How To Handle Your Wedding Guests' Dietary Restrictions

You want each and every one of your guests to have a magnificent time at your wedding, right? After all, it should be a goal of yours to make them feel comfortable enough to let loose and thoroughly enjoy the party for a few hours. But that may not be the case if they're scavenging the menu or buffet table looking for something they can actually eat. That’s why it’s vital to consider a variety of dietary restrictions before choosing a caterer.

Here’s some advice for handling food allergies and dietary restrictions:

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask Questions

It’s a good idea to ask a few questions on the RSVP cards. Include an area where your invitees can write in their specific allergies or restrictions. You may want to indicate that it should only be severe allergies  in order to avoid receiving responses with their preferences rather than their allergies.

Include A Copy Of The Menu

It might help to provide your guests with a copy of the menu as early as possible. This way they can let you know if anything stands out and you’ll still have time to make changes if need be. It’s also a good idea to include a variety of options so there’s a better chance of including something they’ll eat.

Label Everything

If you’re going the buffet or food station route, label everything. Some of the most common and most important labels include: gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, vegan, etc.

Don’t Forget The Secondary Courses

The main course is probably the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about food allergies or restrictions, but it’s important to remember the appetizers and desserts, too.

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