(Closed) Vegan Issuses!

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 77
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I think all-vegan can work, provided there’s a variety of foods. You’ve gotten some great menu suggestions. And if someone doesn’t like your vegan options… chances are they’re probably had what they consider to be “bad food” at a wedding before…seriously, just think about how many times crappy chicken has been served at weddings!

Post # 78
814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

As a vegan myself, this is where I stand.

Veganism is not a diet, it’s an ethical lifestyle choice. Therefore, it would be wrong to serve any animal products at your wedding. I know you want to please everyone, but a majority (or all) of your guests will be adults… if adults don’t eat vegetables then that’s their own damn problem.

People have this idea that ‘vegan food’ is a piece of lettuce and a tomato… it’s actually incredibly tasty, healthy, and most of all, ethical.

Go with your morals on this one, don’t let the choices other people make sway you on YOUR special day.

Post # 80
3728 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

@trixiesrockets  Absolutely I would respect your wishes. My uncle is a huge hunter and carnivore and I ran this by him. He asked me why you would ever think of serving meat at your wedding and as long as it wasn’t cheap, poorly done tofu, he would be fine. Some of the best meals he makes are vegan– you can have a great pasta primavera or veggie stir fry. I make a great vegan risotto. I would stick to naturally vegan food instead of trying to replicate meat products and you should be fine.

Post # 81
2285 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

I’ve had vegan meals I loved, and ones I hated. I’d stay away from meat/cheese substitution heavy items. Omnivores will just be disappointed with them. You’re better off going for vegan foods they’re already used to like herbed bread stuffed mushrooms, veggies and hummus, fried eggplant with pasta in marinara sauce, veggie spring rolls, etc…

If you’re against meat and animal products for ethical reasons then don’t serve it for your guests, but be aware that this may offend people. You might want to spread by word of mouth that the food will be vegan, so that people who can’t live without meat for a day can grab a small bite beforehand.

Post # 82
2285 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

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@photogestelle  For some people veganism is simply a healthy diet, for others it’s a lifestyle or ethical choice. You can’t assume that all vegans choose this diet as a lifestyle choice. I have a vegan friend who chose veganism for health reasons because her cholesterol was high and she is lactose-intolerant, cook vegan meals was just easier for her and her health.

Post # 84
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

To put it in perspective: I attended a Muslim friend’s wedding who served halal meat and had no alcoholic drinks. It was fine but I would have preferred a drink. 

I attended a vegetarian friend’s wedding and she offered chicken breast for non-veg people and it got eaten up by guests. I’m vegetarian and preferred those options. 

I’ve been vegetarian off and on for many years and at one point went vegan and got a bit too vocal about animal rights with my family & their choice to eat meat. It could be taken wrong by your guests if you only serve vegan (i.e. you’re forcing veganism on them). Even though you’re vegan, it might even feel preachy to your guests if you don’t offer something (at least vegetarian) as an option. 

Just my thoughts as a vegetarian who understands meat-eaters πŸ™‚ Good luck!

Post # 85
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

There are sooo many delicious vegan meals out there! πŸ™‚ Maybe serve something as simple as spaghetti, salad and dinner rolls. I totally second what strawbabies said. That mudradra plate is fantastic! If you have an alladins near you (its a mediterranean restaurant) you should have them serve food! Thats what our plan for our wedding is πŸ™‚ We had the same concerns about serving vegan food but hey, its our wedding and us vegans have to deal with all the meat everyone serves so they can take a chance and try something new πŸ™‚ No way will i support any non veganism at my wedding! 

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