Comments on: Dealing with Guestzillas helping brides create beautiful weddings without breaking the bank Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:52:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Denise Thu, 11 Apr 2013 01:43:44 +0000 The dietary needs was for those crazy people who start a completely unnecessary reduced carb diet the week before a wedding & insist on having those needs catered to.

My fiance has a very severe nut allergy (nearly died in 2008 because he accidentally ate walnuts) , so I agree that allergies are different. Our wedding website does have information about what allergens are in what foods so people can opt to eat before hand, or bring a sandwich, but we did try to take into consideration some of the more common allergens.

By: Floofy Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:25:30 +0000 I think the dietary needs one is a valid point, especially if there’s an allergy involved. You bet we’re having dairy free; I can’t eat dairy! My grandmother is ridiculously allergic to wheat, so we need to work around that. I realize it’s difficult to accommodate everyone, but their concerns aren’t just complaining.
Now open bar…I’m dealing with this one, and the answer is a big fat NO. We stopped drinking years ago and it’s brunch for goodness sake, yet some people are still “concerned” they won’t be able to get smashed at 2pm for free.
Dates…that’s an easy one. Falling back on the old “Married or living together” rule is just set in stone.

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By: Denise Sat, 23 Mar 2013 22:58:46 +0000 In regards to the dietary concerns and hospitality; we do have

1) a vegetarian option
2) an entirely nut free menu
3) reduced carb options (meats, vegetables etc.)

but we can’t cater to EVERYONE’s needs. It’s just not practical or affordable to have gluten free, vegan & raw food available to cater to some individuals.

We are putting a menu on our wedding website to allow people to decide if they want to either eat beforehand or if they’d rather not attend due to dietary restrictions.

By: Jacqueline Sat, 23 Mar 2013 08:45:29 +0000 I think there are two sides to this story. I agree that it is waaay out of line to be asking about alcohol, and I wouldn’t be real impressed about having “the flavor of the week” tag along either. Or with complaints about an at-home reception as mentionedd in the comment above.
On the other hand, there’s also the aspect of hospitality. I want my guests to feel welcome. With a buffet style dinner, it’s really not hard to accomodate various diets. That’s how we plan holiday dinners in our family too. I know how hard my SIL is struggling to get down to a healthy weight pound by pound, so I WANT there to be an all veggie option for her. I know how dairy affects my friends’ son’s behavior, so I WANT there to be a non-dairy dessert available for him.
Similarly, I feel it’s courteous to take into consideration timing and location. Given the business my parents own, that means not getting married during their busy season. And getting married in a location that the majority of the close friends and family can get too without too much money or trouble.
Just some thoughts on the other side of this coin :-)

By: Krysta Sat, 23 Mar 2013 00:45:38 +0000 Oooh, I have had SO many complaints, about a destination wedding, the cost of travel, the time of year, the at home reception… so so so many complaints. To our dearest friends and family who have voiced this, we have taken the stance, “Well, this is what we are going to do. We would love for you to be there, but understand if you cannot come, for whatever reason. We know you will be thinking about us from home, and that is wonderful too.” I think you just have to be gracious, and stick to your guns!