Food Truck Wedding: Love in the Time of Coronavirus
All over the world, major events in 2020 are continuing to be cancelled or postponed because of COVID-19. And, weddings are no exception. With weddings scaled-back, find out why a food truck wedding is a perfect alternative to make your big day memorable.
Normally, now would be the time of year when brides and wedding planners are fretting over dresses and guests lists. But, with churches and venues shuttered indefinitely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many couples are postponing, scaling-back, or cancelling their big day entirely.
But, all hope is not lost. With food truck catering on your wedding day, you can celebrate (almost) anywhere, with an intimate group of loved ones, and all without breaking the bank.
Find out how your wedding can be just as memorable with delicious catering from some of New York’s finest food trucks.
AN INTIMATE CELEBRATION
As states begin to relax stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders, uncertainty still remains across the country as to when our lives will “return to normal.” With businesses and venues still closed, the $72-billion a year wedding industry, one of the most social of all events, has been uniquely impacted by COVID-19.
According to Weddingpro.com, 65% of couples in the U.S. are planning to move their wedding day to a later date in 2020. Worldwide, revenue losses for the industry are expected to reach upwards of $109 billion.
As couples face the reality that a big, lavish wedding will have to be scaled-back in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, food trucks offer a unique way to host an intimate gathering, almost anywhere you want, with catering provided by some of today’s finest foods in the culinary game.
With booking a food truck generally comes navigating the waters of logistics. Even before the pandemic, wedding planning was a stressful enough endeavour. But companies like the New York Food Truck Association can help manage the entire food truck catering process, ensuring you can enjoy your wedded bliss.
THE FINEST FOODS (ON ANY BUDGET)
Are you vegetarian? Vegan? Do you or your guests keep Kosher or have specific allergies? Long before the COVID-19 pandemic forced couples to rethink their big day, food trucks offered a seemingly endless amount of appetizing options, no matter your dietary restrictions.
Think about it. You could easily spend big bucks on an overpriced catering company, providing a stuffy, five-course, sit-down meal. According to Walletjoy, the average couple can spend upwards of $7,000 on wedding catering alone.
Why face the possibility of needlessly spending time, energy, and money without even knowing when social restrictions will be fully lifted when you have the option of creating an intimate reception catered by a food truck on-hand.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR BIG DAY WITH A FOOD TRUCK WEDDING
With most non-essential businesses waiting for the ability to re-open, the wedding industry has been uniquely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But for couples having to make the best of a tough situation, one important part of any successful wedding remains. The food. Because, let’s face it. Food is at the heart of any celebration.
Even in the best of times, planning the perfect wedding can be stress-inducing. Why not let the professionals do the work for you by creating an intimate, yet creative and delicious experience, complete with a custom menu that guests will still be talking about long after your big day?
With over 10 years of professional experience, the New York Food Truck Association has cultivated relationships with New York’s finest food trucks while expertly managing numerous events, start-to-finish.
It may be impossible to avoid, but your wedding shouldn’t be defined by the news of the day. Once you’ve said your “I dos,” enjoy what is one of the most important moments of our lives by celebrating with a food truck wedding.
Learn about the history of the New York Food Truck Association. From how we got our start, our vision for the food truck scene, and so much more, get direct insight from a conversation with our President and CEO Ben Goldberg.
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