Post # 1
We have had our menu picked out for quite sometime. Then it dawned on me that we do not have a vegetarian option for our one guest who is vegetarian. Our menu is:
Sliced roast beef in aus jus
Zesty Herbed chicken breast
tossed lettuce salad
Our options for a vegetarian entree would be cheese or vegetable lasagna or stuffed shells with marinara.
we are doing a buffet so I don’t think I could get away with asking for just one serving of a vegetarian dish. My FI is not a big pasta fan. I enjoy it, but don’t want to risk having red sauce on my dress.
Post # 3
I have a handful of vegetarians. My caterer is making a veggie lasagna for those few guests.
Post # 4
Try asking for the one serving–the caterers have probably come across something similar already and could probably make it work.
Post # 5
Even though it’s buffet, can you talk to your caterer and have a plated meal option (like veggie lasagna) for your one guest?
None of the pasta options work well with pasta salad, unfortunately. 🙁
Post # 6
I think you should talk to your caterer about the option of just one or two vegetarian plates. I think this is more common than you think.
However, if you do decide to substitute one of your entrees, I would advice against the cheese lasagna. If you’re having party potatoes, that can be a whole lotta cheese. I would go with the veggie lasagna since it seems like you might be a little short in the vegetable category. Yes a salad is nice, but between the pasta salad, corn, potatoes, rolls–that’s a lot of starch.
Post # 7
I wouldn’t change it for one guest. You have salad right? if anything they can load up on that. Esp since it’s a buffet, that way they can have as much salad as they want. I wouldn’t compromise for a meal neither you or FO are crazy about.
Post # 8
If you’re pretty close to the guest who’s a vegetarian I might just call them and ask.
Personally, if I was at your wedding I would fill my plate with potatoes, corn, salad, rolls and pasta salad and be perfectly happy. I’m not really a fan of most vegetable lasagnas because they use a lot of squash. So if you do end up getting a single serving I’d make sure it’s something the guest would actual care to eat or if they’d be fine with what you have. I don’t like having to make people go out of their way, but I’d appreciate being asked.
Post # 9
I’d be happy with the veggie options you have, but the safest bet is to call and ask what your guest would prefer! Kudos for not having slabs of meat and a lettuce salad and that’s it. 😉
Post # 10
So I talked to our caterer and asked him how they deal with the vegetarian issue and he said just to let him about how many vegetarians I may have and he will make a big pan of the jumbo stuffed shells and marinara and not charge me any extra. I mentioned this to my mom and maid of honor and they both have decided to be vegetarian that day:) I might too because I love pasta!
I know we have one for sure vegetarian, but I was thinking of telling the caterer we have maybe 15-20 that way I cover any vegetarian I may not have thought of.