Wedding Planning Q & A – I’m Vegan and Really Don’t Want Meat at My Wedding

vegetarian hamburger with soy sprout radish and salad
Vegetarian Burger
Q. – I’m a vegan. I really don’t want to serve meat or other animal products at my wedding. Am I expected to?

A. – No you do not have to serve animal products. It’s your wedding and you can serve (or not serve) whatever you choose. If you want to have a vegan wedding menu, go right ahead.

Your wedding reception is to celebrate your brand new marriage, and create a wedding day that represents you and your fiancé. The choices you make – flowers, music, food, etc. – will reflect the two of you. So naturally, if your personal dietary choices lean towards or away from something specific, it is absolutely ok for you to include those choices in your wedding day meal.

mexican vegan vegetable pilaf with haricot beans and pumpkin
Mexican Vegan Vegetable Pilaf

You are not “making a statement” or trying to convert anyone. Instead you are staying true to yourself by following this dietary choice.

A good caterer will be able to create for you a delicious, flavorful vegan wedding menu that will keep your guests tummys happy, yet follow your daily dietary guidelines.

salad with tofu tomatoes arugula and sesame seeds
Tomato, Tofu, and Arugula Salad

Not your everyday . . . Food

We all know the importance food plays in any get-together. As long as you serve good food, your guests will survive. Pick foods that are colorful and full of flavor and you will have a big hit. Ok, at first some of your guests may wonder what’s on their plates, but since your caterer has whipped up something that smells amazing, and tastes great, their focus on the food will soon be back where it should be, (Mmmmm, this is good!)

Hearts, Joy, Love!
Jean

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Photo credits:
Vegetarian Burger & Tomato Tofu Arugula Salad – marcomayer / 123RF Stock Photo
Mexican Pilaf – timolina / 123RF Stock Photo

Stay Sane While Planning Your Wedding with “The Bride’s Manifesto”

the brides manifesto from intimate weddings

A few weeks back I shared several tips to deal with any stress you may be experiencing while planning your wedding. (If you missed it, check it out here).

Since then I came across this great infographic full of great quotes and words of wisdom to help you stay relaxed and confident during your wedding planning.

the brides manifesto from intimate weddings

“The Bride’s Manifesto” by Christina Friedrichsen with IntimateWeddings.com is a way to help you “stay grounded and keep your eyes on the prize; marrying the love of your life”.

I hope you find inspiration in these words of wisdom, and that they ease your mind.

For an 8.5″ x 11″ printable version of The Bride’s Manifesto visit Intimate Weddings.

Hearts, Joy, Love!
Jean

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Weddings From The Heart can help keep you sane through the wedding planning and on your wedding day itself! Contact me today at jean@weddingsfromtheheart.net or at 937-235-2586 or 937-581-3647!

59 Literary Love Quotes for Every Romantic

Do I Love You - The Princess Bride

Words don’t come easy for all of us, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. The most famous writers even say the feeling of love can be indescribable.

If Ernest Hemingway and Jane Austen have a hard time finding the perfect words to explain love, you deserve a little help.

Writing your wedding vows can be super intimidating. Instead of getting overwhelmed, why not get inspired!

Today I’m sharing this Love Quotes Interactive from ProFlowers.

Use the filter buttons (Hopeless Romantic? Cynic?) to find the type of quote that is perfect for your bride or groom.

She Never Looked Nice - Rainbow Rowel
 
Incorporate these love quotes in:

  • your wedding vows
  • a love note to send your fiancé before the ceremony
  • or even in fun signage at your reception

People Think A Soul - Eat, Pray, Love

These quotes are also perfect for Valentine’s Day cards!

Thanks to Taylor Poppmeier from ProFlowers for this fun, and inspirational, Love Quotes Interactive.

Hearts, Joy, Love
Jean

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