Post # 1
Hey wonderful ladies! I’m new to posting and thought I’d give this a try because something came up today when we decided on our rehearsal dinner venue and style of food we are going for. My fiance and I decided on doing a southern BBQ dinner because he is from the south and I am a ‘yankee’ from New York. We both love BBQ so much and wanted to share with my ‘yankee’ family the way of the south, and what better way then with BBQ, right!?
THE PROBLEM IS…I have at least one guest (my half sister and possibly even her husband) who I know will NOT eat meat and she has a VERY stick IBS and other kinds of diets. No dairy, no meat, not a lot of carbs…etc….so I’m wondering how we will pull off the BBQ dinner that is getting catered by a BBQ style restaurant only. (no other options). What should we do for her and possibly others who may not like BBQ?
Thanks for your help, I appreciate your opinions/ideas….
Post # 3
Are you having the rehearsal at a restaurant or at a home? If it’s at a restaurant, can they not accomodate her? If it’s at a residence, it’s even easier as you can just prepare something else for her.
Post # 3
I would go directly to her and see what she suggests. Maybe you could get a take out meal from another local restaurant specifically for her since she has a dietary/medical concern.
Post # 4
Can they eat the side dishes? Maybe ask the caterer what they suggest. Also, ask her what options she might be able to have, if she had to eat a bar-b-que dinner.
Post # 5
I have a friend who is a vegetarian, and recently on a roadtrip we stopped my to get some BBQ (which she obviously couldn’t eat) and she decided to eat the side dishes. Are there any side dishes they might be comfortable with (corn, potato salad, beans, salad)?
Post # 6
Usually a caterer can prepare one thing for those with dietary restrictions so talk to her to see what she could eat and speak to the caterer to see if they can prepare it. If not, see of somewhere else locally can drop something off or if she is local and wants to bring her own dish.
Post # 7
Thanks ladies…to answer your questions…it’s at a lake boat house and we could bring in anything we want. SO good suggestions to just ask her! duh! she would probably appreciate that. I will check on sides for her and see if she’s cool with just eating those. If not then hopefully I can find another restaurant who would be able to bring in smaller portions (or just have someone go pick it up on way from church) to the place. I may even see if my mom (who can also be picky too) could make a smaller meal, if she’s up to it.
Thanks for your comments- this wedding bee board thing is so cool!!
Good luck to you all! 🙂
Post # 8
If she has these issues, she’s probably used to not being able to eat things. Like other people have said, just ask her. You can always pick up a precooked boneless skinless chicken breast and a bag of salad for her 🙂