(Closed) How to offer vegetarian choices?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@ZChick17:  FH and I are strict vegans, and we had special plates the last two weddings we attended that weren’t offered to anyone else- we had some jealous onlookers too 🙂 The wedders knew we were vegan ahead of time.

Do you know who your V’s are? If you do, you can call them and tell them you’ll have a special meal for them. Also talk to your caterer and ask what happens if a surprise (or new) V attends your wedding- will they have extra V dishes on hand, how will that work out cost wise?

Alternatively, you can leave a space for _ special dietary needs on your RSVP cards- although, I would hope people wouldn’t put silly things like- no eggplant please!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I included my vegetarian option on the response card.  Is it possible to either do that, or add a line saying “vegetarian option available” underneath the other two?    Otherwise, do what the PP suggested and call the vegetarians to let them know there’s an option for them.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I was in the same boat, with the vegetarian dish being more expensive. What I did was just list ‘Vegetarian Option’ on the RSVP so it didn’t have its actual name (Spinach Tortelloni). I figured if people didn’t know what the dish was, they wouldn’t choose it over the other two options I had listed. I think I had (1) vegetarian come back (which was legit) ; I also had a dairy-free choice, but they just handwrote it in.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

_ special dietary needs Is a clever idea! I’d do that!  Although, you might get some older folks mark that if they are a diabetic.  So, it might be easier to just put the 2 options there and find out on the side from family members if anyone has special food needs and you can arrange “off the table” per se. 


Post # 8
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Busy bee

I had people call me regarding the choices and i’d make a note if they needed a veggie plate or not.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@ZChick17:  I didn’t send the card back because the brides knew what we would be eating. I do like the idea of saying- V option available without listing specifics on the response card.

It’s really awesome that you’re concerned about your guests but you can’t catch everyone’s special dietary needs and you could drive yourself crazy wondering who is vegan, celiac, kosher, etc.
As some one who is a picky vegan, I usually eat ahead of time becaue I’ve been stuck with a large plate of unsavory looking veggies as my main course. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@ZChick17:  I think you need to include it on the response card, I did and I’ve only got 2 so far, people that I know are vegetarians.

The vege dish for our wedding is lasagna, but I put it on the response card as “vegetarian” and I think that definitely kept people from picking it just because.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

@ZChick17:  It’s funny that they quoted you as it costing more. I once got thanked (jokingly) for being vegetarian at a wedding because my meal cost much less. Generally speaking, vegetables/pastas/veg options are much cheaper than meat/seafood etc.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Glad I saw this thread, I’m designing the response cards soon and was wondering how to word it. 

 

@ClassicStarlight:  If Kchick28 is like us, it costs more to offer a third meal than to offer two. However if less than 10% of guests require a vegetarian dish it does not cost extra (at our venue). 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I know who is a vegetarian of our ~150 invites so I’m just going to give them vegetarian meals. If there’s anyone I’m not sure of, I’ll ask them. We aren’t giving an option otherwise, everyone just gets chicken!

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