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posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Vegetarian reception - rude?
    Nope, (explain below)... : (330 votes)
    71 %
    Yes, (explain below)... : (133 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
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    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It’s absolutely fine. Everyone eats non-meat foods. Be sure to select a well-rounded filling meal, though. Most people panic and think they’re going to starve when there is no meat.

    Vegetable pasta, mashed potato bar with lots of toppings, bean “burgers”, portabello mushroom “steaks”, salads, soups.. Consider multiple courses of deliciousness.

    Post # 4
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    6032 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    It is not rude to serve only vegetation choices, so long as the food is nicely prepared, flavorful, and of a suitable quantity. 

    Post # 5
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    8707 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Nope. I’d miss my steak or chicken, but I’d be okay with a bowl of pasta or something.

    Post # 6
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    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t think it’s rude at all. I wouldn’t expect a muslim person to serve pork. If they know you and your beliefs (whivh I imagine most of your guests will ) I’m sure they won’t be surprised. 

    Post # 7
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    42538 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    No one should ever be expected to provide food that violates their belief system.

    No guest is going to die or even be harmed by one vegtarain meal.

    Many carnivores have vegetarian meals when they dine out and order some pasta items.

    I am sure you will be able to come up with an appetizing menu.

    Post # 8
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    1134 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @CollegeBee3:  That would be fine! Meat eaters will eat veg dishes while vegetarians won’t eat meat dishes (obviously). So, as long as the meals are tasty and filling (e.g. not salad), everyone will be happy.

    Also, since I’m assuming most of your guests already know you are vegetarian, nobody should be surprised or bothered that there is no meat on the menu.

    Post # 9
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    250 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I’d enjoy it. It sounds great and it’s on the healthier side. Plus you’re paying for it and it’s your wedding. If they don’t like it- they can eat later. I don’t think you should compromise your values to please others. 

    Post # 10
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    547 posts
    Busy bee

    I think it’s incredibly rude to serve a meal with no options for vegetarians but it’s fine to serve a meal with no meat. Hopefully the meat eaters can manage one night with no meat.

    Post # 11
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    1136 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    @CollegeBee3:  If it’s something you feel passionately about then I think it’s fine. I’ll be honest with you, I could never adopt a vegetarian lifestyle but I have no qualms about people choosing that option for themselves.

    I think that because it is YOUR wedding, it’s fine. Another bee wrote a post a few hours ago saying that her MIL refused to serve meat at their rehearsal dinner because she was vegetarian even though the bride and groom were not.. I think that’s going overboard, but in your case, if you both feel really strongly about it, and because it is your wedding, it’s fine. If someone else was enforcing that situation on you, that would be different.

    As long as you have a few not-too-obsecure dishes available, your guests will be just fine!

    Post # 13
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    2061 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I love pasta and basically anything carb-o-licious…but I am imagining my FI, my dad, basically all the men I know, and I think they’d all have a huge WTF moment. I think the majority of people I know would raise more than a few eyebrows, but on the same note, we are offering guests a choice between 7 different entrees, and they can have more than 1 entree. So, I’m also coming from the opposite end of the spectrum.

    Post # 14
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    212 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    No, I don’t think it’s rude at all. I would just provide “safe” vegetarian meals, nothing too crazy for meat eaters like lentil meatloaf or something.

    Post # 15
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    789 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @CollegeBee3:  I think it is totally ok to not serve meat.  I’m sure that since you and your FI have both been vegetarian for quite some time you will choose delicious options for your guests.

    Post # 16
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    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @CollegeBee3:  Nope.  There are lots of yummy vegetarian options that meat lovers could easily be satisfied (and even impressed) with.

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