While Reddit is a treasure trove for heinous stories, one has recently made waves about a bride who banned all non-vegan guests from her wedding.
The post features a screenshot of a message that looked to be shared in a Facebook group titled “VEGAN REVOLUTION.”
The message looks to be from a bride who allegedly uninvited all of her meat-eating friends and family from the wedding.
Later, an update was then added to her post where the bride says her family has “attacked” her for her lifestyle.
“They have consistently attacked me and my partner just for being vegan but when it comes to my wedding, they want to be all buddy buddy with me again,” the edited post read. She continued on, saying: “I don’t want the weight of having people that still kill animals (the very beings we are trying to protect) at my wedding on my conscience.”
While the bride has yet to be identified, the alleged situation asks the question: is it wrong to exclude guests from a wedding based on their diet or lifestyle choices?
Victoria Moran, veganism lifestyle coach, shared with INSIDER how she believes inviting everyone would be the best option in this particular scenario.
“I would invite everyone I love to my vegan wedding and, in fact, I did that 22 years ago when I married for the second time,” Moran shared.
Moran also believes that serving a vegan menu to all guests is a fantastic way to share your values.
“Those of us who wish that everyone ate the way they do are far more likely to bring this about by sharing fabulous food with everyone we know than by excluding anybody,” she shared.
Jacqueline Whitmore, etiquette expert, shared how this situation is very different from what she has experienced — but ultimately, the guest list is up to the personal preference of the couple.
“I have never heard of a situation like this before,” Whitmore shared with INSIDER. “It is strictly the bride and groom’s decision to invite whomever they want to their own wedding.”
And when it comes to the menu, Whitmore also believes it is totally up to the couples’ preference but being accommodating to the guests is the sign of a good host.
“If they are vegan then they may choose to serve a vegan menu, regardless of whether their guests are vegan or not,” Whitmore shared. “However, a good host will offer a variety of options so that no guest leaves the event hungry or dissatisfied.”
Anne Chertoff, Beaumont Ettiquette’s resident wedding expert, shared how creating a wedding menu that centers around the couples’ own dietary needs is not against the ‘norm’ went it comes to wedding protocol.
“A couple can choose to create a menu with their caterer that reflects their own dietary needs, such as vegetarian, vegan, nut-free, gluten-free or kosher,” Chertoff said. “Guests are sure to enjoy these menu items.”
Moral of the story? Maybe don’t be as vocal about how some guests could get preference over others if they share your lifestyle choices….
It makes for viral-content but more bad blood I hear.
And it is the non-vegan kind.
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