(Closed) Serving vegan at Wedding – Opinions

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

I would suggest maybe do veggie? I’ve been to a Vegetarian wedding, and it was absolutely fine. I think the main problem that people had was that it was alcohol free. So as long as you are serving lots of food so people aren’t hungry as well as alcohol.

I personally wouldn’ t mind vegan either though, but you’d have to make it amazing quality.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I really like vegan food but I know my husband would be unhappy about it as he eats meat at every meal and it doesn’t count as a meal without meat to him.  You can’t please everyone though anyway, so do what you want and what is meaningful to you.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

If you do all vegan, I agree that it needs to be very, very high quality. I would even suggest taking one or two friends/family members that usually do not eat vegan dishes (so not your fiance) and have them help with the caterer tastings. Also, don’t tell anyone its all vegan. Most people won’t realize it if it tastes good, they’ll just notice the lack of meat. Once they know, their thoughts may change a little. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d be okay with it under certain circumstances – a more casual wedding, no ‘fake’ meat, and no preachiness.   A formal wedding for me means a yummy meal with steak and/or seafood, so I’d be disappointed if I got dolled up only to have quinoa pilaf and roasted root veggies or something like that.  Not knocking those foods, they are good, they just don’t say ‘fancy wedding meal’ to me.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I actually love when I see vegan on the menu since I’m allergic to dairy, but I’m the minority. I’ve had some wonderful vegan dishes at weddings. I personally would give them a choice.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

ethereal594 :  It is obvious that  you are concerned about the wildlife; it is a cause dear to your heart and you plan to dedicate your professional life to its protection. However, it seems to me that your theme is somehow more problematic than the menu choices. A wedding is a joyous occasion, and I am not certain it is the best forum to feature the subject of endangered species. I am sure that you will have plenty of opportunities in the near future to discuss, within another context, this very important subject with your family and friends.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

ethereal594 :  I worked with a vegan who ordered vegan catering for a work event. It didn’t go down well to be honest, the most memorable thing about the event was the vegan meal. 

So obviosuly part of the reason it was a flop was because she was pushing something in a work setting. I think for a wedding, when you’re footing the bill, then you can do whatever fits your beliefs. However, I think there were a couple of things that also contributed to it not being well received. So there wasn’t a lot of variety in the canapés, there were only two different types, one was mushroom and one was some sort of whipped cream (but obviously not cream) with nuts so if you didn’t like one then you were a bit stuck. She also very publicly made it part of her event so she specifically mentioned her views in her little introduction to the event. Finally she worked hard to find some vegan alcohol that could be served and then had it brewed with other flavours to match the area and the beer tasted awful apparently. 

So I think it’s fine as long as it’s non-preachy, there’s a good variety and the alcohol is actually drinkable.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

If its delicious I wouldnt care. If it was icky or “weird” specialty food or just like… salad Id be disappointed. I would stick to foods people recognize not like tempeh seitan etc. Plenty of delicious vegan pasta dishes out there, for example.  And for the meat and potato simple types- well just give them baked potatos! Your comprimise could be have some vegetarian dishes too with cheese.

Also adding: a half bottle of wine per table isnt really enough unless its two person tables. A bottle of wine = 4 glasses.  I think you should have enough on the table for everyone to have atleast a glass or skip it. Otherwise its rude- like bringing cookies to class but only enough for 1/4 the people etc. 

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