Per­son­al­iz­ing your menu

menuThere’s so many ways to per­son­al­ize your wed­ding and share your story with the world, with­out sim­ply telling them it in your vows or speeches. At The Lesner Inn, one of our favorite ways our new­ly­weds per­son­al­ize their wed­ding is through their menu. Even though we pro­vide all of the food for your wed­ding (with excep­tion to the cake) we love to work with our cou­ples to make sure they are able to per­son­al­ize their menu. Take a look at some of our ideas below & what we’ve done in the past!

Wed­ding Coor­di­na­tors VS. Venue Coor­di­na­tors

It’s your spe­cial day, and min­utes before the cer­e­mony music cues your bridal party to start walk­ing down the aisle a cri­sis occurs. One of your grooms­men has had one too many drinks, trips, and spills his jack & coke on the guest table. He looks down and notices his bou­ton­niere has come undone. No one has the time nor the knowl­edge to fix the table or the bou­ton­nieres quickly — so who do you turn to? This is a per­fect sce­nario that dif­fer­en­ti­ates the duties of the venue coor­di­na­tor and the wed­ding coor­di­na­tor. While your wed­ding coor­di­na­tor quickly assem­bles the bou­ton­niere and pins it to the grooms­man, your venue coor­di­na­tor is re-​linening & re-​setting the table as it was before.

CRI­SIS AVERTED.

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Tips for a Suc­cess­ful Wed­ding Tast­ing

If your wed­ding venue pro­vides cater­ing (which, we do!), then they should offer tast­ings. Let’s be real, who buys a car with­out test dri­ving it first? And when it comes to the most impor­tant day of your life, why leave any­thing to chance? Lesner Inn offers their poten­tial clients their choice of 4 hors-​doeuvres to 3 entrees. Since tast­ings have become increas­ingly impor­tant, as more and more cou­ples choose to per­son­al­ize every­thing (from sig­na­ture cock­tails to cakes & desserts), we thought it would be impor­tant to give our read­ers some tips on how to take advan­tage of your tastings.

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So Your Guests Have Dietary Needs?

Lately, it seems like every­one has some sort of allergy or spe­cial food require­ment. Work­ing with so many guests and pleas­ing everyone’s palettes can be chal­leng­ing at times, but there is no rea­son that any­one should go hun­gry. To help you out, we’ve com­piled a few tips to help with your picky eaters.

1. When send­ing out invi­ta­tions and notes for your guests to RSVP, include a check-​box for guests to indi­cate if they have any spe­cial food require­ments. When you get everyone’s RSVP back, you’ll know who to fol­low up with about these unique needs!

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Tis’ the Sea­son! (Almost)

There are only 15 more Fri­days until Christ­mas! And that means it’s time to start plan­ning your Hol­i­day func­tions. Lesner Inn is excited to have hosted numer­ous char­ity fundrais­ers, end-​of-​the year ban­quets, fam­ily reunions, and cor­po­rate par­ties all in the name of the hol­i­days! If you’re look­ing for an excuse to throw a fes­tive func­tion with us, we’ve come up with just a few…

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8 Rea­sons You Should Have a Day­time Wed­ding

Lesner Inn is proud to offer day­time wed­dings which can begin at any time, and con­clude by 3pm. Many brides are skep­ti­cal of such an early start time, but we’ve com­piled the top 8 rea­sons why day­time wed­dings rock.

1. Day­time wed­dings are cheaper. This day is going to be expen­sive enough, why not save some dough and have an awe­some day­time event?

2. Day­time events can begin at ANY­time. That’s right, we could even do sun­rise. And how roman­tic would that be?! The sun rises in the per­fect spot from the deck at Lesner Inn, mak­ing for a beau­ti­ful ceremony.

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Wed­ding Favor Woes

Don’t fret! We’ve already picked out the 10 coolest wed­ding favors for right now. Take your pick!

10. DIY Candy/​Cookie Bar

Let your guests make their own favor with the addi­tion of a candy or cookie bar! This inter­ac­tive favor gives your guests some­thing to do and a vari­ety of options that will please every­one. Plus who wouldn’t want a lit­tle mid­night snack for the after-​party?

9. Mason Jars with Moxie

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Now Trend­ing: Trash the dress?

How long did it take you to pick out the per­fect dress for your big day? Prob­a­bly a few vis­its to the local bridal bou­tiques and a few hours con­vinc­ing your­self to write the check. You’ll only wear it once, but it has to be the per­fect one (just like your man ;)).

But despite all the time and money that goes into this dress, we’ve noticed that a lot of our brides are choos­ing to “trash” their dresses. Usu­ally this involves some activ­ity that will essen­tially ruin your dress, but makes for some pretty spec­tac­u­lar pho­tos. Most of our brides take advan­tage of the Lynnhaven River or the Chesa­peake Bay near-​by to trash their dresses after the big day, but there are plenty of cre­ative ways to make it happen.

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Buz­zfeed Bride

Buz­zfeed Bride

The ladies at Lesner Inn love brows­ing buz­zfeed, and when we find posts focused on the big day, we can’t help but to share them with you! This post has a ton of great ways to make your wed­ding day unique. Click on the link above, and let us know if you’ll be try­ing any of them!

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Happy Father’s Day

At the Lesner Inn we watch many a bride take the trip down the aisle accom­pa­nied by none other than her father. So on this spe­cial day, we want to make a shout-​out to the man in our lives who has always been there and always will be. Watch­ing your daugh­ter grow into a woman and build a life of her own might be dif­fi­cult at times, but hey– you wouldn’t have raised her any other way. On this spe­cial day in a woman’s life, you (dad) have a huge role to play. Be there for her, tell her she’s beau­ti­ful, and get her down that aisle. She might be start­ing a new life with a new man, but you’ll always be her rock. Thank Dads for all that you do– we couldn’t make it with­out you!

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