As a wedding guest, the last thing you want to do is make things more imposing for the stressed-out couple. Planning a wedding is not a piece of cake after all. However, if you have true intolerance or allergies, this isn’t the time to be shy. When it comes to your health, do not feel embarrassed to let the happy couple know about your special dietary needs. Remember, they invited you to their wedding because they really want you to be there – they wouldn’t want you to fall ill on their wedding day.
Are you really allergic?
Okay, so the first thing to do is ask yourself, are you truly allergic to peas? Or you just simply don’t like peas? It’s an important distinction, and you need to be honest here. For example, if you don’t love tomatoes but aren’t allergic, or if you don’t like to eat red meat but are fine with the chicken or fish, don’t mention it. Pick the tomatoes out of your salad if that’s what it takes. There are always a lot of options so choose a meal that you will have no problem eating.
On the other hand, if you are truly allergic to something, let the couple know about it before the wedding. Growing up with the allergies is bad enough; you need not feel any embarrassment in requesting a healthy meal.
Share your dietary restrictions as soon as possible.
We recommend using your RSVP card for this purpose. You can choose a meal out of the meal options mentioned in the RSVP card and attach an additional note describing your allergies. This will help the couple choose a catering menu with dietary restrictions. If you’re allergic to an ingredient that’s commonly used like, wheat, onions, garlic, or dairy – include that in the note. Almost every appetizer contains at the very least one of the above mentioned ingredients (butter, butter, everywhere!). This will make sure that the caterer comes up with at least one main dish that you’ll be able to enjoy. In addition to the note, send a message or email to confirm that they got your note. Doing so makes it easier for the couple (and the caterer) to get in touch with you regarding any questions about what you can and can’t eat.
That’s all. Don’t get in touch with the couple regarding the catering menu with your dietary restrictions any more than that; they already have a lot on their plate.
A last word, do not forget to bring along your allergy medication as a precaution or prevention.
The Gils Elegant Catering staff is always notified of the special meal requests by the couple, however you are more than welcome to repeat the request upon your arrival.