No Vegetarian Option on RSVP Card

posted 2 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

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happycamper32 :  I did not include an entree selection ony m RSVP card at all – but I assumed that should anyone have restrictions they would just write it on the RSVP card for me to accomodate.

I think it would be safe of you to write you would like to request a Vegetarian option for your meal. I definitely wouldnt be offended.

It is likely they assumed someone would just write down if they required a vegetarian or vegan option if needed.

Post # 3
3294 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Just write that you need a vegetarian meal. They must have expected a few 

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Post # 4
7268 posts
Busy Beekeeper

They’ve provided a space on the rsvp card for dietary restrictions, so I’d just write it there that you’re a vegetarian and not check the seafood or meat option.

Post # 5
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I think writing “vegetarian” in the dietary restrictions section is exactly what you should do because those are your dietary restrictions. I’m sure they don’t expect you to go without food because you don’t eat meat.

Post # 6
2323 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

happycamper32 :  Yeah, just don’t check either and write vegetarian. Whoever is catering their wedding should be able to put together a couple of vegetarian meals just as easily as they can put together meals for people with dietary restrictions such as allergies to nuts, etc.  

Post # 7
5170 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

The dietary restrictions is where you are suppose to write vegetarian. 

Post # 8
1257 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

That’s what the “dietary restrictions” area is for.

Post # 9
7934 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

put your husband’s initials next to beef, if that’s what he wants.

under dietary restrictions, put your initials and vegatarian.

don’t overcomplicate it.

Post # 10
2761 posts
Sugar bee

Yes, what you were thinking to do is fine. 

They don’t provide a vegetarian option becasue that would mean offering 3 main dishes that anyone could choose, at an extra expense. They’ve given you space to write in with dietary restrictions for those who aren’t accommodated by either of the two main entrees. It’s understood that most caterers will provide a vegetarian/vegan/allergen free option to those who need it (without it being charged as adding an extra meal option). 

Post # 11
13554 posts
Honey Beekeeper

A vegetarian option is a prime example of what is meant by “dietary restriction.”  

Post # 13
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

My venue actually specifically requested that I did not offer vegetarian on my RSVP card and just put dietary restrictions. Their reasoning was that because they charge by meal options (each choice offered incurrs a cost), the vegetarian was not really an option, it was an accomodation which they account for differently (no extra cost if it doesn’t exceed 10%), so just know that it’s not because your hosts were trying to make you feel bad about it.

Post # 14
717 posts
Busy bee

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happycamper32 :  this happened to me at my best guy friends wedding. I just wrote vegetarian and they accommodated. I think it’s somewhat common for people to not note a place for dietary restrictions because frankly, they aren’t that concerned. It’s definitely not a big deal to insert tour veggie needs and as a pp said, it is expected there will be someone(s) who is a non meat eater. 

ETA: I just noticed the dietary restrictions line on the card- yes, this is exactly what it is for- people like you! You’re all good to go!

Post # 15
17 posts
  • Wedding: September 2019

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happycamper32 :  Definitely write in the dietary restrictions section! For my wedding, our venue would charge us $3 more per person to include a third option. We have several vegetarian guests (including my dad) and we worked out the vegetarian meal (eggplant parm) ahead of time, along with gluten free and other options, but are fully expecting guests to include vegetarian under dietary restriction. It just saved us a lot of money not to make it an “official” option. 

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