How to Have a Wed­ding for Under $10,000

Imag­ine a Fri­day evening wed­ding over­look­ing the Lynnhaven River from our beau­ti­ful Water­side Deck. Your arch is decked out in lush green­ery, and you and your squad walk out with bloom­ing acces­sories at sun­set. The DJ has his best mood music play­ing, with roman­tic light­ing to really set the tone. Your skill­ful pho­tog­ra­pher snaps every kiss, and even every ugly cry­ing face. The night con­tin­ues with lav­ish din­ner and bar ser­vices for you and your clos­est friends & fam­ily. After cut­ting the cake, you dance the night away to your favorite oldies and escape into the night under a mag­i­cal flurry of sparklers!

While we know this all sounds too good to be true, we are here to tell you that it is pos­si­ble! All you have to do is be real­is­tic about your guest count and what you plan to offer your guests, and here is how to do it!

David-Champagne-Photography-Fluttering-Flowers-Florist-Virginia-Beach-Lesner-Inn-Wedding-Venue-1 Vistaprint Sta­tion­ary: $75
Save the Dates (70 copies)
– Invi­ta­tions (70 copies)

Trans­porta­tion: $200
– The Vir­ginia Beach Resort & Con­fer­ence Cen­ter not only will give your guests a dis­count for a block of rooms, but they even have a shut­tle ser­vice that goes for $200 for the entire night!

Lesner Inn Cer­e­mony: $650
– One hour towards total event time
– Set up & break­down of cer­e­mony chairs
– Use of Lesner Inn’s white arch
*David Cham­pagne pho­tog­ra­phy, shown right*

Lesner Inn Room Rental: $750
– Three hours towards total event time
– Tables & cot­ton linens
– Chivari chairs
– China, glass­ware, & flat­ware
– Mir­ror tiles & can­dle votives
– Easels

Food & Bev­er­age from Lesner Inn for Eighty Guests: $4,200
– Cock­tail hour hors d’oeuvres (one plat­ter & two hot/​cold hors d’oeuvres replen­ished for a full thirty min­utes)
Two entrée buf­fet served with a salad, starch, veg­etable, and bread rolls
– $1,000 con­sump­tion bar
– Cake cut­ting, champagne/​sparkling cider toast, bev­er­age sta­tion, & tast­ing bag for the new­ly­weds after the event

Daissy-Torres-Photography-Lesner-Inn-Virginia-Beach.jpg Wed­ding Favors: $100
– Candy bar pro­vided by Lesner Inn

Daissy Tor­res Pho­tog­ra­phy: $2,000
– Six hour cov­er­age
High res­o­lu­tion images, print release, proof gallery, & $200 print credit
– Addi­tional $150 print credit for Lesner Inn cou­ples
*Daisy Tor­res pho­tog­ra­phy, shown right*

ASTRO DJ: $750
– Four hour cov­er­age of music & MC
* ASTRO DJ works with cou­ples of all bud­gets, and even offers dis­counts for Lesner Inn cou­ples! Just talk to one of their This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

Flut­ter­ing Flow­ers Florist: $900
– Green­ery & flo­ral accents for arch
David-Champagne-Photography-Incredible-Edibles-Bakery-Lesner-Inn-Wedding-Cake-Virginia-Beach.jpg – Bridal bou­quet
– Five brides­maids bou­quets
– Six bou­ton­nieres
– Five flo­ral cen­ter­pieces includ­ing dec­o­ra­tive lanterns
* Flo­rals included are year round (sea­sonal flo­rals may be added at an addi­tional cost)
*David Cham­pagne pho­tog­ra­phy, shown right*

Incred­i­ble Edi­bles Bak­ery: $250
Cake to feed fifty guests

Total: $9,875

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