How to Have a Wedding for Under $10,000

Imagine a Friday evening wedding overlooking the Lynnhaven River from our beautiful Waterside Deck. Your arch is decked out in lush greenery, and you and your squad walk out with blooming accessories at sunset. The DJ has his best mood music playing, with romantic lighting to really set the tone. Your skillful photographer snaps every kiss, and even every ugly crying face. The night continues with lavish dinner and bar services for you and your closest friends & family. After cutting the cake, you dance the night away to your favorite oldies and escape into the night under a magical flurry of sparklers!

While we know this all sounds too good to be true, we are here to tell you that it is possible! All you have to do is be realistic about your guest count and what you plan to offer your guests, and here is how to do it!

Vistaprint Stationary:  $75
Save the Dates (70 copies)
– Invitations (70 copies)

Transportation:  $200
– The Virginia Beach Resort & Conference Center not only will give your guests a discount for a block of rooms, but they even have a shuttle service that goes for $200 for the entire night!

Lesner Inn Ceremony:  $650David-Champagne-Photography-Fluttering-Flowers-Florist-Virginia-Beach-Lesner-Inn-Wedding-Venue-1
– One hour towards total event time
– Set up & breakdown of ceremony chairs
– Use of Lesner Inn’s white arch

Lesner Inn Room Rental:  $750
– Three hours towards total event time
– Tables & cotton linens
– Chivari chairs
– China, glassware, & flatware
– Mirror tiles & candle votives
– Easels

Food & Beverage from Lesner Inn for Eighty Guests:  $4,200
– Cocktail hour hors d’oeuvres (one platter & two hot/cold hors d’oeuvres replenished for a full thirty minutes)
Two entrée buffet served with a salad, starch, vegetable, and bread rolls
– $1,000 consumption bar
– Cake cutting, champagne/sparkling cider toast, beverage station, & tasting bag for the newlyweds after the event


Wedding Favors:  $100
– Candy bar provided by Lesner Inn

Daissy Torres Photography:  $2,000
– Six hour coverage
High resolution images, print release, proof gallery, & $200 print credit
– Additional $150 print credit for Lesner Inn couples

ASTRO DJ:  $750
– Four hour coverage – Ceremony & reception music with MC
* ASTRO DJ works with couples of all budgets, and even offers discounts for Lesner Inn couples! Just talk to one of their sales managers!

Fluttering Flowers Florist:  $900
– Greenery & floral accents for arch
David-Champagne-Photography-Incredible-Edibles-Bakery-Lesner-Inn-Wedding-Cake-Virginia-Beach.jpg – Bridal bouquet
– Five bridesmaids bouquets
– Six boutonnieres
– Five floral centerpieces including decorative lanterns
* Florals included are year round (seasonal florals may be added at an additional cost)

Incredible Edibles Bakery:  $250
Cake to feed fifty guests

Total:  $9,875


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