We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What Is a Vegan Wedding?

A.E. Freeman
By
Updated May 17, 2024
Our promise to you
WiseGeek is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At WiseGeek, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

A vegan wedding is usually very similar to a traditional wedding, except that no animal products are used in the planning of the wedding or during the ceremony. Components of a vegan wedding include dresses and suits made from fibers that do not come from animals, a meal that is plant-based, and a dairy- and egg-free wedding cake. Some couples may choose to make the occasion vegan-friendly only by serving a vegan meal at their wedding, while others may decide to make the entire affair a vegan one.

Garments worn at traditional weddings are often not vegan. For example, a silk wedding gown is not vegan because it is produced by silkworms. At a vegan wedding, a bride may choose to wear a gown made of a synthetic satin rather than silk and may ask her bridesmaids to do the same.

The groom's suit or tuxedo may need to be made of an alternate fabric as well, as wool is not vegan either. Vegan suit options include linen or synthetic materials, such as polyester. As many grooms may prefer not to wear polyester on their wedding day, a few companies manufacture suits from a fabric made from recycled plastic bottles.

A vegan bride and groom may also wish to avoid leather shoes, belts, and other accessories. Non-leather shoes are available for both men and women, and a groom may be able to find a synthetic belt. The bow ties or neckties will also need to be made out of a synthetic fabric rather than silk.

Food at a vegan wedding can present a problem for some couples. A couple may wish to serve only plant-based foods, but guests may expect meat. Some couples work their away around the issue of food by serving a vegan meal that is still impressive and not something a person would eat on an everyday basis. Many vegans strive to show guests that they don't eat only so-called rabbit foods and that a vegan diet can be full of delicious and rich foods.

A few catering companies, especially those in large cities, are specifically vegan. If there isn't a vegan caterer in their area, a couple may request that that a standard caterer prepare only vegan dishes for their wedding. Another option is to hire the kitchen staff at a local vegan or vegetarian restaurant.

The cake at a vegan wedding typically doesn't contain milk products or eggs. Some bakeries specialize in preparing vegan cakes for weddings, while other bakeries that prepare standard cakes will make a cake vegan if asked. Instead of a traditional tiered cake, some vegan weddings serve an assortment of vegan cupcakes.

WiseGeek is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
A.E. Freeman
By A.E. Freeman
Amy Freeman, a freelance copywriter and content creator, makes engaging copy that drives customer acquisition and retention. With a background in the arts, she combines her writing prowess with best practices to deliver compelling content across various domains and effectively connect with target audiences.
Discussion Comments
A.E. Freeman
A.E. Freeman
Amy Freeman, a freelance copywriter and content creator, makes engaging copy that drives customer acquisition and...
Learn more
WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.