When planning arrangements for your guests at your wedding also be sure to take into consideration any special assistance they may require. If handled in advance and with care, making provisions for guests with special needs is a snap. Study your guest list and make note of any people with special considerations, such as food allergies, dietary restrictions and limited mobility or other health conditions.
It is impossible to foresee every single wedding guest’s dietary needs and preferences. Your best bet is to choose one basic meat entree (chicken is pretty universal) and one meat-free entree, which will make vegetarians, dieters, and picky eaters alike happy. Also, consider having a buffet that includes a variety of foods that will please everyone’s palate, and let guests choose what they would like to and are able to eat. And remember too that people with specialized food requirements usually do not expect to be served a special meal when they attend a large function such as a wedding. They will understand that they need to be flexible.
Offer sparkling cider as a toasting alternative to underage guests and those who do not drink alcohol. Most venues have a coordinator on staff who can help you handle these arrangements. Guests with special considerations will certainly appreciate your efforts to make the event extra-enjoyable for them!
If guests with disabilities will be attending your wedding, you can always list special-needs information such as recommendations for seating and parking, on your personal wedding website, along with an encouraging note that anyone with special needs should feel free to contact you directly or through your site.
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