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How to Choose your Table Linens

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Decorating your venue requires planning minor details that can make or break the feel of your venue. You have to choose a theme and make sure that all of your colors and décor work together to create the elegant masterpiece you imagined in your head. One of the most important tasks in accomplishing this is choosing your linens. While this seems like a simple task, there are many things to consider before making a decision. Here at the Lesner Inn we want to make sure that everything about your experience is smooth sailing, so here are a few tips to consider while choosing your linens:

Know what color the chairs will be

  • This sounds a bit obvious, but many people don’t pay attention to what will be in the room on their big day! Knowing whether your chairs will be black, white, or brown can help you avoid an embarrassing clash of colors. Having black linens with brown chairs creates two different looks that you do not want to pair!

Look at the flooring of your venue

  • If your venue is carpeted then make sure that you’re not using an over lay that are the same color as the carpets. Coordinating your colors is great, but making your tables invisible is not the look to be going for. Also, make sure that you’re not choosing an overlay that clashes with the carpet! Beware of patterned carpeting!

Keep your center pieces in mind

  • If you already know what you will be using for your centerpieces then you can think about the tints and colors incorporated within them. For example, if you’re using flowers for your centerpieces, try incorporating the colors within the flowers onto the tables. If the flowers have a pink hidden within them, you could use a pink overlay and to make it all pop and flow together.

Don’t be afraid to use different shades of the same colors

  • A classic navy blue overlay with light blue napkins never fails when setting a table. It’s a timeless look that makes your tables look sleek and put together with minimal effort.

Don’t be afraid to pair different colors

  • Pairing simple neutrals together can create a sleek and elegant look for your tables as well. Try using beige with natural reds or greens. Doing this also gives you countless options when it comes to choosing your centerpieces.

Planning your wedding day is an exciting experience for you and everyone involved. While it can seem stressful, asking for help from your bridal party can lift some of the weight off of your shoulders. After all, your bridal party is there to support you!11378106_1452500635062808_1932540355_n

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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 !!

  • 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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