(Closed) SPINOFF-Would you expect a vegetarian option at a meat eaters wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 47
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259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@JulietFoxtrot:  Not entirely apples to oranges comparison. As I said in the last thread, my Fiance does not eat vegetables. That’s his choice, so it is the choice of many vegetarians. All humans are capable of eating vegetables and meat. Therefore, if one decides to not eat either one, then it is a choice. I think the choice (regardless of whatever it is) should be respected.

Post # 48
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1013 posts
Bumble bee

@jayjaybee:  Are you saying that your fiance ONLY eats meat?  In that case, he is a carnivore, and should be served meat.  If he doesn’t only eat meat, then he can eat vegetarian food but just not touch the vegetables.  A nice chickpea curry or something.  Not all vegetarian dishes contain vegetables.  All meat-containing dishes contain meat.

Post # 49
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@JulietFoxtrot:  thank you for the lesson. I wasn’t making a statement for or against either side. I was merely stating what I observed. Just like I said. 

Post # 50
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@s2bmrscook:  i agree with PP. Meat eaters can eat (what is sure to be delicious) veggie food for a night. Vegetarians can’t eat all-meat food for a night. It’s just being a considerate host. (I’m not a vegetarian btw.)

Post # 51
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Overjoyed:  Fish is an animal. Vegetarians don’t eat fish. People who eat fish but not other animals are Pescetarians.

OP: Yes, I would have a vegetarian option (and we did). Forcing people with a moral or health issue with meat to eat meat is a lot different than asking people to forego meat for one meal. Most people who eat meat occasionally eat vegetarian, but that’s not a two way street.

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@JulietFoxtrot:  He wouldn’t eat chickpea curry….he’s far too picky for that. Also, though scientifically speaking chickpeas are legumes…they are more like vegetables in the culinary sense. As I said before, he does not eat any vegetables other than corn and potatoes. But picky preferences aside, most vegetarian dishes will include vegetables and things they prefer that have proteins.

Therefore, wouldn’t it be curteous to offer a meat eater something that is substantive and preferable? Something other than bread or fruit (which is basically all that left if you leave out vegies and meat)?

Post # 53
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Bumble bee

@s2bmrscook:  Oh, I know, and I wasn’t trying to argue with you.  Just giving a possible explanation for your observation.

Post # 54
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1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MissFemmeFatale:  Is the pasta bar vegetarian? If so no problem. Are you willing to get an extra meal for that one vegetarian person? I think it’s common courtesy. One time my vegetarian sister starved at our aunt’s 50th birthday because the restaurant literally did not serve anything vegetarian. Ridiculous. 

I always have vegetarian options, but we have lots of vegetarians in our family and friends!

Post # 55
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@jayjaybee:  he doesn’t eat veggies EVER?! I hope he takes vitamins at least! :S

Post # 56
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@lolot:  like I said before, I wasn’t expressing an opinion for or against either argument. I was only stating that I found it interesting that the opinions are so skewed toward meat-eaters needing to offer a vegetarian option but it didn’t seem to be as necessary for vegetarians to extend the same courtesy to their non-vegetarian guests. Again, just what I observed. Just like I said. 

Post # 57
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375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

How the hell am I supposed to know if any of my guests are vegetarians? I know basically no one from my FI’s side. I mean we are having a buffet so there will be salad and green beens so they can just eat those, correct? I don’t think my venue offers a veggie meal.

Post # 58
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@louisianablue:  I would provide those meals for someone who needed them. I realize it’s difficult but I am willing to have a plate made for my gluten-free cousin! I love him! I’m also getting a dozen gluten free cupcakes with my cake because my rabbi is also gluten-free! They would have terrible allergic reactions if they had to eat gluten or they would starve!

Post # 59
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Bumble bee

@jayjaybee:  I can see this argument going around in circles, so I’m going to have to just say that I disagree with you, but that’s alright, we can have different opinions!  It’s always good to hear another side of the argument.

Post # 60
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259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lolot:  No, just corn and potatoes. Seriously, no other veggies. It’s a tragedy really. He takes vitamins and drinks juices (like V8 Splash occassionally). But the reality is his main diet is meat, corn, potatoes, bread and some fruit (apples and bananas–though infrequently). 

Post # 61
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Bumble bee

@MissDarthVader:  “How the hell am I supposed to know if any of my guests are vegetarians?”

You can leave a line for dietary requirements on your RSVP card.

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