How To Get the Most of Your Vermont Wedding

Vermont is a picturesque state, known for its stunning natural beauty, quaint towns, and charming landscapes - just like the postcards! It's no wonder that many couples choose to tie the knot in this lovely state. However, planning a wedding in Vermont can present some unique challenges that couples should be aware of. I had the Vermont wedding - but my wife is from Vermont.  In this article, we'll discuss some of the obstacles that couples might encounter when planning a Vermont wedding and how to overcome them.

  1. Weather - Vermont is known for its unpredictable weather patterns. The state experiences all four seasons, with winters being particularly harsh. If you're planning a wedding in Vermont, you'll need to consider the weather conditions and plan accordingly. It's essential to have a backup plan in case of inclement weather, especially if you're planning an outdoor wedding. Consider renting a tent or indoor venue that can accommodate your guests if it starts to rain, snow or even crazy hot.
  2. Venue Availability - Vermont is a popular wedding destination, especially during the peak wedding season. Many of the popular wedding venues can get booked up quickly, leaving couples with limited options. It's essential to start your wedding planning early and book your venue well in advance. You may also want to consider having your wedding during the off-season to increase your chances of securing your desired venue. That being said, you can still find venues. Many of your serving companies, caterers, wedding cake providers, photographers all have locales they really like - and some they like to avoid - don't be afraid to ask.
  3. Accommodations - If you're planning a destination wedding in Vermont, you'll need to consider accommodations for your guests. Vermont has a limited number of hotels and inns, especially in the smaller towns. The pandemic has made some of the more economical hotels unavailable. It's important to book accommodations well in advance to ensure that your guests have a place to stay. You may also want to consider renting a vacation home, Airbnb or an entire inn for your guests, which can provide more space and privacy.
  4. Transportation - Vermont is a rural state, and getting around can be challenging, especially during the winter months. If you're planning a wedding in a remote location, you'll need to consider transportation for your guests. Providing shuttle buses or hiring a transportation company can make it easier for your guests to get to and from the wedding venue. Dirt roads are not uncommon in Vermont.
  5. Vendors - Vermont has a vibrant wedding industry, but it can be challenging to find vendors that match your style and budget. If you're planning a wedding in Vermont, you'll need to do your research and find vendors that fit your needs. Consider working with a wedding planner who has experience in the area and can recommend reliable vendors. Many of the same serving companies, caterers, wedding cake providers, photographers all have favorites - don't be afraid to ask.
  6. Finally don't be afraid to call ahead, email and ask all these questions. It can certainly save you time. I know that I would certainly appreciate the help.

Planning a Vermont wedding can be a unique and rewarding experience, but it's essential to be aware of the challenges. By considering these obstacles and planning accordingly, you can have a beautiful and memorable wedding in this charming state.

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