(Closed) Would you expect meat from a vegetarian couple?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

I wuld not expect it, nor be surprised or offended.  Anyone who can’t go one meal without meat needs a reality check.

Post # 4
2590 posts
Sugar bee

@lampshade:  As long as you feed your guests delicious and filling food, I think you’ll be fine!  Do what you want.

Post # 5
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I wouldn’t mind at all. And if I knew you were both vegetarian I would expect a burger anyway.

Post # 6
158 posts
Blushing bee

Personally I am on the stance of: other go out of their way to make sure they provide vegitarian options at weddings for people like yourself and your Fiance, you should have the same curtosy. 

Post # 7
2492 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@lampshade:  oh lord. Mom’s can be so uptight. As long as everyone is fed food that they will eat- tofu is scary to us non veg, you’re right- no one will care. If you did want to cook out- there are some veggie burgers out there that this meat eater will choose over beef. But if you’re going for a relaxed feel, pizza and salad will be just fine. 

Post # 8
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I actually thibk pizza would be totally awesome. Even more awesome: allows guests to make their own mini pizzas! Ypu could have all the toppings in cute bowls on ice or staying chill sonwehere and make lots of crusts and some saice bowls. I would be 100% into that. I DO think it would be cool of you giys to have some pepperoni or sausage crumbles  for the pizzas though, if you’re comfortable with it. If not, have lots of veggie options and call it a day. 

DH and I make pizza at home all the time and its so fast and fuN! I bet you could rent a pizza cooker for the night Too pretty cheaply. 

Yum! that would be an awesome wedding reception/ party. 

Post # 9
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I wouldn’t expect meat…however I would expect something like a nice hearty pasta dish, I wouldn’t want just veggies or (ewww) tofu…I (and many other meat eaters I know) hate when things are meat substitutes (like meatless lasagna or meatless chilli, or tofu chicken etc etc), just do a dish that is hearty and usually vegetarian anyway (who doesn’t enjoy a nice spaghetti pomodoro?)


Just went back and re-read your thing, I’d be f***ing thrilled to have pizza at any wedding, lol, sounds perfect to me!

Post # 10
1214 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I wouldn’t be anywhere near offended.  But I’m a meat eater who loves tofu, so I might be a little biased.  And I also love veggie/cheese pizza.  Seriously, who doesn’t like pizza?

Post # 11
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@solsticedark:  + 1

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@lampshade: Is it required? No, you can choose. Is it courteous to offer a meat option? Yes.

I am making sure I accomodate all types of eaters at my wedding. There will be a vegetarian option, vegan option and gluten free option. 

As long as you don’t do something that is an unusual choice (i.e., tofu, veggie burgers, meat substitutes, etc) you will likely be fine.

Pizza would work if you are going for a very laid back theme (which it sounds like you are). You might want to consider getting a few pizzas with meat toppings (pepperoni, sausage or chicken) just to be courteous, but that is your choice.

Post # 12
1034 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would base my food upon what my guests would like rather than what my Fiance and I like. That’s just being a gracious host.

I have to say, I’d roll my eyes a bit if I went a vegetarians’ wedding and they didn’t serve meat. Sometimes the whole vegetarian thing creeping into others’ lives gets old.

Post # 13
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@lampshade:  DH and I are both vegetarans for the majority of our lives and are not serving meat. We are going to have awesome, delicious food, and plenty of it. I think people sometimes assume that vegetarian = iceberg lettuce and raw tofu or something lol. If someone can’t go half a day without eating meat, they have a serious problem 😛 


I hate the “not everyone is a vegetarian!” argument. Even the most hardcore meat-eaters I know eat and enjoy non-meat foods as well. 


Post # 14
1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I would expect *not* to be served meat at a vegetarian’s wedding. I wouldn’t care at all.

Post # 15
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I wouldn’t expect meat at a wedding thrown by vegetarians. Just make sure the food is delicious, and no one will care if it doesn’t have meat. 

Maybe look for inspiration in Indian food? I’m a total carnivore, but I love vegetarian Indian dishes. It’s so flavorful and filling. 

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