Vegan bride says she's going to ban friends and family who eat meat from her wedding
It's supposed to be the most special day of your life - your wedding day - and in most cases you end up forking out a small fortune for the privilege of declaring your love in front of your nearest and dearest. As such, it makes sense that the bride and groom would want to ensure that their values are respected during the ceremony.
One bride may have taken this concept too far, however, when she announced to Facebook that she intends to ban any friend or family member who eats meat from her big day.
The bride, who has chosen to be anonymous, asserted that she was tired of people trying to "guilt trip" her into inviting them to her nuptials, after she had made the no-omnivores rule clear when she started planning the wedding.
"When your ‘family’ tries to guilt trip you into letting them come to your fully vegan wedding, even though they’re omnivores," the bride wrote in a Facebook group for vegans, according to News.com.au. "Just for some context, some family members were told they are not invited to my wedding because we don’t want to host murderers. Our wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days of our lives," she continued.
Although members of the Facebook group were supportive of the fact that the woman had opted for an all-vegan menu, they weren't wholly behind her decision to ban meat-eaters from the ceremony entirely.
"As a vegan, wouldn’t this be a prime opportunity to prove that vegan food can be just as delicious as omnivore food anyway?" commented one social media user, while another corroborated "I totally understand serving vegan food exclusively, that makes sense … but banning people and calling them murderers is just ridiculous."
"As a vegan, this is messed up, … you can’t go around calling your family murderers!" wrote a third individual.
After taking note of the backlash, the bride elaborated on how her vegan diet had been on ongoing problem with her family. "They have consistently attacked me and my partner just for being vegan," she detailed. "When I broke the news to them, all I got was attacked because I don’t want the weight of having people that still kill animals (the very beings we are trying to protect) at my wedding on my conscience. I’m sorry if that makes me 'rude' or a 'b*tch' because I’m not compromising the ethics that I share with everyone here."
The woman in question has since deleted her Facebook post.
Shortly after the bride's outburst, another Facebook user - whom people believe to be a member of the family - announced that despite being a bridesmaid, she had also been uninvited from the women's nuptials.
"I just got un-invited to a wedding that I was meant to be a bridesmaid for, because I’m not vegan," she wrote. "To make matters worse, this girl is FAMILY who I’ve grown up with my whole life."
That's gotta hurt.