Keeping guests happy at a vegetarian wedding

Keeping guests happy at a vegetarian wedding

Planning a wedding is one of the most stressful things to do. There are so many small details that are easily forgotten, and it takes a lot of time and patience to get everything in order. It's no wonder that the term Bridezilla has become so popular.

When the big day finally arrives, the happy couple wants to make sure that all of their guests are enjoying the day as well. What about when it's a vegetarian wedding? What can you do to make sure all of the guests are pleased with the food choices?

Keep it simple.

There's no question that some omnivores will be invited to the event. Even if you do not want to offer a meat dish to these guests, don't try to keep the buffet table only full of fancy vegetarian dishes. A person that is accustomed to a hearty steak isn't going to want marinated tofu.

Instead, find some meal options that are still familiar to these guests. A pot of spaghetti with a rich marinara sauce or creamy Alfredo is always a hit. When served with garlic bread and a side salad, all of your guests will leave with full tummies.

Don't brag about being vegetarian.

Just like we vegetarians don't want to hear about how many animals were killed for a meal, your omnivore friends and family don't want to have your vegetarian ideals rubbed in their faces. This is neither the time nor the place. Sure, we always want to convert others, but do that whenever the atmosphere is more personable. Instead, let them enjoy the vegetarian offerings, without bragging about how much healthier the meal is for them.

Just have a good time.

Above all, your wedding is your day to shine. In the end, who cares if Aunt Betty didn't like the choice of entree or if Second-Cousin-Three-Times-Removed Bill wasn't pleased with the cake? As long as you enjoyed yourself, then that's all that matters. If someone doesn't like the food, they can fill up on something else once the party is over.