Post # 1
Hi bees! I’m working on my invitations and feeling stuck on how to address meal options. We’ll have a choice of chicken, steak, or salmon, and then our caterer will do separate veg/vegan/gluten free/whatever as needed. Which is awesome, but I’m sort of nervous about making it clear that we can accommodate whatever…. I feel like I may end up with pages of special requests!
I’m debating between just having the card indicate chicken, steak, or salmon, and assuming that people will tell us if they need something else…. or adding in a line about special dietary restrictions…. what do you think? Any other suggestions for how to handle this?
Post # 3
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
@Glasgowbound: Agreed – leave people a line to fill in.
Post # 5
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
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.
Post # 7
Thanks ladies… I guess I will just do a line. I was kind of leaning towards hoping people will contact us independently if it’s really an issue, but this is probably safer.