- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014 - Cadillac mountain
Okay so I’m not sure how to nicely ask folks to not kill me at our reception.
A bit of backstory – I have a severe corn allergy which means I have anaphylaxis from things like perfume, cross contamination, commerically available food, ect. We are having a tiny wedding and a small ceremony on different days to accomidate my allergy needs. My mom is doing all the cooking (hooray for chef parents) and nearly all of the food will be safe for me. Our invites contained a reminder to not wear perfume. They actually said ‘don’t kill the bride! please no scented products as we celebrate with you’
We are having a taco bar and fruit and veggie trays (its a 12-4 reception) with nearly 100% local sourced ingredients. Almost all of the food will be safe, but the shells for the tortillas are not and there is no way to make them safe for me. They don’t contain ‘obvious corn or corn derivatves’ but they do have issues with cross contmaination and would send me to the ER if I ate them. I’m going to do my best to get my food first, but I feel like we should also put up a sign about cross contamination. How do I nicely ask folks to be mindful? It will be a pretty small reception (50ish) with just close friends and family. I’m mostly concerned about grandparents/aunts & uncles who don’t see us everyday. At Christmas, our food was mostly Jess-safe, but I still ended up in the ER due to cross contamination issues.