(Closed) Guest meal choices…. how to communicate options without overwhelming caterer?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We put on the choices, and then said, “if you have any dietary restrictions (vegetairian, allergies, etc), please indicate that below.

The people who need accomodations will contact you via the RSVP or privately so they are taken care of

Post # 4
4996 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Glasgowbound:  Agreed – leave people a line to fill in. 


Post # 5
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We put on ours “Please indicate any allergies or special dietary restrictions on the reverse side”. Out of 85 invites we sent out, we have I think 12 dietary resitrctions ranging from gluten-free, vegan, kosher, to specific allergies to a certain ingredient. Out of the allergies, more than half are non-issues since they are to ingredients that aren’t even used in our meals.

I wouldn’t worry about tons of special requests 🙂 Most caterers can accomodate anything – they do it all the time.

Post # 6
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Glasgowbound:  +1

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@Almost Mrs.P:  


I left a line too. When making the placecards make sure you make a distinct difference in them for the options that way the servers have an easier time figuring it out 🙂 this is my RSVP, I have no “meal options” but I have the restriction question. I go by the rule that “people are stupid” in the politest sense, it means I assume they have to be spoon fed everything rather than hoping someone would “reach out” about their concerns/needs.

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