How to Host the Most Beautiful Wedding Ceremony if You’re a Vegan
Over the years, there has been a rising trend of embracing the vegan lifestyle, but some brides feel uncertain about incorporating this change into the most important day of their lives - the wedding day! Your wedding day is the most important day in your life and you might have been dreaming and planning about this day since forever. Never fear that a vegan wedding might not meet the expectations of your guests or end up being a boring event, because even the most popular celebrities have perfectly flaunted off their vegan weddings in the recent years like Ellen Degeneres, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Paul McCartney, and Chelsea Clinton. Here is how you can go about it and have the most beautiful wedding ceremony ever:
1. Food and Catering:
You can never please all your guests with your wedding menu choices so don’t be afraid to serve some scrumptious vegan items to your guests. Choose a caterer who has expertise in this regard by searching online or getting recommendations from your vegan friends or family members. This way you can be sure to get your hands on the best appetizers and main course ideas. Try out some new dishes, and keep this in mind that it will be best to select more heavy and fulfilling items for your meat-loving friends. If you are having a close knitted gathering of only a few people on your wedding, you might even be tempted to search for online vegan recipes and give it a go yourself.
For the star of the evening- your wedding cake, try to locate the closest vegan bakeries, as more and more of them are popping up and have the most delicious cakes that can be customized according to your needs and preferences.
2. Wedding dress and make-up:
Your dressing and makeup preferences will also reflect your vegan ideas. You can easily avoid using any products that might not be cruelty-free or unethically produced; for example, go for shoes that is not made of real leather, instead of a silk dress, go for the nylon or rayon-based alternatives or search for polyester, cotton or chiffon dresses, and don’t forget to check the labels to make sure that no amount of silk has been used. For both the Bride and Groom, they can specify their choices for the wedding dresses in advance, depending upon the season of their wedding. If it is a winter wedding reception, the winter wedding gowns will have a different material and it might be a little tricky to find the best one, but it can be made possible if you put your heart and soul into it.
Go for a makeup artist who only uses vegan makeup products that are cruelty free. This has now become easier as more and more companies are trying to introduce and develop such vegan options.
3. Wedding favors for the guests:
Last but not the least, to give a beautiful end to a meaningful evening, you can part with your guests by giving them a pretty and useful wedding favor that they will always remember. These can range from vegan-scented soaps and bath bombs to candles. You can go for sweet delicacies like chocolates or cake pops. You also have the option of donating to animal charities on behalf of your guests and contributing in honor of them, but don’t forget to let them know about it.
This goes to show that even if you’re a vegan, you can host the most beautiful wedding ceremony ever whilst staying true to your beliefs!