Happy Monday morning!!
Was your weekend fun?? We went to my cousins wedding and it was beautiful!
Unfortunately my iPhone photos weren’t so beautiful so I don’t have many pictures to share (apparently it’s not so good indoors – note to self)
The bride walked down the isle to this song.
Which of course makes everyone in the crowd sniffly! (truthfully, I’m sniffly just listening to it now!) As always, I didn’t ask if I could share the pictures so I won’t – but here are a few others from that day!
It was a good time!! We laughed A L O T – especially when I showed my mom photobooth!
Oh my gosh –we laughed SOOOOOOOOO hard!! (ps. this is an awesome app!)
I turned my phone over to my mom and her and my dad stood outside doing it (SO FUNNY!)
Speaking of weddings – it can be so hard to be dairy free at weddings. A few tips!
ALWAYS (whether it’s a buffet or sit down) put on your RSVP that you are dairy free.
Arrive at the reception place a few minutes early so you can check with someone what you can eat and identify yourself as the dairy free person!
Pack snacks – there is a chance the only thing you can eat will be a bun and some meat. I usually pack a larabar, some nuts and seeds etc. (I also try to pack something sweet – because you cannot have cake or dessert)
Be friendly to the wait staff – they were likely not told anyone was dairy free (I’ve had it happen many times that the bride and groom haven’t passed on the info) – they typically will help you out. At this wedding, after I mentioned it the chef made me a plate of steamed veggies (because I could eat the meat, potatoes and bun). I thanked him about 100x because I really enjoyed my meal. Being friendly usually pays off!
Most salads that have an oily type dressing are safe.
Anything that looks creamy – stay clear of – even potatoes salads (which usually have just mayo) end up with other dairy ingredients mixed in
Check out the sauce on the meat – if it looks oil be careful – steaks or prime rib sometimes have butter on them to keep them moist.
Roasted potatoes are usually ok (double check), stay clear of mashed potatoes.
Unless there is fresh fruit – none of the desserts are safe.
Sit Down Dinners
Thankfully the only sit down wedding dinner I’ve been too was my own and let’s be honest – they didn’t get the whole dairy free thing.
Be a “dairy detective” – Even though they promised me my meal was dairy free – I found parmesan sprinkled on the lettuce of my salad.
Ask (before the meal is in front of you) for no sauce on anything – boring yes, but it’s better than feeling sick in 1/2 hour.
If all else fails – eat the bun.
I hope this helps. Weddings turn into a challenge when you can’t eat anything or when you are unsure – but make the best of it and pack snacks – yes I broke out my chocolate larabar when everyone was eating dessert!
Do you have any weddings this summer – this was our 1/2!!!