but can't come up with the necessary funds to make this dream come true, then we have quite the treat for you today. Likewise, if you are struggling ...
Ingredients That Foodies Can’t Get Enough Of We all love food -- that is just one of the facts of life. However, what are some ingredients that foodies can't live without? While everyone's tastebuds are different, there are certain ingredient...
3 Things Food Truck Owners Should Do In The Upcoming Week To Gain More Success It's Sunday, which means a new week is already rearing its head. Therefore, we pose this question: What are you going to do this week to gain more success, food truck owners? As a friendly reminder...
The No. 1 Thing Food Truck Owners Should Consider Doing In 2017 How are you planning on achieving your goals in 2017, food truck owners? Sure, there is still some time left in 2016, which means you might still be trying to figure out what you want to accomplish...
How to Run a Food Truck 08: Show Customers How Much You Care FoodTruckrs, can you believe it? The second unit of our “How to Run a Food Truck” series is coming to a close today! All month long, we’ve been showing you how to satisfy customers with great food, fa...
Quotes That Will Make Food Truck Owners Feel Thankful With Thanksgiving just a day away, we thought now would be the perfect time to share some quotes with food truck owners, quotes that will make owners feel thankful. There is so much to be thankful ...
3 Things That Will Make Or Break Your Food Truck Business As a food truck business owner, you have a lot on your plate (metaphorically and literally). You are not only a chef, but you are likely managing an employee or two on top of that. Plus, you have t...
Food Truck Branding 101: Build a Brand That Rocks We all learned at an early age not to judge a book by its cover, right? That’s bad advice when it comes to brands. On a daily basis, customers are bombarded with advertisements and challenged to make ...
FS010- What you Ought to Know About Food Truck Festivals In this episode of FoodTruckr School we have a very educational chat with Jessica Capistrant, one of the co-founders of the Phoenixville Food Truck Festival in Pennsylvania. Food Truck festival...
How to Run a Food Truck 26: Consider an Expansion Today is an exciting day here at FoodTruckr—we’re wrapping up the “How to Run a Food Truck” series with a final lesson on one of the biggest undertakings a food truck owner can embark upon! Before ...
8 Great Benefits Shopify POS Offers FoodTruckrs In honor of the release of The Food Truck Growth Kit, we thought it would be cool to spend some time today talking about our brand new partner—Shopify POS. We’ve been big fans of the team at Shopif...
Simple Ways To Gain New Food Truck Customers This Summer You can never have too many customers in the food truck industry. That would be like saying you have too much money. In the spirit of that thinking, below you will find some simple ways to gain new...
FS030: Changing the World One Taco at a Time – with Cayla of Taco Bike In today's episode, we've got another amazing food truck alternative for you: Taco Bike. Cayla Mackey brings organic, local, sustainable breakfast tacos to the Nashville community, all from the back o...

About the Author

Jeremy

Jeremy Adams is the President/CEO of Prestige Food Trucks, which is the world's leading custom food truck manufacturer. In his current role as President/CEO, Jeremy manages dozens of employees, interacts with clients, and maintains a healthy relationship with all of his business partners. Since Prestige, Jeremy has launched many other successful companies.

Love it? Share it: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter