Vermont Maple Sugar CandiesVermont's many generations of maple syrup producers have honed this delicious favorite to a delicacy. Vermont's maple sugar candies are not to be missed, so be sure to include a few as wedding favors. Scout out heart-shaped candies, or treats that have your and your groom's initials printed on them. Many candy companies also have specially printed, decorative bags that have room for your names and your wedding date.
Local Syrups and FruitOther tasty treats for your Vermont wedding favors include locally produced jams and preserves. You'll find a wealth of these in Vermont, complete with decorative jars. Try an old-fashioned country mini-crock with your wedding day information printed on the label. Match the ribbon around the jar's lid to your wedding reception's decoration colors. Or find a heart- or dove-shaped jar or label. Maple syrup in keepsake containers is also readily available throughout Vermont. Consider a mini-syrup pourer and a small container of blueberry or raspberry flavored maple syrup for a unique wedding favor.
Depending upon the season, you will find your pick of a wonderful variety of locally grown fruits in Vermont, such as crisp apples and juicy berries. These can be placed in the center of your reception hall tables as a decoration and highlighted with smaller selections as individual wedding favors.
Vermont Specialty SoapsFor a real feel of old New England, visit some of Vermont's many specialty soap locations. These range from large nationwide producers to cozy, family-run shops. Handmade soaps in heart, seashell, dove or wedding bell shapes are exquisite--and usually smell wonderful. Place two or three mini-soaps in a colored cellophane bag and tie it with a ribbon, or tie one large bow around a bath-sized specialty soap.
Vermont's soap shops usually include other niceties as well, such as bath salts or potpourri. Find a floral scent that matches the season in which your wedding will take place. This added touch will make your wedding favors special.
Wedding ChocolatesLike maple syrup, creamy locally-made chocolate is one of Vermont's specialties. You'll find anything you and your guests could want in Vermont's chocolate shops, from petit fours to specialty flavors and fudges. Chocolates can also be painted in white chocolate colored with food coloring. Have your wedding favor chocolates painted with your and your groom's first initials.
Seasonal AdditionsTie or wrap your wedding favors in bags and ribbon that match the season. Yellow, orange, red and cream signify autumn; pastels are beautiful for spring; deep greens and browns match a summer motif and red, green and white are perfect for a winter wedding. Add a sprig of a local wildflower to the outside of your wedding favor wrapping. For instance, a clipped stalk of golden wheat in the center of a crimson ribbon turns a Vermont wedding favor into a keepsake.
Use your imagination and Vermont's wonderful offerings to create wedding favors your guests will treasure.