No room on RSVP card to include sentence about any dietary requirements

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
2431 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I wouldn’t worry about it, most people will let you know if they have something that needs to be accomodated. There was no space for it on mine and we didn’t have any issues. 

Post # 4
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center

I forgot that part on my RSVPs too! Thankfully I knew our guests will enough/felt comfortable just asking them if they were still Vegetarian/Gluten Free etc

Post # 5
10886 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

My response cards did not include any information at all regarding the meal.

We simply put our menu (a combination plate of filet of beef and shellfish, with accompaniments) on our wedding website, and we included a note on our website along the lines of “If you are allergic to seafood, cannot eat beef, or require a vegetarian meal, please contact us at … ” and listed our e-mail addresses. 

Post # 6
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@cuddlz88:  Leave it up to the guest. If someone has a peanut or strawberry allergy or something, they’ll either get that info to you, or they will ask someone related to your caterer about what is in the food on the day. We had a space on our rsvp’s for notes. I imagine anyone with any allergies I don’t know about will let us know on there. Otherwise, they are responsible for inquiring.

Post # 8
4760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m not having anything about it. I think people are way too sensitive about dietary preferences/restrictions (and I’m a vegetarian). Don’t sweat it.

Post # 9
6194 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I don’t think you need it either, but I’m curious about what else you have on there that takes up so much space!

Post # 10
2534 posts
Sugar bee

Do you have a wedding website? We made one and there was a section on there about letting us know by e-mail if there were special dietary requirements!

Post # 12
1060 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@cuddlz88:  i didn’t include it and I had a few people manually add it to their rsvp, ie: one person selected the veggie meal and added “no mushrooms”. 

Don’t sweat it, they will let you know if there is an issue.

Post # 13
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Etiquette Snob here… lol

Once upon a time, info about Food to be served at an occasion was totally the discretion of the Host and not mentioned any where (*gasp*)

Today the norm (due to costs) is that often the info as to preferences is included on the RSVP / Reply Cards

With “further details” on the Wedding Website

Ie… RSVP Card may say:

___ Chicken Option

And the Website might say:

Chicken Provencal, pan seared and served in a garlic, caper, cherry tomato, Calamata olive. white wine, butter sauce


___ Fish Option

and the Website might say:

Salmon Fillet filled with an herb crabmeat stuffing and served with a lemon butter sauce

* All meals served with Oven Roasted Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables

So the Wedding Website is a good place to find out additional info… and hopefully where the Guests will look to educate themselves about what is happening and if they have any Questions.

Lol, once upon a time, it was second nature that if a Guest had a Question they’d pick up the phone and call the Host…

I chuckle now at the crazy world we live in where people just don’t seem to have the common sense to do this any more.

In fact, once upon a time, it was quite polite, to call the Hostess and CONFIRM you got the Invitation, were excited to come, and double-check the details… ask any Questions and the obligatory “Is there anything we can do to help”

For Weddings that might be anything from … “What does the Bride & Groom need, as we will be bringing a gift”…

Thru to the more active… “We know you have a house filled with out-of-towners and tons to do… can we lend a hand” (pick someone up a the train station / airport ?)

Niceities that are sadly lacking now…

Still tho… the right place to put the “extras” is on your Website.

You want your Wedding Invites to look clean, sharp, and uncluttered for the most part.

Hope this helps,


Post # 14
3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Inviting those comments means you’ll get a few assholes claiming allergies to foods they don’t like.  If somone needs accomodation for real, they’ll let you know.

We have a guest whose dietary restrictions are so severe, she just brings her own food to everything.

Post # 15
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would just leave if off and they can let you know. We don’t even have a veg option. If there’s an issue I’m sure they’ll let you know.

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