Barre may be best known for its granite quarries and its fantastic sculpture garden-like cemeteries, but for a couple making wedding plans, it can be a one-stop-shopping mecca.
Downtown Barre is filled with shops and vendors who can cater to almost all your wedding needs — from the engagement and wedding rings to the perfect wedding cake.
Plan to take a day and check out what Barre has to offer — you might find that you can accomplish a lot without a lot of running around.
A great place to start is a Delicate Decadence Cake Boutique — a bakery-café where pastry-chef owner Michelle Lunde makes beautiful and mouth-watering desserts of all kinds.
Grab an espresso and a breakfast pastry and ogle the array of cakes that Michelle has created — from classic and elegant cakes topped with fresh flowers to rustic creations inspired by nature.
Delicate Decadence has plenty of parking and will deliver its cakes anywhere in Vermont. Open Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
15 Cottage St., Barre, 802-479-7948. www.delicate-decadence.com.
Whether your still looking for an engagement ring or are ready to purchase wedding bands or bridal party gifts, Barre’s Main Street is a good option.
Richard J. Wobby Jewelers has been in business for 40 years and specializes in personal service and custom orders. If you have an idea, they can turn it into a reality. Co-owner Mary Jane Magnan says many couples come in with family jewelry that they would like to remount or rework for an engagement ring. Wobby also has an excellent selection of estate jewelry.
They are open Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 to 1 p.m.
124 N. Main Street, Barre. 802-476-4031, www.vermontweddingsolutions.com
Also conveniently located on Main Street is Goodfellows Fine Jewelers. In addition to a wide array of wedding and engagement rings, they also carry a large stock of colored gemstones and estate jewelry. The store boasts an antiques department featuring jewelry to collectibles.
119 N. Main St., Barre. 802-476-4002. www.goodfellowsvt.com.
Needleman’s Bridal & Formal recently opened its newest location on Barre’s Main Street. The company has been serving bridal parties for more than 75 years, and it offers tuxedo rental on site as well.
The most interesting this about this store is its large selection. Needleman’s has a wide variety of styles and sizes and boasts that it can “fit any bride.” It carries more than 30 designer bridal and formal labels, including dresses that are made exclusively for Needleman’s.
75 N. Main St., Barre. 802-477-5081. www.needlemansbridal.com.
Before and after the wedding, be sure to check out The Sewing Basket. In addition to doing any alterations you might need, the store offers bridal gown preservation. You can also get your wedding party gifts personalized with monogramming and embroidery.
325 N. Main St., Barre. 802-476-8389.
Other notable wedding-related resources in Barre include Milne Travel at 325 N. Main St., Jerome the Florist at 260 N. Main St., Beltrami Studios at 173 N. Main St. and Emslie Florists at 8 S. Main St.