Our Vegan Wedding Menu!

posted 8 months ago in Food
Post # 76
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2025 - City, State

sunnierdaysahead2 :  If you received an invitation with a response card that requested information on your dietary restrictions, would you write in your allergies?  If yes, you’re all set and allergy labels are a moot point because you won’t be eating from the buffet.  If no, that’s your own choice to gamble with your life.  It isn’t the hosts’ responsibility to save you from your own stupidity.  The OP isn’t ignoring her guests’ allergies, she’s accommodating them in a much safer way than a labeled buffet (which carries a huge risk of cross contamination).

Post # 77
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Helper bee

It’s 10:43PM. I read your menu and now I am salivating. I need a snack! Hahahaha please oh please post pics of the food someday. I bet it will be a gorgeous spread. Nachos…mmmm 

Post # 78
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

After looking back, you’re the first and only one who brought the word “gross” into this discussion. Words matter. Don’t put them into other people’s mouths 

twocaratpeony :  

Post # 79
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I’m not vegan, but I would be sooooo excited to try some of everything on this menu! (Also fortunate enough not to have allergies; it sounds like the OP is on top of making sure everyone has food free of things they can’t have and I’d definitely put more trust in a vegan caterer than an everyday caterer when it comes to be careful about allergens.)

Post # 80
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Helper bee

I’m not vegan, but I wouldn’t have an issue with this menu. I’ve never really tried meat substitutes but I’d give it a whirl. 

Post # 81
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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Post # 82
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Bumble bee

twocaratpeony :  And, I thrive on the flesh of dead animals thanks to problems with my gut.  A vegan menu would leave me unable to enjoy the reception or even the next day.  

OPs menu looks amazing, but there’s not a damned thing on there I could eat without problems.  And, prior to extensive medical testing, I’d have scarfed it all with pleasure. 

OP, more power to you for your menu for those who can eat it.

Post # 83
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Bee Keeper

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Post # 84
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Helper bee

As a vegetarian, I would be very excited about all of this. 

Post # 85
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

jellybellynelly :  um, you do realize that most vegans probably DO know what chicken tastes like? Most vegans are not born into veganism, it’s often something that choose later in life well after they’ve eaten copious amounts of meat, dairy, and eggs. Just thought I’d point that out. 

Post # 86
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Bee Keeper

beekeeper2018 :  And how long has it been? Someone who hasn’t eaten chicken for 10 years is not a trustworthy person to give advice on how closely it matches to the real thing. I also wouldn’t trust someone who hasn’t drank coke in 10 years to tell me that coke zero is exactly the same. 

Post # 87
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Bumble Beekeeper

Idk why people keep harping on the dietary restrictions thing…OP has repeatedly explained that she asked guests to inform her of any allergies with their RSVP card and will be accommodating that.

I literally don’t know what else she could do here. She’s listing the main ingredients for each dish, offering a wide range of food, and is making plans to accommodate dietary restrictions. She is being more thoughtful and accommdating with her vegan menu than most carnivore weddings I’ve been to. 

Post # 88
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Good grief. All this drama over a fucking menu y’all aren’t even going to be invited to eat. 

Post # 89
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

twocaratpeony :  A few things to address here…

1. Literally NO ONE in this entire thread has said the menu sounds gross. Seems you’re trying to create disagreement where there is none.

2. I’ve been on several threads here with brides asking what vegan options they should have available and I’ve never seen anyone say to tell the vegans to stuff it and bring their own food. Please, do direct me to that thread if it exists… I can wait.

3. Several people did make suggestions about having allergens listed or at least made available to guests, which OP seems to fully agree with and intended to do anyways. Those making the suggestion had no way of knowing that from the original post so there is nothing wrong with bringing up that point (though it seems a couple are stuck on that point for some reason, even though she has already addressed it).

4. Regarding my suggestion to be clear about what the dish is (ie. saying seitan parmesan instead of chicken parm, etc.), it’s not about people hating on vegan food or expecting to be catered to, it simply comes down to the fact that for a lot of people who aren’t vegan, some of those foods might be unfamiliar and they’re much more likely to enjoy the food if they don’t bite into it ecpecting a completely different taste and texture. This is a great opportunity to introduce non-vegans to new and interesting foods, so why not label those foods as what they are instead of what they’re “replacing”? It’s not just about enjoyment, but also about the fact that when a person goes to a non-vegan wedding and they see “chicken parm” on the menu, they know what it is because it’s something they’ve had before. If they come to a vegan wedding and see “vegan chicken parm” they have no idea what it is made of – is it tofu? Is it seitan? Have they ever even heard of seitan? Obviously anyone with an allergy is probably gonna be smart enough to ask about it, but plenty of others might give it a try not realising it’s made with an ingredient they’re a bit sensitive to.

5. No one is telling te OP what to do. These are all just SUGGESTIONS. She obviously knows her crowd better than any of us do. She will know whether they will know what seitan is or not, and whether they will largely be familiar with the type of food being served. We were just making suggestions based on our own experiences. How awful!

Post # 90
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Im not a vegan/vegitarrean and OP your menu sounds AMAZING and so delicious.

Good for you on clearly putting in the time,effort and research in creating such a diverse original and delicious menu that would satisfy anyone.

Only thing I would change and I noted a few others mentiioned this is the strawberry bruchetta to a normal kind?

Good luck!

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