Food & drink

18th October 2018


7 crucial things to think about when planning a vegan wedding

These things will make all the difference!


1. Catering

Whether you’re opting for a buffet or finger food reception, catering is one of the most important things to consider. You need to wow your guests and show them how delicious vegan food can be, especially if they have a preconceived idea of what it is.

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2. Drinks

Certain wines and beers may not be suitable for vegans due to the brewing process. However, there’s a wide variety of vegan-friendly alcohol options to choose from, including the popular Moet Chandon champagne! If you’re a little stuck on ideas, it’s always best to discuss with your bar supplier.

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3. Clothing

The obvious advice is to avoid materials such as silk, wool, leather, and any other animal-based products. Always check the label first – you don’t want to fall in love with an outfit and then realise it goes against your beliefs! If you don’t find anything “certified vegan”, you might want to consider spending a little more cash for something custom-made.

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4. Hair and Make-up

This is becoming easier nowadays as many big make-up brands are steering away from using animal products in their make-up or eliminating animal testing in their process. Cruelty-free hair products are also easy to find, namely the Paul Mitchell brand which has a selection of vegan products.

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5. Favours

There’s a wide variety of vegan wedding favours to choose from, such as soy candles, handmade bath bombs or soaps, garden jars, chocolates and sweets, or even seeds for them to plant in their own gardens! The hard part will be choosing your favourite.

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6. The cake

If you know of a vegan bakery, would be best to start contacting them first, but if that’s not an option, there are plenty of boutique bakers out there who could offer a vegan option or two for a wedding cake. Consult with the baker regarding design and flavour – and go prepared, it will help you achieve the look and flavour you want.

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7. Flowers

If you decide to go for real flowers, make sure they’re locally grown and blooming in season. Consider potted plants for centrepieces; that way you and your guests can take them home afterwards, and if you’re opting for artificial flowers, make sure they don’t contain silk.

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Wedding Directory