and I'm not sure what to do. I've been vegan for a couple months now, but my friends who are getting married have known me as a meat/dairy eater for almost 10 years. The invitations had a choice of chicken or steak - upon asking the groom he informed me there was a vegetarian option, but it was some kind of ravioli.
I don't want to make someone else's stressful big day all about my new eating habits or seem high maintenance, etc. But I don't want to give in to eating cheese after doing so well for what will be several months.
I would say just eat before you go. That's my plan for the wedding I am headed to on Sunday. Then you can eat any veggies that are around, but you wont have to worry about starving. I have a feeling the bride and groom will be too lost in eachother's eyes to notice.
Previous I read on simular topics that someone suggested to call the venue and inform there if they can make you something. I liked that as it will be no extra trouble for the bridescouple, you take responsibility for yourself plus the venue gets attention that there are vegans out there and for future vegans it will get easier and easier.
Definitely call the venue, they should be very accomodating. Just remember that you will probablyget one course and some fruit for dessert, so I often have a small bite to eat before going to an event.
Don't contact the bride or groom about the vegetarian option not working. They have too much going on. And you want to promote yourself and veganism in a positive way, not as a lifestyle that infringes and inconveniences others. Like Audrey said, eat before you go. Bring a snack in your purse. And if you do decide to contact the venue or the caterer, explain that you do not want to stress out the bride and groom with this request.
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