Do you cater for fussy eaters at your wedding? To what extent? Do you treat it like someone with an allergy/intolerance and ask for a plain/different meal to the rest or do you just expect them to make do with *something* out of the meal you're offering?
My family - my Mum, grandparents, one aunt and uncle and my future MIL are all notoriously fussy eaters. We're talking not even herbs and spices unless it's a bit of rosemary on a roast dinner. They don't eat rice, pasta, noodles, anything remotely exotic - literally fairly bland, British food and nothing but.
I get married in Italy and the food is one of the things I'm most excited about! We'll have a huge aperitivo (so lots of antipasti and canapes in a buffet for 2-3 hours) followed by a 3 course sit down which will be a starter, a small pasta dish and then a meat/veg type dish, followed by a dessert buffet/wedding cake). We don't know exactly what yet but nothing way out there, just good hearty fresh Italian food! Well seasoned but no spices etc. There will be plenty of food BUT I'm already anxious over the fact that these particular relatives will moan that it's all too rich / smelly / they don't like it and will be mooching about stuffing bread rolls in to their clutch bags because it's all "foreign muck". I asked my Nan if she ate pasta and she said no - I asked her which type she'd tried ie spag bol or something else - she tells me she's never tried pasta but she knows she won't like it! Honestly it's worse than a child, she's not an old fuddy duddy type of Nan either but there was no reasoning with her that she just might like it if she tasted it! There have already been comments from some of them about "well I don't know what I'll be eating all week, we can go to a supermarket and make sandwiches I suppose" and it's driving me mad already! These are all people who have managed to holiday abroad their entire lives and it's Italy, not the middle of the Congo!
So I'm torn between telling them to get over it and make do with what they can find to eat amongst the tonnes of food there'll be on the day OR making up some sort of condition that means they all need a very plain menu or option C, flying in some Birds Eye fish and chips and not have to listen to them moaning!
How is everyone else dealing with this kind of guest? Or am I the only one with fussy guestzillas?! If I was getting married in England I'm sure they'd also find something to complain about with fancy hotel type food too! God forbid something has a bit of sauce or flavour!