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How to Plan a Food Truck Wedding: Guide to Catering, Logistics & Style!

Check out this complete guide to plan a food truck wedding! Surprise your guests by adding a food truck or two to your wedding menu!

How fun is this street food themed festival wedding featuring food trucks?

How fun is this street food themed festival wedding featuring food trucks? Get the decor here.

Food truck weddings have picked up steam and have become quite a popular wedding trend. From fusion to comfort food all the way to authentic regional cuisine, these adorable and original rolling kitchens cater to even the most delicate palates.

Having your catering done on wheels can account for a truly unforgettable wedding experience. Imagine your wedding at your favorite city park paired with your favorite food without concerning yourself with the availability of kitchen facilities!

The Affordability of a Food Truck Wedding

A food truck wedding is also very reasonably priced. While the average cost of traditional catering in the U.S. is $70 per person, food trucks tend to be a more affordable catering option. A food truck wedding has an average cost of $10-$20 per head.

To make it even more appealing, food truck weddings use disposable plates so you don’t need to worry about the cost of renting or cleaning them. Woohooo!!

Let’s take a look at what other things to consider when planning on renting food trucks for your wedding.

Where Do I Find Food Trucks For Weddings?

Do you visit a favorite food truck that feels like an oasis after a night out? Or do you frequent one when strolling out of the office for lunch? Start there. Ask them if they could cater your wedding! It never hurts to ask.

If none come to mind, check out local food truck catering events. These events will give you a chance to taste the food trucks’ menus and have some fun in the process. They tend to be advertised on your local newspapers and even on Meetup so they are quite easy to find.

Last but not least, Google “food truck wedding” or “local food trucks for weddings”! Food trucks publish their routes on their websites. Follow them, find out where they will be, and organize a yummylicious food tasting with your friends or your better half or both!

How To Organize a Food Truck Wedding: The 10 Best Tips You  Will Ever Read

If you are going full-on food trucks for your big day, you’ll want to be sure you can serve a menu that you love. The good news is that the new generation of food trucks serves high-end fare that can be a perfect fit for your wedding reception. You could choose one or two different trucks or food carts for each course to create some nice culinary diversity.

Food trucks are more than just kitchens on wheels, they are a source of entertainment as well.

Food trucks are more than just kitchens on wheels, they are a source of entertainment as well.

1Planning the food truck wedding menu

Some of the most popular food trucks serve gourmet meals and mini-foods for weddings such as tacos, sliders, cupcakes, and mini desserts. But there are food trucks for all tastes and styles: vegetarian, Asian fusion, Greek food, and some specialize in ice cream or donuts! Incorporate a couple of food trucks to offer some variety to your guests, if your budget allows.

Food truck wedding menu. Nobody can resist the sandwiches at Foodie Call or the french crepe catering and food truck from Crepes Bonaparte. How about this ash from Komodo food?

Nobody can resist the sandwiches at Foodie Call or the french crepe catering and food truck from Crepes Bonaparte. How about this ash from Komodo food?

2How many food trucks will you need?

One food truck can serve about 75 to 100 people tops. So, if you have more than 100 guests, consider booking more than one. To avoid crowding at the food truck’s line, hire one food truck that offers a vegetarian meal and the other a meat-based dish.

Refuel your guests with good coffee as a post-wedding send off.

Refuel your guests with good coffee as a post-wedding send off.

3Extra help might help. 😉

The last thing you want is starving guests waiting in long lines to get their food while donned in wedding attire. If you only need one food truck, how about hiring a staff of folks to roam the party helping guests? This same crew can help clean up once the reception is over.

Taco stand at a wedding. Reserve a space to park the food trucks.

Taco stand at a wedding. Reserve a space to park the food trucks.

4Reserve a space to park the food trucks

If you are hosting a wedding in the countryside, you will have plenty of space to park the food trucks. On the other hand, a food truck wedding at a public park may run into certain regulations established by the municipality on where to park. Make sure you check where your food trucks will be able to park or you’ll be sending your guests on a long walk to taste your wedding meal.

The Lobos Truck serves "American comfort food with a twist." You can order everything from burgers and fries to decadent mac & cheese. What you should get: The wachos! Waffle nachos!

The Lobos Truck serves “American comfort food with a twist.” You can order everything from burgers and fries to decadent mac & cheese. What you should get: The wachos! Waffle nachos!

5Surprise food truck weddings!

This is one of the most trending ideas for weddings. Serve a traditional dinner and have your food trucks show up after your guests have been dancing for a while. They will certainly be hungry again and they will love the fun surprise!

How many food trucks will you need? Find out on the blog! Macaron food truck D'macarons.

How many food trucks will you need? Macaron food truck D’macarons.

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6Do not allow bad weather to ruin the fun

When celebrating your wedding outdoors, you need to be prepared for the eventuality of bad weather. Add a covered path between the food truck and the wedding tent or provide umbrellas for your guests!

Several food trucks catered this wedding, including a late night visit by the Voodoo Doughnut truck.

Several food trucks catered this wedding, including a late night visit by the Voodoo Doughnut truck.




7Get creative with the food truck menu sign and the menu itself!

Most food trucks will agree to customize their menu – unless what you are asking for is really outside of their realm of expertise. But if you wanted to add a little twist on those burgers that remind you of your childhood, why not ask? Create a menu board listing the food choices and add the names of the bride and groom to it!

Point the way to your wedding...reception...restrooms in Spanish.

Point the way to your wedding…reception…restrooms in Spanish. Get these signs at craftmartexas!.

Absolutely dreamy food truck decor from La Saboreta. Every detail has been taken care of!

Absolutely dreamy food truck decor from La Saboreta. Every detail has been taken care of! Contact La Saboreta here for a unique and healthy food truck experience in Spain!

8Food truck wedding decor tips

Complete the look of the food truck with hanging Christmas lights. or place it under a wedding tent. Make sure the food truck is close to the reception but not so close that it appears on every wedding photo! 😉

The Vurger Food Truck Caravan serves healthy food and one of the best vegan burgers in Valencia, Spain.

The Vurger Food Truck Caravan serves healthy food and one of the best vegan burgers in Valencia, Spain.

9Help reduce wait times

Consider adding some buffet-style tables so guests can help themselves to the food and reduce wait times. Or you can add staff to help bring food from the food trucks to the tables.

There are food trucks for every cuisine, look, and budget.

There are food trucks for every cuisine, look, and budget.

10Tables not needed but highly welcomed

Not everybody can balance a food plate, a drink and be able to enjoy these culinary delights at the same time. Set at least a few tables for your guests. They will definitely thank you for the thought!

What do you prefer? Waffle burgers or a grilled chicken, basil pesto, Swiss and tomatoes on fresh waffle! Yay! WaflTruk!

What do you prefer? Waffle burgers or a grilled chicken, basil pesto, Swiss and tomatoes on fresh waffle! Yay! WaflTruk!

So, what do you think about hosting a food truck wedding? Go ahead and check out a few more pics of food truck weddings, their food trucks and their delightful cuisines!

A Food Truck Wedding Photo Gallery That Will Delight Your Senses!

Food Trucks for Weddings. How does a grilled cheese sandwich sound after dancing all night long? Ms. Cheezious, fresh made grilled cheese, Miami.

Food Trucks for Weddings. How does a grilled cheese sandwich sound after dancing all night long? Ms. Cheezious, fresh made grilled cheese, Miami.

Build Your Own Martini Bar: Glam Wedding Ideas on a Budget!

This exceptional lamb loin dish from Chris Horridge, features a wonderful combination of elements, with blushing lamb served on a bed of creamy Parmesan risotto and wilted spinach, finished off with pan juices.

This exceptional lamb loin dish from Chris Horridge, features a wonderful combination of elements, with blushing lamb served on a bed of creamy Parmesan risotto and wilted spinach, finished off with pan juices.

Definitely in love with these graphic design ideas for street food from Baetica.

Definitely in love with these graphic design ideas for street food from Baetica.

Creative food stations are a multiple source of enjoyment. Love a food truck wedding.

Creative food stations are a multiple source of enjoyment. Love a food truck wedding.

Food truck and cart ideas for weddings. Delicious!

Food truck and cart ideas for weddings. Delicious!

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Photography credits: The Daily Meal, Brit Morin, Buzzfeed, savory simple, Bridal Musings Wedding, metro.co.uk, The Baker Mamma, Simply delicious, Refinery 29, The Lemon Bowl, Great British Chefs

The Complete Guide to Wedding Cake Toppers: How to Find Your Perfectly Unique Topper!

Sometimes choosing wedding cake toppers is harder than picking the cake itself! Discover their meaning, trends, styles and tips. Here’s all you need to know to find the perfect topper for your wedding cake! Read on!

Tiny banners with twine are a great choice for rustic weddings. Photographer: 52Forty Photography Cake by Jeffery A. Miller Catering.

Tiny banners with twine are a great choice for rustic weddings. Photographer: 52Forty Photography Cake by Jeffery A. Miller Catering.

The cake topper shines from its place of honor atop the wedding cake for all your guests to see. So, let’s make sure you choose the wedding cake topper that represents you both with pride!

Today, my pretties, we’ll cover the topper’s origin, styles, trends and tips to help you choose yours and how to make sure it fits your cake! We have even added a few DIYs so you can make them yourself if money is a bit scarce or you are just plain crafty!

There is a lot to know about wedding cake toppers, so let’s get to it!

What is a Wedding Cake Topper?

Besides a wedding cake statuette or decor that sits on top of it, wedding cake toppers represent the happy couple. So, the question here is, what would represent you both? Flowers, greenery, a cute figurine or a funny one, maybe?

Traditionally, wedding cake toppers consist of a bride and groom figurine that sit on top of the wedding cake. Nowadays, the trend is personalizing these classic figurines to show off the personality of the bride and groom to be. They range from classic and elegant to the very geeky, including some highly personalized toppers that look exactly like the bride and groom!

Check out this article on How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Cake Flavors

Crates are all the rage right now. Check out these rustic glam personalized cake topper.

Crates are all the rage right now. Check out these rustic glam personalized cake topper. (Just $12.99 Here)

The Secret Story of the Wedding Cake Toppers

Where did wedding cake toppers originate? The exact details of its origin are surrounded by mystery. Nobody really knows when this tradition was incorporated into weddings but legend tells us that over a century ago, a baker’s daughter was about to be married and asked her father for a special wedding gift. She asked him to create a symbol of the love that she and her future husband professed to each other. Therefore, everybody would be able to see it.

After careful consideration, the father decided upon a unique creation, a gorgeous wedding cake with two fabulous figurines on top of the highest tier. Obviously, the figurines were a representation of his daughter and her future husband. The baker had created the wedding cake topper as the perfect symbol of love and wedded bliss.

On the day of her wedding, the daughter was so moved by the figurines her father had so lovingly crafted that she stated that it was the best of all the gifts. The wedding cake and the topper were placed where they could be seen by everybody at the reception.

Maybe this tale is just an anecdote but it doesn’t take away from the importance and meaning of the wedding cake toppers. Maybe now, you’ll look at the toppers under a very different light. 🙂

Bride and groom carved wood cake topper will bring you an opportunity to personalize your wedding cake and will help make it unique.

Bride and groom carved wood cake topper will bring you an opportunity to personalize your wedding cake and will help make it unique. (Here)

Caught sneaking a kiss this laid-back couple takes a moment for romance. Hand painted porcelain figurines.

Caught sneaking a kiss this laid-back couple takes a moment for romance. Hand painted porcelain figurines.

Lovely rustic fall wedding cake topper shot by eschmidtphotography Cake: Haas Bakery.

Lovely rustic fall wedding cake topper shot by eschmidtphotography Cake: Haas Bakery.

Tips To Find Your Perfectly Unique Topper!

Read these tips before choosing your perfect wedding cake topper:

1The cake topper must be a piece that reflects your style as well as the cake’s. It may be a tad more expensive but it will be worth it. Remember, this is a keepsake. If you’re on a tight budget you can DIY your own, or you may choose the traditional figurines that are sold in stores or a few simple flowers to show your love and decorate your wedding cake. Just make sure that they match both yours and the wedding cake styles.

2Let’s get creative! You can choose from a personalized cake topper that looks just like  both of you or something that represents a mutual interest or a shared hobby. The personalized wedding cake topper is a very creative detail and it adds an additional layer of romance, sparkle and glamour to the wedding reception.

3Ask your master baker to suggest a few cake topper design ideas that match your chosen confection and pick the one you feel represents you best!

4Now, here’s a romantic, ecological and affordable idea. Honor your parents, grandparents or somebody very close to you by adorning your wedding cake with the topper that they used at their wedding! Adorable, amiright?

5Sizing the cake topper. The wedding topper should complement the cake both in design and material, and also in size. The top of the cake is where the topper usually sits, so the topper should be in proportion to the top tier. Traditionally the cake topper height was half of the diameter of the top tier. Modern toppers are generally a half an inch taller. As far as the width of the cake topper, it should be no more than that of the cake itself. Again, traditionally the width of the topper should allow for an inch of cake space on either side, although like everything else about weddings, rules are made to be broken. Just make sure the topper does not fall off the cake! 🙂

6Consider the weight of the topper. A cake topper that is too heavy, may need additional support in the cake, and you know that means it will cost you more.

No matter what style you choose for your wedding cake topper make sure it matches your personality and your wedding theme. Remember this is a keepsake, a memento from your wedding that you will cherish forever. Wedding cake toppers are not just figurines on top of a cake. They represent the love that flows between two hearts joined forever as one.

Find your perfectly unique topper on the blog today!

Wonderfully nerdy wedding cake toppers. Wooden puzzle wedding topper. When it comes to cake toppers, weirdness wins (here). Laser Cut Mr. and Mrs. Wedding Cake Topper (here).

Rustic State monogram cake toppers with the bride and groom's initials.

Rustic State monogram cake toppers with the bride and groom’s initials.




Original and Unique Wedding Cake Toppers

Wedding cake toppers have come a long way. Now you can pick a topper that depicts a whole movie scene, your favorite Disney characters or 3-D printed look-alike figurines.

This is great news for those brides who scream at the mere thought of the traditional wedding cake toppers. These original and unique wedding cake toppers go from the bride and groom’s initials to the minimalistic trends of rustic weddings of decorating the cake with fresh fruits and flowers instead of the traditional porcelain figurines.

Talk about unique toppers! This one takes the cake! (Pun intended) Wedding photographer: Rachel Solomon Photography.

Talk about unique toppers! This one takes the cake! (Pun intended) Wedding photographer: Rachel Solomon Photography.

These are a far cry from the plastic bride-and-groom figurines of decades past.

These are a far cry from the plastic bride-and-groom figurines of decades past.

Funny Wedding Cake Toppers: Original to the Nth Degree!

Batman, Superman, Dr. Who and all the nerdy and geeky ideas you want can be displayed atop your wedding cake. We’ve even seen whole scenes from James Bond movies, because who said we need to limit ourselves to the top tier of the wedding cake? Go crazy, go wild and pick a wedding cake topper that fits your style! 🙂

Hilarious and unique wedding cake toppers for original couples.

Hilarious and unique wedding cake toppers for original couples.

Cute superhero wedding cake toppers. Love Batman in boxer shorts!

Cute superhero wedding cake toppers. Love Batman in boxer shorts!

Cutest Wedding Cake Toppers: Inspiration from the Animal Kingdom!

There is nothing cuter than these adorable couples on top of the wedding cake: birds, sheep and everything in between. And we mean it!

How sweet are these two cows used as a wedding cake topper?

How sweet are these two cows used as a wedding cake topper? Get them here and here.

This pretty topper is simple yet oh-so-adorable. Love birds wedding cake topper.

This pretty topper is simple yet oh-so-adorable. Love birds wedding cake topper.

This penguin is wearing a birdcage veil and carrying a red rose bouquet. Wedding photographer: Weber Photography.

This penguin is wearing a birdcage veil and carrying a red rose bouquet. Wedding photographer: Weber Photography.

A Few DIY Ideas to Craft your own Cake Topper

If your wedding budget is tight, never fear! Bodasyweddings is here! 🙂 Check out these simple ideas your can DIY yourself and crown your wedding cake!

Too cute little cake toppers! A few nails, a small lace napkin, string and two corks and taddaaaaaaaaa!! It's up to you to play, my pretties!

Too cute little cake toppers! A few nails, a small lace napkin, string and two corks and taddaaaaaaaaa!! It’s up to you to play, my pretties!

Why settle for a generic cake topper when you can create something truly personal and meaningful to you? Use action figures from toy stores and other creative sources for a one of a kind topper. Wall-E and Eve cake topper. Faith Michele Photography.

Why settle for a generic cake topper when you can create something truly personal and meaningful to you? Use action figures from toy stores and other creative sources for a one of a kind topper. Wall-E and Eve cake topper. Faith Michele Photography.

Dinosaurs, infinity signs, puzzle pieces and a DIY on this complete guide to wedding cake toppers.

Dinosaurs, infinity signs, puzzle pieces and a DIY.

These Dinosaurs will be the talk of the wedding, certainly different than your average cake topper (here). Infinity wedding cake topper (here) $38+. Cake topper puzzle piece (here). Save money and create an impressive wire design for the top of your cake that looks like a million bucks..

Which are your favorite wedding cake toppers? We’d love to hear from you!!

Personalized Wedding Cake Toppers Photo Gallery

Where to buy these toppers:

Love You To The Moon And Back wedding cake topper (here).

Woodland bears wedding cake topper (here).

Personalized wedding cake toppers by BestWeddEver.

Romantic and vintage topper silhouette (From $20, here).

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Photography credits: Happy Chantilly, Weddingstar, Daily Dot, Brides, Confetti Daydreams, Wedding Chicks, The Knot, The Little Wedding Corner

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Why Do People Think Sustainable Catering for Weddings is a Good Idea?

Let’s find out more about sustainable catering for weddings, and discover if you could contribute at least a bit to the health of our planet!

We share tips for planning a sustainable, locally sourced menu. Photography: Chaz Cruz. Purslane Catering.

We share tips for planning a sustainable, locally sourced menu. Photography: Chaz Cruz. Purslane Catering.

Global warming. Carbon footprint. We are all concerned with Earth’s future. Couples can do their part by employing sustainable catering at their weddings. Discover what sustainable catering is and how it works.

Why Sustainable Catering for Weddings?

Food and beverage consumption are a crucial part of a wedding, and depending on how food is prepared, served and disposed of can have a significant impact on the environment.

Energy Consumption

Preparing food and beverages requires of a large amount of energy and water. Therefore, any discarded food or drink represents a waste of the energy and water that has already generated an unnecessary environmental impact.

Packaging Disposal

We also have to consider the amount of packaging that was used to deliver the food to the catering kitchen, as this can generate significant waste. Individual wrapping increases your carbon footprint, as this requires more disposable material.

A 1920s Art Deco inspired, ehically sourced, sustainable wedding Victoria sponge and fresh fruit wedding cake. Photography: Alice Whitby.

A 1920s Art Deco inspired, ehically sourced, sustainable wedding Victoria sponge and fresh fruit wedding cake. Photography: Alice Whitby.

Make sure the type of fish or fruits of your choosing are available at the time of your wedding. If you are going to serve game at your reception, make sure it’s not closed season. San Diego wedding.

Make sure the type of fish or fruits of your choosing are available at the time of your wedding. If you are going to serve game at your reception, make sure it’s not closed season. San Diego wedding.

Food Origin

There are three important aspects to consider regarding the origin of food and beverages in sustainable catering:

  1. Seasonality: If we choose to include out of season food on our sustainable catering menu, it will be necessary to import this food from other parts of the world, which means that it will ‘earn’ a larger ecological footprint due to the extra fuel for transport, for example, adding cherries to the winter wedding menu. Fresh and seasonal foods are a good choice for sustainable catering.
  2. Geographical origin: The further away the source of the food, the more fuel is required for transport, which increases the impact on the atmosphere. For this reason, there is a big difference between purchasing beef produced within 25 miles compared with buying from another country.
  3. The agro-industrial origin: Not all food and beverages are produced under the same conditions of environmental quality. Some farmers are much better than others in terms of showing environmental respect by their agricultural or industrial practices.
Curried lentil soup for winter weddings served family style by Naked Bite.

Curried lentil soup for winter weddings served family style by Naked Bite.

Choosing a farm to table caterer, will help you make the right decisions on sustainable catering. Wedding and event planning by Main Event Catering.

Choosing a farm to table caterer, will help you make the right decisions on sustainable catering. Wedding and event planning by Main Event Catering.

Go local with your wedding food by Purslane Catering. Photography: Kate Ignatowski.

Go local with your wedding food by Purslane Catering. Photography: Kate Ignatowski.

 




 

How to make your wedding more environmentally sound

Obviously, you will want a caterer who serves meals made with organic and/or locally sourced ingredients. But there are additional things to consider. If you have a responsible eco attitude, you should consider sustainable catering for your wedding. We recommend using creativity, synergy and solutions close to your location. Here are a few ideas for sustainable catering for weddings.

Farm to table catering: Fresh and seasonal foods are a good choice for sustainable catering. Summer crostini- bruschetta with blistered heirloom cherry tomatoes + aged balsamic; fresh Mission figs with caramelized onions, ricotta + Gorgonzola. Jennifer Pope Photography. | Purslane Catering | Appetizers Katie White Photography | South Eleventh photo

Farm to table catering: Fresh and seasonal foods are a good choice for sustainable catering. Summer crostini- bruschetta with blistered heirloom cherry tomatoes + aged balsamic; fresh Mission figs with caramelized onions, ricotta + Gorgonzola. Jennifer Pope Photography. | Purslane Catering | Appetizers Katie White Photography | South Eleventh photo

Make a realistic estimate of the quantity of food to be prepared. Ask yourself, how many guests will attend the wedding and who are the guests? Remember that men tend to eat more than women, and usually, women eat more than children.

Always take into consideration the seasonality of the menu items. Make sure the type of fish or fruits that you choose are available at the time of your wedding. If you are going to serve game at your reception, make sure it’s not a closed season.

Sustainable catering for weddings by Beverly, MA (Boston) Chive Events. Organic and sustainable fare is an undeniable food trend and many brides are looking to find a way to make sure their wedding menus follow suit.

Sustainable catering for weddings by Beverly, MA (Boston) Chive Events. Organic and sustainable fare is an undeniable food trend and many brides are looking to find a way to make sure their wedding menus follow suit.

Roasted pig with chimichurri and assorted grilled vegetables by Purslane Catering, Brooklyn, NY. Photography: Belathee Photography.

Roasted pig with chimichurri and assorted grilled vegetables by Purslane Catering, Brooklyn, NY. Photography: Belathee Photography.

Try to avoid frozen products. A frozen product needs extra energy to be frozen, and that creates a greater carbon footprint. Choosing a farm-to-table caterer, will help you make the right decisions.

Promote the use of locally sourced food and drinks. In addition, locally sourced food fosters socio-economic growth, so the local economy benefits from your spending. A wonderful idea is to feature a local gastro experience showcasing the local origin of the food. A gastronomic tour of sorts, we could say. 😉

  • Butternut squash soup shooters, crostini with fresh Mission figs + caramelized onions, and a selections of California cheese by Farm to Table Catering.

    Butternut squash soup shooters, crostini with fresh Mission figs + caramelized onions, and a selections of California cheese by Farm to Table Catering.
  • Chicken n’ waffles with maple gastrique on recyclable palm leaf plates by Purslane Catering.

    Chicken n' waffles with maple gastrique on recyclable palm leaf plates by Purslane Catering.
  • Chocolate, Raspberry + Chia Slice all in season!

    Chocolate, Raspberry + Chia Slice all in season!
  • Late summer sips gazpacho soup shooters by Farm to Table Catering. Photography: Donna Beck Photography.

    Late summer sips gazpacho soup shooters by Farm to Table Catering. Photography: Donna Beck Photography.
  • Let’s find out more about sustainable catering for weddings and discover if you could contribute at least a bit to the health of our planet! The Naked Bite. Miami & Austin!

    Let’s find out more about sustainable catering for weddings and discover if you could contribute at least a bit to the health of our planet! The Naked Bite. Miami & Austin!
Sustainable catering: Using organic and locally sourced food will continue to be important as more and more couples are making the environment a priority with their catering. Lindsay & Heather, LVL Weddings & Events.

Sustainable catering: Using organic and locally sourced food will continue to be important as more and more couples are making the environment a priority with their catering. Lindsay & Heather, LVL Weddings & Events.

Use eco-labeled products. This indicates that the environment was respected during production.

Use reusable utensils (glass, ceramics, etc.), and if they are disposable, be sure that they are compostable. And recycle!!!! Thus less waste will be generated.

Another great idea to avoid wasting food is to send your guests home with paper doggy bags.

Eco friendly palm leaf plates and wooden cutlery. Photo: Mandy Owens Photography

Eco friendly palm leaf plates and wooden cutlery. Photo: Mandy Owens Photography

Rosemary roasted nuts and an artisanal California cheese board with Italian dried meats by Farm to Table Catering, Nevada County, serving Nevada City, Grass Valley, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, and the Gold Country of Northern California.

Rosemary roasted nuts and an artisanal California cheese board with Italian dried meats by Farm to Table Catering, Nevada County, serving Nevada City, Grass Valley, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, and the Gold Country of Northern California.

Drinking water is very popular but also a very expensive natural resource to obtain. So in sustainable catering it is necessary to avoid excessive consumption of water and make sure all the water used is necessary and adds value. In the preparation of menus for sustainable catering, low water footprint food and beverages should be selected, trying to reduce the consumption of meat as much as possible, meat being one of the foods that has the largest water footprint.

Here, top New York City caterer Cleaverco offers dish ideas for all seasons. Green wedding menus.

Here, top New York City caterer Cleaverco offers dish ideas for all seasons. Green wedding menus.

Raw chocolate bark, quick, clean and naughty all at the same time ;) by Naked Bite Catering.

Raw chocolate bark, quick, clean and naughty all at the same time 😉 by Naked Bite Catering.

Do expect a bigger sticker price for sustainable catering, as a caterer who uses local, organic and sustainable ingredients will usually charge from $145 – $250 per head, depending on where you are geographically located.

We hope you enjoyed this mini-guide to sustainable catering for weddings. Leave us your comments at the bottom of this page!!!

Family-style reception dinners are friendlier to the environment.

Family-style reception dinners are friendlier to the environment.

Los Angeles sustainable wedding catering company Eco-Caters, All organic, green sustainable buffet wedding ideas. Photography: Rachel and Sarah Take Pictures.

Los Angeles sustainable wedding catering company Eco-Caters, All organic, green sustainable buffet wedding ideas. Photography: Rachel and Sarah Take Pictures.

Love the originality of sustainable catering. Instead of presenting individual servings, a centerpiece with ethically sourced delicacies.

Love the originality of sustainable catering. Instead of presenting individual servings, a centerpiece with ethically sourced delicacies.

Farm to Table inspirations: rustic cheese and fruit display.

Farm to Table inspirations: rustic cheese and fruit display.

Wedding sustainable catering: love the mini tacos! Chef Valdez from The Naked Bite. Austin, Texas & Miami, Florida.

Wedding sustainable catering: love the mini tacos! Chef Valdez from The Naked Bite. Austin, Texas & Miami, Florida.

Love the summery eco-conscious decoration for this wedding cake by Purslane Catering. Photography by Lassara Photography.

Love the summery eco-conscious decoration for this wedding cake by Purslane Catering. Photography by Lassara Photography.

Root beer braised pork tacos and oysters & cracked crab claws. Photography Unique Lapin. Fresh asparagus & radishes Photo: Kate Ignatowski. Catering: Purslane Catering, Brooklyn, NY.

Root beer braised pork tacos and oysters & cracked crab claws. Photography Unique Lapin. Fresh asparagus & radishes Photo: Kate Ignatowski. Catering: Purslane Catering, Brooklyn, NY.

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Food Trucks para Bodas ¡una Guía Completa!

Como incorporar food trucks para el catering de tu boda.

Como incorporar food trucks para el catering de tu boda. Foto: carolinainntheloop.blogspot.com

Los food trucks para bodas. Dale un toque de originalidad a la comida de bodas con esta idea económica. Te contamos como encontrar los food trucks para catering y que tener en cuenta al agregarlos a tu boda.

Hoy en día los food trucks son una opción de catering para bodas divertida, deliciosa y económica para los novios actuales y los que deben ajustarse a un presupuesto mas limitado. Imagínate organizar tu boda en el parque favorito de tu ciudad con tus platillos favoritos sin tener que preocuparte porque haya una cocina. Ni hablar de una boda al aire libre, los food trucks para bodas sirven casi todo tipo de cuisine donde quiera que se celebre tu boda.

Los food trucks son mas económicos que un catering tradicional. Estima unos $10 a $20 por persona – comparado con un promedio de $70 por persona para una boda tradicional en USA, esta es una opción muy conveniente – y no tienes que preocuparte por la limpieza o levantar los platos ya que son descartables. Por supuesto, hay detalles que son importantes saber, así que pasemos a revisarlos.

Food Trucks para Bodas en Austin: The Peached Tortilla.

Food Trucks para Bodas en Austin: The Peached Tortilla. Foto: borrowedandblue.com

Donde encontrar food trucks para bodas

Hay varias maneras de encontrar food trucks. La primera es si ya conoces y frecuentas tu food truck favorito. Entonces sabrás que los food trucks muchas veces tienen un website para notificar donde y cuando estarán cada día.

Otra manera de encontrar food truck caterers, es en sus eventos. Todas las ciudades los organizan y puedes buscarlos en meetup.com o tu local newspaper bajo eventos. Además, los food trucks suelen frecuentar los mismo lugares así que si algún amigo conoce uno, te sera fácil ubicarlo.

Otra idea mas, es Googlearlos. No olvides de chequearlos haciendo una pequeña degustación – o sea, visítalos y disfruta de su comida – antes de comenzar a negociar el precio para traer su food truck a tu boda.

Los eventos son ideales para encontrar y saborear los food trucks para bodas.

Los eventos son ideales para encontrar y saborear los food trucks para bodas.

Como incorporar food trucks para el catering de tu boda

Algunos detalles a tener en cuenta cuando incorpores food trucks para bodas:

1Lugar para estacionar el o los food trucks. Si es una boda campestre, tendrás muchísimo espacio pero si elegiste un parque, la municipalidad puede tener ciertas regulaciones para que un food truck se estacione junto a el. Recuerda chequear este dato, no sea cosa que tengas que enviar a los invitados a la otra cuadra para que puedan probar tu comida de bodas.

2Considera que cada food truck puede servir alrededor de 75 a 100 personas como mucho, para que no se amontonen. Si tienes mas de cien invitados a tu boda puedes contratar otro food truck y tratar de complementar la comida que sirven. Por ejemplo, uno puede servir el plato principal y el otro el postre.

Wedding Food trucks and save on your food budget. Como ahorrar en grande en tu boda.

Como ahorrar en grande en tu boda. Foto: popsugar.com




 

3Para evitar que tus invitados tengan que esperar un largo rato antes de recibir su comida, considera agregar algunas mesas estilo buffet para que los invitados ser sirvan solos o traer staff para llevar la comida de los food trucks a las mesas. Ah! Y no olvides de agregar como mínimo mesas para que tus invitados pueda apoyar la comida y la bebida.

4Algunos de los food trucks más populares sirven comidas gourmet y mini-foods para bodas como tacos, sliders, cupcakes, y mini desserts. Pero hay food trucks para todos los gustos y estilos: vegetarianos, Asian fusion, comida griega, y hasta algunos se especializan en helados o doughnuts! Trata de incorporar un par de ellos para poder ofrecer variedad a tus invitados.

5Para los novios que quieren sorprender a sus invitados, sirve una cena tradicional y haz que tus food trucks aparezcan luego que los invitados hayan cenado y bailado y comiencen a tener hambre nuevamente. Esta es una de las tendencias que mas se impone.

6Pide personalizar tu menu. La mayoría de los food trucks lo harán y no olvides personalizar una pizarra con las opciones de la comida y ¿porque no? los nombres de los novios.

Food truck catering para bodas en Boston: Mei Mei

Food truck catering para bodas en Boston: Mei Mei

7Ya se que si celebras tu boda al aire libre, estarás preparada para la eventualidad de lluvia o mal tiempo. Agrega un caminito cubierto entre la carpa para bodas y el food truck o provee de paraguas a tus invitados!

8Completa el look del food truck con luces colgantes – no te pierdas estas ideas para luces de boda – o ponlo dentro de una carpa de bodas. Asegúrate que el food truck este cerca de la recepción pero no tan cerca que salga en todas las fotos!

Cuéntanos que te parecieron estos consejos y acá seguimos compartiendo mas fotos de food trucks para bodas y sus comidas!

Asian Fusion cuisine

Asian Fusion cuisine

Bodas con food trucks. Food Truck weddings.

Bodas con food trucks. Foto: stylemepretty.com

Cartel para bodas con food trucks.

Cartel para bodas con food trucks. Foto: buzzfeed.com

Catering sobre ruedas.

Catering sobre ruedas. Foto: visionseventstudio.com

Como incorporar food trucks para el catering de tu boda.

Como incorporar food trucks para el catering de tu boda. Foto: thedailymeal.com

Food truck weddings en Virginia.

Food truck weddings en Virginia. Foto: unitedwithlove.com

Food trucks con personal para servir la comida.

Food trucks con personal para servir la comida. Foto: jetmag.com

Food Trucks para bodas en Metro Washington DC. Fotografia Poetic Reality Photography

Food Trucks para bodas en Metro Washington DC. Fotografia Poetic Reality Photography via unitedwithlove.com

In-N-Out burgers en tu boda. ¿Eres fan de In-N-Out? Incorpora estos food trucks en tu boda!

¿Eres fan de In-N-Out? Incorpora estos food trucks en tu boda! Foto: 100 Layer Cake

Para las parejas que prefieren la comida naturista, un food truck orgánico.

Para las parejas que prefieren la comida naturista, un food truck orgánico. Foto: greenbrideguide.com

Todo lo que debes saber para incorporar food trucks en tu boda.

Todo lo que debes saber para incorporar food trucks en tu boda. Foto: theknot.com

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Refrescante y deliciosa idea para una boda en el verano.

Refrescante y deliciosa idea para una boda en el verano. Foto: buzzfeed.com

No digas que no te tienta: Decata Cafe. Food trucks para bodas originales

No digas que no te tienta: Decata Cafe

Mas food trucks!

Mas food trucks! Foto: fioreblossoms.blogspot.com

Personaliza el menu de los food trucks para bodas. Tiffany & Jimmy en el Maitland Art Center Wedding en Orlando, Florida.

Personaliza el menu de los food trucks para bodas. Tiffany & Jimmy en el Maitland Art Center Wedding en Orlando, Florida. Foto: rootweddings.com

Sirve unos deliciosos waffles en Salt Lake City.

Sirve unos deliciosos waffles en Salt Lake City. Foto: newscastic.com

Sorprende a tus invitados con un food truck luego del baile.

Sorprende a tus invitados con un food truck luego del baile.

Food Trucks para bodas siguen siendo tendencia en el 2016.

Food Trucks para bodas siguen siendo tendencia en el 2016. Foto: blog.myweddingreceptionideas.com

Molly Moon's ice cream un delicioso treat para tus invitados.. Ice cream food truck.

Molly Moon’s ice cream un delicioso treat para tus invitados.

Ruthie's Rolling Creperie en Dallas.

Ruthie’s Rolling Creperie en Dallas. Foto: societybride.com

Tendencias en catering para bodas: los food trucks.

Tendencias en catering para bodas: los food trucks. Foto: blog.foryourparty.com

No olvides personalizar una pizarra con las opciones de la comida y los nombres de la feliz pareja.

No olvides personalizar una pizarra con las opciones de la comida y los nombres de la feliz pareja. Foto: exquisiteweddings.com

¿Que tal este food truck para bodas? Diferentes food trucks aportan diferentes sabores a tu boda.

¿Que tal este food truck para bodas? Diferentes food trucks aportan diferentes sabores a tu boda.

Una de las ultimas tendencias en bodas del 2016: los food trucks para bodas.

Una de las ultimas tendencias en bodas del 2016: los food trucks para bodas. Foto: popsugar.com

The Honey Pot Bakery en Portland, OR.

The Honey Pot Bakery en Portland, OR.

Una boda campestre con catering de tu Food Truck favorito.

Una boda campestre con catering de tu Food Truck favorito. Foto: rusticweddingchic.com

Un food truck de empanadas.

Un food truck de empanadas. Foto: chicagoweddingblog.com

The Orange Cow es un food truck en Baltimore y DC que ofrece crepes, gourmet fries y waffles.

The Orange Cow es un food truck en Baltimore y DC que ofrece crepes, gourmet fries y waffles. Foto: charmcitywed.com

Recuerda decorar los food trucks para bodas.

Recuerda decorar los food trucks para bodas. Foto: statesman.com

Ice Cream Food Trucks en New York, NY.

Ice Cream Food Trucks en New York, NY. Foto: Wedding Party

Los food trucks son perfectas para economizar en tu boda.

Los food trucks son perfectas para economizar en tu boda. Foto: bridalmusings.com

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Cake pops! 20 ideas originales y deliciosas

Coloridos cake pops. 20 ideas de cake pops y una receta facilisima!

Coloridos cake pops. Fotografía: Indulgy.com

¿Pensaste en los cake pops para tu mesa de dulces?Estos pedacitos de torta hecha miguitas y transformada en un bocadillo dulcísimo darán de hablar en tu boda! Hoy te traemos 20 ideas originales de cake pops y una variante deliciosa con marshmallows. ¡Los cake pops son económicos y deliciosos!

Bakerella (aka Angie Dudley) los hizo famosos y Starbucks los puso al alcance de todos, los cake pops son la ultima tendencia en postres. Hoy te traemos una receta para hacer los cake pops tu misma. Estos deliciosos bocaditos dulces pueden hacerse 100% en casa o puedes comprar el pastel y decorarlos con azúcar glacé o icing para lograr el look que buscas para tu boda. Su fabricación toma tiempo así que a armarse de paciencia porque el resultado lo vale. Antes que nada, ¡la receta!

Como Hacer la Masa de los Cake Pops

Es importante que los cake pops te queden esponjosos y húmedos para que tengan el mejor sabor. Hacer cake pops se logra en tres pasos.

1. Hacer la torta

2. Armar las bolitas

3. Decorar los cake pops

No hay necesidad de hacerlo todo en el mismo día, así que puedes tomarte tu tiempo. 😉

Primero tenemos que preparar la masa que usaremos en los cake pops. Para ello puedes utilizar cualquier sabor de bizcocho, pastel o torta. Nosotras las hacemos con bizcochuelo de caja para hacerlos más fácil y rápidos, Pero puedes usar tu receta casera favorita. Elige un molde rectangular y cúbrelo con manteca o spray para poder desmoldarlo fácilmente. Haz el bizcochuelo y una vez desmoldado, córtalo en 4 partes iguales. Una caja te rinde aproximadamente para 48 cake pops, o sea, 12 de cada cuarto de torta. Ahora trabajemos con uno de los cuartos de torta. Deja que se enfríe y cubre los otros cuartos con plástico y foil de aluminio arriba para ponerlos en el freezer y que se mantengan frescas para cuando los quieras usar.

Pastel de bodas hecho con cake pops

Pastel de bodas hecho con cake pops

Paso número 2. A armar los cake pops. Córtale los bordes al bizcochuelo para que no te queden pedacitos duros dentro de los cake pops. Armate de una cuchara pequeña y bien redondita (como la que usar para servir helados) para que los cake pops salgan del mismo tamaño. Ahora corta el bizcochuelo en cuatro y toma de a dos piezas por vez. Frótalas una contra la otra para que se desmiguen fácilmente sobre un bowl o plato hondo. Continúa desmigando con tus manos o con un tenedor hasta que las migas sean bien finas. Ahora toma una caja de icing, frosting o glacé y agrega a las migas de bizcochuelo cuidando de no agregar demasiado porque los pops quedarán demasiado húmedos y pesados. De este paso depende cuan húmedos sean tus pops. Lo que quieres es que la mezcla sea lo suficientemente húmeda para que puedas transformarlas en bolitas. Asegúrate que este bien mezclado y no quede torta sin frosting. Con la cuchara redondita levanta esta mezcla y con la mano le terminas de dar la forma de bolita. Ahora rueda la bolita en la palma de tu mano para que quede mas lisa. Si mojas tus manos será aun mas fácil. Colócala sobre una bandeja con papel manteca o encerado (también albanene) y prepara el resto de la masa de la misma manera. Deja espacio entre las bolitas. Cubre la bandeja con plastic wrap y luego con papel de aluminio para refrigerarlas en el freezer por 4 horas, por lo menos. Mientras mas frías, mejor.

 

Paso 3, ¡a decorar los cake pops! Primero a insertar los palitos. Para que no se caigan, derrite chocolate en un bowl profundo como para cubrir los pops completos. Una vez derretido, toma el palito, insertalo en el bowl hasta que cubra dos centímetros o una pulgada del palito en chocolate. Toma la bolita bien fría e inserta el palito del lado del chocolate en el medio del pop. Esto asegurará que el pop no se caiga. Ahora baña el pop en el chocolate hasta que el chocolate llegue al palito. Rótalo de costado para que se caiga el chocolate extra. Ahora ponlo hacia abajo sosteniéndolo del palito para que se caiga el resto del chocolate, deja que se seque y luego con la mano le puedes sacar el resto para que quede una superficie lisa. Colócalo sobre un bloque de telgopor o poliestireno expandido cubierto con foil para que termine de secarse como ves en la imagen. Si deseas agregale colorante de caramelo al chocolate para que te queden de colores. ¡Listos los cake pops!

Como dejar secar los cake pops. No te pierdas estas increíbles ideas para decorar tus cake pops

Como dejar secar los cake pops.

Originales Ideas para Decorar Cake Pops

El popcake de por sí ya es tierno por su forma y tamaño, ¡imagínate con los detalles de decoración para tu fiesta de bodas! Su aspecto puede ser muy variado, aunque lo más común es verlos en forma de bola, pero puede ser en forma cuadrada, o cualquier otra forma que se te ocurra. Los Cake Pops se completan con un palo que sirve para sujetarlos, como si fuera una paleta o una piruleta. Verás que estos cake pops serán la delicia de los niños ¡y de los grandes!

Arbol de cake pops para la mesa de dulces de Laura Lou Cakes. ¡Que delicia!

Arbol de cake pops para la mesa de dulces de Laura Lou Cakes

Originales Cake Pops bañados en chocolate con las iniciales de los novios

Bañados en chocolate con las iniciales de los novios

Cake pops disfrazados de novio y novia como recuerdos de bodas

Pops disfrazados de novio y novia como recuerdos de bodas Foto: Etsy

Decoración de cake pops como rosas

Decoración de cake pops como rosas

Para darle un amoroso mordisco... Decoración de cake pops con corazones

Para darle un amoroso mordisco…

Imagínatelos en tu mesa de dulces. Delicada decoración de cake pops

Imagínatelos en tu mesa de dulces

Delicioso chocolate con trufa en forma de rosa por Cakes by Lyndsey

Delicioso chocolate con trufa en forma de rosa por Cakes by Lyndsey Foto: Bespoke.cake.pops.com

Y tu que pensabas que solo eran redondos... ;)Graciosos cake pops en forma de caracol

Y tu que pensabas que solo eran redondos… 😉




Hermosos cake pops en blanco para rodear el pastel de bodas. Creados por Frost the Cake

Rodea tu pastel de bodas con estas creaciones de FrosttheCake.com

Ideas para decorar cake pops para un candy bar y una receta super facil

Ingeniosa idea para tu candy bar Foto: ohmyweddingplanners.blogspot.com.es

Toda la originalidad y la dulzura de los cake pops para bodas de Lori's Sweet Cakes

Toda la originalidad y la dulzura de Lori’s Sweet Cakes

Relleno de pink velvet o terciopelo rosa y cubierto con asperjas rosadas de Love from the Oven

Relleno de pink velvet o terciopelo rosa y cubierto con asperjas rosadas de lovefromtheoven.com

¿No los quieres redondos? No hay problema! Cake pops para bodas super originales

¿No los quieres redondos? No hay problema! Foto: indulgy.com

Blancos y con todo el detalle

Blancos y con todo el detalle

Cake Pops con Marshmallows, Rápidos y Fáciles de Hacer

Si no quieres hacer las bizcobolas puedes utilizar marshmallows (los famosos malvaviscos de Los Tres Chiflados – flashback total!) para ahorrarte ese trabajo. Dulces y esponjosos, los marshmallows son ideales para transformar en pseudo-paletas de pastel. Inspírate en estas ideas para decorar cake pops con marshmallows.

Cake pops de marshmallow menta y chocolate creacion de Bakerella en Atlanta, GA

Cake pops de marshmallow menta y chocolate creacion de Bakerella en Atlanta, GA Foto: whiteonricecouple.com

Receta de marshmallow pops para una boda en rosa

Receta de marshmallow pops de tasteofhome.com

Como decorar marshmallows... so sweet!

Como decorar marshmallows Foto: LivingLocurto.com

Adorable decoración de marshmallow cake pops

Adorable decoración de marshmallow cake pops Foto: glorious.treats.blogspot.com

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