Some singles survive wedding season better than others, but one thing is for sure: It's a lot easier to attend a wedding dateless with marijuana involved. In fact, it's a lot more fun for all wedding guests if marijuana is involved.
That's why weed weddings are becoming the latest trend in states where marijuana is legal. This means you can experience the beauty that is a weed wedding in Colorado, California, Washington and Oregon to name a few.
Last year, the very first Cannabis Wedding Expo took place in Denver, Colorado. Cannabis-loving couples were invited to learn how to safely and creatively incorporate marijuana at their wedding in a classy way.
The expo gives couples various cannabis-themed wedding ideas to run with. Inspiration includes types of marijuana-infused edibles to serve, examples of hemp-themed decor, ideas for cannabis wedding favors and so much more. If you're newly engaged or know someone who is, you should know there's another Cannabis Wedding Expo coming up on April 30 in San Francisco.
If you're invited to a weed wedding, you'll definitely want to RSVP because they're pretty amazing. And although smoking weed at a wedding is no foreign concept for many of you, a weed wedding allows the indulgence to be public, glamorized and enjoyed by all.
Guests won't have to sneak out back to smoke up because there will be a bong at every table and vaping stations throughout the venue. This trend is great news for the bride and groom, too, since they no longer have to worry about finding subtle ways of including weed at their wedding.
Here are some things you can expect from a weed wedding, and why you should consider it for your own big day.
There are professional "budtenders" handling a cannabis-style open bar.
At a weed wedding, you can experience an open bar – cannabis style – with a knowledgeable budtender at your service. (Of course, there's still a regular bartender serving booze).
The budtender will typically stand next to the regular bar and offer up a selection of all different strains of gourmet marijuana. He or she will be educated in all strains and able to help you achieve the type of high you're going for.
You can try out different strains and immerse yourself in the experience. You could even try to convince both the bartender and the budtender to work together to create a marijuana drink for you.
Each cannabis-themed table has its own personal supply of gourmet weed.
At a weed wedding, every table is cannabis-themed. The centerpieces are often beautiful bouquets that include bud plants, and each table will have its own personal supply of weed to share and enjoy together. The wedding planner will usually place a bong or glass pipe to smoke out of at every table. Bonus points if they're engraved with the bride and groom's names. Finally, the crowd will be as high as the best man, so we can see how funny the speech was meant to be.
By smoking in a social setting instead of sneaking out to get high, a whole new element of togetherness is created at these cannabis weddings. It truly is a unique and memorable experience.
Gourmet edibles are made by cannabis-educated chefs.
Any weed wedding done right will have experienced cannabis chefs incorporate some weed-infused edible treats as part of the catering. Since some edibles can be quite potent, the bride and groom will pre-plan a set number of edibles each guest will receive.
A sativa edible will get you in the party mood, and it'll likely be handed out during dessert. Later in the evening, an edible with a calming indica blend might make its way into your hands as a parting gift at the end of the evening, to help get you ready for bed.
Your sensations will be heightened.
At a weed wedding, you know the food will taste better, the vibes will be good and you'll get way more into the music than you would at a standard wedding.
Everyone in attendance will be happy and friendly and they'll be too busy at the budtender's booth to abuse alcohol. This means guests are less likely to get violently wasted.
Weed-friendly wedding favors are legit.
I don't think you'd complain if you got to take home a cannabis wedding favor, such as a custom-labeled edible, a weed lollipop or a mini mason jar housing a few gourmet joints. The best wedding favors are the ones that can get you high later.
Thanks to several wedding planners jumping on board the weed wedding train and planning classy cannabis weddings, there's a good chance you can expect a weed-friendly wedding invite in the near future.