Traditional Weddings, Dry Weddings, Destination Weddings and Now…Weed Weddings!
The Weed Wedding trend is catching on quickly on the road from marijuana legalization to normalization. California, Colorado, and Nevada have already been enjoying this hybrid business idea, why not add beautifully presented buds at the cannabis style open bar instead of a classic martini at the adjacent bar? A few scenarios to consider, perhaps, the bride or groom don’t want to feel nauseated by downing shots before the big ceremony in order to relax their jitters, or the in-laws can unwind and have a laugh together instead of running around putting out family feuds. At the end of the big day, people want to feel as though they had an uplifting, stress-free party experience.
Some may say weed weddings are an attempt to cash in on all the facets of the impending green rush as there is a lot more money that will be spent to stock marijuana at a wedding than there would be for alcohol. However, the idea is meeting a strong demand so perhaps it is more of a green revolution. It is a lot more than just the simple DIY hack of having a few joints rolled up and available for guests, this is a highly curated experience, with a ‘budtender’ available to explain each strain, presenting some infusions, and edibles to enjoy as well.
The Cannabis Wedding Expo returned to Los Angeles, January 26, 2019, as part of a four-city tour. Co-founders Philip Wolf, CEO, Cultivating Spirits and Bec Koop, Irie Weddings & Events, launched the Cannabis Wedding Expo in Denver in 2016 before also expanding the expo to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas. Highlights from the Cannabis Wedding Expo 2019 at the chic Boulevard3 on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood included such luxury brands and cannabis experts as Elevate Jane, Bitchin Bouquets, The Bud Diva, My Bud Vase, Bella, Flower Daddy, That High Couple, Coral Cove Resort, Flowers on Flowers, Bunch of Munchies, Lit plus dozens more. The Expo gave couples the chance to engage with both traditional and specialty cannabis wedding vendors and cannabis connoisseur brands to learn how to incorporate cannabis into their wedding day in tasteful and responsible ways. Tasty non-infused samples from local caterers, hemp themed décor gift bags for collecting swag (containing non-THC products), live music, photo booths, mobile budtenders, wandering canna-bride models, hair and makeup stations, raffle prizes were enjoyed by all!
You can hire a weed wedding planning company or you can go it alone if you have enough connections in the industry. One popular and elegant way to incorporate cannabis into your wedding is to hire a cannabis chef and offer some dishes on the menu for those that would enjoy an infused experience.
It is clear that this is more of a lifestyle, being able to indulge in public in a glamorous way and experience a classy cannabis wedding will eventually become just another themed wedding.