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How to Create your Wedding Tablescape

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Creating a tablescape for your wedding at Lesner Inn can seem like a daunting task, especially because most people planning their own wedding are not professionals.  However, we are here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be difficult as long as you follow these helpful tips and tricks!

Choose your color scheme
The best place to start is by choosing your color scheme for the wedding reception!  Some things that you should keep in mind when choosing your colors are what colors and accents are already seen around your wedding venue.  Luckily, at Lesner Inn, both of our spaces are very neutral with wooden floors and golden accents so this doesn’t require too much thought.  You should also make sure you don’t select colors all within the same hue so that you create dimension throughout the room!

Choose your linen colors
Color schemeWe know this may seem the same as tip number 1, but the way you incorporate your color scheme into your tablescape has so many variations.  Not every color that is in your palette needs to be a linen color.  For example, if you choose a color scheme like the one to the right, you should only choose two or three of the colors to be used as linens.  Choose at least one dark or bold color with a complimentary or neutral color to tie it all together!  The rest of the colors can be used in floral arrangements, menu cards, signage, and uplighting!

Create your floor plan
Once you’ve selected which colors to use for your linens, you should create a floor plan so you have an idea of the different tables you will need to linen and place centerpieces on.  If you’re choosing tables of different sizes to keep up with the latest wedding trends, we suggest alternating your linen colors to make those tables stand out.  Here is a great example from one of our favorite weddings at Lesner Inn!


Above: Echard Wheeler Photography

Plan your centerpieces
While we think floral arrangements make the best wedding centerpieces, we understand that doing this on every table can get a bit pricey.  Meet with your florist to price out the arrangements you want at each table.  If you need to cut back on your floral budget, consider doing some tables with flowers and others with floating candle arrangements, or you could mix the two like in the photo below!  You should come prepared with photos of the arrangements you like using your color scheme and make note of any must have flowers.  We hear dahlias are trending for 2019!


Above: Kelly Stinson Photography

One of our favorite things about our job is seeing all of the different color schemes and tablescapes that our clients come up with!  We understand that wedding planning can be stressful at times, but in the end we hope that the experience is as enjoyable for you as it is for us!

If you need any help planning your Lesner Inn wedding, please reach out to us at info@lesnerinn.com or 757-481-1122.  We hope to hear from you soon!

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  • Mr. & Mrs. Horne

    SEPTEMBER 12, 2020
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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