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Any vegetarians?

I found this article and thought it was interesting, since i am vegetarian.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/fashion/08vegan.html?_r=3&hp
 
Are there any others on the board? Are you serving meat at your wedding?

Meat eaters, what would you think if you went to a reception with only veg options?
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Re: Any vegetarians?

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    GwenwhyfareGwenwhyfare member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm not vegetarian (was, for awhile as a teenager), but my FSIL & FBIL are. When they got married two years ago, the food they served was vegetarian and really good. I don't really remember exactly what we ate, but I remembered that it was all very good.

    We're serving meat dishes at our wedding, but ordering special meals for FSIL & FBIL. Our venue isn't budging about offering more than salad, pasta and potatoes as Veg. options. Understanding it's their choice to be vegetarians, I still want them to be able to eat something good at our wedding. They are the only Vegetarians (that we know of, and have been told) going to our wedding.
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    edited December 2011
    That's really thoughtful of you! In all the weddings I have been in (7) I think at about 2 there was a veg option outside of rolls and salad, so I think that it so great for you to think of them. Not that I am complaining...I like salad and love bread.

    We are definitely serving meat at our reception, because after "it's about time" , "there will be meat, RIGHT?!?" is probably the 2nd most common comment we get. My FI is not vegetarian, so I always assumed we would have a meat choice. He actually suggested going all vegetarian, but I felt bad. Instead we are having one meat entree and one vegetarian entree. I think that's fair.
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    edited December 2011
    I'm not quite a vegetarian, but I do tend to choose vegetarian options when I have the choice and really don't eat a lot of meat.  I would be perfectly happy with a vegetarian wedding, I'm always trying to explain to people (especially FI) that meat isn't necessary to have an amazing meal!   I have quite a few friends who are vegetarian so we definitely had that as an option and made sure our reception site could accomodate.
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    edited December 2011
    I don't have a problem with a vegetarian wedding. I guess I look at it like any other wedding meal choice - we selected the style of chicken, beef, sides, etc. so what if we select entrees that all lack meat. Its not like going to a restuarant where each guest will get to select their favorite dish anyway.

    Maybe its because we went vegetarian for a while, and still have many meatless days/meals so I know its more than rolls/iceberg lettuce but I just don't understand the obsession some people have with meat - there are other foods out there - one meal without a hunk of flesh on your plate will not kill you.

    As long as I'm full from the meal its not a big deal to me.
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    Julz629Julz629 member
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    edited December 2011
    Our venue reqires us to ask about special dietary restrictions on our RSVP cards.  At first I thought this seemed a bit crazy.  But then my friend was making some comment about how her and her husband (both vegetarians) will eat before a wedding since there typically isn't a meal for them.  They are pretty strict so they won't eat out of a buffet due to cross-contamination of utensils, etc.  So now I am glad that we are able to accommodate these guests (as well as others with allergies) with meals they can enjoy.  As of right now, we have 5 vegetarians and 1 nut allergy and it is posible more may come in.
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    queenfm85queenfm85 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm a "pesco-vegetarian" so I DO eat fish. I wanted to just serve salmon and vegetarian pasta choices (marinara/alfredo/pesto) but my mom flipped out and my MOH was all bitchy about it. So I included the chicken. NO way would I serve Beef. I love cows too much :P lol
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