Post # 1
I’m not Jewish, but one of my friend’s husbands is. I want to make sure that every one of my guests is comfortable. We’re going to be discussing the menu with our venue soon and selecting a restaurant for our welcome dinner too. Would it be acceptable to ask my friend if her husband observes any dietary restrictions for his faith?
Post # 3
Yes, I would ask your friend if her husband keeps kosher or has any dietary restrictions. Depending on how strict he is, it may or may not be an issue, but unless he is very religious/Orthodox, a vegetarian option would most likely work if he keeps kosher.
Post # 4
@Cappugcino: Yes, that would be very thoughtful.
Post # 5
@Cappugcino: I am going to write on the RSVPs something like, “Please list any dietary restrictions” or “Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions!”
Post # 6
Yes, it would be appropriate to ask. But I also don’t think you need to pick your whole menu based on your friend’s husband. If he keeps very strcit kosher, he likely won’t be able to eat at any place you choose.
Post # 7
Thank you all for the input. I’m going to email her and find out if he observes any dietary restrictions. And if he’s completely kosher, try to find out what can be done for him. Our venue is an hour away from any kosher restaurants. so the welcome dinner may be a problem, but I can hopefully make arrangements for the reception dinner. While I wouldn’t arrange the menu around one guest, I certainly would consider arranging something to be made specially for one guest.