After the initial shock and excitement of getting engaged wears off, the wedding planning and decision-making start to set in. Location, timing, who’s going to be in the wedding, flowers, the rings, etc. – those are all important things to factor into the wedding budget. But there’s one more important thing to think about that some engaged couples tend to put on the back burner… the FOOD!
According to the eighth annual Real Weddings Study, conducted by The Knot, the average wedding costs more than $31,000. With that, the national average for catering a wedding is about $68 per guest, which means the catering costs can run into the thousands, depending upon how many people you want to be there when you say “I do.” Let’s be honest – that’s a lot of money! The good news is that there are ways to cut back — and today we’re talking about a budget savvy and FUN option: Food Truck Weddings!
Food truck catering at wedding receptions have become a major trend in the last few years, and it’s only expected to grow in popularity. Why? The answer is simple: Food trucks are an easy way to cut costs while still providing guests with a unique, one-of-a-kind experience. Don’t doom your guests to the ubiquitous salmon with lemon and capers, or a plain old chicken breast gracing a lonely plate. Food trucks can serve anything and everything, from favorite Hawaiian foods and awesome grilled cheese concoctions to tacos and sweet treats. The possibilities are endless — which is great because guests are increasingly food savvy and want to be wowed.
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From a cost standpoint, food trucks can cut that $68 per person for catering to a much more pleasant $25-$50 per person and still choose from a range of service combinations: dinner and late night snacks, appetizers and dinner, or even appetizers, dinner and dessert.
What makes food trucks even more special is their ability to be customized and integrated into the wedding theme. From serving the bride and groom’s favorite foods, to adding a customized menu board with fun names, to getting the truck wrapped in the color scheme, the options to personalize your big day are endless!
Locating the right trucks to cater a wedding can be stressful, but there are services available to help make the planning a little more pleasant. Specifically, Roaming Hunger – a service that helps book the best food trucks for events across the country – has a wedding catering division to cater to the happy couple’s needs and make at least the food planning portion a positive experience.
Weddings are supposed to be fun and memorable for everyone involved! Your guests obviously came to celebrate your marriage, but they also came out to have a good time. If you want to thank them for attending your special day, make sure that every aspect, from the clever wedding favors to the food and drink, makes your wedding a truly joyous and enjoyable event.
Want more ideas on how to have the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank? Check out our 11 tips to have an expensive wedding day article.