Post # 17
We actually did not offer a meal selection at all and made no mention of it on our response cards. Instead, we served a combination plate of filet of beef and shellfish.
We listed our wedding menu in full detail on our wedding website, and I included a line that if someone is allergic to shellfish or cannot not eat beef to please contact us, and I provided our e-mail address.
I already knew of several people who have a seafood allergy, and instead of receiving both surf AND turf, these guests received two portions of the beef. Likewise, the individuals I knew could not eat beef received two portions of the shellfish.
When I learned that I had one vegetarian guest, I contacted his wife directly and asked her which of the vegetarian options he preferred, and we provided him with that meal.
Post # 18
When it comes to invitations and response cards, simple is better. Details belong on wedding websites. Keep the cards clean and easy. People can easily contact you with any dietary restrictions, especially if you direct them to a wedding website.
Post # 19
Haha, he makes a good point! Just “vegetarian” doesn’t sit well with me, like its just an afterthought or something. “Vegetarian pasta” is my nicer IMO.
I think this is where I’m headed. “Mediterranean duet of beef & shrimp” that doesn’t seem too fussy but gives a clue to the guest.
if you & your Fiance want salmon I would ask the caterer honestly about a strong aroma if that’s a concern and if his answer satisfies you then I’d go for it. A filet of beef & salmon is a very nice dinner, anyone that doesn’t like salmon doesn’t have to eat it. You’re right that not everyone likes it but it seems like folks that do LOVE it. Whereas chicken is kinda take it or leave it across the board. Unless its fried chicken – people love some fried chicken!
You’ll probably gain a lot of insight at your tasting. Mine more way more fun & easy than I thought it would be 🙂
Post # 20
We are having a buffet so we are simply stating please list any dietary needs or allergies.
Post # 21
I had a silhouette of a cow, a fish and a carrot. Full description was available on the website.
Post # 22
I included a brief description of each entree. Filet mignon, Crab stuffed filet of sole, Butternut squash ravioli (V) indicating the V for vegetarian. I might add something about allergies or dietary restrictions to the website.