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How to Write Wedding RSVP Wording Food Allergies & Dietary Restrictions





If you’re trying to figure out how to your wedding RSVP wording food allergies and dietary requirements on your RSVP card, here are some simple ideas that you can use to make sure your guests are accommodated. You might want to add this to your RSVP reminder wording as well.

So, how should you word wedding RSVP food allergies and dietary requirements on your response cards? You simply need to include a line at the bottom of your RSVP card where guests can indicate what their dietary restrictions are. You may also want to have them write the name of the guest who has the dietary restriction.



Below, you’ll find some great examples of how you can politely ask guests to indicate their food allergies and dietary restrictions on your RSVP card.


Here are also some vegan recipe ideas that are perfect for your wedding:


Wedding RSVP Card Food Allergies and Dietary Restriction Wording Examples

The simplest way is to simply put a line at the bottom of the RSVP card that says “Please indicate any dietary requirements”. Then you can have a box where guests can write in their dietary restrictions. This way you don’t have to worry about not having an option for their specific restriction.

You could also say something like “Please advise of any dietary requirements below” and have a line on the RSVP card for them to fill in the details.



On the other hand, you might not want to leave it too vague with just a line for people to fill in whatever. Some people might but “dietary preferences” rather than restrictions. For example, people might write in

  1. don’t like garlic

  2. don’t like fish

  3. not vegetarian but I’ll have vegetarian because I don’t like mushrooms or garlic


Therefore, you might just want to offer checkboxes so that you don’t give people the option to leave comments. If you do the checkboxes, you could simply have an “Other” box where people could fill in something if their restriction isn’t listed.


Another option is to include a line at the bottom of your card that says “For special dietary concerns contact youremail@email.com”. We were already aware of two dietary restrictions and received no other ones.


List of Dietary Restrictions and Food Allergies That you May Need To Prepare For



There are various food allergies that your guests may be affected by and you’ll need to make accommodations for. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to change your entire menu, but rather that you’ll want to make sure you have friendly options for guests to choose from.


Once you have a list of the dietary restrictions and food allergies that your guests might respond with, you can make final menu plans. This is also why it’s important to get your wedding invitations and response cards out with plenty of time in advance.


Here are some common food allergies that guests may like accommodations for. If you’re not sure, you could make sure that you have options that will be friendly to any of these restrictions.


  1. Lactose intolerance

  2. Gluten intolerance or sensitivity

  3. Vegitarian

  4. Vegan

  5. Kosher

  6. Keto

  7. Diabeteic


You can find more information about these food allergies and restrictions here.



How to Help Out Your Servers

For wedding receptions where you will have servers passing out the plates, you’ll need to make sure your servers know who has dietary restrictions.


You can easily have your guests write in the name of the person with the restriction. For example, your RSVP could look something like this:


Please indicate any dietary restrictions:__________________________

(Additionally, please indicate the name of the guest with dietary restrictions.)


Feel free to share how you asked guests to indicate wedding RSVP wording food allergies and dietary restrictions in the comments!

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