Post # 1
I have celiacs disease (basically means I can’t eat wheat or wheat by-products). I have looked all over for caterers in the St. Louis area that will accomodate to this requirement. I found a bakery in Ellisville,MO that does gluten free beautiful wedding cakes but I don’t want to spend a fortune on feeding a bunch of people my diet requirements. I also don’t want to have to make special or different food for myself at my reception. Does anyone else know of a company that helps with these sorts of things or am I just SOL?!
Post # 3
Are there any places that will create a custom menu that you can offer gluten-free options mixed in with everything else so you can eat but it’s not something just different for you? I had a friend who had celiacs and I remember when we’d go out to eat she just ordered certain things that sometimes needed tweaking but maybe they could help with a custom menu? Some stuff I wouldn’t have even noticed the difference. At one restaurant she could eat the rotisserie chicken which would be good for everyone but you’d be able to eat it (making sure what they cooked it in was good for you of course).
Post # 4
Also, you could make sure sauces and dressings are on the side and if you want salad maybe have a make your own salad station so everyone can enjoy what they want but you can leave off things you can’t have?
Post # 5
I think that a lot of caterers will accomodate allergies–especially if they’re the BRIDE’S! Wheat allergies are common.
I also don’t think that it’s a problem to structure the menu around your dietary concerns–you are the bride, afterall. But I get what you’re saying. Is dinner plated? You might consider going family style because that way you can offer up a few side dishes or extras that are not within your diet but that everyone else would enjoy without sacrificing your own meal (too much).