There are plenty of ways to ensure your big day is a hit with everyone, vegan or not.
If you haven’t been to a vegan wedding yet then it’s probably only a matter of time until you do. The number of vegans in the UK has risen by 350% in the past ten years; a movement driven mostly by young people.
And as these meat-free millennials ultimately tie the knot the food on offer at the reception will undoubtedly reflect this trend. So what should you do if you want vegan food at your wedding but are aware that many of your carnivorous guests will be expecting a choice of chicken or beef?
Here are a few things to consider.
1. Put Yourself First
As many people will tell you, your wedding is all about you and while you are sharing this special occasion with friends, family and loved ones, it really is an occasion where the happy couple take centre stage.
Obviously, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take into account the considerations of your guests, but ultimately, they are there to share your big day with you; so if they respect your wishes then they will be happy to embrace your choice. And who knows, they may even walk away saying, “I can’t believe it was all vegan!”
2. Give Your Guests a Heads Up
Despite its popularity, there are still people who are unaware of just what veganism is. So don’t give your guests time to stew over it, send them a list of the food options on offer at the reception with your invites to let them see just what they can look forward to. Not only will it allay any fears they may have; it will also give them a peek at what to expect on your big day.
3. Be Creative
Just because you are opting for a vegan menu that doesn’t mean the food has to be bland or boring, far from it. So make sure you offer some creative culinary delights to wow your guests. You never know, they might embrace veganism themselves? At Doubletree Hilton Liverpool we pride ourselves on the range of dishes we offer which are blended with Mediterranean and Arab influences to guarantee our food is different, flavoursome and provides a story.
4. Provide a Little Familiarity
With a wide range of fantastic vegan meats and cheeses available it’s really not difficult to offer a vegan version of some classic wedding favourites on your big day. This means you can still provide the traditional foods that everyone knows and loves and thanks to the many alternatives on the market many people might be pleasantly surprised, that’s if they even notice the difference!
5. Don’t Forget the Drink!
As we all know, drinks are a huge part of a wedding reception and just like with the food, alcoholic beverages also come with a vegan option. Many people are blissfully unaware that some wines actually include meat derivatives in the production process, so our team of experts have sourced vegan wines and beers from across the world; sourcing only the best for your big day. Meanwhile, websites like Barnivore are a great place to find all the information you need when it comes to selecting vegan-friendly drinks.
6. It’s All in the Planning
As with anything, if you plan it well then there’s no reason why everything shouldn’t be alright on the night, as the saying goes. So if you have any specific requirements for your wedding then we will be happy to help. Talk to one of our designated wedding team who will be able to take care of all your needs while you concentrate on enjoying the most wonderful day of your life.
To discuss a vegan wedding or for any further information regarding weddings at Corinthian Grand please contact our friendly team today who will be happy to discuss your every need.