Vegetarian meal?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@hummingbirdkrista:  I would be shocked if I went to a wedding of a vegetarian/vegan couple and there was meat.  I absolutely do not expect to be served meat at the wedding of a vegetarian couple.

There have been posts about this is the past and the polls are usually split pretty close to 50/50 about people being upset about not having a meat option and if they have to provide a veggie option vegetarians should serve a meat option…

I do not think having a vegetarian option at a wedding is equivalent to having a meat option at a vegetarian couple’s wedding.  It is one day, and sounds like your options are crowd pleasers even for the meat eating group so i wouldn’t worry about it.  Don’t let people pressure you into serving meat if it is not something you are comfortable with.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

No, not at all.  I wouldn’t go to my vegan co-worker’s house for dinner and expect to be fed a steak.  Your event, your menu.  

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I personally wouldn’t think twice about it, but this isn’t the first time this type of thread has been on the Bee.

Don’t forget that you’re feeding your guest as thanks for being at your wedding.  You need to be accomodating of them.  I would serve dishes that are by default meatless, not making it vegetarian with a meat replacement. 

 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@hummingbirdkrista:  wedding or not, a good host will always think of the needs of their guests, not just themselves. 

i respect your personal choice for food but i do believe that you should also respect your guests as well.  i know too many people who would not enjoy a meat-free wedding so i would never do that.  you know your guests, what do they enjoy?

i understand it’s your wedding and you can do as you wish but you are also hosting your family and friends.   you want your guests to have an enjoyable, positive experience.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@hummingbirdkrista:  I’m going to be doing the same, for the same reasons.  I think it’ll be an educational experience for our guests also.  That you CAN have delicious, tasty food that is meat and gluten free!

 

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

It’s one meal, there are loads of delicious vegetarian pizza/pasta options. People will be fine!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

My goodness gracious. The things people say. 

 

If anyone is offended that you’re not serving meat, they need to either get a life or just not attend.

I am not a vegeterian, but the menu you described sounds just lovely. Ignore your sister. For heaven’s sakes, it’s not like you’re asking your guests to GO vegeterian for life. It’s one meal, for Christ’s sakes. 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@angeluscado:  if you were a big meat eater and had a vegetarian over for dinner, would you serve them a steak??

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@mypinkshoes:  Thinking about the needs of guests is one thing, going against the ethics of the hosts is another.

Catering to the guests includes: providing a meal if the reception is at meal time, providing a seat for every butt, having something to drink (alcoholic or not).  It is not catering to every individual guest’s tastes. She’s having pizza and pasta, even meat free options the pickiest carnivore can’t really complain about that.

That’s like saying a Jewish couple shouldn’t serve Kosher, because they should be thinking about the needs of any non Kosher guests.  Or an athiest couple shouldn’t have a secular ceremony because they should cater to their religious guests…

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@hummingbirdkrista:  I’m not vegetarian, but I see no issue with one meal being meat free! Who doesn’t like pizza or pasta? 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mypinkshoes:  I’m not a big meat eater, so I can’t really answer that.  I’m totally okay with going vegetarian for a night.  My FH makes an aweseome vegetarian chili.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My one bridesmaid is vegetarian, when she comes over for dinner I either make a meat free meal or something that can have a meat free version for her.  We have big BBQs where we either do pulled pork or ribs that cook all day.  if she comes we make her something else, and make meat free versions of the potato salad and beans (they have bacon in them). 

If I went to her house for dinner I would not expect her to make me a meat version of a meal for me.  The difference is a vegetarian CANNOT eat meat.  There is no reason for an omnivore to not be able to go one meal without meat.  Even for people that are weirded out by “vegetarian food” (usually meat substitutes like tofu etc) should have no problem with meatless pasta and pizza.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@pixiecat:  for me, ensuring that my guests are accommodated far outweighs my ethical beliefs.  my beliefs include being a good host.

 

every couple knows their guests.  if their guests will be okay with the meal that they are serving, great.  however, if they have certain guests that will not, those guests need to be accommodated.  it’s part of being a good host.  it’s no different than having beef and chicken at a wedding but also offering a vegetarian meal to those who require it.  you wouldn’t force your vegetarian guest to eat a steak.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Plenty of Indian weddings have only vegetarian food, and people both vegetarian and non-vegetarian still have fun at those! I wouldn’t be annoyed, it’s only one day really in the grand scheme of things! It might annoy others though. 

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