Cost Sav­ing Tips for Your Lesner Inn Wedding!

It’s no secret that a wed­ding is a large & worth­while invest­ment! Between all of your ven­dors, food and drinks, décor, and favors it doesn’t seem like you have much room left for a hon­ey­moon fund. Thank­fully, there are so many ways to save money while still hav­ing your dream wed­ding at Lesner Inn! Details like cen­ter­pieces, desserts, or even the time of day or month of the year that you get mar­ried at Lesner Inn are all key ways to keep more of that green in your pocket, instead of your vendor’s.

Florals & candles - Beth Hamilton Photography.jpgFlo­ral Arrange­ments

One of the first and eas­i­est ways to save money is by talk­ing to your florist! Peo­ple don’t real­ize how big of a dent flo­ral arrange­ments can make in a bud­get, but using flow­ers that are in sea­son for your wed­ding is one of the eas­i­est ways to min­i­mize that cost! Another great way to save money on flo­rals is by using more green­ery in your arrange­ments! Not only will you be sav­ing money by using more greens in your arrange­ments, but you’ll also be a part of one of the biggest trends for 2017 wed­dings! So when talk­ing to your florist, make it all about the green­ery with hints of your favorite in-​season flo­rals for your wed­ding!
Beth Hamil­ton Pho­tog­ra­phy


Another great way to save money is by being real­is­tic with your cake. Skip hav­ing the multi-​tiered cake and opt for a smaller cake to be used for the tra­di­tional cake cut­ting. You then can do some­thing sim­ple like a sheet cake, cup­cakes, cook­ies, or even donuts as dessert for your guests! You are still able to cel­e­brate the tra­di­tional cake cut­ting cer­e­mony, while giv­ing your guests the option of more than just the tra­di­tional almond cake.
Hope Ever­last­ing Photography

Mil­i­tary Cou­ples

Vir­ginia Beach is a huge area for mil­i­tary cou­ples, so of course we here at Lesner Inn offer a mil­i­tary dis­count to thank you for your ser­vice! Plenty of other ven­dors will offer some sort of mil­i­tary dis­count as well, and all you have to do is ask!


Time of Year

They say tim­ing is every­thing, so when try­ing to cut back wed­ding costs think off sea­son! Here at Lesner Inn, off peak months are Jan­u­ary, Feb­ru­ary, March, and Novem­ber. Cou­ples often choose their wed­ding date based off of the weather, but what is the real dif­fer­ence between Octo­ber & Novem­ber, or March & April? You may be sav­ing a few degrees, but in the end we live in one of the most tem­pera­men­tal areas in Vir­ginia and the most beau­ti­ful day of the year could end up being in one of our off-​peak months!

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Mike Topham Photography

Day of the Week

With any venue you look at, host­ing a wed­ding on a Sat­ur­day evening will always be the high­est cost. Nat­u­rally, it is the most pop­u­lar day of the week to get mar­ried because of friends and fam­ily who will need to travel to make it to the event. But, if you and your clos­est fam­ily and friends are local, hav­ing your wed­ding on a Fri­day or Sun­day, or even a week day, can greatly decrease your esti­mated cost!

Day­time VS. Evening

Most cou­ples pre­fer hav­ing an evening wed­ding, but by adjust­ing the time of day of your wed­ding you could save big bucks! This also depends on your esti­mated guest count and the menus you choose though. If you don’t have a pref­er­ence on the date and time of your wed­ding, and are on a bud­get, a great way to select the date and time of day is by first select­ing your menu for food & bev­er­ages. Once you find out how much you are esti­mated to spend on food & bev­er­age, con­tact one of our sales man­agers at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see what sea­son and time of day would work best to keep you at the low­est esti­mated cost.


Amanda Rob­bins Photography

Lesner Inn Wed­dings

Choos­ing Lesner Inn as your wed­ding venue is another huge cost, and headache, saver. McAloon.Haas - Luke & Ashley Photography.jpgWe offer either cer­e­monies and recep­tions, or just recep­tions if that is what you pre­fer. All of our pack­ages include tables, chairs, china, glass­ware, flat­ware, use of the space for a min­i­mum of three hours, and linens! Some of our pack­ages even include table décor like charg­ers, cen­ter­pieces, table num­bers, and more! This saves you the time and energy that it takes to find ven­dors to pro­vide all of these things, as well as the cost of hav­ing them come to set it all up on your wed­ding day!
Luke & Ash­ley Pho­tog­ra­phy

These are some easy ways to cut back on wed­ding expenses, but there are so many other ways to save money while plan­ning your big day. Think out­side of the box and be open to other options while mak­ing wed­ding deci­sions and you’ll be sur­prised how much money you can save!

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