Struggling with my vegan wedding plans

posted 4 months ago in Food
Post # 2
2715 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

This is definitely a hot topic here. But as a guest (and meat eater) I would absolutely understand if you only served vegan food at your wedding and would personally still enjoy it, as long as you have a caterer who can make decent vegan food! 

Post # 3
307 posts
Helper bee

Not sure how its morally wrong for you to serve vegan food at your wedding. I am not vegan in anyway but love cooking vegan dishes and never been unimpressed or “upset” about it. I love eating all food. 

Just serve vegan food with alergies noted and enjoy. No one will care and if they were that upset over those types of things, they probably shouldn’t be attending the wedding in the first place. 

Post # 4
7442 posts
Busy Beekeeper

veganbride1991 :  have a vegan wedding if it’s the important to you! No one loves a bloody steak more than this girl right here and I can live on vegan food for a night. So long as it’s something familiar that just happens to be vegan most people won’t even notice. 

Post # 5
1412 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

If the food is good, then I think your guests will have a fine time regardless.  I’ve had vegan food that was amazing, but I’ve also had vegan food that was completely inedible.  So just keep in mind that people’s palates might not be as accustomed to it as yours is.   

But as a separate point of interest, I would recommend not heavily advertising that it’s a vegan wedding.  Just serve your vegan meal options and call it a day; there’s no need to grandstand it or make it a big announcement.  People will be more understanding if they feel like it’s not being shoved in their faces.

Post # 6
571 posts
Busy bee

I have never been to a vegan wedding, but have had some kick ass vegan food! Vegan enchiladas – so good!

Just as PP said, as long as you have a caterer that makes great vegan food, you will be fine!

Post # 7
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

Agreed with pp! Just make sure it’s delicious food, and I doubt most people will mind 😊 I think you’re right to avoid fake cheese and tofu- I wouldn’t do a ton of processed soy, and as pp said make sure to note allergens especially for nut-based dishes. But I think some delicious, colorful, veggie-based vegan food would be great! Also agree with pp though that you shouldn’t make a big thing about it being a “vegan wedding”. At most, I’d note on “delicious vegan fare to be served” and leave it at that. 😊

Post # 8
45 posts

I have been to a vegan wedding. I personally thought the food was delicious. Some people may have privately been miffed that there were no meat entrees, but nobody verbalized any complaints. The entrees served were quinoa stuffed bell peppers, and I finished every single bite! I noticed that many people hardly touched theirs which was a shame. Some people are going to be picky eaters no matter what you serve. Be true to yourself.

Post # 9
886 posts
Busy bee

I’m a meat eater and would have no issue with a vegan only wedding. I’ll be honest, it probably won’t be my favorite wedding food ever. But it’s one meal. I would be grateful and eat it and enjoy the rest of the festivities! I think all non-vegans would prefer the meal to not heavily include mock/“fake” cheeses, meats, etc. But there are plenty of things out there that are vegan or easily made vegan in their normal, original form too (falafel, hummus, lots of Indian dishes, etc.) Stick to your morals and have a vegan wedding! 

Post # 10
45 posts

bluejaybride :  I definitely would not mention the word vegan on invites or anything. Food is food, no need for a heads up about it.

Post # 13
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

1. Find the best vegan caterer in your area – one that actually specilizes in creating vegan dishes – not just a caterer that “can do veggie sides”. This will make all the difference and you can be confident that you and your guests will enjoy the food.

2. Only invite your family and friends that love and support you. This may seem like a no-brainer, but seriously. If your loved ones really care for you two, then they will support you and “get over” not having meat/dairy for one meal.

I’m having a vegan wedding this Saturday! I was a little nervous about what some people might say, but then I remember how delicious the food was at the tasting and I know they will enjoy it too. The first thing I did was book the best vegan caterer in our city – then found a venue and date that worked around her. I swear she is a magician when it comes to plant-based food haha. We also found an amazing vegan bakery an hour and a half away from us to do our dessert table. I’m so excited to go to a wedding where I can eat more than just salad and fruit! LOL

Don’t compromise your morals. I would hate to see a bunch of dead animals at my wedding that I paid for when I didn’t have to – I’m sure you wouldn’t like it either and would be a sore spot on your day.

Post # 14
5189 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

I think it’s absolutely fine to stick to your morals and have a vegan wedding. You wouldn’t expect someone to go against their religious beliefs and I don’t think this is any different. If any friends or family can’t respect that then I don’t think they truly care about you. 

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