(Closed) Vegetarian option for small wedding

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
866 posts
Busy bee

No you shouldn’t be upset, she is simply stating a fact. She is vegetarian and therefore can not eat the choices you gave. Can you do one plate of something vegetarian for her?

Post # 4
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re having a small wedding (about 50 people) and I didn’t include a vegetarian option. I know everyone well enough to know that there aren’t any vegetarians on the guest list. But, if someone brings a date who is a vegetarian I will offer that one person a meatless meal (as long as they tell me in advance, obviously).


If she is choosing to become a vegetarian again after eating meat for however long then I don’t feel like there is much you can do about that. If your caterer can offer one veggie meal for no extra fee then I’d do it. You can’t expect her to sit there without a meal at dinner, especially a seated dinner. It is a free meal, but I feel a certain obligation to feed everyone at my wedding…


Post # 5
4313 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was the only vegetarian at my brother’s wedding, and they had eggplant for me.

Post # 6
7217 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mseagles:  I think you should offer her a vegetarian choice. Most caterers will do that for free. I think if she was only to eat the non meat portions of the meal you have planned she would still be hungry. I don’t know about you but I get cranky when I’m hungry. No one wants a cranky guest!

Post # 8
7992 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I think you have to offer a vegetarian option, even if you have no vegetarian guests, partly because some people prefer veggie options and also because some of them may have dietary requirements which are quite complicated… and a veggie dish may be more likely to meet those requirements.

Post # 9
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@mseagles:  Don’t be upset. I think she caught you at a stressful moment. I don’t think it will be an issue for the restaurant to add a vegetarian option.

Post # 10
12248 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m glad you’re going to ask the caterer! We’re having a vegan and someone with EXTREMELY severs Celiac Disease. Our caterer was like “Yeah! When can do two special meals. No problem!

Post # 11
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If you want her to come, then you should feed her a meal she will eat.  People have the right to change their diets whenever they want, and as a host, it is your responsibility to be gracious and accomodating.

Her statement wasn’t rude, just informative. 

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