You are getting married, and with that come a dozen different things that you must plan. This includes the food at the wedding reception. For many people, thinking outside the box is not even a thought. As a vegetarian, you might be struggling even more with what foods to offer. The biggest thing to remember is that it is YOUR wedding – not anybody else’s. Dr. Tinsley Ariana Taylor Keefe has experienced the struggles first and second hand as a wedding officiant in Oklahoma City, and she has some advice on planning a proper vegetarian wedding. Your beliefs are important and it is your wedding, therefore you should be able to have a vegetarian wedding if you choose.
One of the giant misconceptions when it comes to vegetarian diets is a lack of interesting foods. If anything, being vegetarian means you have to get even more creative. As a wedding officiant in Oklahoma, Dr. Tinsley Keefe has seen numerous vegetarian weddings that are both unique and delicious. The first tip is exactly that: creativity. Look up creative vegetarian options. Try out your favorite meat substitutes; maybe your guests will be just as impressed as you are. The trick to making a creative vegetarian menu is making it so well that no one notices it is vegetarian. This is more than possible; it is easily achieved with research.
The best part about securing a delicious vegetarian menu for your wedding is the possibility of influencing others’ decision to eat meat – or rather influencing them not to. The next thing that Tinsley Ariana Taylor Keefe has learned in relation to vegetarian weddings from her time as a wedding officiant in OKC is the biggest thing: have variety. Everybody has different things that they like when it comes to food – even people who eat meat like things that have nothing to do with meat. If you get a wide variety of different vegetarian foods, then chances are you will have something for everyone. If you do not, then they are too picky anyway. They can just go and get McDonalds after the reception. It is your wedding either way.
The next thing that Tinsley Keefe has learned from her time with Lifelong Wedding Ceremonies as a wedding officiant in Oklahoma is the most fun out of everything else food related: desserts. Meat is not commonly in desserts, so you will not have a problem making a vegetarian dessert buffet. If you include all of the tempting delicacies that weddings normally have, most people will be so taken with the snacks that they will not even notice the lack of meat. Once again – if they do notice and have the nerve to bring it up – be sure to tell them that you are sorry for not considering their opinion at your wedding. Then tell them that they are an a**hole. You do not need that negativity at your wedding.
Regardless, a vegetarian menu is not only possible but just as delicious as a non-vegetarian menu at weddings and your vegetarian wedding will be phenomenal.