I have had a vegan wedding in the works for a year now. In the last two months, I have got a lot of things settled. I'm doing a lot of renting rather than buying in the vein of "reuse."
Max of 64 guests, so small.
Very few of them are vegan, a couple vegetarian, and the rest omnivore. Most of these people do not explore with their food options and I don't want partially eaten plates put down the waste basket and half my guests picking up McDonalds on the way home. There are also about 10-15 close family members that are very very much standard vegetable people from his side of the family. Potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, corn, carrots.
I do not want to pay prime dollar to a caterer so they can send out green beans in a little salt. Ya know?
So. I don't know what I want but I do know what I don't want.
--Fried Foods (Summer Wedding and oily makes me sick.)
--Fake Meats (only if I absolutely have to)
I feel like all that leaves is, to me, uninspiring standard italian fare (meh)
I really want to avoid fake meats because... I want people to eat a plant based whole foods dish. Processed crap may be ok for holidays and cookouts but this is a WEDDING. And then I don't know what replicates well.
Anyone got some ideas? It's in July 2013 but I'm wanting to get an idea of pricing because I am paying for everything with my own dime.
Edit Add: We are set on having an official dinner of two to three options. They get no choice about appetizers or dessert. So, no brunches or light lunches or "horderves only." I'm not just wanting to feed my guests; I'm also wanting to use food as a form of activism and show them in grand delicious style that "vegan" can fill you up and be amazing.