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Tips for Catering to Wedding Guests with Special Dietary Needs

Times are changing. Long gone are the days’ caterers catered only for the majority. Today, to make your wedding great, you have to keep in mind the guests who will have special dietary requirements. The special dietary requirements may be influenced by personal preferences, religious beliefs, health and many other things. There is no better gift you can give to your guests than serving them something they will appreciate.

It has become prevalent for wedding couples to customize their choices in wedding catering with a huge selection of foods. This huge selection helps cater to the vegetarian and gluten-free guests. You probably have read about weddings where the dietarily restricted guests could only pick a small number of items from the menu while others remained hungry. This is something you don’t want to happen at your wedding. So how do you proceed?

Create a personal wedding website

Creating a website today is not as expensive or demanding. Anybody can have their own website within a few minutes. You don’t even need to work with a professional web designer. There are user-friendly tools you can use to build your own wedding website. With your website, you should ask invited guests to email their specific dietary requirements and restrictions. This information will help work with the caterer and chefs to come up with a menu that will ensure all your guests enjoy fully. Guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness and your wedding will be a bigger success.

When it comes to catering for guests with special diet needs, it pays to offer a wide variety of foods. It is also a good idea to prepare all the dishes separately so that if someone wants they can take a few items from the vegetarian section and add a couple pieces of meat from a different section. What this simply means is that you will need a mix of seafood and non-seafood, meat and non-meat foods, fruits, salads, and more.

Don’t forget about the cake. This is the center of the wedding reception. It needs to be prepared with the gluten-free guests in mind. The wedding pastry chef will be able to create a gluten-free wedding cake as well as other desserts. You don’t want to lock some guests out. If the number of gluten-free guests is small, you can have a special cake created for them.

These simple tips will help cater to all your guests. Don’t forget to create a space in the invitation response card for guests to provide their dietary restrictions.