The wedding industry was worth $72 billion USD in 2016. Since then, the industry has been on an upswing.
With revenue like that, it’s no wonder that every year there is a new trend to follow and a style to imitate. The wedding industry needs to keep pushing the envelope in order to remain current and social media-friendly.
Whether it’s burlap tablecloths or balloon walls that fill your Pinterest board, social media plays a huge role in what is hot for weddings.
The latest social media craze to make the jump to the wedding industry is viral vaping.
What is vaping? Why is it so popular? And how can you incorporate vape lifestyle into your big day?
Keep reading to see what this new wedding trend is and whether it is a good omen for your happily-ever-after marriage.
What is Viral Vaping?
Vaping, as an alternative to traditional cigarettes, is a fairly new trend. A vape pen heats e-liquid containing nicotine to a certain temperature. This vaporizes the liquid allowing you to inhale smoke that is free of harsh chemicals.
Although the practice of heating shisha in order to inhale the smoke has been around since the times of the ancient Egyptians, the modern vape pen design really took off in the early 2000s. Heralded as a means of quitting traditional cigarettes, the trend of vaping has taken off, particularly in the younger demographics.
Vaping has become trendy, ubiquitous, and very social media-friendly. The trend of snapping pics of yourself and your loved ones while vaping is one example of the viral nature of vaping.
Don’t believe us? Check out Instagram. There are 26 million posts with the hashtag #vape.
The social media craze has been picked up by the wedding industry.
Vaping in Your Wedding or Engagement Photos
If you both play soccer, you’ll probably take a wedding photo with a soccer ball or cleats. Maybe you both ride horses, and your wedding or engagement photos showcase some cowboy boots and stirrups.
The latest in wedding photo motifs is none other than vaping.
Although there seems to be plenty of negative sentiments surrounding the trend, it hasn’t seemed to slow it down at all. There are plenty of examples online of couples blowing smoke in each other’s faces.
Or blowing a smoke cloud together.
Or the wedding party is blowing smoke in the background.
The list goes on…
Other Ways to Include Vaping at Your Wedding
If you’re a vaping couple, and you want your wedding to be a true reflection of your shared interests, it’s natural to want to include vaping as a part of your wedding.
The trend of vaping extends beyond just wedding photos.
Like an open-bar, some couples have chosen to set up a vape bar and provide their guests with vape flavor options. You can get e-liquid in wedding-appropriate flavors such as champagne and cake.
Asking for a vape starter kit on your wedding registry is now as accepted as asking for mixing bowls. Other ways to include vaping at your wedding include:
- Providing guests with a vaping etiquette guide for the big day
- Sending out a guide to vaping at your wedding
- Hosting a BYO-vape pen wedding
- Choosing a dark background for your selfie-booth so vape clouds show up better
- Decorating with a vape theme
The more creative you are willing to be, the more ways you can choose to include your love of vaping at your wedding.
What Does a Vape Wedding Indicate About Your Marriage?
There seems to be a lot of chatter about what a vape-themed wedding or wedding photo indicates about a couple.
The truth is, it’s pretty early in the trend to know if any of it means anything in the long-run. Will it even stick around as a wedding theme? Who knows?
That said, psychology does have some pretty strong research about what does positively indicate a good marriage. It turns out that shared experiences and a passion for life are two of the top indicators that a marriage will last.
If you and your partner are seriously into vaping and vape lifestyle, and you want to involve it in your wedding, do it. A wedding is about celebrating the things you love about each other. So if it’s a thing you enjoy together, it’s something you can, and should, celebrate.
A vape-themed wedding also seems to speak to the couple’s ability to laugh off the little stuff. Weddings are stressful enough without being too hung up on looking perfect in photos or upsetting guests.
Have some fun on the biggest day of your life. If vaping is the fun you choose to have, go for it! There’s no rule that says weddings have to be stuffy and boring.
Maybe the latest wedding trend of vaping is a good omen for the marriage to come…
The Couple that Vapes Together Stays Together
Whether blowing-smoke-in-each-other’s-face is the new shoving-cake-in-each-other’s-face or not is yet to be seen. Maybe it will become that ubiquitous. Maybe it won’t.
What can’t be argued is how viral vaping has become in mainstream life.
Vaping is so social media-friendly that even the wedding industry is getting on board with it. You should expect Pinterest boards to be popping up any day with ways to include vaping at your wedding.
Looking for other ways to incorporate vaping into your life and celebrate your love of vaping? Check out our lifestyle blog for other great ideas.