The three Fs of vegan wedding menu planning: filling, flavors, and fotos #Food#Food DIY#Reception Advice#menu#vegan Posted Oct 12 2020 Offbeat Editors Photos by Aleah Eileen Photography Planning a wedding menu can be challenging, and vegan wedding menu planning can be an extra challenging task. The tips and examples below will help! Don't focus on nutrition Photo by James Marcelle You might usually calculate macros and aim for complete amino acid profiles. Don't worry about that for your wedding. It's one meal on one day, and nutrition isn't the highest priority for most of your guests. Think instead about the three Fs: filling, flavors, and fotos. Make it filling The top complaint from carnivores eating vegan food is that it's not satisfying. A lovely selection of salads leaves a lot of guests hungry. Serve soups and salads like the jewel-like salad below, but don't stop there. Photo by Honeysuckle Photography Then make sure you have something the carnivores will be able to identify as an entree, whether that's an acorn squash steak filled with quinoa pilaf or a veggie-rich pasta dish. This is the most important part of vegan wedding menu planning for carnivorous guests. Consider meat-like options like tofurkey in traditional chafing dish style. Focus on flavors Photo by Zinfandel Photography Related Post Gabriela & Jeff's laid-back colorful vegan fiesta Get this Mexican-influenced wedding in Portland: lotería matchbooks, mini piñatas ("wandering asses!"), custom papel picado, colorful decor everywhere, a caffeinated six-year-old, and a couple obviously... Read more Your guests — or at least your friends — may be an unusual group, but the CDC tells us that 90% of Americans don't eat the minimum recommended amount of veggies every day. It's fair to conclude that some family members and other guests won't be salivating at the thought of kale and Brussels sprouts. Go with strong, familiar flavors that will make those guests feel at ease. Plenty of traditional Mexican, Indian, and Italian dishes are vegan. If you want to use meat substitutes, BBQ sauce may be the perfect foil. Beans take bold spices well in traditional American dishes, and a spicy Thai papaya salad makes everything else on the plate sit up and take notice. Fotos — or photos If your spread looks good on Instagram, you're halfway there. Fortunately, fruits and vegetables are very photogenic. Photo by Ella Sophie Special presentation can make a difference, too. Creative table settings, heirloom platters, or DIY centerpieces cast a glow on your vegan delights. Food is a big part of any celebration, and your vegan wedding menu might open some of your guests' eyes. Check out our whole collection of vegan wedding posts! Related Post How to make a kick-ass vegan s'mores station for your wedding Since we had a butt-ton of vegans at our wedding, we made sure that they could have one awesome wedding s'mores station experience. What I learned is that vegan s'mores… Read More Related Post How to find a vegan wedding dress Avoid dresses that contain the mixture of silk, chiffon, taffeta, leather, wool, pearls, and feathers. Once you know what to avoid, just keep an eye out for materials that you… Read More PREVIOUS Our pagan wedding handfasting ceremony script NEXT Green wedding favors for your eco-friendly offbeat wedding Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.