(Closed) Too soft for my own good (Vegetarian wedding food help!)

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
152 posts
Blushing bee

I don’t think you’re being unreasonable at all. Perhaps 1 reason they want a number is that in many sauces I’m sure as you know there can be random animal products, beef broth etc. If you feel you wont be able to be assertive in person try writting an email stating 100% what you want and that is it. That you do not want individual meals for yourself and other vegetarian guests. If they push further then I would have your sister or someone call, and hopefully they could take a moment to do that for you. 

Post # 5
13 posts
  • Wedding: July 2015

Oh goodness, I’ve been worrying about this as well… 
I’m a veggie, my mum is a veggie and the other half is a carnivore unless I’m cooking and strangley my dad’s a proffesional chef too.

It’s not an unreasonable request at all, I can see though how some recipes and pizzas will have to be cooked seperately, which may cause a few “issues”.

I personally am terrible at holding my tongue and would suggest to head back to school and into a maths lesson.
“I have 150* guests, I want half to be vegetarian so that is 75* guests portions to be vegetarian and included in the buffet”.

I agree with Bram – email the hotel with your instructions see how that goes, if they continue to push, get the other half on the phone to discuss further and perhaps see if the hotel can compromise.

Good luck!! 


Post # 6
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’d just say that half your guests are vegetarians. They don’t need to know the specifics, or whether it’s true or not, but they should be following the numbers you give them (whether they question them or not!). They are choosing to be difficult about something that you want, and I don’t really feel like it is necessary for you to have to justify your reasoning. Play their game, and just give them numbers. 

Post # 7
4193 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

A lot of people pick vegetarian options anyway- most women seem to pick cheese vs. meat pizza, for example. You’re not being unreasonable- tell them you want half without meat. If there are 4 types of pizza, make 2 cheese. 3 pastas-make one vegetarian.

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