Post # 1
Thank God for WB because I don’t know how I would pull this wedding off without it!
We have one vegetarian, one celiac and one person who has a whole bunch of food allergies (this is what we know of, there could be more!)… The venue has no issue with this, they just need to know who and what they can/cannot have. How do I word the following on the RSVP card? The best I can come up with is “Vegetarian and special allergy meals available upon request” and it doesn’t sound right to me.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Please advise of special dietary requirements
Dietary restrictions ………………………………….
Post # 4
that’s what we did. Those who needed it wrote on the card or emailed us
Post # 5
@julies1949: Thanks! This is what I will do. I have to get the invites proofed and ready to be printed on Monday!
Post # 7
The etiquette experts who helped me with the wording for my invitations advised against my including any information about this on our response cards, because they told me that I likely would receive requests about low fat, no salt, etc. and that this would prove to be cumbersome for a wedding meal.
Instead we put our wedding menu (a combination plate of filet of beef and shellfish, with accompaniments) on our wedding website with a line that said something along the lines of “If you require a vegetarian entree, are allergic to shellfish, or cannot eat beef, please contact us ….” and we provided our e-mail addresses.
We actually heard from no one. However, I already knew that a handful of our guests were allergic to shellfish (and they received a plate with two fillets) or could not have beef (and they received a double portion of the shellfish.) I found out accidentally that one of my other guests is a vegetarian, and I contacted his wife (my friend) to see what vegetarian option (from those offered by my venue) he desired.
Post # 8
Some things are requirements. Others are preferences. Accomodate the requirements. Ignore the requests.