Is It Appropriate to Serve a Strictly Vegan Wedding Menu?

Etiquette, Food & Drink
Vegetarian Wedding Menu Etiquette

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Attempting to satisfy every guest's dietary desires at your wedding is a fiasco in the making — especially when your own diet doesn't rack up popularity points from friends and family. And if your guests leave your big day hungry, you can bet you'll hear about it. One of the most difficult menus to sell your carnivorous friends on? Vegan or vegetarian menus. Our etiquette experts weigh in on the great wedding cuisine conundrum.

While your wedding day should honor your choice as a couple to embrace a vegan lifestyle, it should also celebrate your love for the friends and family who are dearest to you. So before you serve a strictly vegan menu, make sure to take your guest list into account. Do your fiancé's parents order rare filet mignon every time you go to dinner together? If so, you may want to consider serving at least one meat entrée to please your future in-laws.

See more: What Should I Feed My Vegetarian Wedding Guests?

However, if veganism is a priority for your wedding and the majority of your guests are already respectful of your eating habits, a vegan menu should be a no-brainer. If you do choose an all-vegan menu, make sure to notify guests of the cuisine options beforehand and briefly explain why you hope your guests will embrace your decision.

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