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10 Tips for Your Wedding Day

You’ve probably read almost every book, signed up for every newsletter, and downloaded a calendar for wedding day prep and tips, but you can always use more insight – right?! Well Lesner Inn has done the research from previous brides and thought of some ourselves to share with you, so be sure to keep these in the forefront of your mind as you awake on the best day of your life!

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Get plenty of rest the night before

We all know how fun the rehearsal dinner can be and that you automatically want to start celebrating with your family and closest friends but tomorrow is your big day! You’ll thank yourself when you wake up on your wedding day with plenty of beauty sleep!

Let your bridal party love on you

It’s your day, right?! The one day that gets to be all about you and your fiancé so don’t feel bad if you let your bridal party take care of you all day long! They love you and want it to be just as perfect as you do! Virginia Beach Wedding Venue Lesner Inn (26)

Pamper yourself

Make sure to pamper yourself as well! Take some time in the morning and drink your cup of coffee with as much cream as you desire, take a warm shower, lather up with lotion, or do whatever your heart desires. Today is a day where the pampering never ends!

Calming scents

Start the morning with your favorite candle or burn incense to get the mood right for you and the bridal party. Soak it all in and let the fun begin!

Sounds in the background

Just the same, create a playlist or turn on Spotify and just let it play! Music in the background is a must to keep the party going before it actually even starts!

Pop the bubbly

Once you feel like you’ve had enough cups of coffee to get you through the day, don’t be afraid to pop the champagne, crank up the music, and start celebrating! It’s a day to remember so why not start off the celebrations with some champagne!

Take some photos before the ceremony

You’ll have so much more time to spend with your guests during the reception if you take some of your pictures before the ceremony. Even if you want to stick to seeing your fiancé for the first time down the aisle, you can still get all of the other photos out of the way!

Don’t forget to eat

You’ll hear this a million times and we’ll tell you again! Whether you’re too excited to eat before the ceremony or wanting to thank everyone for coming afterwards, make sure you grab some food during cocktail hour or sit down for a minute to take a bite of your meal. If all else fails, just ask your caterer to box up your dinner so you can dive in at the hotel!

Spend the night with your new spouse

The day will be filled with your bridal party, family and friends, but don’t forget to spend a few special moments as newlyweds. You’ll want memories of not only having fun with your guests, but also spending time as a couple!

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Remember to soak in the moment

Take a moment to look around the room at the reception and think about how much each person means to you. It may be the only time in your life where all of those people are in the same room and you’ll want to remember that feeling when you start out the journey of marriage together!

 

Hopefully, these tips can help you stay calm and enjoy all of the happiness on your big day! Just remember, at the end of the day, it’s about you and your fiancé starting a new life together and celebrating that by creating memories surrounded by the people you love!

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What People are Saying

  • Mr. & Mrs. John­son

    MARCH 10, 2018
    ENTIRE VENUE

    Working with Lindsey and the Lesner Inn was great! I planned the majority of my wedding from out of town and Lindsey could not have been more patient with my constant emails. The venue looked beautiful at the reception and my guests loved the views and the food. The crab cakes were everyone’s favorite. Thank you so much to the Lesner Inn team and & Lindsey for such a beautiful wedding!

  • Mr. & Mrs. Jurko

    JUNE 22, 2018
    LESNER HALL & SUNSET DECK

    I could NOT be happier with the service from Lesner Inn. Our coordinator Liz was SO helpful each time we met with her and had questions. The ceremony and receptions spaces were absolutely beautiful. If I had to do it all over again I wouldn’t change a thing and I would recommend this venue to anyone!

  • The Bells

    SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
    LESNER HALL & SUNSET DECK

    Alexis, We just wanted to say thank you for all that you did Saturday & all the planning leading up to our wedding day. We had such an amazing day! And we really appreciated you making sure we were taken care of throughout the night. You’re amazing at what you do & helped our wedding day turn out to be perfect! Thank you again!

  • Jon & Brit­tany Wil­son

    JULY 15, 2017
    LESNER HALL & SUNSET DECK

    Girls at the Lesner Inn, Wow! I can’t believe it’s been just about a year since Jon and I came through the doors and knew that this would be the place we say “I do”. You guys are awesome and made planning a breeze even for this bride who didn’t have it all together. Thank you guys so much for everything, our day was perfect!

  • Kyle & Elise Miller

    APRIL 8, 2018
    LESNER HALL & SUNSET DECK

    Lindsey!
    I am speechless! Friday was truly amazing. You went above and beyond to make our day so special! We loved every second of the night. Thank you also for the champagne glasses and kitchen towel. You are so sweet! Everyone raved about the night. You and Lesner Inn are AMAZING!
    Love you
    Kyle & Elise Miller

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  • In March 2017, Tim surprised Courtney on the beach with a ring (if you didn't already know, she said "yes"). Tim then doubled down on the surprise with a party including family and friends from Baltimore, Virginia Beach, and Arlington an hour or so later at nearby Chick's Bar and Grill ❤️ • • Photo by Dustin Lewis Images
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  • The Waterside Deck is the perfect spot for those natural light photos 💕 • • Photo: Him & Her Photography
  • Sunset Deck pictures will always be our fave 💗 The view is undeniably beautiful! _ Photo by David Champagne Photography Hair by The Hair Days MUA BlushTones
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  • Hugs from the first man you ever loved before your ceremony always make you smile 😊🥰 • • Tag your dad to share the love! _ Photo: Cynthia Tenney Photography Gown: Ava Clara Couture Bridal Designer: Kenneth Winston Florals: Norfolk Wholesale Floral
  • The Waterside Deck holds weddings throughout the year but when couples rent the entire venue, it's used for cocktail hour and it's a beauty 😍 • • Photo: Jessica Souther Photography
  • When your best friend becomes your wife, you hit the jackpot 😘 • • Photo by Valerie Betz Photography & Design
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