So, you want to serve weed at your wedding. Can you do it?
In most cases, yes. But you have to be cautious.
We researched the laws, etiquette, and logistics involved in serving cannabis at your wedding. Here’s what we learned:
1. Check the laws for your venue
First things first, don’t forget to check the laws on cannabis in the location where you’re getting married. (You can check the laws on cannabis for each state here, or if you’ve hired a wedding planner, they can check the marijuana laws for you to ensure you’ve got the green light.
While there are some states where smoking weed is legal, such as California, Colorado, and Nevada, every state has different laws on cannabis since it’s not yet legal at the federal level.
The last thing you want on your wedding day is to end up behind bars for cannabis possession. Trust us, that does not make for the best start to your honeymoon.
Another thing you need to do is check with the venue and ensure a weed reception is okay with them. Be prepared: the venue might increase their fees to cover potential damage, such as joints left behind or lingering smell.
2. Cater the experience to your guests
Let’s be real: When people attend your wedding, it’s not just to see you get married. It’s also about their experience. It’s not every day that you see a wedding featuring weed, and when you do, it can make or break your guests’ experience.
Therefore, you need to get a sense of how your guests feel about weed, and optimize the experience for them.
For example, if your friends and family are new to cannabis, but open to it, consider hiring ‘budtenders,’ it’s like a bartender, but they serve bud. They should be knowledgeable about cannabis and help wedding guests make their selections.
You could also look for different ways to infuse CBD into the drinks and cuisine you serve. Most couples have a signature drink for guests, but yours could have a little something extra.
3. Remember: Cannabis can be polarizing
Some people are okay and quite frankly excited about attending a weed-infused reception, but that’s not true for everyone. Before you invite certain people to your wedding, ensure think about whether they will be okay with the presence of weed.
It’s essential that enough people will indulge in some of the cannabis, or else the investment isn’t worth it. As the RSVPs roll in, take inventory of the guests that want to participate and those that don’t.
The last thing you want to do is offend the people there to celebrate this milestone in your life.
4. Set the mood with the right products
Cannabis isn’t just for you and your wedding guest to ingest; it’s also great when it comes to decorating your venue space. Think about using colorful edibles and decorative nugs around the room to bring the theme together.
Or, you could find ways to incorporate cannabis gummies that match your wedding colors.
You should also consider incorporating a variety of cannabis products. The more options you have for guests, the more likely it is that all will enjoy.
We recommend you offer a combination of:
- Cannacocktails (cannabis or CBD-infused alcoholic drinks)
Leave the choice up to your wedding guests; it’s a part of the fun.
Throwing a Weed-Infused Wedding: An Experience of a Lifetime
A wedding that features cannabis isn’t something you hear about every day, which is why you’ve got to ensure you plan it carefully. First, ensure it’s legal in your state, and then think about the type of products to serve and whether it’s something your guests will enjoy.