SPINOFF-Would you expect a vegetarian option at a meat eaters wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We’re both meat eaters but we accommodated vegetarians at our wedding. We only had a handful of them but we definitely didn’t want them to go hungry…especially considering they’re our friends and family, you know? 

If you’re having a pasta bar with a vegetarian friendly sauce, you should be fine. 

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MissFemmeFatale:  Yes, I would. If you are going to host an event then you take account of your guest’s preferences and it’d never occur to me not to offer a vegetarian option. Not all meat eaters eat all meats.  For example, I don’t eat veal and I’m very picky about factory farmed meat so usually choose a vegetarian dish at weddings.

However, if your pasta bar is serving a reasonably substantial non-meat alternative then that’d count as a vegetarian option.

 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I feel like the pasta is your vegetarian option. We didn’t have a vegetarian option, but we did serve salads and other options that vegetarians could eat.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I guess it depends on your guest list, but if I was invited to a wedding and there was nothing there I could eat, I would be a little peeved. Especially since vegetarian meals generally cost less than meals with meat.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Of course you need a vegetarian option if you have vegetarians attending!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it’s fine for a wedding to have no meat options, but I think there should be a veggie option. I would feel really bad if my guests had nothing to eat. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If I had vegetarian guests I would definitely make sure I had an option for them.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I haven’t quite figured this one out yet. I know all my guests personally and have eaten meals with all of them and I know for sure I’ve seen them eat meat (or at the very least heard them talking about eating meat). That said, someone asked whether I was providing a vegetarian option and I was just kinda thinking…”for what?” If I was aware the veggie guests would be attending, then yes of course, I’d offer an option for them. But just for the sake of adding additional options from which(meat eating) people can choose? Nah, eat some fish. You’ll be alright.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I would make sure there’s something they could eat.

Post # 12
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Honey bee

Yes, I would. Because while a meat eater can still eat the veggie option, the opposite doesn’t work. If, however, a meat eater was allergic or something to all of the veggies offered, or if there was a reason they couldn’t eat the vegetarian food, then something else should be offered for them.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Overjoyed:  Most vegetarians don’t eat fish! 

But surely the easiest way to deal with this is to ask whether people have dietary preferences when you send the invitations. That way you ensure people can eat at your reception but don’t over-cater for non-existent vegetarians.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yes I would offer a vegetarian option, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to provide kosher, gluten-free or vegan meals.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

I am a vegetarian. I never expect anyone to make special accomodations for my diet, but I have yet to attend an even where there wasn’t an option I could eat. If I go to a wedding and there are only two options, chicken and beef, I will normally just request a plate of just the side dishes, that way I can still eat, but no one is inconvenienced. In your case, I could totally eat a pasta bar and would consider that to be an excellent option for vegetarians!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Not really.

 

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