Allergies vs. Preferences (RANT)

posted 3 years ago in October 2013
Post # 3
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@chercee:  The gluten allergy has become a trend and people often use allergies to just be picky and annoying. I feel you. It sucks. They are stupid.

You will have an amazing wedding anyway 🙂

Post # 5
8385 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@chercee:  Wow that sounds incredibly annoying.  I have actual food allergies (peanuts, almonds, etc), which is why I usually prefer buffets, however I really don’t complain too much over a free meal no matter how it’s served.

Post # 6
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

That’s why we chose to serve a buffet.  Put what you want on your plate and shut up!

Post # 8
6446 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Well you’re a better person than I am! I’m not sure I would have made all these changes this close to the wedding. TBH I don’t know that my caterer would have allowed me to make changes!


Post # 9
8385 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@chercee:  Something I learned about wedding planning: people love to complain.  If it’s not about the food, it’s the centerpieces, or the chairs or drinks.  The people that like to complain will always complain no matter what, so you just have to do what makes you happy and learn to ignore them.

Post # 10
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I feel you on the fake allergy thing. I’ve got a food allergy and an intolerance (bananas and fish respectively). I hate that picky eaters make people so cavalier about something that can kill us.

Post # 12
885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

How annoying for you!  One of our guests who I have on facebook is doing the paleo diet for a month right now, which irks me because it looks like she’s just doing it for the attention of putting it on her blog and social media feeds.  She didn’t mention the diet to me though, so she is getting a regular meal.  

I was once out for dinner with a coworker who ordered a burger in a restaurant and asked for no tomato or lettuce and then said “allergies”.  I asked him about it afterwards because I didn’t know you could be allergic to that stuff, and he told me he isn’t, just doesn’t like veggies.  If you are going to be a super picky eater, at least be honest about it!

Post # 13
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@chercee:  Those people drive me CRAZY!

Pretend/fad gluten allergies is why we had to talk to our venue lady for like 40 minutes before she understood that one of our GM has EXTREMELY severe Celiac’s, and ANY touching of gluten to his food would cause him extreme illness.

She was like “Don’t worry! He can just take the bread off his plate! That’s what most gluten fee guests do”

And we were like “…No. His plate needs to be prepared seperately by someone wearing fresh gloves. This guy can’t eat oatmeal because it’s rotated with wheat when grown in fields. THAT little exposure will make him violently ill.”

Post # 16
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The fake allergies drive me crazy, as does this stupid gluten free trend that’s going around. I was raised to appreciate what I’m given, and if I genuinely don’t like it, shut my pie hole and eat around it. I cannot imagine making such a big fuss over FOOD unless there was a legitimate reason for it (i.e. I will go into anaphylactic shock and die). 

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