We will be hosting our first annual open house on January 18th from 2 – 6 PM. Please stop by if you are in the area and would like some free food & drinks, and the chance to learn more about our venue and see the work of some of VB’s finest vendors! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/310040035848287/
As a guest, your job is easy-shmeasy. You show up at the ceremony & reception, you send your best wishes to the happy couple, and you enjoy all of the food, alcohol & music. You really don’t have to do anything else, unless you’re specifically asked to participate in another way. That being said, there are number of things you should NEVER do at a wedding:
There’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!
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.
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.
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!
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…
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.
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
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.
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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