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MissyBB

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This is my first wedding invite since going gluten-free. What is the etiquette when you have a special dietary need? And, since we all know that gluten-free means gluten FREE how do you have faith the caterer really understands this? Of course, the invite had the usual check which meal you would like options but nothing to put in any restrictions etc. 

 

Anyone dealt with this before? How did you handle it? Advice and etiquette rules for this sort of thing are welcome. 

 

Thanks!

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Most social events, I do eat before I go...just in case.

 

I would include a personal note with your  reply card... " I am required to be on a medically prescribed diet.  May I be contact your caterer as to my selection of meals.  Thank you and we are looking forward......"?

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you can call the caterer/venue and find out how knowledgable they are (i have been pleasantly surprised recently, even by - maybe especially by younger staff  :)  )  trust your gut!  if you hear hesitation or doubt when you are explaining what you need, you might just want to go to plan b or c.  if they sound like they know their stuff, make sure they know to keep your meal separate and covered.  take names ;)

you can skip the meal altogether and eat before you go.  drink wine and dance, maybe bring a snackity snack.

 

you can bring your own meal and just ask for a plate, if you want maybe ask what they're serving and make something similar for yourself,  once i brought a cooler with my gluten-free beer and ahi tuna - everybody wanted to know where i got the tuna lolz.   

 

i would always bring something to eat as a backup plan, no matter what you decide.  as soon as i leave the house, my stomach thinks it's time to eat - good luck!

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