Post # 1
I have several non-jewish people coming to my wedding that will be completely Kosher. Frankly,I didn’t think it would be an issue for non-jewish people to eat Kosher food am I missing something here? Ive gotten a few blank stares and lots of grumbeling. I have never been to a Kosher wedding that offered non-kosher fare.I have considered that some people just are not familiar but now I’m getting it from my Jewish friends. My Fiance thinks I’m getting worked up over nothing and let them eat Kosher. What do you think?
Post # 3
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I wouldn’t have problem eating Kosher food at all. Honestly, I probaby wouldn’t even know if it is Kosher.
Post # 12
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
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
absolutely let them eat kosher! they’ll be fine, and frankly it’s rude of them to grumble.
Post # 15
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
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.