Post # 1
We have starting to plan our invites, as it took us sooooo long to get our save the dates out 😀 and we’re not really sure how to ask what dietary requirements people have. Originally we were going to ask whether anyone required the vegetarian option, and then a small area to say how many.
But we thought what about other problems? Do they normally get asked about? We were going to let people write all the names and needs out but then we thought it may get a bit hectic!
What did/will everyone else do? I don’t what it to be invite chaos but I also want people happy! 🙂
Thank you! x
Post # 3
We had a vegetarian option of the RSVP card but besides that we didn’t address or ask about other dietary issues. I think the list of dietary requirements is way too long to address everything. If you want to put something on there, I would just include a line that says “Please inform us of any dietary restrictions.” However, I have never actually seen an invite that says this, I think it is typically assumed.
Post # 4
We will be having little checkboxes for vegan/vegetarian, lactose free, gluten free, nut allergies and “other” with a line below for them to explain
Post # 5
I have lots of family members who are vegan and many friends who cannot have gluten. I sent out invites with a small card in them saying we had a wedding webiste with information on which hotel we blocked off rooms ect. On that website we had a whole page just for dietary restrictions, and people could send up a private message via the website. I found this made making invites/the invites wording a lot simpler.
I used http://www.mywedding.com, it was really easy to use.
Hope this helps 😀
Post # 6
@LeopardPrintBee: I said other, make a note saying to call you, *insert number here * if you have any dietary restrictions. I think leaving an open box will get a lot of, I don’t like this, he won’t eat broccoli, she wants a kids meal. Calling takes more effort. Those with actual restrictions will call or contact you with their concerns. If anything just have a box asking if there are any and to contact you to give more detail. Then, if they forget, you can call them.
Post # 7
I would just write, “dietary restrictions?” Followed by a line.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I just wrote “dietary restrictions” followed by space for them to fill it in. So far the only things we’ve gotten are “vegetarian” and “no pork or beef” so it’s worked out pretty well
Post # 9
Invitiations I receive usually just say ‘please advise any dietary requirements’.
Post # 10
I had choices with tick boxes, but just for the chicken, pork, and vegetarian. Below I had a line, “please let us know of any dietary restrictions.”
We didn’t specifically indicate to write them on the RSVP, but thougth the people could contact us email, phone, website, etc, but there was a little space left on the card, and we found that people did write their dietary restrictions underneath. Our RSVP was a postcard, so if they wrote too low the barcode the USPS put came close to covering some of them, but we luckily we didn’t have any that we couldn’t read.
Post # 11
I would only ask about vegetarians. Vegans or ppl with actual allergies will write a note (even without a space) or contact you. Leaving a blank gives too much leeway for ppl to list mere preferences and expect you to meet them.
Post # 12
on our response cards, people can select if they would like filet mignon, crabcake, or vegetarian. if they have additional restrictions or requirements, hopefully they will either write on the back of the response card or call me personally to let me know.
Post # 13
@HonoraryNerd I’d not even considered the picky eaters! lol thank you 😀
@LovelyHibou Oohh great idea! I will have a wee look 🙂
Thank you all! This is all helpful and reassurring 🙂
Post # 14
Our RSVP cards are blank on the back, so we have a note at the bottom of the front asking guests to detail any dietary restrictions on the back. We already know that we have vegetarians, a vegan, a peanut butter allergy, gluten free, and a shellfish allergy invited. I’m sure there are more that we’re unaware of… Personally, I’m allergic to raspberries, so we’ll be leaving those off the menu as well.
Post # 15
@LeopardPrintBee: We included a line at the bottom of our RSVP for Allergies/Dietary resctrictions. Based on the ones we’ve gotten back, those who have some really appreciated the fact that we took the time to ask.
Post # 16
I had set up an online RSVP since most of my guests are computer geeks and there was a field for allergy/diet restrictions. For the handful of older guests, I just had them write it on their RSVP card. Since I was having a buffet, I didn’t want to accidently kill someone.
I didn’t have a problem with picky eaters since we literally had something for everyone.