(Closed) would you go to an all- vegan teetotal wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: would you go to an all- vegan teetotal wedding?

    yes

    no

  • Post # 91
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I was at a relatively fancy restaurant that mocked me through the whole meal and served me foie gras.  I am pretty certain it was not an accident, since before every course the same waitress, mind you, asked who the vegitarian was loudly and coldly before putting the plate down in front of me.  This was in western europe.  

    I wrote a scathing review and if I were the one footing the bill I would have walked out of that place right then and there without dropping a penny, but we were there to celebrate I think my MIL’s B-day, and my Mother-In-Law is one of thoes crazy meat eaters that if a meal does not have meat on the plate then she is dying!  Litterally shriveling up before your eyes!  I cooked for her once, disaster… Needless to say there was no sympathy.

    Post # 92
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    craftylish:  forgot to tag you in my post above.  But yes.

    Post # 93
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I would and I have (well, except for the no booze part) .  I am not a vegan but have had some great vegan food and some really terrible vegan food.  The last vegan wedding I went to, I loved everything except the “sausage” which tasted like sawdust.  Some guests left the wedding to go get fast food but came right back.  I knew the people who left but nobody even realized that they were missing for the 15 minutes they ran to scarf down a burger and fries. 

    ETA that I would be disappointed to not have a glass of wine with my dinner but wouldn’t hold it against you. 

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    Post # 96
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Bartram\'s Garden

    I think it’s really offensive to say that it is unfair to only serve vegan cuisine at a wedding.  People, it’s the bride and groom’s day, and if that is what they eat for moral, political, ethical, health, etc. reasons, why on earth would they contribute towards what they feel is wrong?  Just because people are narrow minded enought to think that vegan food is not enough?  You’re telling me you never gorged on mashed potatoes and felt content?  I’m personally having only vegetarian food at my wedding, and can tell you I left my tasting feeling more full than after Thanksgiving dinner!  And I can’t wait to rub it in when those who had hesitations leave feeling the same way.  Plus, Viennese hour definitely helps aid in the satisfaction of your guests, no matter what food restrictions you abide by.  🙂  

    Post # 97
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    Bumble bee

    Of course I would. I find it helpful to have the attitude that a wedding is a celebration and be open to new ideas, customs and traditions. I’ve been to weddings with standard food which tasted awful, and a Hindu wedding where the food was incredible. Having fun or not really depends on the atmosphere of the couple and the guests. I do like to drink alcohol but it is a deal breaker if it isn’t served. 

    Post # 98
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I’m a vegan, and having a vegan wedding.  I’ve been in more than enough situations where I don’t get any food, or my meal comes 30 minutes after everyone else gets theirs, or the food is literally a plate of lettuce and no dressing (thank you Applebee’s!).  I’m going to eat delicious vegan food at my wedding, and I refuse to pay to kill animals.  I know good vegan food from bad vegan food, and I’m not too stupid to realize that feeding vegan food to a banquet of non-vegans will require it to be the best vegan food imaginable. 

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 1 month ago by Lavender28.
    Post # 99
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    *sighh* 

    It isn’t about thinking that vegan food is not enough. It’s that restricting one’s food AND restricting one’s drink as well feels chintzy at best and controlling at worst. There is nothing wrong with a vegan wedding. There is nothing wrong with a teetotal wedding. But to put the two together when the majority of your guests are not vegan teetotallers doesnt feel like you are trying to host your guests with an eye to their comfort. 

     

    I asked my guy this question. He said he would go, but would probably bring a flask of whiskey and some beef jerky along just because he can. 

    Post # 100
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I would go…. and then I would swing by In-n-Out on the way home.

    Post # 101
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Sunset Hills Country Club

    I would go, if someone invites you to their wedding that means that they think enough of you to have you at their special day. That was question, if I would go. If I would eat on the other hand, maybe. I would try it, but then go out to eat with my honey after the wedding.

    Post # 103
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Historic house and gardens

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    Sumero:  I went to one. More than a year later people are still talking about how terrible it was and how it’s a shame the food ruined the whole wedding. Most were very hungry and left early to go get some “real” food. 

    I wouldn’t go to another one. 

    Post # 104
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

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    Sumero:  

    If I loved the couple I certainly would attend.

    Vegan food is yummy and I don’t need to drink in order to have a good time.

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