My future in-laws are Muslim and prefer to eat Halal food. In the past when we've gone out to restaurants with them it wasn't an issue if the place wasn't Halal certified. They ate anywhere and just didn't touch pork dishes and my fiance and I didn't order pork out of respect.
We've provided three options for our reception dinner and all are made without pork. My fiance's parents are now refusing to eat or drink anything at the reception because we didn't get our food from a Halal caterer.
They're now debating not coming to the wedding at all because we've insulted them because of the non-Halal caterer.
Has this happened to anyone else and if so how did you deal with it?
I'm okay with them not eating. It's their choice and I'll respect it, but it just seems really odd that they're normally fine with this and now it's a big deal.