Post # 1
My friend has just sent out her invites and has not asked if people have dietary requirements. I would have thought you usually put a little section for that on the RSVP’s?
For most people, this wouldn’t be an issue but I’m vegetarian. And there may be people attending the wedding who have alergies. It must have just slipped her mind and I don’t want to stress her by bringing it up.
She knows I’m vegetarian but I’m sure that lifestyle choice of mine is the last thing on her mind.
Should I bring it up or should I just not say anything and hope there’s a vege option?
Post # 3
I didn’t put a section for dietary restrictions. I knew one of my guests had a food allergy, and spoke to her separately about it. I did include the vegetarian option on the response card.
If there were further issues, I left it up to the guests to let me know that there was a dietary restriction.
Post # 4
Is it buffet? If so, you would probably have options, but if it’s plated, you might not (some people around here consider potatoes with sausage gravy a vegetable! Not to mention green beans with bacon.)
Post # 5
I don’t plan on putting any info on the RSVP card about food or dietary requirements. If anyone has any issues, I’m sure they will come to me.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
I have one friend that isn’t vegetarian but does try to not eat meat every day. I have one family member with an allergy and let the caterer know about it. We also are having a buffet so there was no need to put meal choices on our RSVPs. If guests have a specific need, I would think they would let me know about it.
Post # 7
I’ve never gotten an invite with a section for dietary restrictions. I would think that if someone had a dietary restriction, they would let me know with a phone call or email.
Post # 8
I don’t recall getting a section on an RSVP for dietary restrictions. I knew there were a few food allergies at ours. I guess you could always write a little note at the bottom of the card so she’ll get it.
Post # 9
I’d consider adding it to my wedding website if the invites already went out.
We did all our RSVP’s online and while we knew which of our guests were vegetarians before we sent invites (we know most of our friends’ stance on meat), we were actually pretty surprised at the various food allergies on our guest list, including a friend of mine who I’ve known for about 18 years and never realized was allergic to mushrooms.
Post # 10
I did not ask my guests for their dietary restrictions. I have never seen that on a RSVP card either. We did ask for entree selections though, so if you’re vegetarian you would just check the vegetarian option.
Post # 11
I’m in the camp that if you require a special meal ( such as allergies, gluten or vegetarian), its YOUR job to make the appropriate accommodations. Of course, as the host, your concern should be about the comfort of all guests, but ultimately it’s your job to make sure dietary restrictions are communicated.
Post # 12
Yeah we didn’t offer special accomodations other than “vegetarian.” But there’s a comments section on the RSVP so hopefully people will speak up or be hungry and cranky!
Our caterer doesn’t really offer anything as part of the package…if we do end up with special requests, including vegetarian, they’re gonna have to make something up.
Post # 13
I did not put any requests for dietary requirements. My opinion is that adults with special requirements should know how to accommodate themselves at an event like this. We did offer a vegetarian option, though.
Post # 14
@JMPacker: I’m not planning on putting anything on the response cards because I will be having a buffet and so no matter what your dietary needs are, there will be soemthing to eat. Fiance is unable to eat protein, so we are going to make sure that any vegetarian or vegan will be able to find food.
Post # 15
@JMPacker: As someone who has food allergies, I’d make a point to contact whoever is hosting the party whether it mentioned it or not on the invite.
Post # 16
So? If someone is allergic to something I am sure they’ll say something.