» If you are
still in the early planning stages, you may not want to pick
a date in the peak of the allergy season that triggers
your or your guests’ symptoms.
Ragweed, which some say is the most offending plant
for people with allergies, begins to pollinate in
the middle of August in the Eastern and Midwestern
» Use large,
bright colored flowers such as roses, daffodils or daisies to
decorate, as these usually do not trigger allergies. They have
large, waxy pollens too heavy to be carried about. Or, use
dried or silk flowers as an alternative.
» If you
know you have allergies, visit an allergist ahead
of time to find out what you are allergic to and
to receive proper treatment. Take your medication
the morning of your wedding, not later in the day
when symptoms may already have started.
you or any of your guests have food allergies, make sure
the caterers understand the offending foods and are
able to answer questions from your guests about food
ingredients. If you have a food allergy to eggs,
you may want to consider a non-traditional dessert
instead of traditional wedding cake. Some food allergy
reactions can be very severe and even life threatening,
causing a condition called anaphylaxis.