So, to save time, stress, and upset, simply include a space on your wedding invitation response cards. There, guests can write in any allergy or dietary restrictions they may have.
You can then choose to contact specific guests for further clarification if needed. And either way, their responses can help inform your menu.
Speaking of menus, many people with food allergies or dietary restrictions prefer to see menu options in advance. This allows them to review your offerings and have an opportunity to “flag” any ingredients that may be an issue for them.
Not only will step this give your guests peace of mind entering your wedding, but you can also rest assured that you have not misunderstood anyone’s allergies or preferences.
You can opt to include your intended menu on your invitation or email it to guests afterward who indicated restrictions on their response cards. You could even just upload your menu to your wedding website as well.
Label All Food
When planning the aesthetics of your wedding, you should keep labeling tags in mind. All food should be labeled– whether at buffets or food stations– with notes such as nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan when applicable.
This will take the guesswork out of the day and leave your guests feeling confident in their food selections.
How you accommodate your guests’ entrees will likely depend on the allergy or food restriction at hand. If someone has a shellfish allergy, for instance, you will likely be able to tailor your entire menu to ensure no shellfish is used throughout the entire dining experience.