Pulling Off a Last Minute Wedding!

We know how it is. You’re newly engaged, or have even been engaged for years, and you just want to get mar­ried to your best friend. If you had it your way, every­one and every­thing would mag­i­cally appear in the per­fect spot, at the per­fect, time, with the per­fect touches. But you don’t have a whole year to ded­i­cate to decid­ing linens & flo­ral arrange­ments, and you don’t have the bud­get to hire a wed­ding plan­ner to do it for you. Luck­ily, Lesner Inn has a team of wed­ding pro­fes­sion­als who can help you pull off your last minute wed­ding from start to fin­ish! Trust us, you’ll want to keep read­ing!

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First things first, you MUST choose your wed­ding venue. This is what deter­mines which ven­dors are avail­able, and in some cases even the cost of their ser­vices. Lesner Inn is the per­fect wed­ding des­ti­na­tion that offers a casual ele­gance, with lit­tle need for lav­ish décor. How­ever, we have a wide selec­tion of cen­ter­pieces and light­ing to choose from to help you knock another thing off of your wed­ding plan­ning check­list. Check out the rental items that we offer to help make your wed­ding shine!

echard_wheeler_lesner013.jpgAddi­tion­ally, we pro­vide all linens, tables, chairs, china, glass­ware and flat­ware so you don’t have to go through a rental com­pany. We also pro­vide all food and bev­er­age! Lesner Inn is prac­ti­cally a one stop shop for the last minute wed­ding in Vir­ginia Beach!

Right: Echard Wheeler Pho­tog­ra­phy

As far as out­side ven­dors go, we def­i­nitely rec­om­mend hav­ing a DJ! ASTRO DJ offers a dis­count to Lesner Inn cou­ples and they are always our go to guys & gals! If they have a DJ avail­able, they are great to work with and can help you plan much more than just your playlist! They will help you plan every­thing from your first dances, to your bou­quet & garter tosses!

Hav­ing a pho­tog­ra­pher is also key to any wed­ding! You can’t rely on your guests to take the per­fect can­did with their iPhones. Make sure to do your research before book­ing a pho­tog­ra­pher, and find some­one who you vibe with that takes the style of pho­tos that you like. We have a pre­ferred ven­dors list with great rec­om­men­da­tions that we are happy to pro­vide!

Wedding-Venue-Waterfront-Virginia-Beach-Florals.jpgEvery bride and/​or groom need their flo­ral accents! There are TONS of amaz­ing florists in the area to make your bridal bou­quet and bou­ton­nieres. But, if you’re look­ing for some­thing a lit­tle more bang for your buck, gro­cery stores like Farm Fresh & Har­ris Teeter have a flo­ral depart­ment that can do them for you! Regard­less of who you choose though, you will need to con­tact them at least a month in advance so they can order the right flow­ers!

Left: Vin­luan Pho­tog­ra­phy

Lastly, you’ll need some­thing sweet for the cherry on top of your wed­ding! Whether it’s cake, cup­cakes, or cook­ies your guests will be thank­ing you for some­thing sug­ary to end the night!

Over­all, it is impor­tant to keep an open mind when plan­ning a last minute wed­ding. If you have a dream date/​venue/​vendors then plan­ning a wed­ding within a mat­ter of months is not for you. We hope you con­sider Lesner Inn for your last minute wed­ding! Our sales man­agers would love to meet with you!



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