(Closed) Should vegetarian couples only have vegetarian menu?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 61
3323 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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j_jaye :  If they have some sort of meat allergy, which is what your prawn reference is, then that is different. I’m sure most people on here are pretty open to providing a meal that won’t kill someone! As a personal choice, it’s nice to have the consideration returned. 

Post # 62
8 posts
  • Wedding: June 2017

I just don’t see why other people’s meal preferences are such a big deal? I’ve been a vegetarian for nearly 15 years, but my Fiance is very much a meat eater. For me, I am totally okay with serving meat at our wedding. I just want to be sure that for once there are plenty of options that I can choose from! We have opted to have a “fancy” pizza party- there will be meat, veg, vegan and gluten free options available as well as a selection of small plates and salad.

Post # 63
1206 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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scissorgirl :  But when someone hasn’t eaten meat for years or possibly ever if their life it will make them physically sick (which is what j jaye is saying). It may not be the same as a diagnosed allergy but it can still give someone a lot of trouble and make them sick like an allergy. 

Post # 64
7881 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Food is food. It makes sense for vegetarians to have a menu that reflected their personal preferences, but I can see how some people might try to persuade them to include something meaty. 

Post # 65
93 posts
Worker bee

This is a really interesting discussion. If it’s a values thing, I don’t see a problem with it being entirely vegetarian/vegan, as long as it ensures that there is food guests will a) be willing to eat and enjoy, and b) enough of it. I for one think that mock meat can be absolutely delicious lol and would be more than willing to eat that if served at a wedding.

Post # 66
9251 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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scissorgirl :  but my point is it is not a preference when eating something makes you ill which is what eating meat can do to someone who hasn’t ever/in a long time eaten meat.

 I have been taken to hospital in a mobile intensive care ambulance after a restaurant decided that vegetarian meant they could put fish stock in their rissotto. So yeah it is rather a big deal.

Post # 67
4225 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I was a vegetarian for over three years, and was still a vegetarian when I first got engaged. I have since given it up, but the conversation DID come up between myself and DH about the menu. My stance always was not to push my vegetarianism on people. Even when I hosted dinner parties I still cooked a meat dish for my non-veggie guests (I could cook chicken pretty good from memory without having to taste it). By the time the wedding rolled around I had started eating a little white meat again for health reasons so it was moot.


Post # 68
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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socalgirl1689 :  I think meat eaters aren’t just “meat eaters”, they eat both meat and vegatarian food, so I don’t see a problem with having an all vegetarian buffet at a wedding for a couple that don’t eat meat. I went to an Indian wedding and the couple are “social homnivores” (they rarely eat meat but will at, say, a wedding where there aren’t many options). They had an AWESOME indian buffet and not a meat product in sight. 

Post # 69
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I dont see why not. My fiance is a recovery alcoholic and we will not be serving any alcohol at our wedding. so i cant see any reason why a vegeterian should not have the food selections that make them most comfortable at their own wedding that they are paying for. I am not there for food, I am there for the celebration of a marriage.

Post # 70
387 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Rydges Hotel

Although I do like my vegetables, I prefer to eat them with a little bit of meat. It would be nice if they serve some meat or meat alteranatives, but if it is against their beliefs than I wouldn’t expect it. It really depends on why they are a vegetarian in the first place

Post # 71
993 posts
Busy bee

I can deal with no liquor.  I cannot deal with no meat (unless of course for religious reasons).

Post # 72
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’m a vegetarian. If my fiancé didn’t eat meat there is no way I would have any meat at the wedding. It’s cheaper and I would have more options/be able to eat everything on the menu. It also wouldn’t make sense to me to purchase meat when I don’t want to feed the industry.

Also, if I’m not cooking the food I always feel like I have to thoroughly inspect it before eating it if it’s not a vegetarian reaturaunt. Too often i have found bacon or chicken in my supposedly “vegetarian” meal. I would prefer not to do that on my wedding day. 

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