Wedding Menu- Pregnant Guests? (Real question)

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 16
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Helper bee

megrays :  I’m 7 months pregnant and this is extremely thoughtful!  But I have to say, like other posters, it’s not necessary! (Real talk) I’m a picky eater and even more so since I’ve been pregnant and I’ve never been to a catered event or dinner where I havnt been able to put together something that works for me. 

I DO have one suggestion that I would find amazingly helpful if I were going to an event while preggers:  the beverage options. Obviously we can’t drink while pregnant, and event choice beverages are usually water, cola, and sprite. I find it extremely difficult to hold down soda and lemonades due to the carbonation and acidity. Perhaps consider some type of virgin drink and punch options so these 7 lady’s won’t go thirsty. I hope this helps! 

Post # 17
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Busy bee

It’s really sweet of you! 

I’m going to a wedding this weekend and hadn’t even thought about the food not being ok for me (5 months)

To be honest, in a buffet I think you’re good. As pps have said there will be a lot of choice.

I echo what the pp above me said though about beverages. Bit being able to drink alcohol or caffeine limits us and carbonated drinks are often full of caffeine (and don’t help with the digestive issues!)

Post # 18
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Blushing bee

Another note from a  currently pregnant woman – keep in mind that some ladies are going to be more stressed about diet than others and that is not your problem. I think people have given good advice here and I think you are going above and beyond by even thinking about it so don’t let one or two super restrictive people get you down. I know someone who stopped eating pizza while pregnant because she insisted the mozzarella counted as s soft cheese. It was pasteurized (so safe) and then cooked (so doubly safe) but there was no convincing her.

I would say if anything think drinks – I can’t have sugary drinks (diabetic) and now no alcohol which means I am basically stuck with water all the time.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I went to a wedding last year while pregnant and by pure accident was on a table where all the women were pregnant (bride only knew about 2 of us, other two were still early on) 

the best thing the caterers did for us was being over an ice bucket with bottles of lemonade in and kept topping up the water on our table. 

It was drink rather than food that mattered to me – I was so thirsty all the time.

Post # 20
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Worker bee

KhaleesiStormborn :  It is not true that soft cheese are “often unpasturized.”  Just prefer people not being mislead.  There is enough general confusion and wrong information.  Every cheesemaker I know pasturizes the milk they use, but I don’t know all cheesemakers. There is more “danger” from lettuce.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

testyone :  Mmkay. I’m glad your friends pasteurize their cheeses. However, according to the government food safety website, soft cheeses are literally the first thing on the list of foods to avoid.

If you can’t read the label to make sure it’s safe (like at a buffet) then every pregnant woman I know just doesn’t eat it. 

https://www.foodsafety.gov/risk/pregnant/chklist_pregnancy.html

Post # 23
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Busy bee

Ok, having now been to a wedding this weekend, I reiterate the ‘please make sure to provide drink options’. My choice for a large part of the wedding was alcohol or fizzy water! I loathe fizzy water but had to drink it or totally dehydrate!

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I don’t really think you need to be concerned, I’m pretty sure your buffet will have more than just unsafe for pregnancy foods. lol. 

Post # 25
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

KhaleesiStormborn :  If you’re in the US pretty much all cheeses sold at a grocery store have to be pasteurized, including soft cheeses. My OB said it was totally fine.

OP I really wouldn’t worry about it.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Westwood :  I’m not trying to shout from the rooftops that soft cheeses kill babies – I was just answering the OP’s question and someone else seemed to take offense for some unknown reason. I also agree that it’s not necessary to accommodate pregnancy in your wedding menu if it’s a buffet style, but I think it’s really sweet of the OP for asking, so I gave her a response.

When I was pregnant, if I couldn’t see the package of a soft cheese (like if I was at a restaurant or buffet or potluck) I didn’t eat it.  It may well have been pasteurized, but it wasn’t worth the risk if it may not have been.

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

KhaleesiStormborn :  I’m not sure why you were jumped on with your initial response. It was very informative. All I have to say is the person’s username seems to fit them quite well. Don’t worry about it. Your response was on point! 🙂

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I agree about the drinks options 🙂 I’m 21 weeks pregnant and craving milkshakes all the time, please provide some :-p Just kidding, but it would probably be nice for your guests if there was some fruit punch or something other than water or soda.

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