(Closed) How to handle vegetarian option

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

you could add a line to the rsvp that says something like “please advise of any dietary restrictions”  that might cover it.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Maybe you could add a line that says something like “a vegetarian option is available upon request”.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I like the “dietary restrictions” line. Like you said people will probably offer up info on their allergies. I think I like how discreet it is.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We put vegetarian as an option (They had to circle M or V) and only a couple of people chose vegetarian. I think unless your group of relatives or friends are a certain religion, you will get very few vegetarians, so no worries.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Well… I’m not vegetarian but I usually would choose a vegetarian option if offered. Just out of preference. So if you’re afraid too many people would choose their real preference, I would put the ‘vegetarian option available upon request’ rather that ‘advise of dietary preference’ to avoid the whole low-sodium low-fat gluten-whatever crowd. However, if enough of your guests pick vegetarian that they want as a preference so that you have to pay the fee… don’t you want them to pick what they would like?

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’d just go with “vegetarian option available on request.” The people that need it will let you know. It leaves the door open for people with other food needs, allergies or something, to let you know also. (And how awesome that your venue will do vegetarian without charging extra just for a few.)

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We just put a note in our invitations to please advise us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions.  If you list “chicken” and “vegetarian” as options for people to pick from, you’re definitely going to get people who just get the veg for the heck of it – I would b/c I hate chicken breasts lol.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We didn’t offer different options and just ordered vegetarian for the people that we knew needed them. There ended up being 5 extras ones but the caterers were able to make do. I would maybe mention on the invite to advise of dietary needs and leave it at that.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m doing a surf and turf duo entree. Steak and Fish. I had a gatefold invite, on the backside, there was room to write things about the wedding like the address, hotel rooms, and a detailed description of my provided meal. On my RSVP I wrote:

 

Indicate number of each:

___ ‘Surf and Turf sounds great!’

___ ‘I can’t eat surf and turf’

 

If someone can’t eat surf and turf for whatever reason, I plan to call them and ask what they can eat to get a veggie meal option made. I don’t expect many veggie’s. Not a norm for my group.

Post # 13
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Wannabee

well, here is my question…how does a potential guest choose the ‘vegetarian option available’?  Listed on the invite are the usual

_____Beef

____Chicken

____Fish

and  then below that…..

vegetarian option available upon request (without a line to checkmark it)

 

so how does one choose the veggie option if there is no line to mark that particular choice? Would you CIRCLE that sentence?? Please advise. Wedding is soon!

 

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

BoSoxInNy:  I think that is an indication to contact the host to discuss your dietary needs. It sounds like a similar situation to above (they are offering it to those who need it, but not as a regular option). By contacting the host, they can make sure the meal will work for you. 

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