Till Weed Do Us Part – Marijuana Themed Weedings
Many things can bring a couple closer romantically, and one of them is weed. So it’s no surprise that for couples who share a passion for toking, pot would inevitably become a part of the wedding.
There are several wedding organizers that already cater to this unique and lucrative niche in the industry, especially in states where existing marijuana legalization programs are already in place. Despite remaining a Schedule 1 drug, many couples are opting for weed weddings.
For couples who want to see what different suppliers can offer for the weed wedding of their dreams, there are even expos such as the 2017 Cannabis Wedding Expo. According to the website, the expos are designed to bring couples and cannabusinesses together to explore how to make pot a part of their special day. Professionals in the industry can also educate guests about many aspects of including cannabis at your wedding; from pairing with meals and drinks to safe consumption.
Creative Cannabis Weddings
In a feature article on Fox News, Niki McDonald of Love and Marji, a service specializing in marijuana-themed weddings: “Experiencing an upscale cannabis event as a guest, I was blown away with how much additional detail and appreciation I had for all of my surroundings: the sound of the music, the taste of the food, the little details.” Through her services, McDonald says that she wants to show guests that “cannabis is the new champagne.”
Planning a 4/20-friendly wedding in states where pot is legal means that couples can get pretty creative with how they want to incorporate cannabis. Brides can use it in their bouquet and smoke it after, offer an open bar serving different kinds of strains, include it in gift bags for guests… these are just some of the many things that can be done. Couples can also opt for CBD-only products if they don’t want to get stoned at the wedding, or offer CBD-infused items during the wedding.
Today, legal dispensaries have also evolved their offerings to include cannabis wedding registry services. Instead of picking out items for your home at a department store, couples can spice it up by choosing strains, edibles, and products of their choice at dispensaries. Cannabis wedding organizers can also work closely with other brands and businesses to provide guests with the experience of their choice, such as offering low-dose products for first-time consumers at the event as well as higher doses for discerning cannabis connoisseurs. Edibles though, might bring up the F&B costs for your wedding (especially because these need to be tested), so if budget is an issue this is something that you should be discussing thoroughly with suppliers who should be able to provide you with more affordable alternatives.
For couples who are interested in 4/20 weddings, don’t be afraid to tell your suppliers what it is you want. Pot-friendly caterers will usually be more than happy to comply in creating a munchies-friendly menu for you and your guests. Some couples might also prefer a more discreet way to incorporate weed into their wedding, and that’s totally fine. Pot doesn’t always have to be the front and center of your wedding; there are many ways you can go about it such as by designating a special area for guests who want to smoke and get high without being seen by other guests. Couples may also want to consider offering transportation to those who want it,
Cannabis weddings are the perfect time for a couple to show their true colors: it can be as elegant or as bohemian as you want, the sky’s the limit. With legalization at an all-time high, there’s no better time than now to celebrate your love by including the one plant that signifies it best. Work closely with wedding organizers, ask all the questions you want but just make sure that it complies with all local regulations – and you’re set.
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