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Vegetarian Weddings: What To Serve That Will Please Everyone

Meateaters and vegheads can find common ground at a wedding

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The Wedding Guru says: Planning a vegetarian-friendly wedding is pretty much the same as planning any other kind of wedding, except that the menu choices are slightly different. The key words here are conversation and compassion. You and your bride need to discuss your beliefs with your families, with the hope that the people closest to you will understand, respect, and support your wishes. Keep in mind that sticking to your beliefs need not mean offending others.

Your best approach is to offer foods familiar to meat-eaters that just happen to be vegetarian. Breads, pastas, vegetable platters, sweets, cheeses, soups, salads, and potatoes are all great food choices. (It’s probably a good idea, in keeping with the emphasis on sensitivity, to let guests know in advance that the reception will be vegetarian.)

Pick a caterer who likes and knows vegetarian foods. With enough pre-planning, your guests will be pleasantly surprised — especially those experiencing the vegetarian lifestyle for the first time.

Check out my suggestions for vegetarian wedding menu choices in this “Planning a Vegetarian Wedding” article at

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