(Closed) Is anyone having a vegan wedding?

posted 11 years ago in Food
Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I really wanted to have a vegan wedding because I’m vegan, but my fiance is not even a vegetarian so I had to compromise on that.  We decided on a burrito bar (modeled after Chipotle) because it’s very easy for me to modify it to be vegan, not to mention I love mexican food!  We have 5 vegans, including myself, and 9 vegetarians attending so it was very important to me to make sure that our options weren’t just salad and finger foods.  I HATE it when all I can eat is salad!

 

Post # 19
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Newbee

I had a vegetarian wedding and didn’t think twice about it. I’ve been veg for thirteen years, Fiance is 90% veg, and like veganglam I didn’t want any animals to have to suffer for my wedding. We had a lunch reception with gazpacho, beet salad, quiche made from local free-range eggs, and tons of side veggies. It was filling, fresh, and delicious — our carnivore guests said they didn’t really notice it was vegetarian because it was so yummy.

Our caterer (who does a lot of veg weddings) suggested it’s best to have foods that are familiar and avoid foods that would be foreign to carnivorous guests (seitan, tempeh, etc). Take that advice and have your vegan wedding!

 

 

Post # 20
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re doing a vegan wedding and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I’ve been vegan for 4 years and veg. for 10.  My fiance is not even a vegetarian but is completely on board.  It’s your day and it should be done exactly how you want it. 

Post # 21
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have been to vegan/vegetarian weddings and it’s not a big deal. My fave was an all mexican meal and it was fresh pico de gallo, guacamole, black beans, corn, rice, ect. I was full and there was no meat anywhere. I don’t see how it’s any different from having a religious ceremony or a ceremony with meat. Am I going to complain that you have your wedding in a church when I don’t believe in God? Am I going to complain if you don’t have alcohol because you want a dry reception? Of course not! These are your choices. The wedding reflects you, not your guests. No one said you have to have “Beef, chicken, fish, veggie” menu. If people complain, then they can get food elsewhere.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My fiance is a vegetarian and I am not. We have two friends who are vegetarian and my fiance’s cousin, who will be an usher, is vegan. We’re having a buffet style meal, but the vegetarians will be served vegetarian plated meals and the vegan will be served a vegan plated meal. We’re also getting a vegan cupcake for the cousin so he’s included. I would say unless you have a ton of people who are vegan, just work with your caterer and get special meals for the people who require them. But, what it all comes down to is you and your fiance! Whatever you two want is what you should do. If your family/friends love you they’ll eat a vegan meal for one night 🙂

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Friends of ours had a “semi” vegan wedding 2 years ago.  I say “semi” because they did buffet style and had a vegan buffet and a non-vegan buffet table set up and you could choose your meal from either or both sides. 

It was nice because it gave guests the chance to try their eating style without having to give up their own eating style!  I haven’t eaten vegan, so it was nice to try new things! 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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@cherryblossom80:  In my area, you can’t really find decent vegan baked goods.  But if you hit Toronto, you can.  This according to our vegan friends.  It depends on the area you live in, I’m sure. 

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

It’s so funny seeing other people saying that having a avegan wedding is unfair. Guess what? It’s not the guests wedding day. It’s your wedding day, so I say do it exactly how you always dreamed it would be! If the guests don’t like the fact that they can’t have their dead animals for dinner, then too bad.. lol 😉

 

P.s. I’m having an rawsome vegan wedding ;P I know this post is like 2 years old..

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@OCTYB:  I know, like one meatless meal is going to kill someone. Jeez. If you can’t go one meal without meat you really need to think about your diet anyways.

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@Treeline:  

Yes, I agree. I’m a Nutritionist and that’s the #1 problem I see with my patient’s diets. They come to me and say “I think I’m not getting enough protein” when their getting over double of what they need, and from terrible sources. A plant-based, non-processed vegan/vegetarian diet is extremely healthy and not only provides enough protein, but healthy non-trans fat sources. I’ve seen people even treat cancer successfully with a raw vegan detox diet, even when chemo/rad. wasn’t working.

Anyhow, I’m lucky that most of my family are vegetarian’s. I will be having a vegetarian/vegan wedding (not sure if I’ll even have fish bc there’s so many YUMMY vegan entree’s).

I suggest others planning like I am, to go on vegan websites, facebook, and youtube; to find recipes. My all time favorite vegan side dish is Creamy Kale. It’s made w/ roasted garlic, onions, steamed kale, cashew cheese, salt, and pepper!

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Im surprised at people who said they would not go or its not fair…. Um, first the wedding is not about food, its about the wedding, if that would stop you your not a good friend. And secondly, how is it ‘not fair’? your able to eat veggies and its not against your morals. so why should somebody else need to sacrifice their own morals to please you because you cant handle one meal without meat? seriously?

I dont get how people think its such a big deal. It’s one meal. Vegan food can be delicious. You are there for the couple.


Rant over. I have a lot of friends who have dietary restrictions so Im not sure how I will deal with it. I dont want to single people out but everybody has such different needs that Im kinda stressing over it.

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@teabiscuit:  

I couldn’t agree with you more! It’s not even about the food, what DJ you had, the location, the decor, etc., it’s about the celebration of a couple uniting, forever. I’m so proud of my vegan wedding! I think some of these people need to go to Africa, see the starving people, then come back and appreciate a veggie weddingTongue Out  It’s one meal, get over it.

 

Peace ~&~ Love

Post # 30
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Wannabee

My best friend had a vegan wedding in Hawaii. It was incredibly beautiful. The reception was at a little hut style restaurant, and all was vegan, including the cake/dessert. It was peaceful and perfect…the non-vegetarians had no clue all the amazing food was vegan and it was her special day. Her husband is a meat-eater, but is totally respectful to her anti-cruelty wishes, and wanted her to have a day where she could eat everything and not have to ask, “does this have dairy?.” I think, like others have said, its your special day, so make it the best for you and your hunni.

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have had some AMAZING vegan desserts!! Many more vegan desserts stick out in my mind then non-vegan. I’m a vegetarian and love the idea of a vegetarian reception, but due to me not being the one footing the bill, it isn’t happening and I’m okay with that and I’m assuring that there are a variety of great veggie options. I agree with someone above that it makes no sense that people are okay holding a dry reception but an animal-free reception is absurd. And to say that people may not eat? Vegan food isn’t full of dangerous chemicals that are going to harm you and it wouldn’t kill you to *gasp* try something new. I would LOVE to go to a vegan wedding, especially because I could eat everything and not end up with a house salad and a roll for a meal.

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