Fall Wed­ding Trends

When some­one says fall what is the first thing you think of? Cooler weather, Hal­loween, or pump­kin spice lattes? Here at The Lesner Inn when we think fall we think about some of our favorite sea­sonal wed­ding trends! Autumn is filled with falling leaves, pump­kin fla­vored every­thing, cozy­ing up by the fire and the list goes on and on. Hav­ing your wed­ding in the fall can be so beau­ti­ful and have such a cozy feel if you incor­po­rate some sim­ple fall inspired details. Here are just a few of our favorite wed­dings trends for the fall sea­son! Photo by Lind­say Fau­ver Pho­tog­ra­phy View More: http://lindsayfauverphotography.pass.us/stein

Fall Wed­ding Col­ors
An easy way to set a fall mood for your wed­ding would be with col­ors! One color that is a great new trend to incor­po­rate into your table cen­ter­pieces is Bronze, which adds such a chic warm aspect to your décor. Other roman­tic col­ors we love for this time of the year are deep plums and shades of cran­berry.

Pump­kin Guests Place Cards
This is such a cute idea that also adds dec­o­ra­tions to your tables. Hav­ing each guest’s name attached to a pump­kin makes place cards so less bor­ing. It’s eas­i­est if you use small fake pump­kins then they will last for­ever for your guests to keep as a mem­ory from your spe­cial day. You can also paint the pump­kins to match your décor or leave them their nat­ural color!

Spe­cialty Cock­tails
Another way to make your wed­ding have a cozy feel would be with a spe­cialty hot cock­tail. Offer­ing a spiked apple cider or a hot toddy would be a per­fect way to help your guests warm up on a cool fall day. Hot choco­late is also a favorite and would be good to have for any chil­dren attend­ing your wed­ding or for guest’s who do not drink. Photo by Erin Bonilla Pho­tog­ra­phy lesner-inn-weddings-pies

Pies for Dessert
If you don’t want to go with the tra­di­tional wed­ding cake, hav­ing a vari­ety of pies is a great way to make your wed­ding stand out and make dessert time feel like fall. Pump­kin, Apple, and Cherry are some of the clas­sic fall pies that guests would love!

We love when tem­per­a­tures start cool­ing down and we get to see the dif­fer­ent ways our couple’s per­son­al­ize their spe­cial day for the sea­son. Any of the options listed above are great and sim­ple ways to make your wed­ding per­fect dur­ing the fall sea­son, but the pos­si­bil­i­ties of ways to cus­tomize your fall wed­ding are end­less! What are some of your favorite fall wed­ding trends?!

Writ­ten by: Lind­sey Bas­night
Edited by: Cayleen Javorsky

Not Your Aver­age Bar

While you can’t go wrong with the clas­sic cock­tail bar, adding an addi­tional bar to the evening is becom­ing more and more pop­u­lar – a food bar. There are so many dif­fer­ent foods that can be brought in and set up in a beau­ti­ful dis­play for the event. Fea­ture one of your favorite foods or desserts on your spe­cial day with top­pings to match! Whether you decide to go with a food item or a dessert, hav­ing a spe­cialty food bar at your wed­ding will be some­thing that makes it stand out to all of your guests. Here are a few of our favorites!

Milk and Cook­ies
milk-cookies-lesner-innA milk and cook­ies bar is a fun and sim­ple idea for hav­ing an alter­na­tive dessert rather than your stan­dard wed­ding cake. It is also super easy to do your­self if you enjoy bak­ing (or have a fam­ily mem­ber who does)! Lesner Inn pro­vides an assort­ment of cook­ies for our milk and cookie bar with choco­late chip, m&m, white choco­late macadamia nut, and oat­meal raisin to name a few. Cre­ate a beau­ti­ful arrange­ment with these cook­ies, and include an old fash­ioned milk jug to com­plete the dis­play! Photo by Echard Wheeler Pho­tog­ra­phy

Candy Apple Bar
This dessert bar is such a fes­tive idea for Fall wed­dings. It’s super easy to set up, all you need is one Crock pot with caramel and one with choco­late, and numer­ous top­pings for guests to pick from. Some of the most pop­u­lar top­pings for candy apples are things like chopped peanuts, mini M&Ms, and crushed Oreos, just to name a few! We also rec­om­mend hav­ing some sliced apples for the guests who don’t want a whole apple.

Pop­corn Bar
We love hav­ing pop­corn bars as a late night snack at Lesner Inn wed­dings! Choose between reg­u­lar but­tered pop­corn or ket­tle corn and let them do the rest! We offer but­ter­scotch chips, choco­late chips, and M&Ms as top­pings, but we encour­age you to bring in what­ever your favorite pop­corn top­ping is!

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Hav­ing a mashed potato bar is a fun idea that lets your guests per­son­al­ize their din­ner instead of every­one just get­ting the same plated meal. Some of the basic top­pings would be crum­bled bacon, sour cream, chives, and shred­ded cheese. And who doesn’t like some­thing served in a mar­tini glasses?! Photo by Luke & Ash­ley Pho­tog­ra­phy

Sun­dae bar
Another great dessert bar, or even a late night snack, would be to have an ice cream sun­dae bar. We offer vanilla and choco­late ice cream with a vari­ety of top­pings! Choose your favorite fla­vor, and add things like choco­late syrup, caramel sauce, rain­bow sprin­kles, var­i­ous cookie and candy bits, and chopped nuts for your per­fect ice cream sun­dae!

If you want to make your wed­ding day per­son­al­ized to taste, hav­ing a food bar is def­i­nitely the way to do it!

Writ­ten by: Lind­sey Bas­night
Edited by: Cayleen Javorsky

Hav­ing your Furry Friend as Part of your Big Day

View More: http://taraliebeckphotography.pass.us/wedding Hav­ing all of your friends there to sup­port you on your wed­ding day is some­thing that is so impor­tant to cou­ples, so why leave out your best friend – your dog? We have seen numer­ous adorable ways to incor­po­rate your furry pup into your spe­cial day that we love! Hav­ing your dog as a part of your wed­ding will not only be a mem­ory for you and your guests, but your dog will be so happy to be with you and a part of the action!
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Save The Date
Hav­ing your dog as an extra model in your save the date announce­ments is a sweet way to include them for every­one to see. This is a great idea for the cou­ples that do not nec­es­sar­ily want their pet at the venue dur­ing the wed­ding or for the furry friends that might not have the best man­ners in pub­lic.

Flower Girl
This is the most com­mon way we see cou­ples includ­ing their pet but also one of the cutest! Hav­ing your dog walk down the aisle instead of a typ­i­cal flower girl is some­thing that makes your wed­ding stand out. But if you already have a flower girl in mind your dog could always be a flower girl escort and have the flower girl walk them down the aisle. Make sure to have your dog dressed for the part with extra flow­ers from the bou­quets! Bran­don Dugan Pho­tog­ra­phy

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If you have a male dog and don’t want to make them the flower dog this is another great way to have your dog play an impor­tant role in your wed­ding. For this you can also have the flower girl walk them down the aisle, just make sure the rings are tied tight to the dog’s col­lar!

From Our Pup to Yours
Hav­ing dog bis­cuits as extra wed­ding favors for guests that also have a furry friend at home is a cute detail for your fel­low dog lovers. It is also super easy to either make the dog treats or just buy treats and wrap them up for guests to take home with them.

How­ever you decide to make your furry friend part of your big day make sure to have a trusted friend in charge of your pup and to take home at a cer­tain time in the night to make sure you and your new spouse can focus on all the fun!

Writ­ten by: Lind­sey Bas­night
Edited by: Cayleen Javorsky

Unique Guest Book Ideas

On a day that is all about the bride and groom, your wed­ding guests are the ones who truly make the day mem­o­rable. Hav­ing all of your fam­ily and friends cel­e­brat­ing with you on your spe­cial day is some­thing that you will never for­get. The days of just mak­ing every guest sign his or her name in a book are long gone, so hav­ing a fun and unique way to remem­ber every per­son that was at your big day is so impor­tant! Here, at Lesner Inn, we have seen so many cute and cre­ative ways to have your guests “sign in” so no one is for­got­ten.

1. Hav­ing guests sign bot­tles of wine
For all of our wine lovers out there, this is per­fect on so many lev­els! You and your fiancé can pick out a few bot­tles of wine to have each guest sign and write a note on with sharpies. Pick­ing out the wine together will be a fun dis­trac­tion from the stresses of wed­ding plan­ning! You can either keep it sim­ple and choose your favorite go-​to bot­tles of wine, or pick out bot­tles that have a name or label that may be mean­ing­ful to you as a cou­ple! You can then open each bot­tle on your one, three, and five year anniver­saries and rem­i­nisce on mem­o­ries with your guests on your big day while you sip on a nice glass of wine.


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Echard Wheeler Photography


2. Jenga Pieces
This cre­ative idea is great for our new­ly­weds with a love for game night! Jenga is a great game to put out for enter­tain­ment while friends and fam­ily are over. Get­ting all your guests to sign or write a note on a piece will make it spe­cial every time you play!

3. Shake it like a Polaroid pic­ture
Who doesn’t like a fun selfie?! With this guest book idea you really get to see each guest’s per­son­al­ity! All you have to do it set up an area with a Polaroid cam­era and let the self­ies begin!

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Eliz­a­beth Hen­son Photography


4. Advice Coast­ers
Another fun way to remem­ber all your guests on your big day would be to have spe­cialty coast­ers made with a spot for your guest to give you some new­ly­wed advice and then sign their name. This is such a fun idea because when­ever you are enjoy­ing a cold bev­er­age you can read over all of the fun advice that all your friends and fam­ily wrote!

These four “guest book” ideas are some of our favorites that we have seen from past wed­dings. On your big day hav­ing small touches such as a unique guest book can make it so mem­o­rable for your guests!

Writ­ten by: Lind­sey Bas­night
Edited by: Cayleen Javorsky

Fall Wed­dings on the Water

Sum­mer may be cool­ing down, but wed­ding sea­son is heat­ing up. Fall wed­dings are becom­ing more and more pop­u­lar with brides and grooms. Although most peo­ple think of barn wed­dings for the fall, hav­ing a fall wed­ding on the water offers so many great ben­e­fits for the bride, the groom, and their guests. Con­sid­er­ing the gor­geous views and added ben­e­fits of our venue, hav­ing a fall wed­ding at the Lesner Inn just makes sense!

Both of our spaces are per­fect for a wed­ding in any sea­son, but fall can be espe­cially beau­ti­ful! Our Lesner Hall is designed with neu­tral col­ors, allow­ing cou­ples to use linens, uplight­ing, cen­ter­pieces and more, to com­pletely trans­form the space into the per­fect fall inspired recep­tion. With the Lesner Hall comes our beau­ti­ful out­door Sun­set Deck, which allows your guests to enjoy the cool fall breeze on the water. Our Water­side Deck is a more casual space with roman­tic light­ing from paper lanterns and twin­kle lights, and rus­tic floor­boards. With just a few fall-​themed dec­o­ra­tions, you can really enhance the over­all atmos­phere of the room for your event. Open­ing the deck’s win­dows will also bring in the crisp fall air as your guests dance the night away!

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Ross Costanza Photography

Think­ing of fall makes us all excited for the savory, com­fort food that comes with it. Work­ing with our chef, you can offer your guests your per­fect fall feast! An addi­tional fun idea would be to add a candy bar at the end of the night, trans­port­ing your guests back to one of the best fall hol­i­days, Hal­loween. Another fall food addi­tion would be to offer pie instead of wed­ding cake! Noth­ing says “fall” more than a home­made apple or pump­kin pie, except maybe candy apples!

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Kin­stler Photography

Fall weather can be great with warm days and cool nights, but it also comes with some pretty unpre­dictable weather. Although hur­ri­cane sea­son can cause some prob­lems in the Hamp­ton Roads area, the Lesner Inn offers the per­fect mix between an indoor and out­door venue for you and your guests. We won’t let the rain ruin your per­fect day!

Another fun fall addi­tion can be at your wedding’s bar! Con­sider adding some fall sig­na­ture drinks to the menu for your guests. Although our bar­tenders can make any clas­sic drink from our house and pre­mium liquors, work with your event man­agers to offer some great fall bev­er­ages. Con­sider offer­ing Spiced Rum with Apple Cider or even an Apple Cider Mimosa! Another great addi­tion for guests of all ages would be a Hot Choco­late bar. These small addi­tions can really empha­size your over­all fall theme!

If you’re hav­ing trou­ble dec­o­rat­ing, we have some great rental items to cre­ate the per­fect fall look. First, choose from our table linens to bring in your fall color scheme. Between our house and spe­cialty linens, you can choose from over 70 col­ors! With gold being a very pop­u­lar fall color, con­sider rent­ing our gold Chivari Chairs for an added pop of shim­mer on your wed­ding day. For cen­ter­pieces, our rus­tic lanterns will offer the per­fect fall flair. Add an autumn twist to our float­ing can­dles by adding small branches to the vase! We offer so many great items to rent; we’d love to help you select the per­fect ones for your wed­ding night.

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Kin­stler Photography

If you’re look­ing for the per­fect fall wed­ding venue, you’ve found it at the Lesner Inn! Between our venue spaces, food and bev­er­age options, and cen­ter­pieces to dec­o­rate with, we can help make all of your fall wed­ding Pin­ter­est board dreams come true!

Choos­ing the Right Seat­ing Plan for Your Wed­ding Recep­tion

It’s safe to say that no one is ever truly pre­pared for the stresses that come from plan­ning a wed­ding. Even some of the seem­ingly sim­ple deci­sions will require extra care when you and your fiancé are plan­ning. One thing that you should des­ig­nate a lot of time to is your guests’ seat­ing arrange­ment. Before cre­at­ing your floor plan, fig­ure out which type of seat­ing arrange­ment will work best for you, your guests, and your recep­tion.

Assign­ing Guests to a Spe­cific Seat

This is the most for­mal seat­ing chart that will also take the most time on your part. This arrange­ment works best if you’re invit­ing a lot of peo­ple from very dif­fer­ent groups! You know your guests best, and assign­ing your guests to spe­cific seats allows you to sit peo­ple with com­mon inter­ests next to each other. It will also guar­an­tee that cou­ples and fam­i­lies won’t be split up. This type of plan also gives you the oppor­tu­nity to keep peo­ple sep­a­rated who may not get along. To let your guests know where to sit, cre­ate a seat­ing chart, so guests can find the right table where their place card sits!

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Dustin Lewis Photography

Assign­ing Guests to a Table

This is the most com­mon seat­ing arrange­ment we’ve seen at Lesner Inn. Assign­ing your guests to spe­cific tables will guar­an­tee that par­ties and cou­ples won’t be split up, reduc­ing guest anx­i­ety! This also allows you to place peo­ple who are like-​minded together. You are able to cre­ate group tables for your fam­ily mem­bers, your friend group from col­lege, your cowork­ers, and every­one who attends your wed­ding. Set up place cards with table num­bers writ­ten on them or a seat­ing chart to let guests know what table they’re assigned! This option is also great for allow­ing guests to sit next to whomever they want at their table.

No Seat­ing Chart

Let­ting your guests have free reign on pick­ing their seats can be great, but there are some things to keep in mind when you decide to nix the seat­ing chart! You should reserve a table or two for you and your fiancé’s fam­i­lies. Par­ents and grand­par­ents want to be seated close to you, so they can see every­thing that’s going on through­out the night! Also, add extra seats to your seat­ing plan. This will help to make sure par­ties and cou­ples don’t get split up for din­ner, when there’s only one seat here and there through­out the room. Keep in mind; if you want to have a plated meal, you have to have a seat­ing chart des­ig­nat­ing which guests are at which table so we can deliver the cor­rect meal to them!
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Caitlin Ger­res Photography

Ulti­mately, you want your guests to feel com­fort­able with who they’re sit­ting with at din­ner. Your tables should encour­age con­ver­sa­tion through­out the night between your guests. Know­ing your guests and the rela­tion­ships they have with one another will help you decide which type of seat­ing arrange­ment is per­fect for your wed­ding recep­tion!

Why We’re Obsesssed With Cup­cakes

It’s safe to say that here at the Lesner Inn, we have a sweet tooth that will just never be sat­is­fied. So many cakes and desserts have come through our build­ing, and we def­i­nitely have our favorites. Look­ing back on all the wed­dings, we’ve come to the con­clu­sion that we’re absolutely obsessed with hav­ing cup­cakes at your wed­ding reception!

5. You Can Still Cut the Cake. Cut­ting your wed­ding cake is such a fun tra­di­tion that makes for great pic­tures! While your guests enjoy their cup­cakes, order a small cake for you and your new spouse to cut into. You def­i­nitely don’t have to pass up this tra­di­tion just because you wanted to serve cup­cakes. Work with your baker to get the best price for what you need and want on your wed­ding day!

4. Order to Match Your Guest Count. Although bak­eries can tell you how much cake to order for your guest count, there’s a good chance you will have lots of cake left over. Cup­cakes allow you to order per­fectly for the amount of peo­ple that are attend­ing your wed­ding. You will most likely only need one cup­cake per guest. This also allows you to save money and elim­i­nate post wed­ding waste.

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Luke and Ash­ley Photography

3. Offer Guests a Vari­ety of Fla­vors. With a tra­di­tional cake, you usu­ally only offer three to four dif­fer­ent fla­vors of cake, because there typ­i­cally aren’t more than four tiers. With cup­cakes, the options are end­less! You can cre­ate cake and fill­ing com­bi­na­tions that reflect dif­fer­ent events in your life. You can also frost your cup­cakes with dif­fer­ent col­ors to match your color scheme. Just remem­ber, if you offer­ing more non-​traditional fla­vors, order some extra cup­cakes so your guests can enjoy and try the fla­vor they want!

2. Easy for Your Guests. Offer­ing cup­cakes makes every­thing so easy for your guests! First, depend­ing on how you dis­play them, this is the quick­est way to serve dessert to your guests. Cup­cakes are also easy to eat! Since a lot of guests will be mak­ing their way to the dance floor, they’ll be able to bring their cup­cake along with­out wor­ry­ing about mak­ing a mess.

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David Cham­pagne Photography

1. Many Dif­fer­ent Dis­play Options. A clas­sic cake can really only be dis­played one way, but not cup­cakes! You can dis­play them on a cup­cake tier, on your cake table, or at each of your guest’s place set­tings. There are so many dif­fer­ent types of cup­cakes tiers and ways to dis­play them at your guest’s seats; the pos­si­bil­i­ties are endless!

Cup­cakes are such a fun, chic option for your wed­ding day! They really make every­thing eas­ier for you and your guests. If you think your guests might end up being full from all the deli­cious food you offered for din­ner, you can offer them pack­aged cup­cakes to take home after the recep­tion, too. Between the vari­ety of fla­vor options, fun dis­play arrange­ments, and added ease to your wed­ding plan­ning, you really can’t go wrong! Plus, who doesn’t love a good cupcake?

Let’s Talk About Photo Booths

When it comes to wed­ding pic­tures, you want a pho­tog­ra­pher to cap­ture every spe­cial moment of the day. From the minute you wake up and throw on your mono­grammed robe, to the moment you see your fiancé for the first time or make your grand exit, you will want every moment doc­u­mented! While the pho­tog­ra­pher is focused on you and your new spouse, it’s dif­fi­cult to get shots of all your loved ones who made sure to attend your big day. This is where a photo booth can play a huge role on your wed­ding night!

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Hav­ing a photo booth at your wed­ding recep­tion offers a great oppor­tu­nity to get both funny and lov­ing pic­tures of all your friends and fam­ily through­out the night. With your photographer’s lens posi­tioned on you, the photo booth gives your guests the chance to shine. It also gives them some­thing fun to do while you’re tak­ing post cer­e­mony pic­tures or later in the night when they’re feet hurt from danc­ing! But, what kind of photo booth is the best?

Here at the Lesner Inn, we’ve seen every­thing from DIY photo booths to the very pro­fes­sional set up done by com­pa­nies like SnapQube. With a DIY set up, you can cre­ate what­ever type of photo booth you want. Sup­ply­ing the back drop, props, and cam­era can be more work than you think, but will help cap­ture some funny and cre­ative guest moments. If you find that DIY cre­ations can be time-​consuming and stress­ful, hir­ing SnapQube can make sure all of your photo booth needs are met. With SnapQube, they will print pho­tos for you and your guests that will let you cher­ish those wed­ding recep­tion mem­o­ries for­ever!

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Whether you hire a pro­fes­sional or do it your­self, make sure to have some fun props, and you will be sure to get great shots by the end of the night. Your guests will love the photo booth just as much as you do, and it will help make the night unfor­get­table! This is one trend you def­i­nitely don’t want to miss.

You Make Me Feel Like Danc­ing

The first dance is a long stand­ing tra­di­tion that has evolved over the years. Today, brides and grooms can select from mil­lions of songs to play dur­ing their first dance to match their per­sonal styles! With so many songs out there, how do you find one that’s just right for you and your fiancé?

Think back through­out your rela­tion­ship. Do you already have a song that rep­re­sents a mem­ory between the two of you? Many cou­ples choose songs that they heard on their first date or even a song that they first danced to when they started dat­ing. Find­ing per­sonal con­nec­tions like these will make your first dance even more spe­cial!

Another way to find the per­fect song is to find a genre or artist you both like. Hop onto your iTunes or Spo­tify account, and start explor­ing! Once you tar­get an artist, start lis­ten­ing to their music and select a song that you both enjoy. If you want to per­form a more chore­o­graphed ball­room dance, instead of a typ­i­cal slow dance, ask a dance instruc­tor what they think would work best.

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If you don’t feel like search­ing for hours for that one per­fect song, Spo­tify recently released the most pop­u­lar first dance songs in the world. There’s a rea­son why these ten songs are used so much, and it’s because the lyrics and music com­bine together beau­ti­fully to match the love you have for each other on your spe­cial day! Check out the list below:
  1. Think­ing Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  2. At Last” by Etta James
  3. You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne
  4. All of Me” by John Legend
  5. A Thou­sand Years” by Christina Perri
  6. Make You Feel My Love” by Adele
  7. I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz
  8. Every­thing” by Michael Buble
  9. Bet­ter together” by Jack Johnson
  10. Amazed” by Lonestar

What­ever song you and your fiancé end up choos­ing, we know that song will hold a spe­cial place in your heart forever.

Tips for the Per­fect Cen­ter­pieces

Cen­ter­pieces can really make or break the over­all look of your wed­ding. They are the miss­ing piece that pulls your color scheme, table linens, and over­all theme together for your recep­tion! Although there’s no limit to what your cen­ter­pieces can be, we do have some sug­ges­tions to help cre­ate a mem­o­rable night and amaz­ing atmos­phere for you and your guests.

Lynnhaven Pillar with Rafia Stay within your Bud­get. Set a bud­get for how much you want your cen­ter­pieces to cost per table. Whether you’re rent­ing through the Lesner Inn or a third party com­pany, this will help you save money on your over­all wed­ding costs. Mak­ing a bud­get for your cen­ter­pieces will also help you fig­ure out if it’s worth it to try some DIY ideas for your wed­ding!

Keep It Sim­ple. Cen­ter­pieces shouldn’t dis­tract your guests from why they are at your wed­ding. They are there to add to the atmos­phere and theme you’ve cre­ated! Limit your col­ors and the amount of dec­o­ra­tions on the table to keep your cen­ter­pieces from being too busy. Your cen­ter­pieces should reflect your per­son­al­ity, but if there is too much going on, your guests may get detracted.

lantern-lesner-inn-rustic-metallic Don’t Obstruct Your Guests’ View. Between speeches, cut­ting the cake, first dances and other tra­di­tions, there are so many spe­cial moments that your guests don’t want to miss. You also don’t want to dis­cour­age con­ver­sa­tion because your guests can’t see across the table. Con­sider hav­ing small cen­ter­pieces that fall below eye level or tall skinny designs above eye level. When in doubt, test out your cen­ter­pieces at your own din­ing room table to see if they block your view!

Add Light. If your wed­ding recep­tion is at night, adding tea lights and can­dles will cre­ate a new dynamic to your cen­ter­pieces. It will also add to the atmos­phere of the room as the sun goes down out­side. If your cen­ter­pieces are water-​based, float­ing can­dles can be a great addi­tion too!

Lesner Inn Hurrican Globe Melody Gillikin Pho­tog­ra­phy Know Your Space. Although there are a cou­ple options for table sizes, our stan­dard table is an eight foot round table. Once you have your table set, there’s lim­ited space for your cen­ter­pieces before your guests feel too crowded.Your guests will be at their table for a good por­tion of the night, so you want them to feel com­fort­able the entire time! With our tables, it’s a good idea to keep your cen­ter­pieces around one square foot to reduce over­crowd­ing.

When in doubt, leave it up to us here at the Lesner Inn! We have beau­ti­ful options to dec­o­rate your tables, with the option of mix­ing and match­ing some of your favorites. All of our cen­ter­pieces are sim­ple, include light, and are the per­fect size to not crowd guests or obstruct their views. For an addi­tional cost, we can also add either sil­ver or gold table num­bers for assigned seating.Whatever you choose, don’t hes­i­tate to ask your event man­ager for our opin­ions; we all have even more detailed ideas on how to cre­ate the per­fect cen­ter­pieces!

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