(Closed) Friend has forgotten to ask guest's dietary requirements

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Should I tell my friend she's forgotten to ask if her guest's have dietary requirements?
    Yes! She needs to know : (25 votes)
    20 %
    No! It will upset and stress her that she's forgotten : (103 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 3
    12890 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I didn’t put a section for dietary restrictions.  I knew one of my guests had a food allergy, and spoke to her separately about it.  I did include the vegetarian option on the response card. 

    If there were further issues, I left it up to the guests to let me know that there was a dietary restriction.

    Post # 4
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Is it buffet? If so, you would probably have options, but if it’s plated, you might not (some people around here consider potatoes with sausage gravy a vegetable! Not to mention green beans with bacon.)

    Post # 5
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t plan on putting any info on the RSVP card about food or dietary requirements. If anyone has any issues, I’m sure they will come to me. 

    Post # 6
    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

    @abbie017:  +1

    I have one friend that isn’t vegetarian but does try to not eat meat every day.  I have one family member with an allergy and let the caterer know about it.  We also are having a buffet so there was no need to put meal choices on our RSVPs.  If guests have a specific need, I would think they would let me know about it.

    Post # 7
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’ve never gotten an invite with a section for dietary restrictions. I would think that if someone had a dietary restriction, they would let me know with a phone call or email.

    Post # 8
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I don’t recall getting a section on an RSVP for dietary restrictions.  I knew there were a few food allergies at ours.  I guess you could always write a little note at the bottom of the card so she’ll get it.

    Post # 9
    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’d consider adding it to my wedding website if the invites already went out.

    We did all our RSVP’s online and while we knew which of our guests were vegetarians before we sent invites (we know most of our friends’ stance on meat), we were actually pretty surprised at the various food allergies on our guest list, including a friend of mine who I’ve known for about 18 years and never realized was allergic to mushrooms.

    Post # 10
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I did not ask my guests for their dietary restrictions. I have never seen that on a RSVP card either. We did ask for entree selections though, so if you’re vegetarian you would just check the vegetarian option.

    Post # 11
    5221 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’m in the camp that if you require a special meal ( such as allergies, gluten or vegetarian), its YOUR job to make the appropriate accommodations. Of course,  as the host, your concern should be about the comfort of all guests, but ultimately it’s your job to make sure dietary restrictions are communicated. 

    Post # 12
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Yeah we didn’t offer special accomodations other than “vegetarian.”  But there’s a comments section on the RSVP so hopefully people will speak up or be hungry and cranky!

    Our caterer doesn’t really offer anything as part of the package…if we do end up with special requests, including vegetarian, they’re gonna have to make something up.

    Post # 13
    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I did not put any requests for dietary requirements. My opinion is that adults with special requirements should know how to accommodate themselves at an event like this.  We did offer a vegetarian option, though. 

    Post # 14
    288 posts
    Helper bee

    @JMPacker:  I’m  not planning on putting anything on the response cards because I will be having a buffet and so no matter what your dietary needs are, there will be soemthing to eat. Fiance is unable to eat protein, so we are going to make sure that any vegetarian or vegan will be able to find food.

    Post # 15
    8464 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @JMPacker:  As someone who has food allergies, I’d make a point to contact whoever is hosting the party whether it mentioned it or not on the invite.

    Post # 16
    9917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    So?  If someone is allergic to something I am sure they’ll say something.

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