And something green?
The latest trend in wedding planning is here: the cannabis-infused wedding. And the organizers behind the Cannabis Wedding Expo are doing all they can to help couples start their marriage on a high note.
Now in its fourth year, the expo has traditionally been held in West Coast locations, with its first of the season on Saturday in Los Angeles. But starting this fall, the Cannabis Wedding Expo is heading to the East Coast.
The organizers hope to host their first Boston expo in October, said founder Philip Wolf.
“We like to show people a different way to look at cannabis,” Wolf said. “We want to bring that to the East Coast.”
Three other Cannabis Wedding Expos will be held this wedding season — from now through March — in San Francisco, Denver, and Las Vegas.
Canna-couples at the expos have a chance to acquaint themselves with items such as hemp wedding dresses, marijuana floral arrangements, and cannabis-friendly venues, according to the expo website.
“The Cannabis Wedding Expo is a fun and educational opportunity for couples and canna-businesses to come together and learn about how to safely and intelligently bring cannabis into their special day in classy and sophisticated ways,” the website says.
Wolf said the expos are an opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and established businesses alike to make their mark in the cannabis industry.
The expo “speaks to the level of opportunity there is in the hospitality segment,” Wolf said.
“I think it’s the most untapped aspect of the cannabis industry right now.”
Vendors travel from all over the country for these expos, Wolf said, and more companies are starting to travel as the cannabis market grows.
For wedding planners who can’t wait until the fall to start their research, the best thing to do is educate themselves about local regulations around gifting marijuana, Wolf said, and then get creative.
From giving marijuana as a gift to bridesmaids or groomsmen, to offering guests a cannabis-infused buffet bar, the options are endless, as long as it’s legal in your state.
“You can look through a lot of the companies on the West Coast for ideas,” he said. “The first thing you want to know is what the gifting regulations are. . . . And then you can figure out ways to incorporate it.”Felicia Gans can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaGans.