Picture your wedding day; your tie is tied or your dress is zipped, the venue is decorated in celebration of YOU. There’s a constant buzz of excitement. In no time, guests from all over the country will be arriving to watch you walk down the aisle and you can use a quick something to quell your newlywed nerves. If alcohol is known to make you antsy, cannabis could be the calm you’re looking for! There are hundreds of details to plan for your wedding, but don’t forget the one it might top off your day! In marijuana-friendly states, many couples are opting to skip the sip of champagne add a little herb.
HERE ARE 5 REASONS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER WEED FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY!
1. CANNABIS HIGH IN CBD CAN CALM YOUR COLD FEET
On your wedding day you’ll probably feel a variety of emotions and you don’t want the jitters to prevent you from enjoying the moment. The last thing you need is to worry about the flower arrangements, the last-minute table change request from your cousin, or your mother’s anxiety rubbing off on you (maybe you can pass the joint to your mom too)! Cannabis high in CBD is linked with decreasing anxiety.
2. TOKE IN THE MOMENT TO TAKE IN THE MOMENT
One of the most common responses from couples on their wedding day is that the experience flies by too quickly. When enjoyed in moderation, enjoying cannabis with LOW amounts of THC is a way for canna-couples to slow the night down and take in the magnitude of the moment. After all, you work so hard for so long in preparing for the event the last thing you want is to not experience the fruition of your wonderful event because you’re too worried about what’s next. Many of you may argue that you want be sober to remember every detail of the day, but do plan on drinking at the reception. If you recall back to your college days, most people find it easier to remember experiences where they were high better than when they were drunk. So, get back into your bridal suite and pass the grass with your bridesmaids and groomsmen.
3. CANNABIS CAN HEIGHTEN YOUR SENES
Do you remember taking nature walks as a kid? The way you looked at all the details of the back of the leaves or seeing each petal on the daisy. Your wedding could be just like that! Some strains of cannabis can intensify your sense observations. Imagine being able to savor the taste of what may be the most expensive dinner you’ll ever have, enjoy the melody of your music and notice the delicately crafted icing on your wedding cake. In some instances being high enables you see things clearer, feel emotions deeper. What better way to celebrate a day of love?
4. SERVING GREEN CAN SAVE SOME GREEN
When it comes to planning your wedding, unless your dad is Warren Buffett, you’re probably working on some sort of budget. If you need to cut corners or take off a few items from your wish-list, a better financial option might be weed over alcohol. Open bars can be pricey; based on the amount of guests and their drinking preferences. Depending on where you live, serving marijuana at a canna-bar may actually be cheaper than supplying alcohol. If you don’t want to choose one over the other, split the difference! Just be sure to consult with your wedding planner to be compliant with state regulations.
5. CONNECT WITH OTHERS WHEN YOU COME CLEAN ABOUT CANNABIS
Your wedding day is all about openly declaring your love, so don’t closet your love for cannabis! As the bride and groom, you can do no wrong that day, so play that card to your advantage. Everyone has gathered in support of you so there’s no need to be secretive about your parter or your legal cannabis use anymore! You may have noticed that once you got engaged, certain people in your life started opening up to you with shocking stories about love, marriage and the art of co-existence. Once you’re out of the cannabis closet, be prepared to be shocked and pleasantly surprised by the guests who open up about their passion for the plant! Guests you never imagined may want to join you in a smoke session; even grandma may want to join! Weddings celebrate two people in love, families coming together and what better way than to puff, pass and party?
Article by Holly Williams
Holly Williams is a freelance writer and classic film enthusiast. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University. She enjoys writing screenplays, hiking, cooking, acting, and listening to pop and 70’s classic rock music . New to the weed world, one of Holly’s favorite experiences was a well baked cookie that inspired many “note to self”s including this reminder: to write Sir Paul McCartney a Thank You note…she’s also a fan of those. Follow her on Twitter @HollaWilliams and keep an eye out for her site Pixie Chick Productions.