Janet Dunnington stands out among Vermont wedding planners for her signature New England-inspired destination weddings. With over 20 years of experience, she crafts every detail of your wedding day. One meeting with Janet and you’ll see why she sets the standard for wedding planners in Vermont.
How would you advise a couple to personalize their wedding day style?
At the dinner table a hand written note to each guest at each place setting. Thanking them for coming and maybe an anecdote of their relationship to the guest. Also in the table décor, instead of a table number a photo of the couple at their favorite vacation spots, restaurants or whatever it is that they share together. Family wedding photos in frames of parents and grandparents. Starting with the Save the Dates through thank you notes a logo or monogram of the couple. Instead of an MC inviting the couple up for first dance have dad introduce his daughter and his new son in law up after he does his welcome.
Favorite wedding location?
Equinox Resort, Fabulous food and service, the staff in every department is friendly, courteous and willing to help out in anyway they can. A true team!
Who would you say is an iconic bride?
One that is gracious and goes with the flow of the day, even if the weather is bad.
Something old, new, borrowed and blue…
OLD, family heir loom piece of jewelry, grandmothers monogrammed hankerchief, swatch of mothers wedding dress incorporated in to the bouquet. NEW, the wedding dress or shoes or a new piece of jewelry. BORROWED, this can be the same as something old that you borrow for the wedding. BLUE a small blue bow tied in underskirt or if Sapphire is your jewel of choice a pair of earrings, bracelet or necklace.
What does marriage mean to you in three words?
My best friend.
Dream wedding entertainment?
I have two. Ronan Tynan, famous Irish tenor gave a private show at a wedding reception in Manchester. The other a private concert by a 12 piece Mariachi band flown in from Texas.
Which season do you think is best suited to weddings?
For Vermont late spring, it’s not to cold or hot. But fall is the most popular time in Vermont.
Favorite wedding dress designer?
Sarah Burton and Carolina Herrera.
Veil or no veil?
Yes, a veil that covers the face – I am a traditionalist.
What makes the perfect wedding day gift?
A beautiful day and a couple truly in love.
Favorite cake flavor?
Buttercream frosting. Yellow cake with fillings of chocolate ganache, hazelnut butter cream and orange.
A good Cabernet or Pinot Noir.
Essential item for a bride on her wedding day…
A comfortable pair of shoes or flip flops for later in the evening.
Trend prediction for destination weddings in 2012…
The DIY bride – wedding gowns in pale hues – Lace on gowns and cake designs – floral in whites with a subtle color such as tangerine or rustic pink.