Whether you are renewing your vows, marrying your partner of several years or getting remarried to a man who wants to become a part of your family, engaged moms in San Diego have a huge advantage when it comes to finding a practical but beautiful venue. Whether it is a beach ceremony or a pleasant park rehearsal, here are just a few of the best places for a family friendly wedding in San Diego.
Old Poway Park
There are lots of scenic parks and lakes in and about San Diego to make the perfect venue for a family centered wedding. One fantastic and historical area is located inland at Old Poway Park. With cute vintage buildings, restored train cars and shaded green landscaping, the park offers lots of beautiful areas to host the ceremony and take photos. Its open space provides great room for hosting the reception and letting kids roam around to play.
Say I Do on the Sand
A popular way to celebrate in a coastal manner is with a beach ceremony. Multiple beaches across the county provide pleasant flat sand, small grassy overlooks and beautiful views to create a majestic backdrop to a simple ceremony. Many couples choose to exchange vows by the ocean and then skip across the street or into town for a reception at a nice hotel or community center.
Roughly 70 miles of coast provide plenty of amazing locations to choose from. Rugged cliffs in OceanBeach and La Jolla make a dramatic backdrop that will remove any need to decorate. And the spacious beachfront in Coronado and Oceanside provide all the room your wedding party will need and fun places to play for children.
At a Resort
The beautiful climate and vistas throughout the county also make for some really wonderful resort locations. Whether near the ocean, beside a vineyard or above a golf course, resorts in San Diego offer incredible backdrops for a wedding and reception. And they often provide simple yet elegant event packages that include food, rentals and planning assistance to help relieve stress form the planning process. Some favorite resort locations include the Grand Pacific Palisades in Carlsbad or other venues in Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar and Temecula wine country.
Making Your Kids an Important Part of the Big Day
Once you’ve found the perfect venue for a family wedding, one of the more unique opportunities that engaged moms have comes with deciding how to incorporate their little ones into the ceremony. Your marriage will change their family, so this is a great way to let children play a role and feel important on your big day.
Some couples include a part where the kids have a chance to say, “We do, too!” Others will ask their youngsters to be in the wedding party, serving as flower girls, ring bearers or junior bridesmaids and groomsmen. This can also mean turning part of the wedding photographs into family pictures or including children’s faces in the groomsmen caricature. These are all great ideas for making kids feel like they are gaining a new family member instead of losing mom.
With these tips for picking the venue and including your precious little ones, you are set for a fantastic wedding that will be fun for the whole family.
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