Traditionally, the toast at a wedding is made with a glass of champagne in hand. At weed weddings, the toast is made with a joint in hand. As acceptance for cannabis continues to spread, weed weddings are also becoming popular. Budtenders* replace bartenders and bongs replace beers in these 420-friendly ceremonies. With this new trend sweeping the green part of the nation, wedding planners and cannabis companies are finding new ways to cash in on the budding crop too.
Smokey Wedding Photos
In 2014, Zoe Schreiber and her husband Gregory Johnson decided that drinking champagne in their wedding photos didn’t fit their personalities or connection at all. Instead, they wanted to acknowledge the strong role that cannabis has played in their relationship. Their wedding photographer worked with the couple’s vision to take dabs from a rig while their shots were taken, bringing their love of cannabis and each other full circle.
“Couples all the time carry out this tradition with champagne, what makes any difference that we are doing it with our medicine?” –Zoe Schreiber
Open Bar for Bud
Now that cannabis is fully legalized in Oregon, one couple decided to have a weed wedding of their own. Cannabis cultivator John Elledge and his wife Whitney Alexander opted for an open bar of a different kind, replacing the bartender with a budtender. The couple ensured that they were fully within the limits of the law and that all patrons of the wedding were safe and responsible. The wedding planner from Lake Oswego’s Bridal Bliss noted that it was the first request for a weed bar, but they were happy to accommodate.
A New Kind of “Flower” Arrangement
A florist shop in Denver got a unique assignment last year. They were tasked with integrating cannabis into all floral arrangements for a Mary-Jane-themed wedding. From the corsages to the centerpieces, they covered it all! The floral team worked with the couple to keep the designs classy, gorgeous, and 420-friendly.
Professional Weedding Planning
Colorado’s Cannabis Concierge caters to cannabis-loving couples looking to plan a weed-themed wedding. They offer services like booking venues, restaurants, lodging, and limo services. They’ll even help you find a wedding dress, linens, and paper that are made of hemp to use. They will work closely with budtenders to provide ideal legal cannabis catering and an executive pastry chef for edible goodies.
Now that there is no legislation to prevent it, cannabis can be just as much a part of our celebrations as alcohol or tobacco is (if the venue allows.) If you or a marijuana lover you know is planning on sealing the deal in the near future, be sure to suggest that they consider a theme that matches their lifestyle.
*Budtender- An employee at a dispensary who works behind the counter and handles all aspects of the transaction of your