According to weddingwire.com Valentines day is the second most popular day of the year to get engaged (only beaten by Christmas). Assuming the answer is yes the next task is planning what is arguably the biggest event most of us will ever arrange. A special day that you want to remember forever, for all the right reasons. When there are allergy and intolerance issues to consider for family members though what is the best way to tackle the menu? We’ve found some great ideas for making your wedding coeliac safe, using a little creativity so everyone can enjoy the same food.
The ‘Gluten Free Girl’ had a creative idea of inviting guests to contribute a dish to the event and created a wedding website so everyone could collaborate and share ideas, they also created card presented with each dish to identify allergens. Perhaps not eveyones ‘cup of tea’ but for an intimate or casual gathering I can certainly see how this could create an atmosphere of community inviting guests to participate more in making the day special. Read more about it here.
Another clever menu creating idea from easyweddings.com.au is to theme your food. They offer the suggestion of theming your menu so it easily suits coeliacs, such as having a fresh fruit and vegetable bar (instead of, or in addition to, the recently popular lolly bar) or choosing fresh produce and locally sourced, such as local fresh seafood. Of course finding a talented cake maker that can cater to coeliac requirements or other allergies could take a little extra work but with a list of savvy questions like the ones here from Gluten Free Living it should make that a little easier.
Whatever comes we hope you enjoy your valentines day this year, celebrating the gift of love in your life whatever form that takes.