Want a vegan wedding, but not sure if it's appropriate?

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 151
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Busy bee

I think I would be disappointed with vegan main courses (but not the brownies, vegan brownies are my favourite! My cousin is vegan (has been for 8+ years) and makes them) but I HATE most vegan foods (not because they are vegan, just because I don’t like them), not a fan of nuts, quinoa, rice etc… I would really struggle to eat any meal at a vegan wedding and probably wouldn’t go for the day only evening as I wouldn’t want people to spend so much money paying for me to have a full meal when I probably wouldn’t eat 80% of it! 

Post # 152
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2433 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

I honestly don’t get it. There are 24 hour diners aren’t there? If the food at a wedding is so odious, it is out of the question to try, just go to a diner, or McDonalds or make your own food at home. Or just chow down before the wedding just in case. 

I strap on the feedbag whenever the food is free, and I can always find something to like. 

Post # 153
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I hope the op’s reception went well this month regardless of the decision they reached.  

I’m a big believer in starting true to ideals when possible and would definitely object to paying for and serving alcohol at my reception for religious reasons.

I think it’s different if you are vegetarian or vegan for other reasons. For example,  Fi and I eat keto for health reasons.  We are still having typical cake,  rice and beans,  and other sweets at our reception.  We are just also having foods we’ll eat as well as the food we’re buying for everyone else’s enjoyment. 

If I were invited to a vegan reception,  I would probably eat beforehand though because I think it’s difficult to do vegan and keto together especially since I try to minimize my soy intake as well.

Post # 155
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

jesstheglambert :  Awesome,  I’m happy it went well.  Cauliflower is such a versatile veggie. Hmm veggie avocado dip with veggie dippers sound yummy.  I may have to steal it… 

We made a avocado coleslaw for a picnic yesterday (which I didn’t even think about at the time,  but it was definitely vegan), and it was yummy,  but we were a little light on the acid,  so it needed more lime juice. I guess it’s true that often times you eat vegan without thinking about it,  its only when you try to label it that you make assumptions. 

Post # 157
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

Well, I wouldn’t make it as a vegan if I had to eat cauliflower but I would eat a nice lettuce salad, with tomatoes and onions, carrots broccolli and a yummy dressing.

Post # 158
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408 posts
Helper bee

I would have no problem with vegan food at a wedding hosted by a vegan couple. In the same way I wouldn’t expect people who don’t drink to serve alcohol, hindus to serve beef, or muslims or jews to serve pork.

If you offer a wide variety of food including hot, savory options for people to fill up on, a vegan wedding  really should not be a problem. There are plenty of delicious pasta, potato, bean, and vegetable dishes that would appeal to people’s tastes. Additionally, you could offer stations where chefs cook up stir fry, pasta, or fajitas with people’s choice of vegan ingredients. If you decide to go with offering meat/dairy/fish options I’d say it’s fair to still have the food primarily be vegan. And definitely the cake!! 

 

Post # 159
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Helper bee

Oops just realized this was an old post! Glad your reception went well, the food sounds delicious! 

Post # 160
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I would be happy to attend a vegan wedding. If you’re worried though perhaps a vegetarian wedding would be a good compromise? People might be surprised at how good the food actually is. 

 

Ahh old post. Oops 

Post # 161
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Bumble bee

jesstheglambert :  that sounds delicious, good job on the menu selections! And congratulations =)

Post # 162
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

jesstheglambert :  sounds delish, glad it went well laughing

We’re having a vegetarian wedding soon which has caused all sorts of drama with a small number of relatives (we’re an embarrassment to the whole family apparently) so it’s always good to hear when brides and grooms have stuck to their principles, without any guests withering and dying because they went without any meat for 12 hours tongue-out

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