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I’m vegan, my fiance’ is vegan, my brothers are too, their gf’s are all vegan as well, and pretty much everyone in my family is vegetarian. I will be having a vegan wedding with vegetarian options as well. I’m allll about eco, and I would loveee some tips and advice on a very eco-cute, small wedding (50 ppl).
Anyone else have a vegan wedding?! I’m SO EXICTED, but I have another 2 years to plan, thankfully!
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@OCTYB: Fiance and I are going in a vegetarian way, though we’re not all the way there. That sounds like so much fun, and that’s so great that your families are on board! I attended a wedding last year where the coulple did some cool eco friendly things. Their centerpieces were wheat grass they’d grown themselves, and that had all recycled plates etc, it looked great.
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I gave this book to a vegan friend of mind. It looked like it had a lot of elegant and “fancy pants” vegan recipes in it. Might be fun to delight your guests.
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- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Is there an upscale vegan restaurant in your area that you can have the wedding at or that can cater? I’m from South Florida and know somw vegans who have had their weddings at Sublime. I would do your best to make sure the dishes use as few faux meats as possible and are mostly dishes that are “accidentally vegan.”
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I’m not a vegan but I’m a foodie! I would love to attend a vegan event just to try the food. There isn’t any market for this in my area. I’m intrigued so post lots and lots of ideas!!!
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We’re doing a vegan cocktail hour + vegan dinner. We have a regular “vegetarian” dessert table plus cotton candy and a fresh fruit display, so our dairy-free guests will be good to go.
Our venue had a list of caterers we had to stick with, so based on that, we got three tentative menus from three of them and then tasted two. The first one is very well-known in the area and the chef did an amazing job with the vegan cocktail hour and the menu overall. It was more than just the usual crudite/falafel/pasta with marinara sauce options. We had tomato gazpacho shooters, sweet potato risotto, spaghetti squash “pasta”, and other unusual “just happens to be vegan” options. We couldn’t be happier and everything seriously was delicious. The other caterer just googled recipes online for ideas and strangely, when we got there, the tasting consisted of half vegetarian (with dairy) and half vegan items, which clearly wasn’t what we asked for. The options were uninspired and literally included pasta with marinara sauce.
We’re vegans at home, vegetarians dining out, but I think we probably only have two guests that are also vegetarian. Regardless, we are still serving a full vegan menu and think our guests will like it a lot and probably not really dwell/notice the fact that it’s all vegan/vegetarian!
For eco tips, I think for plants, a lot of brides use succulents (still potted/living) or air plants. There’s also recycled paper + soy ink invites and you can probably encourage them to RSVP online.
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I’m vegetarian, and it was important to me to have GOOD, interesting, not-a-portobello-mushroom-on-a-bun veg options.
My best advice was what worked for us – look at caterers’ sample menus. The one we ultimately looked at had a fully vegetarian menu up on their website already, so I could see that they were already experienced, were willing to get creative with non-meat dishes, and would not consider my requirements an obstacle. I don’t know where you live, but if you can find caterers (or restaurants who will cater) that are already comfortable doing good vegan food, they’re probably your most reliable bet.
By The Way, our vegetarian dishes were AMAZING. I got SO many compliments on them. They included things like a cucumber cup filled with edemame puree topped with spicy thai chili oil, mushroom phyllo triangles, and parmesan (not vegan, obv) beggars’ purse pasta in a carrot reduction sauce (OMG SO SO SO good).
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@mightywombat: Wow, your menu sounds delightful! The begger’s purse pasta is so creative! I bet it looked really cute/fancy too. I hear ya about the portabello on a bun. I like it when I eat out, but for some of my guests who may be having their one and only vegan meal in their entire lives, I wanted something pretty and different!
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I’m certainly not vegan, but I loooove vegan food. Seriously, any well prepared food is A-okay in my omnivorous head.
I’m sure you’ll pull it off perfectly!
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@lilbluebird: Thank you – so does yours!!! Sweet potato risotto = yum.