When it’s love at first toke, the newlyweds should celebrate with smoke.
In a twist on a wedding tradition, some couples are using the first toast to let guests choose between a glass of champagne or cone of Champagne Kush. (Really, any strain of the couple’s picking.) For the consideration of guests who don’t want the smoke to cling to their wedding attire, or who prefer a more discrete experience, vaporizers make cannabis accessible in non-smoking venues.
We’re seeing so many brilliant and sexy ways to bring bud imagery and consumption into a wedding day, that it’s hard not to start daydreaming some ideas of our own. Having a budtender on-site to help guests choose their strain is pretty standard fare these days, but how about something more subtle like medicated lip balms or nighttime salves with THC for sore, danced-out feet. There’s even room for bud in the boutonnieres and bouquets if you prefer to showcase the plant material itself.
As for edibles, while they can be customized to suit the theme of the wedding, they come with more risks than rewards. Most obviously, they could be confused by those who don’t want to eat marijuana. For being too tempting for non-consumers and children, and for taking too long to take effect, marijuana wedding cookies and other pastries fall short of being a perfect weed wedding accompaniment. How about the super popular new, Wedding Cake strain?
Whatever your consumption plan is, remember that while cannabis use is more socially-acceptable these days, most families will require an open discussion about what to expect on the big day. Some venues prefer not to have minors present if there is cannabis; others will require IDs for entry into the consumption area.
Lessen the effect of having friends and family offended by sharing the space with some space cakes, and they may not even notice the difference between your wedding and those unfun ones that only have an open bar.
Alana seeks to see cannabis from the perspective of politicians, advocates, entrepreneurs, and consumers. She got her start with a byline in the arts and culture section and crossed over into cannabis after using it medicinally. Current projects include investigations into cannabis and wellness; entrepreneurs of the Green Rush; cannabis for athletes; and the evolution of cannabis laws and culture in Canada.