Choosing your wedding menu is difficult at the best of times when you factor in cost, dietary requirements and quality of ingredients. But if you are throwing a vegan wedding, then you get a whole other level of complication. Do you provide your guests the option to eat fish or meat? Or do you make everyone eat vegan food in line with the bride and groom?
Now any sensible person would think to write a pros and cons list, or talk to your guests to see what they would prefer. What a rational person wouldn’t do however, is uninvite all guests who are non-vegans for being ‘murderers’.
Unfortunately this is what an unidentified 20-year-old woman decided to do before her wedding, upsetting a lot of people. In a now deleted Facebook post within a vegan group, the bride seemed to seeking support for her radical move by stating:
“When ‘family’ tries to guilt trip you into letting them come to your fully vegan wedding, even though they are omnivores. Just for some context, some family members were told they are not invited to my wedding because we don’t want to host murderers at our wedding which is supposed to be one of the happiest days of our lives.”
The post was swiftly reposted on Reddit’s r/insanepeoplefacebook subreddit, where the woman was quickly criticised and ridiculed, so much so that the post eventually became locked due to the backlash.
Attempting to further justify her stance, the woman added:
“They have consistently attacked me and my partner just for being vegan. When I broke the news to them, all I got was attacked because 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 […] I’m sorry if that makes me ‘rude’ or a ‘b**ch’ because I’m not compromising the ethics that I share with everyone here.”
So strong were the views of the bride that apparently even a bridesmaid that was related to her was uninvited!
Although many guests stated they were happy to be vegan for the day, this only further upset the bride as she couldn’t bear to think of guests returning to eat meat the next day.
Time will only tell if this family can now heal the rift formed from the brides strict belief but it seems so unnecessary to fall out before the most special day of your life over food! What do you think? Was the bride staying true to herself or being totally irrational?