Matching the Bride and Groom's PersonalitiesThe couple's choice of a wedding in Vermont can say quite a bit about their personalities. If the wedding will take place in a charming converted barn (one of the latest Vermont wedding trends), appeal to the bride and groom's earthy side. Find an exquisite piece of decorative pottery, local Vermont-made decorative candles or Shaker style furniture.
Couples who have chosen a Vermont destination wedding due to a mutual love of travel will appreciate travel-related wedding gifts. A beautiful piece of luggage in arty earth tones or spring flower colors will be a hit with the bride and groom.
For the trendy couple, try a big basket of gourmet locally-made honeys, jams and chocolates. Add imported and domestic cheese selections and a bottle of champagne.
For Vermont HoneymoonersA gift that can be used during the couple's honeymoon will be a hit. Vermont's many upscale resorts and spas generally offer gift certificates; check out this option. You may also want to find out what hotel or other location the bride and groom will be staying at during their honeymoon. Call and ask what services are offered at the location (such as a massage, restaurant or clothing cleaning services). The newlyweds will be thrilled to partake in as many as you'd like to gift them.
Season Themed GiftsA decorative art print of an autumn season in Vermont or a black-and-white art photo of the Green Mountains in winter make excellent Vermont wedding gifts. Match your gift to the season during which the wedding will be taking place.
Gifts From the Vermont Bride and GroomIt is traditional for the bride to give each of her bridesmaids a small gift after the wedding, and likewise for the groom and his ushers. Bridesmaids will love a delicate leaf shaped pendant on a gold or silver necklace chain. A charm bracelet with memories of Vermont will also become a keepsake for your maid of honor and bridesmaids.
The best man and ushers will appreciate leaf, natural or Colonial-style cufflinks. A locally made leather wallet is also a great choice for male members of the wedding party.
Gift certificates to local spas, eateries or shops are a perfect gift for both bridesmaids and ushers.
For the Destination WeddingIf the couple will be traveling to Vermont for their wedding, keep in mind that they will already have luggage to take back with them afterward. A good idea for any destination wedding is to send your gift ahead of time to the bride or groom's home, or to the home of the bride's mother.
Once you've chosen your gift, wrap it in natural-look or leaf-printed elegant paper for the perfect Vermont touch.