How do I word this?

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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42522 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@orchidaloha: 

Please advise of special dietary requirements

or

Dietary restrictions ………………………………….

Post # 4
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3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@julies1949:  +1

 

that’s what we did. Those who needed it wrote on the card or emailed us

Post # 7
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11001 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

The etiquette experts who helped me with the wording for my invitations advised against my including any information about this on our response cards, because they told me that I likely would receive requests about low fat, no salt, etc. and that this would prove to be cumbersome for a wedding meal.

Instead we put our wedding menu (a combination plate of filet of beef and shellfish, with accompaniments) on our wedding website with a line that said something along the lines of “If you require a vegetarian entree, are allergic to shellfish, or cannot eat beef, please contact us ….” and we provided our e-mail addresses. 

We actually heard from no one. However, I already knew that a handful of our guests were allergic to shellfish (and they received a plate with two fillets) or could not have beef (and they received a double portion of the shellfish.) I found out accidentally that one of my other guests is a vegetarian, and I contacted his wife (my friend) to see what vegetarian option (from those offered by my venue) he desired. 

Post # 8
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42522 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Some things are requirements. Others are preferences. Accomodate the requirements. Ignore the requests.

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