Hey Bloggies! Hope you are enjoying your weekend I am sure the Hubz and I are. Ashley is currently on the last leg of preparing for her June wedding and is presenting you with her top five tips for planning a vegan wedding. Enjoy!
How to Plan a Vegan Wedding
You may want to choose a vegan wedding for your commitment to the environment, to match your own diet or just to do something different. Of course a vegan wedding is just as much work as any other wedding. The difference is your leg work and research into everything from the best vegan caterer in the area to what your wedding dress is made of.
On June 25th of this year I will marry my fiancé, Richard. Afterward our friends and family will enjoy a delicious vegan meal of sloppy joes, tempeh wraps, roasted sweet potato salad, sesame green beans and cornbread at our barbeque style reception. Our decision to host a vegan wedding is a reflection of my own vegan diet and Richard’s desire to show our friends and family how exciting eating without animal products can be.
Below are a few tips for planning a vegan wedding.
- Remember: vegan is delicious. There is more to a vegan meal than lettuce and rice and beans. Talk to local vegan/vegetarian restaurants who believe in show-stopping local and creative vegan food. If your town has never heard the word “vegan,” contact caterers and ask if they’d be able to cater to a vegan event.
- Consider not telling your guest list. Some guests think that lack of meat equals lack of taste. You know that is not true and that your meal will be delicious and filling. No need to create an uproar before the big day.
- Expect conversation. A vegan meal is sure to spark discussion. Be ready for lots of “really, this is vegan?” and “I didn’t think vegan could be so tasty,” comments.
- There is more to vegan than the food. Consider vegan options for your attire, china and decorations.
- Make a statement with your wedding. Compostable plates and flat ware, local vendors, recycle bins and fair trade favors all give a nod to social and environmental responsibility.
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