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Hot Wedding Tips and Advice from the Lesner Inn Ladies

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After much thought, the ladies here at the Lesner Inn want to give you insider tips to make sure your wedding is the best day ever! We have all curated a list of things we find most important that we have seen over the years. These tips will make your wedding organized, fun, and memorable.

Hire a Day of Coordinator

HIRE A DAY OF COORDINATOR! This will be your god send. A Day of Coordinator is designed to keep your special day STRESS FREE! A Day of Coordinator will make sure everything is set up the way you pictured. Additionally, they will take care of all the little things on the day of. Depending on the coordination package you have chosen, they will correspond with all of your hired vendors venders, assist the photographers to help get the best shots, keep everything on track and on schedule. (Do your research and make sure they are licensed and have experience!

Have an After Party

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This allows your party to go on after closing time of the venue you have chosen. This allows your guests to all continue the fun at a second location. Additionally, this is great for out-of-town guests who have never traveled to your wedding destination before. This shows them another fun location in the city you have chosen whether it is your hometown or more of a destination wedding.

Our neighbor (and sister restaurant!) The Back Deck offers exclusive after-party discounts for Lesner Inn booked clients! Check them out and place an inquiry here: Host Private Events at The Back Deck (thebackdeckvb.com)

Try an Alternative Dessert

An ongoing trend that we are seeing throughout 2022 is not limiting your dessert to wedding cake. Cupcakes, pastries, cake pops, gelato carts, etc. are trending and allow a wide variety of different treats! Our personal favorite touch is adding a gelato cart or ice cream cart to your Reception from some great local vendors! (Incredible Edibles & Lolly’s Creamery )

Choose Fun Linens!

Whether this be for your Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party, Cocktail Hour, fun linens are a MUST! They are an easy way to add pops of color to your event as well as really elevate the venue space you have chosen. Moreover, this is a simple way to add something special to a specific table in a way that it stands out.

Choose a Fun Wedding Favor

Choose a fun wedding favor for your guests. Party favors are such a fun and personal touch! You get to send your guests home with something memorable that they can keep from your special day. One of our favorite party favors we’ve seen are coffee bags from the bride and groom’s favorite local coffee shop: Lynnhaven Coffee Shop and Breakfast Cafe | Virginia Beach!

Use a Non-traditional Guest Book

Opt. in for a non-traditional guest book! Unique and different is what every bride strives for; putting your own unique spin of smaller details helps your wedding stand out. Whether you choose to have signatures on something for your wall, a polaroid photo book, well wishes and advice cards, the non-traditional options are endless!

We hope you have enjoyed out hot tips and tricks! Stay tuned for blogs on how to curate the P E R F E C T wedding day! <3

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What People are Saying

  • 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 !!
  • 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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