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I went to my friends' wedding last night, and the dinner choices were pork, chicken, <i>vegetarian <b>or</b> vegan</i>. It was the coolest wedding ever!! I had the vegan, which was a vegetable risotto with some chopped portabello mushrooms and fresh basil on top. Someone else at my table ordered the vegetarian, which was some sort of portabello/eggplant/zucchini parmagian with steamed veggies and pasta with marinara sauce on the side. All the other people at our table commented on how we got MUCH more food than they did, and we did, cause we rule! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><br><br><br><br>
Neither the bride nor groom are vegetarian, btw... though the bride's (my friend's) Mom is vegan.
 

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It's nice to read some <i>GOOD</i> news for a change about the meal choices at a social function. The vegan meal, the way you described it, RC, sounds awesomely good! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"><br><br><br><br>
Keep 'em coming, people! More positive posts like this one are good for morale! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Awesome!
 

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very cool <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> sounds delicious!
 

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Awesome! We had <i>only</i> vegetarian and vegan options at my wedding. I don't think any of the omnis even noticed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Awesome :) Elibrown, my husband and I ALSO only had a vegetarian wedding. Very little dairy, just a little rennet-free cheese at the cocktail hour. :) Our food was awesome, nice to see GOOD veggie food spreading! Glad you had a good experience, rabid_child - I've had a LOT of bad vegetarian wedding food!! But as long as they at least offer an option, I'm not complaining (well, not too much, at least!)
 

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If I were to ever get married again, hypothetically speaking, of course, I would definitely have only vegan and vegetarian options.<br><br><br><br>
I've often thought about how fun it'd be to do a whole 'theme' - I don't know, maybe a Mediterranean/Greek sorta thing:<br><blockquote><p>Dolmas, roasted vegetables (like maybe zucchini, eggplant, red and green peppers, and tomatos in a garlic sorta basil olive oil) and of course hummus, tapenade (like hummus, but with capers, ripe olives, olive oil and lemon juice), Greek-style rice, baba ganoush, garlic stuffed mushrooms, vegan spanakopita, tiny tomatoes stuffed with tabbouleh salad, lavash and pita bread, oh my gosh, maybe even Moussaka...yum...</p></blockquote>
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But then...Indian food would be awesome too and there's lots of variety and finger food options there:<br><blockquote><p>Different types of rotis, naan and kulcha, curries, dal, vegan raita, basmati rice, papadum, pakoras, samosas, tandoori veggie kabobs and chutneys...OMG...drool...</p></blockquote>
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Almost makes me willing to go through that wedding craziness again (much as I love food, I'd only get married for reasons OTHER than food of course)<br><br><br><br>
Actually I guess I did have all vegetarian at my first wedding - but that's because we went very simple and cheap on the reception and just had cake, and fruit and veggie platters. (Everyone said it was beautiful btw)
 

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I've talked my boyfriend into having a vegetarian wedding if we ever get married. It's funny, the first time we had silly conversations about marriage and kids, the vegetarian thing was OUT. NOOO vegetarian wedding NOOO vegetarian kids.<br><br><br><br>
Well, he's changed his mind on both fronts, and even eats vegetarian at home. Last time we were talking about weddings he said something about how most people like to have meat in their meals, and I agreed but said it was one meal of their lives, and they'd manage when I manage tons of places with no real food for me. It's not like they wouldn't have a delicious meal. He agreed. :p The hypothetical children will also be raised vegetarian until old enough to make their own decision. The challenge now if we get married would be finding a place in the area who would cater vegetarian and make a dairy free wedding cake. Of course this is all many years off at this point, so no worries.
 

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I've talked my boyfriend into having a vegetarian wedding if we ever get married. It's funny, the first time we had silly conversations about marriage and kids, the vegetarian thing was OUT. NOOO vegetarian wedding NOOO vegetarian kids.<br><br><br><br>
Well, he's changed his mind on both fronts, and even eats vegetarian at home.</div>
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That's cool...you must have been a really good example to him <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I've talked my boyfriend into having a vegetarian wedding if we ever get married. It's funny, the first time we had silly conversations about marriage and kids, the vegetarian thing was OUT. NOOO vegetarian wedding NOOO vegetarian kids.<br><br><br><br>
Well, he's changed his mind on both fronts, and even eats vegetarian at home. Last time we were talking about weddings he said something about how most people like to have meat in their meals, and I agreed but said it was one meal of their lives, and they'd manage when I manage tons of places with no real food for me. It's not like they wouldn't have a delicious meal. He agreed. :p The hypothetical children will also be raised vegetarian until old enough to make their own decision. The challenge now if we get married would be finding a place in the area who would cater vegetarian and make a dairy free wedding cake. Of course this is all many years off at this point, so no worries.</div>
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Even though you've got quite a while to think about it, I thought I'd share what I did just because I'm a newlywed and I can. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
We actually had a fast food place called Taco Cabana cater our wedding. Tommy is a manager at one, but that's not even why we chose them. They made black beans, Spanish rice, and corn and then there were tortillas, taco shells, chips, queso, shredded lettuce, pico, fresh salsa, shredded cheese, guacamole, and all the typica Tex Mex fixings. There was a big buffet and everyone went through and made their own tacos. In a situation like that, everything is familar and there's so many options so no one is even thinking about the lack of meat.<br><br><br><br>
My uncle works for a restaurant supply company and offered to donate 10 pounds each of fajita beef and chicken, but I told him while that's very generous, I'm not comfortable serving it. Good thing too because with everything else, that would have been WAY too much food. My guests were more than satisfied with black beans. There was literally nothing left on the buffet by the end of the night.<br><br><br><br>
For a cake, we didn't do vegan but we easily could have; I had my best friend make 200 cupcakes and cookies and set them up on a table with strawberries and dips. In the center was a little cake she made just for us. All of the stuff she made three weeks in advance and froze and it tasted really soft and fresh on the day. It also looked AMAZING, like something out of a magazine. There is no way any cake could have looked that elaborate and gorgeous.<br><br><br><br>
The good thing too about what we chose is that not only was it easy to veg*nize, it was also super cheap! Our entire sweets table was less than $100 and our catering was about $3 per person.
 

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My brother is getting married in three weeks and there is no veg*n option. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Side dishes for me, I guess. Since it is buffet style, I imagine I won't have luck talking to a chef, but who knows.
 

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I just have to brag...<br><br><br><br>
I've mentioned in the photo album and elsewhere - Froggy and I just attended his brother's wedding last weekend in Houston, and OMG - they took <i><b>SUCH</b></i> good care of us.<br><br><br><br>
First of all, we arrived at his brother's house two days ahead of time.<br><br>
Keep in mind his brother and fiancee are definitely NOT vegetarian - but they ordered cheese-free pizza for when we arrived, and woke us up to homemade VEGAN waffles and fresh berry sauce for breakfast. Woo!!<br><br><br><br>
They had soymilk and chocolate soymilk in the fridge for us to use for the weekend too... We went out to lunch at a Medeterannean buffet - plenty for the omnis in the crowd AND more than enough vegan options for us!!<br><br><br><br>
Rehersal dinner, his brother checked ahead and made SURE the restaurant would make us something vegan. (They did not have any obvious vegetarian items on the menu but made us some mind-blowing grilled portabello fajitas <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">).<br><br><br><br>
Then at the wedding reception, there was an extravagant buffet (but nothing remotely vegan) but again Froggy's brother (the groom) had made arrangements for us to have special vegan plates... and the wedding co-ordinator brought our plates out as everyone else was getting their food...Oh my gosh, it was all so yummy and wonderful.<br><br><br><br>
We were fussed over and treated so well all weekend, you'd have thought WE were the honored couple!! I was quite impressed!!
 

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Ow! Stop rubbing, my face hurts! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:"><br><br><br><br>
I was also at a wedding this weeked. I got to eat a roll, an iceberg lettuce salad, some mashed potatoes, and canned green beans. Plus it was a cash bar so only 3 beers.<br><br>
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Ow! Stop rubbing, my face hurts! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:"><br><br><br><br>
I was also at a wedding this weeked. I got to eat a roll, an iceberg lettuce salad, some mashed potatoes, and canned green beans. Plus it was a cash bar so only 3 beers.<br><br>
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Well now that sounded like it was a grand ol' time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Plus it was a cash bar so only 3 beers.</div>
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Oh...gosh... I forgot to mention the open bar? Well, yeah, there was that too.<br><br><br><br>
To say I don't remember the ride home is an understatement.
 

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Oh...gosh... I forgot to mention the open bar? Well, yeah, there was that too.<br><br><br><br>
To say I don't remember the ride home is an understatement.</div>
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