What dietary restrictions are you catering to?

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: What dietary restrictions are you planning for?
    Vegetarian : (31 votes)
    36 %
    Vegan : (8 votes)
    9 %
    Kosher : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Gluten-free : (21 votes)
    24 %
    Dairy free : (4 votes)
    5 %
    Shellfish allergy : (6 votes)
    7 %
    Nut allergy : (7 votes)
    8 %
    Other Food allergy : (7 votes)
    8 %
    Other dietary restriction : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @HonoraryNerd:  I’m catering to any and all. It is my guest’s responsbility to let me know if they have a restriction or allergy. The caterer will take it from there and accomodate accordingly. I’m only anticipating vegetarian, gluten free and lactose free at this point but I’m sure someone will surprise me!

    Post # 4
    Member
    2913 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    We knew DH had two people on his side who were vegetarian, so we made sure they would have options.

    Post # 5
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I have a vegan Godmother and DH’s college BFF has SEVERE Celiac’s, so we had buffet options for both of them!

    Post # 6
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    3756 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I myself am gluten intolerant and allergic to casein (dairy) so I’ll have that for myself and my photographer is also gluten free so I’ll make sure her meal is safe. A friend that I’ll be inviting is GF and her FI is GF/Vegan so I’m sure I’ll have to make sure they have food, but not sure if they’ll make it since they live in Michigan. Other than that I can’t think of anyone that has food issues, but I’ll make sure anyone that does let me know of something will have an option. 

    Post # 7
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    3756 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    OH and my SIL has shellfish allergy! Totally forgot about that until I saw it in the poll!

    Post # 8
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    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Vegetarian and gluten free for sure. My fiancé also has a couple friends/cousins with peanut allergies so we will have the venue check about that, I don’t think anything we’re serving would have peanuts but obviously we will still tell them. 

    If anyone else has allergies I expect them to let us know. 

    Post # 9
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    5087 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    One of my best friend’s is vegetarian and my almost bil is Celiac. So we are catering for them.

    Post # 10
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    885 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Four of my family members and one of my good friends have Celiac disease, so they will have a GF option (our entree is beef tenderloin and chicken in a puff pastry, so they will just have their chicken without the pastry).  We are also able to bring in home-made sweets for the late night buffet, and since our cake is not GF, I will be making some GF cupcakes and lemon squares that they can eat.

    We also have a couple vegetarians who will get a broccoli in a puff pastry (which I tried and it was awesome!), and two no-red-meat eaters will just have chicken.  We have one nut allergy and one lactose intolerant person, but they will be able to eat everything we are serving.

     

    Post # 11
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    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    We are doing family style and I made sure we had a couple veggie sides because the two mains are meat and seafood.  Other than that, there is no food feedback on our RSVP card and won’t be any red carpet rolled out for people with dietary restrictions.  Just like when I’m counting calories, there will be foods people may have to opt out of dishing up, but that is something they deal with every day. I would lose my mind if I tried catering to everyone and their particular eating habits.

    FWIW, no one in our immediate friends and family groups have any of these issues.  The most important people there will be able to indulge in everything, even the dairy full,  GLUTEN FULL, Truffle mac and cheese!

    Post # 12
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    6000 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Our venue offers a vegetarian plate for no additional charge (normally adding a 3rd option is an extra $4 per person regardless if anyone orders it) so we put that on the menu. Turns out a lot of my family loves eggplant parmesan so they chose it even though they’re not vegetarian.

    My aunt is allergic to poultry so we had to offer a beef option. Well, some people in my family aren’t big beef eaters or they prefer their steak really well done and the steaks will be cooked to medium. So we offered a beef and chicken entree, no extra charge so it worked out.

    Post # 13
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    3718 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We didn’t make any specific plans for anything. I know one of my friends had a raspberry allergy and one of DH’s friends has a nut allergy. But none of our meal choices had those things in them so it wasn’t a big deal. We had a space on the RSVP for people to tell us dietary restrictions, but we only had one person use it – one vegetarian (who got the vegetarian meal provided by the venue).

     

     

    Post # 14
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    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We have a guest thats allergic to seafood so she won’t be able to eat caesar salad. Other than that we don’t have any guests with any restrictions.

    Post # 15
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    7075 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    You don’t have an option for “none”. I assumed anyone with a serious dietary restriction would at least contact me and let me know ahead of time, in which case I would have arranged something.

    Post # 16
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    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We had vegetarian/Vegan options, and a few people wrote on their RSVP if they has a specific food allergy ( mushrooms, shellfish etc) None of our meal options contained mushrooms or shellfish anyways but I made sure to note it for the caterer anyway just to be safe.

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