Post # 1
It is currently wedding season so my FI and I have been going to wedding after wedding while planning our own august wedding.
For me food it is an import aspect but it can get pretty costly so I understand why a lot of brides go with the buffet option to cut down costs, even though i dont particulary care for them.
The wedding we went to this weekend had a buffet and every single option had bacon in it, even the vegtables, the main dishes were pork and beef, the salad had bacon bits in it too. Being Jewish and not eating beef or pork the only option for me was bread! Personally if you have a buffet you should at least have one dish that doesnt have meat or even a white meat option, because not every one eats red meat either. im not trying to be overly picky, i probably would have been alright if i could have had at least a salad. The wedding was still beautiful and very fun even on an empty stomach.
Just a little vent, what are all you other bees planning on serving for your weddings?
Post # 3
I don’t think people necessarily need a white meat option but I do agree that they should have something without meat!
We are offering chicken or pork. We also have a vegetarian option for those who prefer no meat. Hopefully that along with the vegetables and potatoes will leave everyone full!
ETA: isn’t pork a white meat? Or at least a non red meat? I guess it doesn’t matter since you couldn’t have it anyways though
Post # 4
That’s insane. And this coming from a bacon lover.
I definately think they should have had a few options! I wonder if maybe they didn’t know all these items came with bacon? Sometimes the menu options it will just say “green beans” but then the kitchen puts bacon/pork in it and the couple doesn’t know until it’s served. Same for the salad…”green salad” doesn’t denote bacon/pork product.
We aren’t having anyone but just us, so nothing to worry about here. I just wanted to comment I’m sorry this happened to you. 🙁
Post # 5
We have one vegan groomsman and two vegetarian bridesmaids, you bet your bottom there will be meatless options at our wedding!
Our venue provides four options: beef, chicken, fish, and vegetarian. Our guests have the flexibility of changing their minds at the table, even if they check off something different on their RSVP. I like to eat veggies anyway, so I’m excited that there are SO many vegetarian options to pick from… I just have to choose one!
I am glad there is no pork option – I don’t like pork.
Though FI is excited to have a “bacon bar” for cocktail hour, we also have other options (meat, vegan & veg) for cocktail hour.
He refuses to listen to me when I try to tell him we may be too busy to eat at the bacon bar.
I am sure he’ll find a way, though.
Post # 6
That sucks. I love bacon (though just by itself, not in things), but I am a picky eater, so I feel you. We’re having a chicken option and a vegetarian option, two sides, and a salad. Our packet comes with decriptions of everything, and I’m creating a printed menu to frame and put up on the buffet so that people know what each option is and what’s in it.
Post # 7
Yikes, that is annoying. I dont eat pork either so I would have been stocking up on bread.
Post # 8
This happened to me at a wedding. It was a plated meal, but everyone was served the same thing — chicken, covered with bacon, and mashed potatoes, covered in gravy and bacon.
Post # 9
Wow, that’s terrible. We’re pretty sure we’ll have several vegetarian people at our wedding and don’t know of any vegan people, but we’re making sure there are vegan options to cover all bases. (plus no red bell peppers for an allergic guest, and some gluten-free options for another guest). It’s common courtesy, even with a buffet (which we’re probably having).
Post # 10
We have beef and chicken entrees and a vegetarian entree for those who can’t eat either of the other two choices. Ours is a plated dinner though, not a buffet.
Post # 11
@MissMarine: It’s important to us to give our guests a choice, and to cater for everyone. We have 3 pescatarians coming for eg, so, of our 4 different canapes, 2 are suitable for pescatarians. We’re also offering 4 choices for the main course: salmon, chicken, a veggie option which is TBC, and then either steak or duck (need to do a menu tasting and find out how much extra fillet steak will cost); so, the meat eaters will get 4 choices, and the pescatarians will get 2 choices (we didn’t want them to be stuck with just one option; had they been veggies, we’d have asked them what they wanted and done special meals). We are as yet undecided as to whether we’ll give guests a choice for the starter and dessert; if we don’t, we will go with a crowd-pleaser, or something with 2 components so people can have half and leave half (eg at the moment our dessert choice is apple tart tatin with vanilla ice-cream; I think 99% of our guests will eat both, but if someone has an aversion to apple, they can have the ice-cream, and vice-versa).
For our evenign buffet, we’re again catering to everyone, and offering a variety of choices, inc several options suitable for our pescatarian guests.
It’s important to us to give people a choice, and while I doubt anyone will rave about the food (mass catering is never going to be that amazing IMPO, no matter how much you spend), I hope everyone will get something they enjoy, and that satisfies them. At least, that’s the aim!
ETA: our wedding breakfast is plated; if it were a buffet, we’d give even more choice.
Post # 12
Ughhhh! I hate that also! I dont eat pork and neither does my fiance and I also have a very bad stomach so I usually only eat the bread or salad at a wedding always lol
Post # 13
We are all BBQ all the way. I don’t know the specifics yet, but there will be something available for non-meat eaters.
Post # 14
@MissMarine: Absolutely, I would find that very inconsiderate on the part of the hosts.
Post # 15
@Coral99: I never thought of that. We were in the South which has bacon in everything so that could have been exactly what happened. It was also a very quickly put together wedding, only 3 months of planning so they might not of even had a tasting. Though the groom is an avid bacon lover so it could have been on purpose =]
Post # 16
@MissMarine: I once went to a wedding way back in early-2000. I had a Jewish date, and he couldn’t eat anything except for bread at that wedding b/c everything either mixed dairy and meat (he didn’t mix at the time) or had bacon in it. Even some harmless looking PASTA had bacon bits in it – who does that? :/All I can say is that it helped teach me what I did NOT want at my wedding re: food.