As I was meeting with one of my sweet brides this weekend, a really good question came up. Turns out the happy couple has picked a cake flavor which includes nuts and as far as they know, no one has allergies but what to do about it. Should the DJ make an accounment, should there be menu cards that let people know...what is the right step?..?
It is a known fact that anyone who suffers from a food allergy is on top of this. For the happy couple it might be hard to know if any of their 180 guests suffer from any allergies but the important thing to remember is to make sure that all of the staff serving is asks and lets people know about common allergies like nuts or shellfish. By all means be considerate of the issue, and do your best to inform the caterer of any known issues.
It is an important thing to think about, when picking your menu but it might not affect your final decision. Though you should do your best to make sure that the menu choices are clearly described and remind the caterer to have their waitstaff ask if there are any allergies. My couple has picked a pistachio wedding cake and to be on the safe side, having the DJ announce the flavor might be a wise choice.