Work­ing at Lesner Inn — A Small Part of Their Big Day

On a more per­sonal note from our typ­i­cal blog posts, the ladies at Lesner Inn wanted to share with every­one what each of us loves most about our job. Our newest Event & Sales Man­ager, Eliz­a­beth Bai­ley, shares that what she loves most about work­ing at Lesner Inn is being a part of even the small­est por­tion of someone’s wed­ding day. More on her thoughts below:

Lesner Inn -3-14.jpgWhen I first started col­lege, I knew 100% that I wanted to be a teacher. As my first semes­ter started, I was ecsta­tic because I was tak­ing my first teach­ing course! After the first day of classes, I was a lit­tle dis­cour­aged because it just was not what I was expect­ing, but I was deter­mined to keep going. Well, through­out the semes­ter, I real­ized that teach­ing just wasn’t for me, but I did real­ize that I loved coor­di­nat­ing events through my Recre­ation and Leisure class I was also tak­ing. From then on out, I knew I was going to be an event coor­di­na­tor.

Skip to my job at Lesner Inn, which is amaz­ing!! It is my first job out of col­lege and I could not have asked for a bet­ter way to start my career. I love the envi­ron­ment that I work in, but I mostly love how I get to be just a small por­tion of someone’s biggest day of their life. I have the oppor­tu­nity to be with them through almost the entire plan­ning process, rec­om­mend ven­dors, help plan their décor, and see their big day come to life, and it’s what makes my career so much fun! Do I con­nect with some cou­ples more than oth­ers? Of course, that’s just because of who they are and who I am, but I still love get­ting to be a part of their wed­ding day. The amount of stress I see through­out the plan­ning process is over­come by so much joy on the wed­ding day, and the fact that I get to be a part of mak­ing that joy hap­pen, is beyond mea­sur­able.

It’s almost funny to look back and think that I could have been a teacher and expe­ri­enced a dif­fer­ent type of joy, but the hap­pi­ness that I get from see­ing the cou­ples on the biggest day of their lives is what I LOVE. The first kiss as new­ly­weds, the father/​daughter dance, the cake smash­ing, all of that brings the biggest smile to my face because I had the oppor­tu­nity to be a small por­tion of their big day!

If you’d like to see how we can be just a small part of your big day, please email us at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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