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A Celiac Destination Wedding?

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My boyfriend and I have just started looking into destination weddings, but in the back of my mind I keep wondering if this would be a good idea for me. I definitely do not want to get glutened during a week on holidays plus getting married. Has anyone else had a destination wedding, how did it work out? What would you recommend??

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Personally, I would consider Sydney, Australia. You could also spend some time in Cairnes (snorkeling, walking through rainforests, and eating gluten-free offerings at various restaurants). In Australia, you can order gluten-free pizza, sandwiches, and hamburgers as well as gluten-free High Tea. I've been there twice and was never glutened. Almost every restaurant I visited understood how to serve me safely. One Brazilian barbecue restaurant actually served gluten-free cheese bread and pasta to all their patrons.

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A big fat congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

My husband and I did not do a destination wedding but we have sure traveled the world since we've been married! From personal experience I can highly recommend countries in Europe, especially Italy. It is mandatory that every person gets tested for celiac by the age of six. So, they are extremely knowledgable. Croatia is easier than Canada, too. I've read some threads about those who found Ireland to be excellent.

Let us know where you decide to go! :D

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A big fat congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

My husband and I did not do a destination wedding but we have sure traveled the world since we've been married! From personal experience I can highly recommend countries in Europe, especially Italy. It is mandatory that every person gets tested for celiac by the age of six. So, they are extremely knowledgable. Croatia is easier than Canada, too. I've read some threads about those who found Ireland to be excellent.

Let us know where you decide to go! :D

Ireland is awesome and the UK is also very easy to do gluten free, plus no language barrier. My niece was married in Scotland...they eloped. It was very special for them.

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Ireland is awesome and the UK is also very easy to do gluten free, plus no language barrier. My niece was married in Scotland...they eloped. It was very special for them.

Scotland would be my pick if I were to re-marry (which I won't! :lol: ). I wish I had been there before I got married as I would be all over getting married and staying in a proper castle. We've been there five times but not since my celiac diagnosis. It would certainly be interesting to see it from a gluten-free point of view. How is the UK with labeling?

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Scotland would be my pick if I were to re-marry (which I won't! :lol: ). I wish I had been there before I got married as I would be all over getting married and staying in a proper castle. We've been there five times but not since my celiac diagnosis. It would certainly be interesting to see it from a gluten-free point of view. How is the UK with labeling?

Th labeling seems to be fine in the UK. They have Tesco which has a "free from" line and those are all over the place. I have never had any problems with labels anywhere but, like yourself, am a cook and know food content well. That really is the key to reading labels. I also tend to eat whole foods most of the time but when I want that package of something yummy, never had any problems finding out what was safe or not. Awareness is high in the UK...I have been there many, many times over the past 20 years, the last 6 of which I have been gluten-free. I find it easy to vacation there and eat safely.

The one time I did sustain a big gluten hit was, funny enough, in a restaurant that advertized accommodating the gluten-free diet. It was in October of 2010 and it was a cc problem because what I had was just fish and veggies. We were in Liverpool and I was so BS I got bagged! So careful with it and I got really sick the first night there. :angry: However, the rest of the trip went smoothly and I ate out at night with no problems. It will happen rarely but if you want to travel, there will be risks. Considering I have been there so many times and only had one problem, I think those pretty good odds!

Return to Scotland without worry! It's a magical place.

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Th labeling seems to be fine in the UK. They have Tesco which has a "free from" line and those are all over the place. I have never had any problems with labels anywhere but, like yourself, am a cook and know food content well. That really is the key to reading labels. I also tend to eat whole foods most of the time but when I want that package of something yummy, never had any problems finding out what was safe or not. Awareness is high in the UK...I have been there many, many times over the past 20 years, the last 6 of which I have been gluten-free. I find it easy to vacation there and eat safely.

The one time I did sustain a big gluten hit was, funny enough, in a restaurant that advertized accommodating the gluten-free diet. It was in October of 2010 and it was a cc problem because what I had was just fish and veggies. We were in Liverpool and I was so BS I got bagged! So careful with it and I got really sick the first night there. :angry: However, the rest of the trip went smoothly and I ate out at night with no problems. It will happen rarely but if you want to travel, there will be risks. Considering I have been there so many times and only had one problem, I think those pretty good odds!

Return to Scotland without worry! It's a magical place.

Oh, we are returning alright - just unsure of when because we have a house in Croatia and are having such fun exploring that and surrounding countries. But it is high on our list. I refuse to allow my celiac to affect traveling and enjoying other countries. :D

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Congratulations! If you are looking for someplace warm, I have heard that the Sandals resort in Jamaica is good with gluten-free. I also have friends who have done a Disney cruise recently and as they would love for my husband and I to join them sometime, they checked out the accommodations for gluten-free and found that they were good as well.

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