- 1 month ago
- Wedding: July 2016
I would talk to them and let them know their options. If they need to order something that is NOT on the buffet, pre-arrange it with the restaurant so they just have to talk to the servers and they know to bring it out. That is how special dietary needs are handled at every event I’ve been to with a buffet. As a vegan, I know to ask the servers and they usually bring me out a different plate. That’s assuming they know in advance and have prepared something.
Those of us in these situations are very used to explaining why we are eating something different, so no need to worry about it. I do get the occasional “ooh that looks good, I should have asked for the vegan option too!” but I don’t think they really mean it, I think they just want to try to make me feel normal.
I would not put their servings on the buffet and mark them separately, unless there is enough for everyone. People WILL eat them and then they’ll be left with nothing.