(Closed) ALL Vegetarian Wedding

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 48
1175 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@canarydiamond:  I am a vegetarian and I agree with this. I go to weddings hoping I’ll be able to eat something, but not expecting to. I think it’s only fair that meat eaters offer a veggie option (and not just a damn salad) and veggies offer a meat option.

Post # 49
1175 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Mrsluckywife:  It depends on the vegetarian. I’m a vegetarian and there’s meat served at my wedding and it’s fine with me. They’re my beliefs, but I don’t expect everyone else to share those beliefs- I want my guests to enjoy themselves and have a good time, and if that includes them eating steak- then so be it.

Post # 50
18 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

So a few comments have suggested that you should offer a meat option because most people offer vegetarian options so it’s only fair.  I would disagree with this.  Offering meat might be nice, but the reason vegetarian options should always be offered is because if they aren’t then vegetarians can’t eat anything!  Meat eaters are capable of having one vegetarian meal in a day, so it rubs me the wrong way when they say there must be a meat option.




I’m a vegetarian and am offering meat at my wedding at the expense of me being forced to eat just the side dishes because of how our catering works.  It kind of sucks.


Post # 51
1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@caits615: Oh I understand completely that some vegetarians feel this way, and I hope I worded my comment so as not to generalise.

I just wanted to point out that the two situations are not directly comparable (a vegetarian serving meat and a meat-eater serving veggie food), as I think there is a distinction between the two situations.


Post # 52
643 posts
Busy bee

@stasiia:  I’m having a traditional hindu ceremony followed by a reception the following day.

The religious ceremony goes for 3 hours and we have to have food. It has to be vegetarian.

For entree (served at tables) we’re having plates of vegetarian samosa’s and other vegetarian finger foods.

For main we’redoing 3 different vegetarian curries (potato,pumpkin and one other, undecided and a lentil soup, freshly made roti bread and rice.

Dessert is indian sweets and a creamy sago dish.

Post # 53
3518 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It’s silly to demand a meat option unless you have people there who are allergic to vegetables! Hahaha. Vegetarians don’t eat meat, so if there’s no vegetarian option, vegetarians can’t eat anything at all… whereas one vegetarian meal never killed an omnivore that I know of. My cousin’s wedding was 100% vegan and I don’t even think anyone even noticed until she said something about it, it was delicious. (And this is coming from a steak and bacon addict!)


Honestly people who are so terrified of eating anything but meat and potatoes ought to be shaken out of their comfort zone a little. ;D

Post # 54
442 posts
Helper bee

I’ve been a vegetarian for 10 years now (and honestly I haven’t had cow’s milk for almost 20 and I don’t eat egss. The only thing I really eat is cheese) and I would love an all vegetarian reception. I tried fighting for it but Fiance is a meat eater and very against it. I’m trying now for a 50/50 spilt. Wish me luck!

Post # 55
547 posts
Busy bee

I haven’t read all the responses yet, but I think all that sounds good. My bf and I are both long-time vegetarians. In my experience, the same people who act like they’re going to die from a protein deficiency if they go ONE meal without meat are the same people who won’t even try ethnic foods, meat substitutes or anything even remotely adventurous! All they want is steak and potatoes or wings and will whine about anything else. It’s annoying! I would just do what you want and not worry about those family members. 

Post # 56
6375 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I think vegetarian food can be the nicest, if it’s done well. It’s flavours are far more delicate and it’s much more pleasant, potentially. So I say yes!

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