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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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!
Some would say that today is full of back luck and superstition, but here at the Lesner Inn all we can see is blue skies and gorgeous weddings. To settle your nerves, we’ve picked the top 5 wedding superstitions to put their origins to rest.
5. Wearing a Veil
Nowadays, not all Brides choose to wear a veil, but for those who do… it comes from Roman tradition. It was thought that by wearing a veil, the bride would be guarded from evil spirits.
4. Crying on your Wedding Day
Let’s face it ladies, your big day would be nothing without your girls beside you. Bridesmaids do so much to help a bride prepare for their wedding day. They help you pick out the dress, plan all of your wedding showers, your bachelorette party, and keep you sane on the big day. So when it comes time to say ‘thank you’ for all that they’ve done, you want to pick the perfect gift. We’ve selected our top 6 ‘thank yous’ for those special ladies in your life.
1. Wedding Jewelry
By the time your wedding day arrives, your bridesmaids will have already spent a lot of money on your occasion. Part of that expense is spent on coordinating looks for your girls on the big day. To save them some money and say thank you, gifting the wedding jewelry can be very thoughtful. Sites like etsy.com have tons of shops where you can purchase matching, personalized jewelry for each girl.
In honor of National Doughnut Day we want to celebrate the nontraditional Doughnut Cake! Although most couples tend to choose a traditional wedding cake, a doughnut cake may be a fun way to get creative and save some dough (haha)! The cake can be comprised of as many doughnuts as you would need for your guest count or more if you have some sweet tooths in the crowd. They’re also great for weddings with a lot of children or picky eaters. You may choose to have one pre-assembled, but it may not be a bad idea to have the groomsmen put it together– it’ll keep them out of your hair and busy until they are needed!
Here at Lesner Inn we most often meet with Brides to make all of their wedding dreams come true. They make most of the decisions and then garner most of the attention on the big day. But what about the Groom? While he may get the ball rolling with an extravagant proposal, most misters are just along for the ride in the wedding planning process.
To combat this though, many of our Brides have found the perfect way to give a little of that attention back to the man with a Groom’s Cake! This cake is separate from the traditional Wedding Cake, and creates the perfect opportunity to show off what the Groom loves (besides the Bride of course!). Our favorite ideas can be seen below:
We are so thrilled to share this beautiful video by The Girl Tyler! Lyndy and Kenny were married inside our Lesner Hall and Sun Deck space on a gorgeous February day. We love how The Girl Tyler captured our venue, as well as the happiness that the day was filled with. It was our pleasure to work with so many of Hampton Road’s top vendors, and we hope you enjoy the video as much as we did!
In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, we found some beautiful ways to incorporate the namesake color of the “Emerald Isle,” into your event! Emerald was the pantone color of 2013, and this color still inspires beautiful events in 2014!
[ Emerald & Gold ] — Festive and Fun
[ Emerald & Midnight Blue ] — Traditional and Classy