Offbeat Bride recently featured the real wedding of Angel and Candi, who planned a fabulous self-catered vegetarian wedding. The couple revealed that paying for a cake was out of their budget, so they baked up some scrumptious-sounding cardamom cupcakes with cream cheese frosting themselves.
There are lots of people who consider themselves vegetarians but still eat fish and even chicken. Including fish and chicken are standard entree options, but even without these inclusions, you still have plenty to choose from.
For appetizers or cocktail hour, you could consider serving a vegetable platter with vegetarian dips such as herb dip, black bean dip or hummus. I don’t know about you, but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like hummus. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it! You could consider serving tapas for your cocktail hour, too, as there are tons of vegetarian tapas options that use ingredients like stuffed mushrooms and tofu. Vegetarian salads are also great options and you will be able to find plenty of great recipes. Adding fruits and nuts to salads can be excellent ways to add a bit more substance to a salad course.
A pasta option for your main dish is both tasty and a great way to reduce the cost of your reception dinner, too! Plus, if you are vegan or would like to include a vegan option on your menu, there are many grain vegan pasta noodle options. You could consider having a soup or casserole that is filled with veggies and legumes for your main course. If you are like me and happen to LOVE Indian cuisine, look to that for inspiration! East Asian and Indian cuisines are filled with fabulous vegetarian options, with all sorts of unique ingredients and vegetables.
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