(Closed) Last minute Vegan – help

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 16
8992 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

BizzzzyBee:  You wedding catering sounds cool!

Just get her a huge falafel salad from somewhere. That way it is more than just salad. Or even a gourmet vegie wrap/sandwich which she can have with your sides. I think as a host the main thing is to make sure she gets a meal (other than sides) rather than trying to make it the exact same level as your other catering.

Post # 17
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

BizzzzyBee:  Your crepe and BBQ stall maybe able to accomadate her. All they need to do is make a crepe batter with no eggs. She then would pick her own toppings berries and syrup. BBQ stall can have BBQ veggie skewers or BBQ Vegan burgers and vegan buns. You may have more problems with your canapes as most have a batter that would have eggs or a cracker possibly made with eggs. But maybe they can have apple slices with a carmel dip, strawberry on a skewer as a breakfast canape

I really think this is very doable, and your caterers should be able to do this at no extra cost to you. Expecially if you supply you BBQ vendor with a veggan burger and bun from grocery store for them to cook for her.

Post # 19
1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I worked as an event coordinator at an Italian restaurant. Almost every party had some sort of special dietary restriction. The vegans were the most annoying.. Because it was an Italian restaurant. Everything has dairy and eggs in it! 

We would literally just make the vegan a plate of fried veggies. We couldnt do anything else. The vegan never complained so if you’re aunt really cares about attending your wedding, she can either eat beforehand or have the plate of veggies and stfu. 

Post # 20
4037 posts
Honey bee

Good Lord! She sounds like an absolute peach. I’ve got inlaws, with a narcissistic sense of entitlement, but she takes the cake. 

Sounds like it would be better if she just attended the ceremony and then went home to prepare her own food. Tell her you’ll make sure she’ll get to see your wedding video. 

Post # 21
7449 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

+1 for the recommendations to talk to the caterer because it is not that difficult if the bbq stand is already doing some grilled veg, to ask them to make a plate of just grilled veg. 

Post # 22
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

BizzzzyBee:  First of all, who refuses to attend a wedding because of food? My friend’s husband is allergic to anything dairy and doesn’t like to take chances so he ate before he came and then only picked on things he was absolutely certain had no dairy in it. Never once did they threaten to not come or ask me to change my entire wedding to accommodate them.

She is rude, dramatic and demanding. I’m a vegetarian and I would never refuse to attend someone’s wedding or throw shade if there wasn’t something for me to eat. It’s not just about the food. Let her throw her little tantrum and sit at home and chew on cardboard.

Post # 23
9449 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

I was vegan for a couple years and attended a couple weddings… I always packed my own food.  Asking the bride and groom to pull their hair out for my dietary needs seems unfair, to me.

Post # 24
690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

BizzzzyBee:  have you tried speaking with your caterer?  Most will make a special meal at no additional cost.   She’s not asking you to change your meal options,  just for one special meal to be made. 

Post # 25
2120 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I second the suggestion to ask your caterer. I know mine will accomodate a vegan meal at no extra cost (and actually told me they could accomodate pretty much all restrictions except for kosher preparation). It wouldn’t hurt to ask. If not, boom – veggie skewer, done!

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