Post # 166
Not sure you read my previous post: “Most of our guests were aware it was vegan prior – only a few thought it would be vegetarian. Fortunately we already knew prior there were no allergy issues with any of our guests (having a small guestlist helped with this as well).”
As far as people having “upset stomach, hives, frequent bathroom trips” – that has happened to me at several weddings (all before I was vegan, I’ve only been vegan for 5 years) and I don’t even have food alergies…
ETA that I didn’t get hives in the past. but have had stomach/bathroom issues due to “rich” food. I also have a friend who is allergic to fish and was not made aware at a recent wedding that there was fish stock in the soup broth so he did have hives (but did put the onus on himself as he didn’t confirm it beforehand).
Post # 167
I used to be a vegan for 8 years and had to stop for health reasons (I have epilepsy). I still love vegan food and often cooked for my family and friends or brought them to great vegan restaurants and they were always surprised by the taste. I don’t agree with hiding the facts of what food you’re serving but I think if you select caterers carefully you’ll make most people happy. The whole theme thing seems ridiculous if I’m being honest (as are most themes). What is the purpose? To show how aware of animal rights issues you are? I don’t think the guests care at all and they know you. It’s obviously up to you but a wedding’s theme is best kept as “wedding themed” so that you don’t look back at photos and cringe. But that’s just my opinion.
Post # 168
i am vegetarian and i think its brilliant!
think about it. meat eaters can eat meat OR veggie. vegans and vegetarians can only eat non meat option.
so why not go vegan then everyone can share!
also many meat-eatring people have really weird ideas about vegan meals. they think a) they will be really hungry afterward b) everything will be salad , boiled cabbage or potato or c) it will be all kinds or weird hippy food like spicy chickpea and tempeh cassreole
so i would say, if you do it well you can change peoples mind and get them to be more open to veganism
we are vegetarian and would love to have a vegan wedding and share the deliciousness of non-harmful foods with people who have not encountered this before. i would not feel good about serving a meat option. why wold i want animals to die for my wedding?
think of all the delicious *non weird* vegan foods you can serve! mini pots of super dense dark chocolate mousse/’cheesecake’ made with silken tofu or avocado; vegan cupcakes; super moist vegan brownies; gourmet roast vegetable stack. pasta with vegetables and a delivious dressing.
there are specialist vegan caterers and they do a grand job.