(Closed) Wedding Food Vent

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 3
7121 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t think people necessarily need a white meat option but I do agree that they should have something without meat! 

We are offering chicken or pork. We also have a vegetarian option for those who prefer no meat. Hopefully that along with the vegetables and potatoes will leave everyone full!

ETA: isn’t pork a white meat? Or at least a non red meat? I guess it doesn’t matter since you couldn’t have it anyways though 

Post # 4
2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That’s insane. And this coming from a bacon lover.


I definately think they should have had a few options! I wonder if maybe they didn’t know all these items came with bacon? Sometimes the menu options it will just say “green beans” but then the kitchen puts bacon/pork in it and the couple doesn’t know until it’s served. Same for the salad…”green salad” doesn’t denote bacon/pork product.


We aren’t having anyone but just us, so nothing to worry about here. I just wanted to comment I’m sorry this happened to you. 🙁


Post # 5
2534 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We have one vegan groomsman and two vegetarian bridesmaids, you bet your bottom there will be meatless options at our wedding!

Our venue provides four options: beef, chicken, fish, and vegetarian. Our guests have the flexibility of changing their minds at the table, even if they check off something different on their RSVP. I like to eat veggies anyway, so I’m excited that there are SO many vegetarian options to pick from… I just have to choose one!
I am glad there is no pork option – I don’t like pork.

Though FI is excited to have a “bacon bar” for cocktail hour, we also have other options (meat, vegan & veg) for cocktail hour.
He refuses to listen to me when I try to tell him we may be too busy to eat at the bacon bar.
I am sure he’ll find a way, though.

Post # 6
11239 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

That sucks. I love bacon (though just by itself, not in things), but I am a picky eater, so I feel you. We’re having a chicken option and a vegetarian option, two sides, and a salad. Our packet comes with decriptions of everything, and I’m creating a printed menu to frame and put up on the buffet so that people know what each option is and what’s in it.

Post # 7
3943 posts
Honey bee

Yikes, that is annoying. I dont eat pork either so I would have been stocking up on bread.


Post # 8
3723 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

This happened to me at a wedding. It was a plated meal, but everyone was served the same thing — chicken, covered with bacon, and mashed potatoes, covered in gravy and bacon.

Post # 9
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Wow, that’s terrible. We’re pretty sure we’ll have several vegetarian people at our wedding and don’t know of any vegan people, but we’re making sure there are vegan options to cover all bases. (plus no red bell peppers for an allergic guest, and some gluten-free options for another guest).  It’s common courtesy, even with a buffet (which we’re probably having).

Post # 10
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We have beef and chicken entrees and a vegetarian entree for those who can’t eat either of the other two choices. Ours is a plated dinner though, not a buffet.

Post # 11
5883 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MissMarine:  It’s important to us to give our guests a choice, and to cater for everyone. We have 3 pescatarians coming for eg, so, of our 4 different canapes, 2 are suitable for pescatarians. We’re also offering 4 choices for the main course: salmon, chicken, a veggie option which is TBC, and then either steak or duck (need to do a menu tasting and find out how much extra fillet steak will cost); so, the meat eaters will get 4 choices, and the pescatarians will get 2 choices (we didn’t want them to be stuck with just one option; had they been veggies, we’d have asked them what they wanted and done special meals). We are as yet undecided as to whether we’ll give guests a choice for the starter and dessert; if we don’t, we will go with a crowd-pleaser, or something with 2 components so people can have half and leave half (eg at the moment our dessert choice is apple tart tatin with vanilla ice-cream; I think 99% of our guests will eat both, but if someone has an aversion to apple, they can have the ice-cream, and vice-versa).


For our evenign buffet, we’re again catering to everyone, and offering a variety of choices, inc several options suitable for our pescatarian guests.


It’s important to us to give people a choice, and while I doubt anyone will rave about the food (mass catering is never going to be that amazing IMPO, no matter how much you spend), I hope everyone will get something they enjoy, and that satisfies them. At least, that’s the aim!


ETA: our wedding breakfast is plated; if it were a buffet, we’d give even more choice.

Post # 12
5245 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ughhhh! I hate that also! I dont eat pork and neither does my fiance and I also have a very bad stomach so I usually only eat the bread or salad at a wedding always lol

Post # 13
4525 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We are all BBQ all the way. I don’t know the specifics yet, but there will be something available for non-meat eaters.

Post # 14
4373 posts
Honey bee

@MissMarine:  Absolutely, I would find that very inconsiderate on the part of the hosts. 

Post # 16
2573 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MissMarine:  I once went to a wedding way back in early-2000. I had a Jewish date, and he couldn’t eat anything except for bread at that wedding b/c everything either mixed dairy and meat (he didn’t mix at the time) or had bacon in it. Even some harmless looking PASTA had bacon bits in it – who does that? :/All I can say is that it helped teach me what I did NOT want at my wedding re: food. 

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