Here comes the bride, all dressed in white… and a little green.
As much as we like to think that weddings are all flowers, princess-cuts and cupcake towers, anyone who’s been married will tell you that it’s not as simple as “I do.” It took months, sometimes years, of planning and replanning, imagining and reimagining to get to this point.
It’s stressful watching your hours of planning culminate into one few-hour event. For those who have been dreaming of their perfect wedding day since they were young, it can be a surreal feeling. Combine that with the fact that all of your friends and family are standing by to bear witness the signing of a life-long legally binding contract. It’s a lot.
Suddenly we’re wrought with nerves when we thought we’d be overjoyed; we’re panicking when we thought we’d never feel more certain.
Marijuana vs. alcohol on your wedding day
Many brides have turned to champagne moments before walking down the aisle to calm their jitteriness; grooms alike, usually have a few beers before taking their spot center stage. Knowing that it’s no surprise that now people are starting to turn to marijuana to iron their stress.
Comparatively, it just makes sense. Certain strains of weed, specifically those under the umbrella of Sativa, as said to promote relaxation and calmness. In a high-stress situation like getting married, it might be precisely what you need to make it through to the other side unscathed.
Not only that, but alcohol can present itself in some pretty unfavourable ways if we’re unlucky. There’s the risk of spilling your drink all over what you’re wearing, upsetting your stomach with one-too-many, and worst of all, it getting forced back up.
It’s normal to want to calm your nerves with a little outside help, but as far as we’re concerned, there are just too many variables of what could go wrong when it comes to alcohol. Weed, on the other hand, will help you wind down and make you hungry for the food that you’ve already paid for at the reception. It’s a win-win.
Making weed a part of the celebration
Some couples are taking it even further by making marijuana a part of their wedding day for the guests as well. And venue permitting, there are a lot of fun ways that you can get lit on your wedding day.
If you live in Canada or a legal state, consider surprising your guests with a party favour they’ll be happy to use. Sure, a shot glass with your initials engraved might have more of a shelf-life, but it probably won’t spark any “remember when?” stories in the future.
Depending on your area’s laws and your guests’ willingness to participate, another fun way you can bring weed into the celebration is by serving edibles at your reception. Not only will it bring a jubilant vibe, but it will make your wedding party’s speeches that much funnier.
And, if you’re friends with weed connoisseurs and the law allows it, you might also want to consider having a canna-bar in addition to your regular bar. This way, people can pick the strands that they like the most, and elevate the experience in the way that they want to.
The great thing about your wedding day is that it’s YOUR wedding day. People can, and will have their opinions regardless of what you do, so you need to plan your special day in spite of that. If that includes marijuana in any capacity, have at it! We’re sure some of your guests took a few hits before arriving anyway.
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