1. Read up on the Local Cannabis Laws of the Wedding Locale
Traveling with pot is incredibly risky, especially when flying, so leave the procurement up to the bride and groom. Unabashed weed weddings held in states with adult use laws are completely different than stealthily passing a vape pen around your table during the best man’s speech. Prepare yourself for the festivities by doing some quick due diligence on sites like Marijuana Business Daily, Leafly and NORML.
2. Understand Why Weed Weddings Make Perfect Sense
When consumed responsibly, cannabis adds a welcoming, social, happy energy to any gathering, especially a celebratory event like a wedding. Last year, the New York Times published an article on the emergence of weed weddings and Dale Dyke from Get High Getaways was interviewed about a weed wedding he had hosted at his bed and breakfast. “Marijuana intoxication is full of positive emotion. People feel love and connection. Every single person cried at the wedding.”
3. Take it Slow and Leave Edibles to the Pros
Chances are, you’ll probably have a cocktail or two at the wedding, especially if there’s going to be an open bar. Everyone responds differently to mixing alcohol and pot, so know your limits and always err on the side of caution.
Edibles can be fun, but their potency won’t always be listed, and they can take up to two hours to kick in after eating. Edibles also tend to give you a major body buzz, and that can interfere with tearing it up on the dancefloor if taken too early. (Learn more here.)
4. Don’t Ignore the Little Details
Cannabis enthusiasts can express their love of weed in many creative ways during their wedding celebrations. Hemp can be utilized in anything from bridesmaid dresses to table linens. Look closely at the floral arrangements and boutonnieres, and you might find cannabis leaves and buds. Don’t forget the gift bag, because you could be accidentally tossing wax, edibles or a joint.
5. Keep Your Eyes and Nose Open
Cocktail hour is always one of the most fun parts of a wedding, and if you’re like me, you always keep track of the servers passing around hors d’oeuvres because you don’t want to miss out on the best food. In addition to veggie eggrolls and mini grilled cheese sandwiches, your next weed wedding might include a server passing around a platter of pre-rolled joints.
Don’t be surprised if you smell that familiar, skunky smell at your table while you’re eating your salad course. Smoking and vaping is an easy way to bond with new people or old friends, so don’t turn down the vaporizer when your neighbor hands it to you.
6. Stick to Strains that Will Keep You On the Dancefloor
A full dancefloor is a sign of a great wedding, and every bride and groom want to see just how much fun their guests are having. Do the happy couple a favor and pick sativa or sativa-dominant strains if you have a choice. Steer clear of strains that will melt you into the couch, and go for something energizing and uplifting.
7. Don’t Let the Munchies Hold You Back
All weddings are different, but there are usually lots of tasty things to eat throughout the cocktail hour and reception. Cannabis can stimulate your appetite, so pay attention to what you’re eating. Dancing and partying is not as much fun when you feel like you’re nine months pregnant with a food baby.