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

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 167
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592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@gatorlovesturtle:  Let’s you and I agree to diasagree. It is my view that a good host accommodates everyone, not just the people who fall in line with their choices. My choices in my opinion should not be imposed on others for my own comfort, but that’s me. You will host your event as you see fit just like every other bride on this site. Just be glad you won’t be attending the weddings of any of the brides on this thread who see no problem with imposing their choices by not providing a veggie option. I’m finished with this topic.

Post # 168
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1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Carmichaeljr:  Our RSVP will have a line saying something along the lines of “please note any dietary restrictions below”

Post # 169
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236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I feel as though a few people have suggested that anyone who isn’t vegetarian will just suck it up and eat the meat. Not all people who are vegetarians make the choice, some of them don’t eat meat because of health, moral and religious reasons. In addition, if you have been a vegetarian for years, eating meat is really painful on your digestive system. I had a friend who was forced to make the transition back (lived in a third world country a bit) and she was sick for weeks from eating it because her body couldn’t process it anymore. 

 

If you have absolutely no one who is a vegetarian, than absolutely don’t include a vegetarian course! But maybe ask around your network of guests to see if anyone is. Depending on the amount as well (like if there are only two) sometimes venues won’t count that as your meal choice. I would feel the exact same way if the couple were vegetarians–that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t serve meat to their guests who eat it regularly. 

 

 

 

Post # 170
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707 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We had vegetarians at our wedding that we absolutely accomodated.  We accomodated family members who were gluten-free as well.  I am dairy-free and have a tough time sometimes eating out, but I’m always able to scrounge something.  I also recently had to go gluten-free, which makes life a bit more difficult, but again can scrounge something.

Do I expect it?  No.  Can I make it work?  Usually.  I try to keep snack foods on me, though, just in case.

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