Food Truck Facts



Stuft--Not Your Average Street Foods, one of the many great food trucks in Coastal Virginia

Thinking of having a food truck at your wedding reception? More than just a trendy idea, food trucks are a great way to allow guests the chance for an interactive meal experience while giving them plenty of tasty options. But just like booking any vendor for your wedding, there are some important things to consider before choosing a food truck for your wedding. Here are some tips:

  • Before booking your food truck, you must first get permission from your wedding venue to make sure they permit food trucks on the premises. Some venues may approve couples to bring in a food truck for a late night snack menu even if they don’t allow them to cater the reception.
     
  • Food trucks can be extremely busy, depending on the season. Be sure to book your truck far in advance.
     
  • Make sure your mobile vendor has had experience serving large crowds. The last thing you want is for the truck to unexpectedly run out of food.
     
  • Meet with your food truck owner in person to go over important details rather than handling everything over the phone.
     
  • Be honest when discussing budget. Most food truck owners are willing to work with couples in creating a menu that suits their tastes and financial needs.
     
  • Go over specific details with your food truck owner and make sure it’s understood where they’ll be pulling up.
     
  • Food trucks aren’t just for outdoor receptions. Plenty of couples arrange for their guests to go outside to grab their preferred meal from the truck, then come back in to eat.
     
  • To alleviate long lines, have tables go to the food truck one at a time, just like you would if you were offering a buffet.
     
  • Even if you decide against having a food truck at your reception, there’s still the option of booking them for the bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or even to feed out-of-town guests staying at a beach house—no shopping, no prepping and no dishes.

Get a list of wedding-ready food trucks that are certified by Eat the Streets 757.

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