Omg I can't believe I missed this in the invite proofs – opinion pls

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@vess5:  If you think it’s going to push the invitations back too much could you add in an additional insert (could print it yourself) to say please advise of any dietary requirements in your RSVP? I know it’s not ideal but it would mean you get them sent on time. I do think it is important to ask your guests what their dietary requirements are so I wouldn’t leave it out (unless it’s a smaller wedding/you know all your guests really well so it wouldn’t be hard to either work it out yourself or follow up with them).

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

@vess5:  Maybe if it’s too late to correct you can mention it on the website and add a separate insert in the invitations? Like business card sized to return with the RSVPs?

Post # 6
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Helper bee

@vess5:  Knowing that your invited pool of people has few restricions, my opinion is that you can just add a section to the website.  I wouldn’t push sending the invitations out any further back.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I have food allergies myself and didn’t put it on the invites, I know a few people that have dietary restrictions (my photog for one) and I’m reaching out to them individually.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Also, yay for almost date twins! My invites should arrive tomorrow and I hope to get them mailed out by Monday, they will take a while to put together though. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@vess5:  No, it’s not the end of the world. It’s not terrible.  It would be terrible if your name was spelled wrong.  I wouldn’t worry about it.  If they have dietary restrictions then they should really be used to having to tell people and they’ll probably just write it on the back of the card when they return it.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@vess5:  Yeah I think it’s fine, hopefully if people need to they’ll just put a note in with the rsvp, and if you know of anyone in particular, definitely give them a call or email to see if they need anything special!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@vess5:  I wouldn’t worry too much. Like a PP said, if they do have dietary restrictions they can’t expect you to know them, i.e. they should tell you anyway. If I was unfortunate in that I’d die if I were within a 20ft radius of a mushroom or something, I’d tell somebody.

If you’re really concerned, maybe just send them off and wait until the RSVPs come back. And for each one that comes back, you could just contact them, explain you left it off the invite and ask. I do understand that this could be a pain in the arse if you’re having a huge wedding though…

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

I didn’t include it either, although I know 3 guests who have issues and what they can’t eat. It’s up to them to tell you – you don’t have to be a mindreader. My sister included it on her response card and someone with a nut allergy didn’t tell her until the cocktail hour.

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