Post # 1
Fiance and I are planning a small but fun and laidback wedding. One of our food ideas for the cocktail hour before dinner is Chik-Fil-A nuggets or their little chicken slider sandwiches. Chik-Fil-A is SO delicious! However, I don’t really agree with some of the beliefs of evangelical Christianity, which are often prominent in Chik-Fil-A’s business practices. Particularly relevant to weddings, we support marriage equality, while Chik-Fil-A has in the past shown that it does not. If we do have some Chik-Fil-A at the wedding, I would consider having a sign next to them stating that though we have Chik-Fil-A food, the company doesn’t reflect our views on same sex marriage.
Have you come across any social statements, intentional or unintentional, while wedding planning? How did you deal with it? If you agree with marriage equality, would you use goods or services from an organization that contradicts those beliefs?
Post # 2
Wouldn’t buy it, wouldn’t eat it.
Being legally married, while family and friends cannot, is bad enough. If those same family/friends were guests at my wedding, I don’t think a sign would suddenly make it okay.
We got enough flack from things like an unplugged ceremony, not inviting kids, and not inviting estranged relatives (MILs idea).
Post # 3
I wouldn’t use a company that is so widely publicized as having those beliefs, and so proud of it. I think their objection to same sex !marriage comes up just about someone mentions that company…
I say find something else, since you obviously care about others thinking that!
Post # 4
Okay, I have to be honest here.
You can’t have it both ways.
You can’t profess to disagree with a company and then buy their products. The act has greater gravity than the intent. A sign is only going to emphasize cheap ethics.
That’s kind of the hard truth, my friend.
Post # 5
Well if you don’t support their beliefs, then I think you should just not use their food at all. Why financially support them if you don’t agree with what they represent and feel so strongly about it that you would put a sign clarifying this? If I was a guest and I saw that sign, that’s what I would wonder anyway.
Post # 6
post your offsets otherwise your actions don’t match your words.
Your wedding, your choice but regardless of what you feel or believe, if you served that at your wedding and I were a guest, I would think you ignorant or unaware at best and aligned with their values at worst.
Post # 7
If you want to have their food (which is YUMMY!!) I wouldn’t have a sign. Just don’t put the food out in a way that shows their logo. Nobody needs to know that it’s chick-fil-a.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t buy it or eat it, either.
I haven’t eaten there in about 4 years, and won’t eat there ever again.