We have made it a top priority to support our members throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

For example, we’ve:

  • Lobbied local government to prioritize economic relief for the wedding industry
  • Worked with local government to create and promote a safe reopening plan for Vermont weddings and events 
  • Interviewed with various media sources to disseminate accurate information for wedding-planning couples
  • Provided educational opportunities such as webinars, virtual networking groups, etc. to share learnings and experiences to help members navigate the new guidelines

We will continue to update this page as new information is available to help our members respond to the new guidelines. 

Resources for Wedding Professionals

  • ACCD Wedding Related Guidelines – These are official guidelines issued by the Vermont ACCD under the Work Safe section for Be Smart, Stay Safe Vermont Reopening Plan The guidelines outlined in this document have been extracted from the restaurant, lodging, salon/spa and general guidelines to reflect operating regulations specific to sectors that service the wedding industry. A wedding specific reopening plan has been submitted to the Restart Vermont Task Force, under the purview of the ACCD. We are currently awaiting additional wedding & private event specific guidelines based on the submitted reopening plan. This document will be updated as needed with any pertinent changes as they are announced. As a general rule Executive Orders are enforceable by law to both vendors and wedding clients alike.
  • VAWP Facebook group – Please join our exclusive VAWP Facebook group to share your experiences and ask questions in a safe, private group
  • Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) – Lots of resources for businesses 
  • SBA Loan Forgiveness Webinars – Free weekly webinars from 11:30

Resources for Couples

We understand navigating wedding planning during COVID-19 is a challenge for many couples. We are committed to helping make couples’ Vermont wedding dreams a reality! For the most current information regarding Vermont’s guidelines please visit Vermont Wedding’s article: Current Guidelines for Wedding Planning in Vermont. This article is updated as new information is available and has answers to FAQs.