Post # 1
Is it necessary to put something on the rsvp cards that says to let us know about special dietary needs? We are giving an option for beef or chicken on the invites. Is it fair to assume that if someone has an allergy or is vegetarian that they will let us know? I really only know of one person who is vegetarian and she already knows there will be an option for her even though it isn’t written as a choice on the rsvp card. Also, i don’t really have much extra room to add that at the bottom.
(My hall advised against adding ‘vegetarian’ as an option on my invites since the meal price is the same as the beef or chicken and so wouldn’t really want non vegetarians choosing that one just because)
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
As a vegetarian, I’d say no, not needed. I *always* handwrite a request on our RSVP cards. We had one person request a gluten-free meal for our wedding- those with restrictions will be sure to let you know.
Post # 4
@Pink Asawa: I have significant dietary restrictions (no wheat, dairy and eggs) I am allergic to them. I would never put that on a card without being asked. mostly because i have to assume going to places like this that i just wont be able to eat and to eat before I go, bring snacks, etc. But if you asked I would indicate. But, the question is, are you going to be accomodating these dietary restrictions? If someone asks, and i give them the info, i assume they are going to accomidate. dont ask if you are not going to accomodate. this could become a nightmare for you. you cannot accomodate all of everyones dietary restrictions. so, you may want to add options for restricctions you will be accomodating (vegeterian, vegan, etc). If not, you could get a bunch of cards of people telling you their allergies, etc and then you will get stuck with guests who are thinking they are going to a wedding with their needs accomodated. As someone with allergies even, I dont think thats really fair for you as the bride. It would be too much to accomodate for.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
If I got an invitation without a vegetarian option, I’d call the hosts or write something on the card, depending on my relationship to the hosts. I dont’t think a spcial comment field is necessary.
In your case, U’d put the vegetarian option on the card though. The price is inconsequential. If someone who is not a vegetarian would still rather have the veggie option, why do you feel like you should limit them from having that choice? I had 3 vegetarians at my wedding, but 6 or 7 people ordered the veggie entree. It’s not “just because.” It’s because that’s what they want.
Post # 6
I did ours like this and on the final draft under the song request field I had an “Anything else we should know?” field. I LOVED it. Some people used it to write dietary restrictions or that they’d require a high chair for their baby or whatever, but a lot of people wrote little touching thoughts, or pieces of advice for our marriage, or jokes, or some people wrote “turn over” and drew us pictures on the back. It was really fun!
Post # 7
Only RSVP cards I am doing a cute little cow, fish, or carrot cartoon for the guests to choose from. I know some of them are gluten free but I trust others with allergies will let me know. I planned a graduation banquet for my university class and followed the same plan there, it worked out fine.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza
@SapphireSun: I love that idea! I will probably borrow it for my RSVP cards!