|Waiting in line at the Catering Truck|
For reception food they opted for variations of pulled pork, which could have been a tasty end to the afternoon, however the reception hall was on the 3rd floor and the meal was served from a catering truck out in the parking lot. This entailed taking your plate down 2 flights of stairs to get your food and then carrying it back. Service was slow. I am so glad I was related to the bride and got to sit at table number 4, we didn't have to wait too long. Those guests sitting at the higher number tables (18, 19 and 20) waited almost 2 hours to get their food. If you wanted a 2nd pulled pork sandwich you had to wait. The problem was they spent a lot of money on things involved with the ceremony (like embossed programs) and chintzed out on the reception. If they'd spent a couple hundred dollars less on the 3 tiered cake with edible, gold, filigree roses climbing the side, they could have paid the caterer to bring the food up to the reception hall. What made it worse was that the prices for the food were posted on the side of the Catering Truck. Look at the picture above and you can see the most expensive thing you could have purchased, had you just stumbled upon that truck in the parking lot, was $9. Cheap. Receptions are supposed to be fun and this one wasn't. This was a waste of time.