Allergies & Dietary Restrictions

With many, possible allergies (and even diet fads), it’s important to be proactive when planning the menu for your event.

First, give participants a clear registration deadline. When choosing a deadline, make sure to leave yourself time to finalize the guest count and send any allergies to your caterer.

On the registration form, make sure to ask about any allergies and dietary restrictions. For example:


Also make sure to give your guests space to fill out “other.” I was once given a full page of allergies for just one person!

Even if you haven’t had a guest report themselves as “vegetarian,” I suggest adding a few extra vegetarian options.

If you’re displaying food on a buffet, make sure to label it. Work with your caterer to plan the menu in advance and create table tent cards, listing all the foods.


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