Just because wedding season is over doesn’t mean a new kind of wedding invitation might not still show up in your mailbox. As legalization continues to spread, so does a new wedding trend: the weed wedding.
Cannabis-loving couples are choosing to spend their nuptials surrounded by family, friends, and the green kind of buds. Increasingly, people are choosing to simultaneously celebrate their big day and the end to cannabis prohibition.
If you and your partner want to tie the knot with a cannabis-infused event, here are three interesting ways to get the celebration started:
Attend the Cannabis Wedding Expo
You may have a hard time finding a general wedding planner who “gets” the concept of a cannabis wedding. Luckily for cannabis-loving partners-to-be, there is the Cannabis Wedding Expo, where you can find the perfect elevated vendors for your soiree.
In 2019, the Cannabis Wedding Expo will be coming to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Denver. The event gives couples the chance to engage with progressive wedding vendors and specialty cannabis brands to learn how to incorporate cannabis into their wedding day in classy and tasteful ways. The event features actual bud bars and opportunities to connect with every vendor.
You’ll also find custom hemp wedding dresses, cannabis floral arrangements, cannabis-friendly venues, caterers, photographers, transportation companies, and so much more. Every stage of your special day can be celebrated in cannabis style.
Ensure Safe and Fun Consumption
Whether you choose to have a dab bar, joints, pipes, or bongs on the tables, or a consumption station, this is your day! Feel free to get as creative as you want in terms of how you integrate cannabis into your big day.
Will you seal your marriage with a bong toke, rather than a kiss? Is it possible to have your (partaking) wedding party take tokes before they do their speeches, for some extra laughs?
Infuse Your Dinner
While it’s incredibly important that you allow your guests to choose whether or not they consume cannabis by offering alternative non-infused dinner items, food is one of the best ways to integrate cannabis into your event.
Cannabis chefs and caterers are cropping up across North America. Chefs like Los Angeles’ The Herbal Chef and Washington D.C.’s Green Panther Chef are making names for themselves by cooking infusions and catering for special events.
From Green Panther Chef’s menu, you can choose from infused dishes like seared duck breast with wilted spinach and truffle demi-glace or blistered Indian eggplant with harissa and wild rice pilaf. Consider adding some infused desserts, as bananas foster with shortbread, in place of a traditional cake.
Be sure to include dosing information on all menu items and to adequately space courses so that all your guests understand what they’re consuming.
Be Responsible and Enjoy
The key to celebrating any event with cannabis is safe consumption. Before the event, be sure to be upfront with your guests about your plans to have a green wedding, and what that means. Another responsible touch is to provide your guests with information about how to get home safely from your venue.
However, you choose to spend your special day, ensure you’re abiding by local rules of consumption and that your venue has been approved for social use within your municipality.
If you’ve chosen to add cannabis into your upcoming wedding plans, congratulations! The team at Oov Lifestyle wish you and your partner many years of cannabis-filled happiness together!
Anne-Marie is a freelance cannabis writer and educator dedicated to cultivating and disseminating important knowledge about cannabis as legalization spreads across the globe. After earning her BA and Masters, she followed an exciting career in the research and education field, finding innovative ways to create collaborations between community needs and research and academic pursuits. Based in Canada, she is a full-time writer for the world’s best cannabis companies, advocates and organizations.