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Finding Your Wedding Bakery

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Wondering where to begin when it comes to finding your wedding baker? Here’s a quick overview to get you thinking!

Photo: Cynthia Tenney Photography

Budget

First things first, set a budget. You want to be sure of how much you are wanting to spend on your cake or desserts. Not only will your overall wedding budget thank you but you’ll be able to narrow down bakeries based off their estimates. This will also help you in deciding if you want to do a tiered cake, sheet cake, cupcakes, a small cake to cut and cupcakes for everyone else, etc.

Style

Once you’ve set a budget the fun begins! If you haven’t already, then create a pinterest board of ideas, colors, shapes and everything you like about cakes, cupcakes, etc. This will help you with inspiration and can also be utilized to show your baker images and ideas of what you’re looking for. If you’re doing a tiered or sheet cake, then think about all the designs you’d like to add, such as flowers, shells or if you’re doing cupcakes do you want to offer different flavors? Not sure about your style, don’t worry! A good baker will be able to give you some ideas that fit your budget!

 

Photo: Dragon Photography Studio

Personal Recommendation

Once you have a budget and about two to three styles in mind go ahead and ask your friends, family, and venue if they have any bakery recommendations. Many times your wedding venue may have a vendor list of vendors who give discounts for hosting your wedding with them. For example, the Lesner Inn has partnered with Gigi’s Cupcakes, where our couples will receive a 10% discount from Gigi’s.  Your friends and family members may also know of some great bakers and bakeries around the area you may be interested in! Once you have a few bakeries go ahead and read some of their reviews to get some insight from previous clients!

Tasting

Hope you have a sweet tooth! Once you have about three bakeries in mind go ahead and make an appointment for a tasting. Let them know about your budget, style, estimated guest count and most importantly your wedding date and time as you want to make sure they are available for your wedding day.

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  • Mr. & Mrs. Horne

    SEPTEMBER 12, 2020
    ENTIRE VENUE

    We had such an amazing wedding at the Lesner this past weekend. With all of the hurdles we had to go through with COVID protocols, Alexis, Kim, and Lindsey went above and beyond to make our day feel normal- and it was PERFECT! They were so attentive to detail and helpful with things I had not thought of during the planning process. They took care of every detail and we had nothing to worry about on the day of Our wedding except showing up. I even had some last minute changes to decor that they were able to help with. The food was amazing and the view is seriously one you can’t beat. The sunset deck is Covered, so some rain is not a total game changer- but it also gives the guests a nice break from the reception hall (which is inside), which made our guests comfortable with spacing out during these times. Luckily our weather was perfect and the photos are literally amazing- there is no better view in Virginia Beach. I would highly recommend the Lesner for a wedding !!

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    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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