There are many reasons behind why some couples opt for a vegan wedding menu. Some because such a menu reflects their heritage – Japanese and well-crafted and creatively made sushi rolls or Italians with the infusion of delectable herbs and spices in their dishes – while some have made a pledge to being a vegetarian and others simply because their favorite foods happen to be vegan! Whatever your personal reasons may be, the possibilities when putting together your very own 100% vegan wedding menu are nearly endless. The dishes that you’ve seen or even tasted at non-vegan wedding can be recreated into a delicious vegan version.
The key to creating ravishing vegan food is by ensuring the freshness of the produce and ingredient. Atop of that, since most fruits and vegetables taste better when they’re in season, take note of the season your wedding will fall in and decide on the dishes from there; spring vegetables and fruits will include strawberries, lettuces and broccolis whereas summer sees to it that spicy tomatoes, peppers and corn grow best, and fall and winter make for optimal conditions for root vegetables such as sweet potatoes and carrots. A vegan menu does not have to be made up entirely of fruits and vegetables so incorporate some grains, beans and legumes or even faux-meat to add an extra dash of flavor and filling to the dishes that your guests will enjoy on your big day.
Another thing to remember when planning out your vegan menu is of course, your wedding cake. Eliminating certain ingredients that usually ensures the richness of the cake – such as butter – will not necessarily short-change the flavor of the cake. With plenty of substitutes, practically all of which are readily available on the supermarket shelves, it won’t be necessary either to fork out a whole lot of extra money for a vegan cake. Furthermore, with most bakers and bakeries catering to the vegetarian bunch, personalized cakes are also becoming an increasingly popular option for both vegans and non-vegans alike.
With plenty of vegan recipes and cookbooks available online and on the shelves, you can even pick and choose a couple and discuss which dishes compliment each other with your chef so you can present guests with a wedding menu that may not be like most others but will definitely not compromise on the delicious factor!