Uncle refuses to eat a meal without meat at his niece's upcoming vegan wedding, stirs family drama

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  • Wedding menus will always be the biggest of many controversies that come with the big day. People with endless food allergies, from peanuts to being lactose intolerance, some swear by the need to have seven colours served to them.
  • Others frown upon being served fast food like pizza or burgers, even when the wedding is themed for these foods.
  • However, the biggest food fight at weddings comes with attending a vegan wedding and still expecting meat to be served.
  • One Reddit uncle was not was not about to go to a wedding and not eat any meat, so he stirred up some family drama to get his way, despite it being a vegan wedding.

A vegan bride-to-be and Reddit user took to the platform to vent about an uncle who stirred up some drama over his meat-less meal.

"When we sent out invitations, we added a note saying that the food will be vegan. We also asked that everyone who has any specific dietary requirements let us know," the bride-to-be begins her lengthy post.

Soon after the invitations went out, the bride-to-be's aunt called her to let

her know that her uncle did not want vegan food and "needs" to eat meat. Thinking it is for dietary reasons, the anonymous bride-to-be listened in for his reasons, only for her aunt to say it's for cultural reasons.

But the trick is the the bride-to-be belongs to the same cultural group as her uncle so she knew there was no such rule in their family.

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"I said that's not really a good enough reason, we all come from the same culture, and it's not like it's a sin to not eat meat with every single meal," she shares.

"I explained to her that I wouldn't really mind him eating meat, but it means I'll have to bring in a new caterer for one meal, which will be expensive, and I don't want to pay for meat if I don't have to. Again, I'm not judging non-vegans, but it doesn't sit right with me."

Weeks passed after the quarrel, and a few cousins reached out asking to be catered for as they are on a low-carb diet. So, the caterer came up with meals for them too.

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"Upon hearing this, my aunt phoned me again, angrier this time, asking why uncle can't be catered for because he doesn't like vegan food. I refused again. I told her that the food consists of things I know he eats anyways: vegetables, coconut, nuts etc.," shares the bride-to-be.

After reaching the final straw of frustration, the bride-to-be suggested the uncle buys a McDonald's meal and eat it at the kids' table.

Since the incident the aunt no longer speaks to the bride-to-be and is talking badly about her to their family.

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Upon hearing the story, one meat loving Reddit user commented, "Your wedding, for one thing. If people don't want to eat vegan, they simply don't have to eat the free meal, and this is coming from a meat-eating guy."

Another user added, "My cousin served vegan food at her wedding. It was delicious. Your aunt is being a pain."

Others applauded the bride for catering for others on her day, "It's your wedding and your choice. You've catered for those who have specific requirements, so you're already doing your best."

Sources: Reddit

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