Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2013
It is vital to take dietary requirements into account when planning a wedding. A huge number of people suffer from food intolerances. For example, a whopping 40 million Americans are lactose intolerant. Lactose intolerance is an intolerance to milk and milk products, a very common foodstuff. A recent article on dexknows highlighted several good ideas about how to best prepare for the varied dietary needs of your wedding guests. Drawing from this article, Do the Bride a Favor offers three key steps for making sure that no one goes hungry at your wedding celebration.
1. Provide the opportunity for guests to let you know about their needs on the RSVP card. Make sure that you clearly ask for information concerning food ‘restrictions’ or allergies rather than simply food ‘preferences’. This will stop people from confusing the issue by giving you feedback on the foods they don’t really like rather than the foods that they cannot consume for health reasons.
2. Make sure that your catering company, or whoever is in charge of preparing the food for your wedding, truly understands what is meant by terms such as ‘gluten-free’ or ‘dairy-free’. Ask them for a list of ingredients and double check yourself that there are no foodstuffs listed that could cause problems.
3. If it looks like you will have to discard a much wanted food item due to potential dietary conflicts with your guests, don’t despair. Work with your catering company or chef to try and find an alternative recipe that does not include the problem ingredients. As people are becoming increasingly health conscious, there are more and more alternative recipes out there. In particular, you should have no problem finding a large number of recipes for sugar free treats, and, if needed, dairy-free chocolate can be used for your custom wedding chocolates.
With such a large number of people having special dietary needs, some of which can cause serious illness or even death, Do the Bride a Favor thinks that it is vital to look into what foods your guests can and cannot eat. This will prevent any unwanted drama on your big day and ensure that everyone enjoys the event to the fullest.
Considering the large number of people with special dietary needs, Do the Bride a Favor admonishes anyone planning a wedding to look into their guests’ diets and take them into account when planning the wedding menu.
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