Is Cannabis The New Champagne At Weddings?

More and more, couples in states where marijuana is legal are making Mary Jane a part of their wedding day celebrations, according to Julia Wright at Civilized.

While a cannabis wedding would’ve been unthinkable just a few short years ago, now it’s not only possible to incorporate cannabis into a couple’s nuptials, it’s a bonafide wedding trend.

Pinterest and Instagram are brimming with images from real-life weed-friendly ceremonies, like those held at The Cannabis Chapel in Las Vegas. There are bridal bouquets and groom’s boutonnieres accented with buds, centerpieces featuring the five-petal leaves, and bohemian-style tents designated as smoking areas.

A study published by an American Medical Association journal in December 2015 found the percentage of U.S. adults who had tried marijuana in the past year increased by more than double, from 4.1 percent to 9.5 percent, over a recent 10-year period.

420 Bride and Grooms generally look to weed as an alternative to alcohol, but they don’t have to choose between the two.

“Alcohol is [legally] allowed to be served alongside cannabis, but I wouldn’t recommend mixing the two,” said Andrew Mieure, the founder of Top Shelf Budtending.

“I think, personally, weed is a safer alternative to alcohol, and it costs about the same as an open bar. A little bit of weed goes a long way,” stated Mieure. A budtender’s job is also to make sure the guests don’t get uncontrollably high. “We keep guests to a 20 MG limit for edibles, and a one- or two-joint limit on the bud itself.”

Like it or not, marijuana is making its way into mainstream weddings but who knows if this wedding trend is here to stay. Some wedding venues in Colorado and Washington don’t know how to handle the influx of cannabis weddings.

“It’s all so new for us. We want to accommodate all of our brides and give them what they want, but until we can figure out the liability part we have to hold off for a bit,” says Roxie Ellis, owner of Ellis Ranch and Event Center in Loveland, Colorado.

Would you attend a marijuana friendly wedding? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter at @wedsure

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Watch This Couple’s Epic Wedding Video

Typical wedding videos are a snooze fest. But, add in a little skydiving, climbing, camping, and a hint of sunset yoga, and you’ve got the ultimate outdoor wedding.

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Interview with Caleb White of WedTexts

Bride and Groom

At Wedsure, we’re always watching out for different products and services that may help out Brides & Grooms to be. Recently, we had the opportunity to chat with Caleb White of WedTexts, a service we think any tech savvy bride would be thrilled to use!

Check out our interview below:

Q1) What is WedTexts?

WedTexts is an app that enables engaged couples to share important event information with their guests via pre-scheduled text messages. Some of our couples have equated WedTexts to being their own private Twitter feed for their guests.
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Q2) Why Should Couples Consider Using WedTexts over Email?

With any wedding there are countless details, and there is no better way to share these details with wedding guests than WedTexts. Many guests try to share important information via email, but emails go unread and unnoticed for days (especially during weekends!). Currently I have 1,456 unread emails.

On the other hand, 90% of text messages are read within 3 minutes! When we were building WedTexts, we knew that we wanted all reminders to be read quickly, so we decided to deliver all messages via text. In addition, most people nowadays have smartphones and can get their email on their phone, but we did not want to leave any guest out. If a guest can receive a text message, they are good to go!

Another question that we often get is why can’t a couple just use group text from their cell phone? There are two reasons why WedTexts is better than texting from anyone’s cell phone. The first reason is you can schedule all your messages in advance with WedTexts, so when your wedding weekend rolls around you are not answering any guests’ questions. The second reason is all cell phones cap the number of people you can add to a group text. By using WedTexts we can make sure all of your guests get the same message at the same time.

Q3) How Did You Come Up With WedTexts?

My wife and I got married in New Orleans in June 2015. Many of our guests were coming from out of town, and most of them had never been to New Orleans. So to make sure they knew exactly where to be and when we looked for a solution. We came across other wedding apps, but for our guests to get notified of event details they either had to download an app or be checking their emails constantly. We weren’t satisfied with the current solutions, so we decided to build our own.

We wanted a service that was effortless for our guests and easy for us to use, and just like that WedTexts was born at our wedding. When 3 of our engaged friends asked us about “the texting thing”, we knew we were on to something. Since then WedTexts has been used nationwide, and we have hundreds of couples signed up to use our service between now and the end of 2017!

Q4) Are there any success stories of couples using WedTexts that you’d like to share?

Each time a couple uses WedTexts and their wedding goes off without a hitch it is a success story. When everything goes as planned WedTexts enhances the guests’ experience with helpful reminders. Our scheduled text messages allow wedding guests to enjoy the wedding experience without worrying if they are missing any important information!

All that being said, one of our first couples had an outdoor wedding planned, next to the river. Unfortunately there was a flood the day of their wedding, so they had to re-plan their wedding in 2 days. They also had to communicate these changes to all of their 100+ guests! With 1 WedTexts’ message they were able to let all their guests know the new details of the wedding. When things don’t go as planned, WedTexts can help save a bride and groom’s big day!

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Q5) Where can couples access WedTexts?

Couples can access and use WedTexts via the web at www.wedtexts.com. For any couple that has an iPhone 4S or newer iPhone version, they can also find WedTexts in the App Store. As a special promotion, any couple that signs up by 4/30/16, they will be able to use WedTexts for free! (even if their wedding isn’t until next year!)

Taylor Swift’s Moving Maid Of Honor Speech At Her BFF’s Wedding

Have Tissues Handy! We knew Taylor Swift was
recently the maid of honor at her best friend
Britany’s wedding, but we had no idea how perfect she was for the role until we heard her heartwarming speech!

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In the video, which Britany posted on Sunday, Feb. 28, you can see every aspect of the wedding, ranging from the rehearsal dinner to the music-filled reception. Ms. Swift is featured throughout — at one point, she’s even seen dancing with family members — but she’s not the star. That role went to the bride and groom, who seem madly in love.

5 Ways To Celebrate Your Sweetheart on Valentine’s Day

With the average engagement being 12 to 14 months, you may only get to celebrate one or two Valentine’s Days as fiance and fiancee. Why not take advantage of the chance to celebrate the most romantic day of the year as an engaged couple? If there’s any day you should take off from the nitty-gritty details of linens and boutonnieres, this is it.

1. Celebrate like the day you got engaged.

Okay, he doesn’t have to get down on one knee again, but you could return to the restaurant, park bench or mountaintop where the proposal happened and pop some champagne for old times’ sake.

2. Start a new Valentine’s Day tradition.

So maybe while you were dating you always went to the movies on Valentine’s Day, or you skipped the 14th and had a romantic dinner together the day after. If you’re feeling like your Valentine’s Day plans are stuck in a rut, this is your chance to start something new that you can carry into your marriage.

3. Get pampered together.

It seems obvious, but taking time to relax is now more important than ever. Throw in a couple of facials or a relaxing couple’s massage, and you can count it as crossing one beauty regimen off your long to-do list.

4. Skip it and celebrate Galentine’s Day instead.

You’re going to have a lifetime of Valentine’s Days ahead, and your wedding is going to be the ultimate lovefest. A great alternative is to celebrate with your ladies (or even have your bachelorette party!) on Cupid’s day. The great part is there’s a ton of events going on that day, and there’s no rule that says your date—or dates—can’t be your bridesmaids!

5. Record your love story.

Grab your fiance and hit the town, visiting places from your love story (like your first-date location and the site of where you first said “I love you”). It’s a sentimental touch, and you can also take a video to play at your engagement party, rehearsal dinner or even the wedding!

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15 Wedding Songs That Can Be Skipped

At a wedding, everyone’s dressed to the nines and feeling festive. Is this really the best time to flap your arms like a chicken in front of that cute
bridesmaid/groomsman/new spouse? We don’t think so either. The Chicken Dance is just one of the 15 wedding songs listed below that you may want to go ahead and put on your “Do Not Play” list.

  1. “Celebration,” Kool & The Gang
  2. “Cha Cha Slide,” DJ Casper
  3. “Chicken Dance”
  4. “Electric Boogie (The Electric Slide),” Marcia Griffiths
  5. “Every Breath You Take,” The Police
  6. “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” C+C Music Factory
  7. “Hot In Herre,” Nelly
  8. “Love Shack,” the B-52s
  9. “Macarena,” Los Del Rio
  10. “Mony Mony,” Billy Idol
  11. “My Heart Will Go On,” Celine Dion
  12. “Stayin’ Alive,” Bee Gees
  13. “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” Bonnie Tyler
  14. “We Are Family,” Sister Sledge
  15. “YMCA,” Village People