Monday, January 3, 2011

Food and Trucks

Pork Taco from the Border Grill Truck
Adam and I have an $1800 budget for both food and drinks on our wedding night.  It sounds like a lot, at least to me.  But once you take away at least three hundred bucks for alcohol (a staple at any fun and/or funny wedding), you end up with $1500.

Check out that math!
I did that in my head... not trying to brag, just sayin'.

The point is, after you divide fifty-five (our tentative guest number) into fifteen hundred (our teeny tiny food budget) you end up with a "per person" figure of about $27 dollars.  Which is not too bad, until you figure the cost of good food, labor, rentals, tax and gratuity.  Yikes!  Are we fooling ourselves?

Wait for it...

No!  We aren't fooling ourselves, because we are totally into food trucks.  They're modern, innovative, trend setting and delicious.  Best of all, they're affordable!  Especially when compared to the average wedding caterer.
As of right now, Adam and I are leaning towards the Border Grill Truck.  We love their food, and for our "per head" price tag, we can afford a pretty impressive spread.  Some of our other favorite trucks are Kogi, Chef Che, The Flying Pig, Buttermilk, The Grilled Cheese Truck, The Green Truck, Willoughby Road and India Jones.  Yeah, we eat at mobile eateries way too much.  I know.
Damn.  Now I'm hungry for something cheap, fast and yummy.
~ the green/green bride


  1. EXCELLENT idea and the Border Grill Truck is one of the best around.

    And I know it's a wedding and all but since a lot of people are in "communal mode" these days, what if you requested people bring a bottle of their own "Jesus Juice" or other libations to help celebrate?

    I don't think your friends and family would find that remotely tacky knowing that you're working with a limited budget, it's a recession and your wedding is indeed a celebration.

    Just a thought :)

  2. I agree with the freshmaker. You could actually pick a cheapish ($8-10/bottle) red and white wine from Trader Joe's and have everyone bring a bottle or two. That could be part of the wedding gift!

    I, too, love the idea of the food trucks. I had no idea you could do that for a wedding but it's really food for thought.