(Closed) Let them eat Kosher?

posted 9 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
2360 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

Most people won’t even realize food is kosher if you don’t tell them – caterers usually have a substitute if you’re doing a meat meal and someone asks for butter or milk – I wouldn’t worry about it all.  If you’re having a kosher wedding, I think it’s fine for all the food to be kosher.  Chances are, no one will even notice a difference.

Post # 4
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

They won’t realize. I am Catholic but was in a primarily Jewish sorority. Every event we had was completely kosher but it didn’t seem weird to me b/c it was normal food. No one will notice.

Post # 5
1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Non-kosher people who don’t know what all goes into something being kosher have in mind blande or boring food. I did before I met Mr. Shef and realized that is NOT the case. I have had so many meals w/o realizing it was kosher! Now, he doens’t keep kosher and we considered doing it for the wedding but decided against it. But even if we had, nobody would have noticed unless we told them. Also, if you haven’t booked your caterer yet be careful. Some caterers will charge extra if you specifically ask for Kosher. If you tell them you just don’t want specific things they wont think anything of it. It is just a money making ploy like charging extra for things just because of the word Wedding.

Post # 6
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i don’t think you should be worried at all. I don’t see why it would be an issue for those who don’t keep Kosher to eat a Kosher meal. No one will notice or should mind.

Post # 7
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am not Jewish but have been to many Jewish functions.  I have never noticed that I was eating a Kosher meal vs. a non-Kosher meal. 

Post # 8
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I agree with the others, they probably won’t even notice. There’s nothing wrong with Kosher food, that’s weird that they would say that.

Post # 9
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

they won’t notice! honestly, they probably don’t understand what kosher is, and that’s why they’re complaining, or they’re scared they’re going to end up eating rubber chicken dinners. having one bad kosher experience can ruin it for some people, which is ridiculous because kosher food is just like any other food – good and bad sometimes.

tell them to suck it up!

Post # 10
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

your guests need to repect your values and just eat it, I’m sure the food will be good, they probably don;t even know what Kosher is

Post # 11
2589 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I wouldn’t have  problem eating Kosher food at all.  Honestly, I probaby wouldn’t even know if it is Kosher. 

Post # 12
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Blank stares = maybe they don’t understand what kosher means, maybe it sounds strange and unfamiliar.  Maybe just tell them what’s on your menu.  A little knowledge goes a long way.

Grumbling = rude.  Pay them no mind.

It makes complete sense to have kosher food at a Jewish wedding (well, at least this Christian bride thinks so). 


Post # 13
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I say let them eat Kosher.  I am not Jewish, but I have a dairy intolerance, so we are getting a Kosher Parve wedding cake.  My mom grumbled “how can they make buttercream icing that has neither butter nor cream?” but when my family tasted it, they all agreed it was delicious!

Post # 14
2467 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

absolutely let them eat kosher! they’ll be fine, and frankly it’s rude of them to grumble.

Post # 15
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Let them grumble….somewhere else! It’s your wedding and you were gracious enough to invite them. The very least they can do is show a modicum of respect.


Post # 16
293 posts
Helper bee

Yeah.. they may not know what kosher is or may have a stereotype of old-fashioned Jewish style food if they do, which even Jewish people don’t always like! But nowadays kosher caterers can give you a huge variety of food styles while still following the kosher rules, so your guests will be fine.

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