(Closed) My 90% gluten free wedding menu

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 2
1124 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Sounds good to me! Congrats on having a venue that can handle your dietary restriction! 

Our catering company doesn’t do dedicated Girlfriend, but my fiance doesn’t have Celiac disease, just a gluten intolerance, and when we went for the tasting he tried everything he thought was safe and never had a reaction. With that in mind, we built the menu around what he can eat (file gumbo instead of gumbo made with a roux, jambalaya instead of pasta, hors d’ourves) and I’m getting him a surprise groom’s cake that’s identical to the bridal cake in flavors, but from a dedicated Girlfriend baker. There’s a seperate pasta dish for the one vegetarian we have coming, but it’s being kept behind the counter, so to speak, and won’t come in contact with anything my fiance will be eating. Our buffet is also staffed to ensure guests don’t cross contaminate anything.

Post # 3
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

SparkleBee11:  that menu sounds delicous.  there are so many ways to prepare amazing meals without gluten.  i’m glad your venue is so accommodating.

a good chef won’t even blink an eye when there are special restrictions to the meal. 

i had a gf wedding menu as well besides a few items at cocktail hour.  even my dessert was creme brulee (gf).  i too was worried about cross contamination so having the entire menu gf was save.  my guests raved about the meal (not even knowing it was gf).  i’m sure your meal will be just as memorable.

Post # 6
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Looks delicious! My only edit – your appetizers are very heavy on fish/seafood and meat and there are NO veggie options! I like something light for cocktail hour, would fill up too much on all the fish and meat.

Post # 7
43 posts
  • Wedding: January 2015

Sounds great. My fiancé and I are both gluten free. We’re getting married in Costa Rica and we’ve had no issue finding gluten free options even down there. Even our cake will be entirely Girlfriend : )

Post # 8
6341 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

SparkleBee11:  That sounds awesome!

We have a coeliac guest, and have made sure he’s well catered for. Of our 4 canapes, two will be gluten-free. Then 2 out of 3 starters and desserts are Girlfriend, and 3 out of 4 mains, so he has plenty to choose from.

There will also be Girlfriend options at the evening buffet, which will be on a separate table along with Girlfriend cupcakes.

It was important to us to cater for all our guests 🙂

Post # 9
1754 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Great to see a venue can do 90% gluten free (or any special dietary need for that matter).  I’m vegan and so is most of my family, so I intend to have a 100% vegan wedding.  I’m not sure how much pushback I’ll get from the caterer or the rest of my family, but it’s encouraging seeing that some venues are flexible!

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