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These days, selecting a wedding menu and snacks for your guests is a minefield full of potential dietary restrictions and pitfalls. But what is a bride to do when a beloved family recipe contains nuts? Our etiquette experts weigh in on how to dole out homemade cookies without causing a sea of allergic reactions.
You're already ahead of the curve by considering your guests' food intolerances, especially in light of how serious nut allergies can be for sufferers. As your homemade cookies are the favor each of your guests will take home and not just a meal option, creating a second, nut-free variety is a gracious manner of handling the situation. Carefully divide your cookies into two batches, one with nuts and one without, and make sure to label each bag accordingly. Your guests with nut allergies will be able to steer clear of a severe reaction, and those without sensitivities can enjoy the original family recipe.
Alternatively, you can ask your cake bakery to whip up a batch of hypoallergenic treats for everyone to take home, and set up a specialized table near the exit for guests to grab your family cookies if they so desire. Whether you choose to delegate the task to your baker or tackle the baking on your own, the most important thing is to make sure wedding guests with nut allergies know what they can eat and what to avoid.