Cannabis lovers who are tying the knot are trading open bars for dab bars, traditional greens in their flower arrangements for cannabis leaves, and saying their “I Dos” over a bong toke.
Cannabis weddings are getting more and more extravagant as cannabis culture embraces the concept of a weed wedding.
Recently a medical cannabis-using couple tied the knot in California and provided their guests with cannabis infusion through every aspect of the event. From a dab bar tended by a budtender, to infused meal courses, to goodie bags that sent guests home with edibles, this couple spared no expense, with their cannabis bill being $8,000 alone.
If you’re about to make your way to the altar with your cannabis-loving spouse-to-be, you may consider a Weed Wedding if it fits the vibe of who will surround you with their love on your big day.
If an $8,000 investment sounds too steep, there are tons of creative ways that you can bring cannabis to your nuptials:
Create a Safe and Accepting Space
Cannabis weddings are a relatively new concept, but will be expected to become more commonplace in Canada when recreational cannabis becomes legal this summer. Many people in Canada may still be warming up to the idea of legal cannabis and won’t totally be down for the idea of a fully-infused cannabis wedding.
Make partaking in the cannabis aspect of your wedding an opt-in experience. Don’t pressure those who aren’t interested in cannabis to “just try a little”, while still setting the tone and atmosphere for a judgment and stigma-free event.
For everything you serve with cannabis, offer an alternative where possible so that the non-canna folks won’t miss out on any activities or special touches. For those with some curiosity, offer low-potency and low-dose options of your menu and events.
Do Munchies Right
If you’re wanting to truly up the ante on what you’re serving your cannabis-loving guests, and plan on having a lot of fun with cannabis culture, do your menu of munchies with a fancy twist.
While you may choose to focus on a more formal dinner (perhaps infused by a cannabis chef with offering non-infused options), you could get very creative with your Midnight Buffet.
Serve a fancy Canadian favourite with a poutine bar with infused gravy or cooked in the finest cannabis oil. Infuse some sweet treats like cupcakes or pastries, or do a version of a candy bar with some infused edibles to choose from. Prepare for the event well in advance and ask your cannabis-friendly friends to help you come up with some delicious infused treats to add to your special night that will keep the energy pumping with some sativa-infused items, or will help wind down the night with some indica-infusions to help people find relaxation.
Promote Cannabis Wellness & Education in Your Goodie Bags
Many couples like to send their wedding guests home with some treats to help them remember the event and the couple’s special day. Make your goodie bags into cannabis swag bags that promote cannabis education, enthusiasm and wellness.
Shop around some of the dispensaries and accessories shops to see some of the latest products in cannabis that you can treat you guests to for their own stash box. Provide leaflets of information about some of your favourite cannabis strains.
Give them a little nugget of your favourite bud to enjoy along with a cute one hitter accessory. Invite them to take home some of the infusions from your midnight bar. The possibilities are endless!
Be Creative, Have Fun
No matter what your style, a wedding should be about you and your soon-to-be spouse. If you’re interested in a cannabis wedding, make sure the event and the vibe reflects who you are as people. Ensure you’re aware of social use regulations in your area and that your cannabis consumption is responsible and within the limits of safe and responsible use. You may consider limiting alcohol availability (no shots at the open bar, perhaps?) because for some, cannabis and alcohol don’t mix.
This is your day, make it green, and celebrate the miracle of love with your favourite miracle plant, and feel free to spread that love around those who have gathered around you.