Vermont is a beautiful place to get married at any time of year, but this is especially true in the fall. In fact, autumn is a very busy season for Vermont weddings, because the setting, complete with rolling hills that are alive with red, orange and yellow hues, creates a stunning backdrop for any special celebration.
With Autumn Vermont weddings in mind, we thought we would suggest a few tips to help you plan the perfect event here:
1. Favors: Of course, you’ll want to make sure you have the right favors to give your guests, and what could be better to show your guests what Vermont is really about than Vermont chocolate? We have a selection of favors for you, from truffles to chocolate hearts. If nothing there sings to you, try reflecting the autumn colors around you by using some of our foil-wrapped peanut and caramel chocolate leaves?
2. Venues: When looking for venues, remember to find places that have contingency plans for rain or cold weather. Vermont in the fall is lovely, but it can also rain (or even snow!) so if you are planning on an outdoor ceremony, make sure that you either find someplace that also has an indoor space you could use, or hire a tent. If you’ve found the perfect location but need some covering, have a look at VT Tent.
3. Weather: Speaking of Autumn in Vermont, it can be cold up here! Make sure to tell your guests to dress appropriately, and if you are looking at an outdoor venue, maybe think about having a basket of blankets or shawls for people to use if they get chilly.
4. Colors: Choose colors that will match the scenery around you. Reds, oranges and browns will surround your venue of choice, so a bright pink or neon green might begin to clash a little. Try keeping your colors muted and natural. Perhaps use a burgundy or a dark brown, and maybe an ivory or a sage green.
5. Local: Vermonters are all about local products, and there are a lot of great food producers and craftsmen within the state. Find a caterer who is part of the Vermont Fresh Network, use products from local farms, and give bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts from a somewhere local. Frog Hollow is a great place to look.
Finally, if you’re looking for vendors, or for help planning your wedding, be sure to check out Vermont Vows, VermontWeddings.com and the Vermont section of wedding wire.