Weddings inspire and delight. Starting with the wedding, a couple begins to build a beautiful life together. Planning a wedding can be stressful. Vegan couples are faced with the added challenge of both honoring their chosen lifestyle and pleasing guests. Wedding food can be as delicious and ethical as the event is beautiful.
Is it ok to serve meat at a vegan wedding?
Would you agree, that compromise is one of the keys to marriage? Probably the biggest decision for vegan couples is what to do about the food options. Should vegans serve meat out of deference to their wedding guests?
Last summer, Chelsea Clinton announced that although she was a vegan, she would serve meat along with vegan entrees at her wedding. At the wedding, a color-coded map indicating each guest’s dietary restrictions was provided. This ensured that no one was served something that he or she couldn’t (or wouldn’t) eat. Her choice to serve meat generated a serious amount of heat, not everyone agreed with her concession — “The idea that anyone would expect someone who was vegan to serve meat at their wedding seems absolutely crazy to me,” wrote one commenter on the Serious Eats blog.
One thing to consider if you hope to tie a cruelty-free knot and create a vegan wedding, is should you compromise your ideals as a couple? Whether you’re thinking of veganizing your wedding, or compromising to accommodate non-vegan guests, here are some ideas for creating a vegan wedding that will not disappoint:
Gourmet Vegan Wedding
Everyone loves great food.
Create your own vegan wedding food with these recipe choices.
The Wedding Cake
Vegan desserts generally please everyone. What ingredients go into a vegan wedding cake? Vegans do not eat honey, gelatin, or dairy. As Essell Hoenshell-Watson of Alternative Baker in New York says in a VegNews article, “The wedding cake is an extremely intimate reflection of the couple.”
Here is a list of vegan bakeries.
Celebrate your ethics, celebrate your love and celebrate your wedding day, with…Something borrowed, something blue…something vegan too!