When it comes to planning an amazing party, whether it be a wedding or your grandmother’s birthday, what are the guests going to remember? The dress? The favors? No, let’s be real here, it’s the food. Your meal could be a talking point among your guests for years into the future and we highly suggest putting effort into what you serve. While it is important to take into consideration meal options that please the masses, what we’d like to focus on for this post, are those guests with dietary restrictions. A dietary restriction could be any number of things including, but not limited to, vegetarianism, gluten-free, allergies, etc. How does your average well-meaning Jane or Joe accommodate?
It’s pretty simple actually. When planning your menu, accommodate your guests. It’s as simple as asking for any dietary notes on RSVPs. Way too many people leave vegetarians to settle with bread and salad, when they could very easily ask their caterer to provide a handful of specially tailored meals. Every good caterer will be happy to do this for you, we guarantee it.
It’s perfectly fine to serve steak and lobster or even have a taco bar at your wedding. Just consider having avocado tacos as an option, or have some eggplants available to grill as well. While it’s understandable that you’ll have a million other things to plan for this event, getting creative with dietary requests is something that both you and your guests be thankful for in the long run. And maybe you’ll learn a great recipe along the way!
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