As you plan your wedding, you always look forward to having a blast. Therefore, you will need a caterer to help you come with a great menu. This is arguably not a very easy task especially if you have guests that have food allergies or dietary restrictions. Of all the guests in a wedding, it is likely that a handful will be vegan, vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free or even pescatarian. In addition, you may have other guests that suffer from food allergies ranging from mild to severe.
It is important that you are able to accommodate all your guests and make them feel comfortable and satisfied throughout the event. The following are the three most important things you need to keep in mind when organizing your wedding menu:
Understanding your guests’ dietary restrictions
Ensure you take your guests’ food restriction into account when choosing food for your big day. You definitely don’t want anyone going back home hungry because they could not find anything to eat at your wedding. As a matter of fact, not recognizing food sensitivities can lead to scary health complications. For instance, some guests may suffer from severe reactions if they accidentally eat an off-limits food.
Ask about food allergies on the RSVP card
This will help you during planning. Include a line in your RSVP card asking your guests to describe their food allergies and restrictions. Alternatively, you can encourage the guests to inform you about their food preferences via email or phone. When you finally have this information, you will be able to make informed decisions when choosing appetizers, desserts, and entrees.
Work with your caterer to create a meal plan
Now you know all your guests’ dietary restrictions, work with your caterer to come up with a meal plan that will be suitable and comfortable for all of them. Most caterers have professional culinary skills and can come up with just about any menu. For instance, if you are still thinking of getting a catering company, we at the Meat Thief would be very much delighted to offer our services. We do wedding catering and have the necessary skills to make your big day a success!
Apart from the above mentioned three factors, you can also label your food if dinner is served buffet style. This will make it easy for your guests to carefully choose what to eat to avoid any food allergies during the event.
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