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Thread: Vegan Weddings

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    Vegan Weddings

    For those married folks out there- how did you incorporate veganism into your wedding? For the singles- how would you do so?

    I'm not getting married I'm just curious.
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    I would say all vegan.

    I wouldn't advertise it as such, necessarily, but it would be all vegan, and so amazingly delicious that no one would even think to complain.

    Besides, it's my special day, I should not need to be worried about providing dead animal carcasses to my guests. They should come to celebrate my day, not decide based on whether there would be meat/dairy served or not. If that was a deciding factor, they would not be the friends I thought they were.

    eta: I have issues with tenses.. lol.. I hope that last part makes sense.
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    Not married and not counting on it, but hell yes I would have a vegan wedding! If anyone doesn't like it, tough, it's my day and they can go visit the open bar if they don't want to eat the food.
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    I'm not getting married, but hypothetically if I ever did (because the thought has crossed my mind) it would be completely vegan. In an issue of VegTimes magazine they showcased several vegan weddings, and the meals and cakes looked fabulous. I'm all for it. And what a way to outreach!

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    It's a slight variation of the "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to" line of thinking. If I'm getting married, it's MY DAY DAMMIT. Everyone can go along and be happy for me and my wife, regardless of what's on their plate for ONE STINKING MEAL. Let them stop at McDonalds on the way home if they can't stomach food that's cruelty free and actually good for you.

    Marriage is so far from my mind right now, that I probably won't have to worry about this for a while though.
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    Yeah, I also have no immediate plans for marriage (so you can come down off the ceiling now, Dandelion... ) but I'd look at it the same way as any huge expensive fancy party I was throwing-- I'm damn sure gonna be able to eat whatever I want while I'm there (and I'm also damn sure not gonna pay for someone else's torture products), so vegan all the way. But delicious and fabulous and loved by all nevertheless-- cakes a plenty, and "accidentally vegan" stuff that won't freak guests out. And I would certainly accomodate a guest who had food allergies or needed some sort of even more restricted/specialized food, as long as that was also vegan.

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    Not married, don't plan on it, but if I were doing a wedding it would be ALL vegan (with vegan alternatives to soy or whatnot for those allergic to it).

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    Yep. It would be completely vegan. I even made my brother promise that if I died, that even the post-funeral luncheon would be vegan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacehippy
    Yep. It would be completely vegan. I even made my brother promise that if I died, that even the post-funeral luncheon would be vegan.
    Good idea! I shoudl do that, too....

    Like everyone here so far, I'm not likely to get married any time soon, but unless it threatened the marriage (which is not likely to be the case!), I'd insist that everything be vegan. Like LacyKitten said, I wouldn't necessarily point it out--at least not until late in the meal. Heh heh heh. Let them be pleasantly surprised.
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    My best friend who is vegan got married and insisted on everything vegan, even the cake!


    i sat at the table with all of our oldskool friends and they were not exactly looking forward to a vegan meal. They all started loading up on bread and the first entree came out, i think maybe it was a mushrrom stuffed ravioli or something and everybody started poo-pooing it and complained how little food it was. That is until like 7 more courses came out each a very yummy eclectic gourmet entree. Well they all felt stoopid for loading up on bread and had nothing to complain about since it was yummy and plentiful. So they played the spoiled sport and left early opting not to dance and party. Quite disappointing. Many other guest thoroughly enjoyed their food and i bet assumptions altered.

    My boss had a wedding and on the RSVP card one of the entrees to choose said "vegan" next to it. I thought that was even a terrific opportunity for many people to at least become exposed to it. Awesome.

    If i were to get married or throw any party you bet it's gonna be 110% vegan. I think it's a good chance for outreach or at least exposure.

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    Ya' know ...

    Vegan is good! That's what we seem to have yet to impress upon non-vegans. They seem to have gotten the impression that vegans wear hair-shirts and eat leaves.

    I just bought "Sinfully Vegan" this weekend, and my plan is to make some of the recipes in it, and bring them to work (we have a grazing area).

    That'll show 'em! :-)
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    That cake is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

    If I got married it would be absolutely vegan! It's MY wedding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry
    Vegan is good! That's what we seem to have yet to impress upon non-vegans. They seem to have gotten the impression that vegans wear hair-shirts and eat leaves.

    Are you making fun of my hair shirt? Coz I happen to like it! What do you do with your old hair? Throw it out?

    Dandelion, that cake looks amazing! I'm so jealous that you got to eat it! I can't imagine leaving a friend's wedding because I didn't like the food. Especially if it was my own fault for being stubborn. How incredibly rude.

    -JK

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    My Wife and I were maried in July, and it was all Vegan! Including the cake. I am lucky enough to live in New York, and had Kate's Joint cater it bufett style. The guests were shocked when the main course came out, they had filled up on the appetiser's while we were out having our photos taken. They loved that so much, that they thught it was the main course! You can't stress it enough, IT'S YOUR DAY DARN IT!!! Even my mother in law (who was paying for it) had to admit that! By the way, we went Vegan on the photos too, we found an all digital wedding photographer. He was so good, our non-veg friends ae checking him out for their weddings!

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    I've seen SO many friends weddings start with great visions and end up getting stolen by their families. i chalk it up to something i can't understand since i've never been in that situation. maybe it's the money thing- families paying for it etc. I'd rather have a cheap courthouse wedding that's vegan rather than a sooper fancy non vegan one.
    Ok, that and my house...those are the two situations i won't compromise on. i'm normally more laid back, really

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