Does your vision of a perfect wedding involve taking a toke instead of raising a glass? You’re not alone! It’s no secret that cannabis brings people together and elevates experiences—what better place for that than a wedding? Now that recreational cannabis is legal in 8 states, the popularity of cannabis weddings is on the rise with more and more couples choosing creative ways to incorporate this versatile flower into their day!
If you’re a Cannabride-to-Be, you can’t exactly go on The Knot & search “cannabis-friendly vendors”. That’s where Love and Marij comes in: “Love and Marij is working to marry the cannabis industry with the wedding industry. In states where recreational cannabis is legal, we’re working with state cannabis regulators and the state police to bring clarity to cannabis laws, allowing more vendors to comfortably exercise their legal right to work with cannabis.” (1) LoveandMarij.com is an online cannabis wedding planning resource that connects you with vendors in your area. On their vendor database you’ll find everything from cannabis-friendly Bachelor/Bachelorette Party ideas to cannabis chefs to florists that can incorporate cannabis into your bouquets & other floral arrangements!
Where does Love and Marij recommend starting the process? Hire an event planner. An experienced cannabis wedding event planner is crucial to navigating both the aesthetic and legal logistics of incorporating cannabis into your wedding. Do you want your guests to be able to consume cannabis at the reception? You’ll need to find a venue that allows it. Couples in recreational states like Colorado are likely to find a multitude of venues that meet this requirement, whereas those in California may have fewer options. (This is due to the fact that Prop 64, which legalized recreational cannabis in California, limits consumption to private residences & prohibits public consumption.) Your event planner will also know the best way to make sure that those who care to partake at the reception have a designated space to do so—you & your friends may be comfortable lighting up on the dance floor, but that doesn’t mean all of your relatives are. Why not create a fun smoking lounge or smoke circle of cushions for your guests to kick back on while they toke up? The cannabis enthusiasts will love that you thought of them & your Great Grandma will appreciate that no one is “smoking the reefer” right next to her. For a more subtle approach (or if your venue doesn’t allow cannabis consumption), ask your florist to incorporate cannabis buds or fan leaves into the decor. You can even get your invitations made out of hemp—the sky is truly the limit!
If you’re in the Denver area, check out the Second Annual Cannabis Wedding Expo on February 19th, 2017 at The Falls Event Center in Littleton, CO from 11am-4pm. The Expo will feature “vendors offering custom hemp wedding dresses, cannabis floral arrangements, cannabis-friendly venues, caterers, photographers, transportation companies and more which are sure to delight novice and seasoned cannabis enthusiasts alike!” (2) This year the Cannabis Wedding Expo will also be coming to Portland, OR on March 26th, 2017 & a third West Coast Cannabis Wedding Expo is currently in the works.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.cannabisweddingexpo.com/all-regions.
Happy planning, Cannabrides! If you start to feel stressed (and let’s face it, you’re going to at some point), come see us—whether you need to focus on your wedding checklist or stop thinking about wedding details & unwind, we’ll help you find the right product.