Post # 17
I would probably just print it on only their response card if thats possible with your invitations. Or call them and let them know. or you could put something like (Vegetarian dishes available upon request) Most people would probably just choose the meats if they arent vegetarians.
Post # 18
Unfortunately that doesn’t work for me, as I’m not familar with the eating habits of my co-workers husbands, my fiances aunt who lives 3,000 miles away, or the girl my cousin is dating. I need a way to include this on my response card without making it seem like a good choice for everyone.
Post # 19
- Wedding: May 2013 - The bride's hometown United Methodist Church near Kalamazoo
I definitely think having a box for special dietary needs and a line that allows them to write their dietary needs is best. If they’re things you don’t need to worry about (diabetic, no eggplant and you’re not serving eggplant, etc.) then they can be ignored; if they’re vegetarain, gluten-intolerant, etc. you can serve them better. I’m gluten-intolerant and would appreciate my host looking out for me like that, especially if your two other dishes normally have wheat in them.
Post # 20
My point was, I do not know who, of my 150 invitees, is a vegetarian. If I knew who they were, this would have been a null and void issue because I could ask them personally.
I’m pretty sure we reached the conclusion that noting “vegetarian option available” was the way to go so anyone who needs it can specify it, but it’s vague enough to deter the meat eaters.
Post # 21
Ah ok. Well my wedding planner said if you give an option, say chicken or fish, or chicken or beef, and the person is a vegetarian/vegan, they will always write it in on their own. I think if you just give those options, people who really do not ever eat meat or are allergic to gluten will let you know. I wouldn’t stress too much over it 🙂