(Closed) Meat Or No Meat?

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: Should we serve meat at our reception?

    Yes, everybody will be expecting it, and you're the only one not eating it.

    No, it's your day, and it won't hurt to go one meal without it.

  • Post # 3
    2141 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    There’s no need for someone to eat meat at every meal. If neither you or your Fiance will be eating it, I don’t think you should serve it just to please other people. I doubt most will even take note/care that the meal is non-meat. 

    Post # 4
    1550 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I am a veggie, but would feel very weird not providing a meat option for my guests. Heck, I didn’t even eat at my reception–the food kind is kind of for them, not for you. I know it sounds awful, but it’s just the way it works out.

    Post # 5
    1468 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    you are a vegetarian and its your wedding so stick to your values and have pasta and fish and shrip and salad and fruit and whatever else you want instead!!

    Im not vegetarian and would be ok with other options, I think most people would

    Post # 6
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    There are a ton of options that don’t require meat that are delicious and not so out-there that people will be turned off by them. Most foods can be made without meat. Your guests can go without it for one meal.

    However, if you choose not to serve meat, skip the seafood which is also considered meat.

    Post # 8
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Sorry, I saw that mentioned by someone else and thought you were including that. It doesn’t make any sense to serve it at a vegetarian reception. Plus, it is a very common food allergy.

    Post # 10
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    @Mrs. Bear Cheese Pie:  I’m a meat eater, and I think it’s fine to serve a vegetarian meal at your wedding.  It’s just one meal -people can go without meat for one night.  I would stay away from tofu and “fake” meats, though, because lots of people find them unappealing (myself included).

    Post # 11
    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I am an avid meat eater, but there are a large variety of delicious options without meat that I’d be happy to eat… I guess I’m also not hard to please when someone else is making my dinner though!

    I also agree with @sailor… don’t try to fake anyone out that there’s meat when there’s not.

    Most people eat pasta, so that may be a good entree option for you.

    Post # 12
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I guess it depends what you’re serving.

    Personally, I feel that, as a good host, I want to offer things my guests will like to eat. My fiance & I don’t eat grains, but we’re still offering a pasta option & croutons for salad for those who like it because we know that will make people enjoy their evening more and that’s the goal.

    If it really grosses you out and you can’t get past it, I think it will work out alright to go meatless. I know I wouldn’t be offended, I don’t expect people to cater to my preferences, and I’m reasonable enough to understand that you can’t please everyone. I agree with the PP, though, I wouldn’t do tofu or another “meat replacement” food.

    Post # 13
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i think you should provide the option. just because your vegetarian doesn’t mean everyone else has to also!

    Post # 14
    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Mrs. Bear Cheese Pie:  I do think you should have at least one meat option.  You should think about your guests.  I would be really disappointed if I went to a wedding and there was only pasta with no meat. 🙁


    Post # 15
    3942 posts
    Honey bee

    I’m not a red-meat eater, but I do like seafod and chicken. Would pasta be your only menu offering?

    Post # 16
    5072 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m a vegetarian and we are serving meat.  The reception is about the guests’ comfort and they will be expecting meat and chicken.

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