Planning a wedding is no small affair. While it is a momentous event for the bride and groom, it would be a lie to say that people plan weddings solely for themselves and without consideration for their guests. When planning a wedding, you’re essentially planning a big (or small and intimate), merry party for friends and family that will be an occasion to remember for the rest of your life.

Because we want everyone to have a good time, it’s inevitable to think about whether the location, the seating arrangements, or the food will be something your guests will all be able to enjoy. Considering that, many people following a plant-based or vegan diet find themselves in a bit of a dilemma when planning a wedding.

Vegan Wedding Catering Options – Full Vegan or No?

At Ylang Ylang, we’re hearing about vegan wedding planning in Costa Rica all-year round. We spend a lot of time discussing the logistics of a vegan beach wedding with the wedding planner or we’re executing it the wedding with an array of delicious, vegan-friendly foods served beachside.

This concern is something we hear often, “are our guests going to like a vegan menu?”

After all, just because the bride and groom are vegan, doesn’t mean all of their friends and family are—that is a rare circumstance. While we do take pride in our chefs and their aptitude for creating vegan meals, sometimes it simply isn’t for everyone.

Making any kind of dietary shift is hard, it takes time to come to love and appreciate new flavors and types of food. And so a conflict arises when a vegan wedding is thrown and the entire menu is vegan. Every wedding planner has to ask themselves if they are okay with a portion of their guests not being satisfied or even going home hungry.

It can be understandable to want to stay true to your ethical and dietary beliefs, but that must be weighed against your desire to see your guests be happy and enjoy themselves at your wedding.

We can’t choose for you, however…we can make any choice easy to make.

Vegan Restaurant and Resort in Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang is one of Costa Rica’s premier destinations for vegan travelers and the soon-to-be-married. Our gorgeous, all-natural venue provides all of the amenities and comfort of modern life, combined with the open-air and holistic beauty of being out in nature; what better place to be married?

Day in and day out, our restaurant provides the pleasure of locally sourced meals that provide the fuel you need for your vacation or your event.

Our vegan menu features a variety of delicious meals that guests are sure to love. One of the main benefits of our resort is that we can cater to everyone’s needs! Whether they choose to eat meat or they are vegan. We also have a gluten-free menu for those who are gluten-intolerant or have celiac disease—no one should go hungry on vacation.

Regardless of what kind of food you choose to allow at your wedding, whether it be vegan, vegetarian, or a mix of all types, Ylang Ylang can provide everything you need to make your wedding experience superb and memorable.

Contact us today for more information about our Vegan Restaurant and Resort in Costa Rica!

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