(Closed) Vegetarian meal?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 47
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Jess1483:  For some of us, supporting the meat industry by buying and serving it at our wedding is just as bad as eating it ourselves.  There are ethical reasons to not eat meat. 

If you think food needs to have meat to be considered “good food”, then you’re ignorant and could benefit from being educated on the topic.  

Brides get to choose their colors, their location, which of their BFFs to adorn as a Maid/Matron of Honor, but our food should be the guests choice? I find that to be ludicrous.  


Post # 48
1470 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@drA:  I don’t think you read my post very carefully. I don’t have any problem with vegetarian food, as long as you make it taste good. That’s all I said. The point I was making is that a bride trying to make her wedding an “educational experience” implies that those guests who would not normally eat that food are “uneducated” in that aspect and really ought to know better and therefore need to be educated. It’s the same thing that annoys me when people say they want a child-free wedding because “it’ll give the parents a night out without their kids.” You are more than welcome to have a child-free wedding, but don’t pretend that removing the option of bringing my child with me is a favor to me. I will probably still attend and leave my child at home, but removing an option (especially when I have to pay for the babysitter) is never “doing me a favor.”)

I’m also very familiar with “ethical reasons” for being a vegetarian. I even agree with many of them. I have a Masters Degree in ethics, in fact. Have a vegetarian wedding. It won’t affect my attendance either way (if I were going to go, I’d still go; if I weren’t, I wouldn’t.) I may grumble a bit if I don’t like the offerings, but only to myself/DH, just as I would if they served a meat choice I didn’t like. Just don’t pretend I need to be “educated” because I KNOW why you choose to be a vegetarian (or could tell you within 2 or 3 guesses; i.e. I understand all the arguments), I just don’t want to be one myself, and implying I need to be “educated” about it shows me that you don’t think very highly of your guests.

Or you may have chosen your words not very carefully, and you may not truly think that at all. But it is how it “sounded” to me.

@TGold:  I understand that. I just hate the way that post came off (see my response to @drA: ) 

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