5 Perks to Having a Mini Wedding


During the time of Covid, many are deciding to celebrate their big day in a smaller (but still just as exciting!) way. For safety reasons, it appears smaller weddings will be the trend for the foreseeable future. Here at Los Willows, we are here to help you have the best mini wedding possible! Here are 5 big perks to throwing a fun-sized wedding!

Every couple has their own budget for their big day. But the smaller the party, the more money you can save! A large portion of the wedding budget goes into all that the guests receive: invitations, party favors, and the catered meals. So the smaller the wedding, the more you can either put into other elements of the wedding or spend on your honeymoon!

It is much more intimate! Because you can spend more time with each guest, it will feel much more personal. You can create more memories with each person during your special day. Having a smaller party means you will be surrounded by the people that are closest to you in your life.

When it comes to weddings, it feels like there are a million things to plan! But with a smaller wedding, there is less to plan and organize. The less people there are, the less you have to worry about planning aspects that come with large gatherings.

Having a smaller wedding party allows for less emotional stress! It is less anxiety inducing for your more introverted friends that may not be fans of big crowds. And because there are less people, you can spend more time with each individual person. Rather than worrying about trying to engage with each of the hundreds of guests, you can focus on the people closest to you.

Because there is less to plan and less people to fret over, there is more time to focus on you, the couple! You can spend more time getting ready for your big day and taking more photographs with each other and your guests. You can also spend more time talking to each of your guests for longer than you would have been able to with a larger wedding party.

By |2020-08-22T19:14:13+00:00August 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Reasons Why North San Diego County Is the Best Wedding Destination

It’s time for you to pick a destination for one of the biggest days of your life! What better place than beautiful, sunny San Diego County? Between the gorgeous sunshine and the never-ending list of activities to do, it’s no surprise that so many people choose to come to Southern California to celebrate their love. North County has so many hidden gems and Vineyard Hills Villa is nestled within beautiful Fallbrook! Here are 3 reasons why you should pick North San Diego County for your wedding destination!

Gorgeous weather!

With all of the things you will have on your mind in preparation for your big day, it is a major relief to have one less thing to fret over! Whether you want an indoor or outdoor wedding, the weather is a crucial factor to consider. Luckily, North County is known for our gorgeous, sunny days with picture perfect skies! You’ll be snapping photos from your room once you catch a glimpse of the strikingly vibrant sunsets we are known for.

Beautiful scenery!

Another amazing aspect about North San Diego County is the variety of landscape the area offers! Whether you love stargazing in the desert, hiking in the mountains, or feel at home amongst the palm trees, you can travel all around to find the spots that your heart desires. Here at Vineyard Hills Villa, you and your guests will have incredible views of the rolling, lush, green hills of Fallbrook while you are enjoying your stay here. From the windows of your room and our balcony, you can savor the panoramic views of our waterfall and the surrounding valley.

So many things to do and see!

We offer many luxurious and entertaining amenities here at Vineyard Hills Villa, so you and your guests can enjoy the ultimate private resort experience! Whether you want to have a spa day or play pool with your friends, you and your guests will have plenty of ways to unwind and enjoy each other’s company. Another reason to book your stay here in beautiful North County is that there are many exciting places just a scenic drive away! You can stroll around botanical gardens or local museums. Enjoy a variety of award winning wines in Temecula Valley Wine Country which boasts over 30 wineries. If you’re looking for an outdoors adventure, you can hike Palomar Mountain and take in the amazing views. You’ll certainly want to take a lot of photos of you and your guests as you embrace the SoCal life during your trip!


By |2020-08-21T18:19:09+00:00August 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2 Must-Haves for a Small Wedding

Even if you’ve have decided to plan a small wedding, there are still important details you have to pay attention to. We’ve met quite a number of couples who think because a wedding is small, it needs less attention than a larger and grander wedding.

While the logic behind this is sound and true to a certain extent, it’s not entirely the safest way to approach how you plan a small wedding. Because at the end of the day, you want to be happy and you want your guests to be entertained and happy too, and this necessitates you to take some necessary steps and put as much attention as you would have given a larger wedding.

With that out of the way, listed below are 2 very important must-haves for a small wedding.


Wedding couple at small wedding in San Diego


  • A comprehensive budget

Whether you are planning a small or a large wedding, you need to have a comprehensive budget that will see the wedding is planned and executed perfectly. So, right from the get-go, you have to draw out a budget to tend to every detail of the day. Over time, this budget will be subject to timely revisions but having it is very important to ascertain effective planning.


  • A ready guest list

A small wedding requires a small number of guests. You and your spouse have to discuss the guest list. Write out the people you will like to be in attendance. And ask your partner for names and discuss them with both parents as well. Make sure you constantly revise this list as you go on with preparations. When you are sure everything with regards to the venue and date has been figured out, you can start sending invitations to guests on the list so they can plan ahead to attend.

With a comprehensive budget and a ready guest list, you are almost ready to have the perfect small wedding. But other matters and details require your attention too. For one, you must start planning early enough. Commence by scheduling a consultation with a professional wedding planner to discuss your plans for your big day. Have open and honest consultations with the professional. And all your vendors must be the very best you can secure. Discuss issues around the amount you have to spend, your choice venue, and the number of guests you hope to have in attendance. By doing this, the wedding planner will know how best to help you achieve the small wedding of your dreams.


Having talked about the planning process involved in putting together a small wedding, what is left is a professional touch to perfect the day and that’s where the Mini Wedding comes in.

We excel at making your dreams of a small wedding come true. If you’re leaning towards an elopement, a small wedding, an all-inclusive wedding or a second wedding, we’re the professionals you should talk to. We are the best here in Southern California and our customers will tell you why! You can contact us here or give us a call at 760.689.6073. You can send email to [email protected] too


By |2020-08-14T18:42:22+00:00August 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Write the Vows for Your Elopement Wedding in San Diego

If you have decided to write your own wedding vows, you want this to be perfect. These are more than just words – and they are even more than just promises. Your wedding vows are the very foundation upon which your future will be built. They at the basis of your marriage. What are some of the questions you should ask yourself when writing your wedding vows? We have gathered them below – continue reading if you are searching for a little bit of inspiration.



  • Why Are You Two Together?

Why are you getting married? The obvious answer is because you love your significant other and you want to spend your lives together. If you dig deeper though, you will think of all the reasons that make this person so amazing, so special, so absolutely unique. The reasons that make you smile every time you think of them. The reasons that make you want to spend every minute of the rest of your lives together.


  • What’s Your Love Story?

What are the things that make it unique? When did you meet? How was your first date? Is there a cute/ funny story related to the beginning of your relationship (that wouldn’t embarrass your SO)? Think of everything really, really amazing with your relationship, and bring it forward into your wedding vows.


  • What Are Your Hopes?

How do you picture your future with your SO? Is it traveling the world? Having a lot of kids and a large family? Supporting each other’s careers? Whatever it is, include it in your wedding vows because it will make it genuine, beautiful, and full of true joy. As mentioned in the beginning, your vows lie at the foundation of your future – so why not show a bit of what you picture for your future with your loved one?


  • What Does Your Partner Want?

Every person is different – and we all care about different things in different proportions. As the person about to get married to your SO, you should know what they care about the most. And most importantly, you should be able to offer that to them – through thin and thick. Place this at the foundation of your wedding vow promise.

Here at the Mini Wedding, we would love a chance to help you plan your wedding here in San Diego. We can help with all-inclusive weddings, small weddings, second weddings, elopements, and destination weddings. We’re located at 554 Stewart Canyon Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028. You can call us at 760.689.6073, or email at [email protected] Contact us today!

By |2020-08-05T17:08:56+00:00August 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Plan a Fast and Small Wedding

If you are a ‘nearly-wed’ and especially newly engaged in San Diego, you are probably incredibly excited about the months to come. And you should be, this is a very special time of your life. You have the right to enjoy every second of your engagement and wedding planning just as you want to especially in these times. Is it possible to plan the wedding quicker, though? Can you plan a wedding in less than one year so that you can take advantage of this window when things are starting to open up? Yes, you can – and we have gathered some tips to help you do this.



  • Create a Feasible Plan

First and foremost, keep in mind that wedding planning is already stressful as it is – and if you add a ticking clock to the mix, you can easily fall into anxiety. It is extremely important to create a feasible plan – one you feel comfortable with, but one that is realistic for your timeline. And it is extremely important to maintain your focus and actually stick to that plan too.


  • Book Your Venue Fast

If you want to plan a wedding in a short amount of time, you want to make sure you have your venue booked by the end of the first or second month of planning at the absolute latest. This will decide your precise wedding date, which in turn dictates when you send out the Save the Dates, when you send the invitations, and when you can finally create a final guest list and start hiring vendors.


  • Book Your Other Vendors

By the end of the third or fourth month of planning, all of your wedding vendors should be booked already (and this includes your makeup artist and your hairstylist as well). Your wedding style should be already set. Your invitations should be sent out.


  • The Last Few Months

Your last couple of months before the wedding should be dedicated entirely to the details that will make the day of your wedding feel amazing – such as the seating chart and the wedding playlist, for example. DO make sure you get your marriage certificate as well – without it, your wedding will not be legally recognized!

Here at the Mini Wedding, we would love a chance to help you plan your wedding here in San Diego. We can help with all-inclusive weddings, small weddings, second weddings, elopements, and destination weddings. We’re located at 554 Stewart Canyon Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028. You can call us at 760.689.6073, or email at [email protected] Contact us today!

By |2020-08-03T20:51:49+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why You Should Have a Smaller Wedding Party

It does not take a fortune teller to deduce that one of the trends that we’ll be seeing next year is that of smaller weddings and, by extension, smaller wedding parties. As a result, couples will also be looking for small wedding venues in San Diego. We can help with that. This trend does not, however, come without benefits. We understand that it might be a little challenging to narrow down those you want by your side. Especially if you have many close friends and a big extended family. Here are some of the benefits to this trend that could help cheer you up.



  • You’ll Save Time

If you’ve ever been part of a bridal party getting ready in the morning, you’ll discover that time runs pretty quickly. Couples often have to make concessions like waking up extra early so that they can fit in the hair and makeup of all the party members and the bride in time for the wedding ceremony. With a small wedding party, however, that worry goes right out the door. You can agree with us when we say that although it can be fun, the time taken to shoot a wedding party of 20 will differ from the time taken to shoot a wedding party of just six.

  • You’ll Spend Less

Everyone knows that the number of guests is one of the things that can drive the cost of a wedding to a high number. Little things tend to add up the cost really quickly, and before you know it, you’re overshooting your budget. A smaller wedding party and a more modest wedding mean fewer expenses for you.

  • Your Ceremony Will Be More Intimate

A wedding where you are surrounded by only the people most important to you is an intimate wedding. You’ll find that romance comes easily in such an atmosphere, and the ceremony is generally of better quality.

  • It Is Safer

At the risk of sounding like a Captain Obvious, a smaller wedding will be the best for your safety for a while. At least until a solution to this pandemic is found. This will surely make it easier for those you leave out of your wedding party list to understand, so you’ll face little friction from them. If you’ll be holding your wedding next year, this is a trend that you should consider. Best of luck!!!

Are you planning your small weddings, all-inclusive weddings, destination weddings, second weddings? Do you want to elope to San Diego? Then you should reach out to us at the Mini Wedding. We’re located at 554 Stewart Canyon Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028. You can call us at 760.689.6073, and leave us an email at [email protected]. Contact us today!


By |2020-07-29T07:12:12+00:00July 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Ways to Get Glowing Skin for Your Small Wedding in San Diego

One thing that is a constant when it comes to weddings is that the bride looks flawless and beautiful. It does not matter whether you are having a big Californian wedding or you intend to elope to San Diego. To achieve a flawless look, one of the things that is important as a bride is to have great skin. Here at the Mini Wedding, we’d love for you as a bride to feel as flawless and beautiful as you look so we want to share the following tips that can help you achieve that look.



  • Eat Right

What goes into your body is quite important when it comes to having great skin. When you eat badly, your skin shows it to a high degree. So, if you want to have great skin for your flawless bride look, start with your nutrition. Stay away from junk food and go for foods that are giving you the right nutrients. Water is your friend and exercises will also help as they help eliminate toxins which means, better skin.


  • You’ll Need Good Products

Good products are unfortunately also expensive, but the key is to not just go for expensive products as a rule but find a product that works for you.  Start this process early so you will avoid an allergic reaction on the big day. Invest in your moisturizer, toner, and cleanser.  They are your best friends when it comes to your skin.


  • Exfoliate

Exfoliation helps to unclog your skin and cleanse it. If you can afford microdermabrasion, you should probably go for it. If you are however a bride on a budget, exfoliate away at home as often as you can to rid your skin of clogging and bring out your natural glow.

When it comes to planning your small weddings, all-inclusive weddings, destination weddings, second weddings, and elopements you should reach out to us at the Mini Wedding. We have a great team ready to take the stress of your wedding planning off your shoulders so that you can relax and glow on your wedding day. We’re located at 554 Stewart Canyon Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028. You can call us at 760.689.6073, and leave us an email at eventproduc[email protected]. Contact us today!

By |2020-07-28T21:25:36+00:00July 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What We Love About Small Weddings in San Diego

Wedding days are happy days, the atmosphere exudes merriment and everyone is in their best positive spirits.  You can hear people laughing at one end of the premise and you can feel the emotions in the movements and expressions of the people present. Finally, you understand why the sun is linked with cheerfulness. You feel so warm on the inside. Events at small wedding venues in San Diego are even more special because the small number of people means more intimacy. Whether you choose to elope to San Diego or have a small wedding, here are some of the things we love about weddings.



  • Sharing the Day with Loved Ones

On your wedding day, you finally realize the blessings that come with having your loved ones around you, cheering you on and wishing you well.  Your parents and siblings are there to watch you tie the knot with your true love. Sometimes their eyes start to water with tears of joy because you are moving to your next stage in life. They can’t contain their feelings, so they express it with a hug, a handshake, and gifts.


  • The Euphoria

You can’t beat the happiness that’s present on a wedding day. There are tears shed and moments unmatched. Like when the groom sees the bride walking down the aisle. Or when the couples say their vows to each other. How about the first dance and the parent-child dances too. Maybe this is why people look forward to their own wedding all the time. They want a chance to experience these feelings for themselves.


  • Hope Is Restored

Wedding days restore our hope and our belief in love. It’s almost like love is in the air, and everyone present can catch it. Love is a mystery, you see. Poets have tried to explain it, wars have been fought over it, and through the ages, it has remained a very powerful emotion where humans are concerned. On a wedding day, however, the bride and groom seem to have captured and achieved this love. In fact, their love is so strong that already married couples find themselves looking at each other with dove eyes once again. Weddings help everyone focus on, and remember love. It gives those who have lost hope in marriage a chance to try again. What do you find amazing about wedding days?

Here at the Mini Wedding, we would love a chance to help you plan your wedding here in San Diego. We can help with all-inclusive weddings, small weddings, second weddings, elopements, and destination weddings. We’re located at 554 Stewart Canyon Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028. You can call us at 760.689.6073, or email at [email protected]. Contact us today!

By |2020-07-27T19:00:39+00:00July 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 Reasons Why We Love Small Outdoor Weddings

Small outdoor weddings are usually a great idea due to the limitless opportunities that they offer. You can tailor your costs, decoration, seating arrangements, and whatever else you and your partner decide on, for a small outdoor wedding.

The weather is usually a determining factor when it comes to having a small outdoor wedding. Outdoor weddings in the spring can be tricky and are completely unadvisable in the winter. There are ways to work around these if you’re still determined. Where there is a will there is a way right? Other than that, here are some reasons why we feel small outdoor weddings are the best especially now when social distancing is important.



  • The Natural View and Beautiful Scenery of the Outdoors

The beauty of the outdoors is sure to create a romantic and awe-inspiring atmosphere for your wedding. It can also serve as decor or as a backdrop to whatever design you choose to incorporate.

Outdoor weddings are also a family-friendly atmosphere, as there is enough space for kids to run around and have fun while their parents concentrate on the wedding. You can even organize lawn games to keep them occupied at our venue.

  • Space

We’ve already talked about kids having enough space to play in as an advantage, but there is more about space when it comes to small outdoor weddings at this time. With outdoor weddings, you can social distance adequately and keep everybody safe.

  • Perfect Wedding Photos

Outdoor weddings are known for the amazing photos that come with them. With nature and the right lighting, your photographer can work wonders. You also get more options for your photoshoot, because you can decorate or arrange in whatever way you please.

  • The Ambiance

A small outdoor wedding will come with an amazing romantic ambiance that can sometimes be difficult to achieve in a closed-off space.

Here at the Mini Wedding, we’d love to help you plan your small outdoor wedding, all-inclusive wedding, elopement, small wedding, and even second wedding! We especially want to help you elope to San Diego.

If you’re looking for small wedding venues in San Diego, the Mini Wedding is where your search should end! All you have to do is reach out to us to get started. You can call us at 760-689-6073, and leave us an email at [email protected]

By |2020-07-22T22:34:09+00:00July 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 Planning Tips for the Introverted Bride

If you are an introvert and your wedding is coming up, it is natural and completely healthy to feel a little conflicted about the happy day. You’re excited that you will soon marry the love of your life because you’ll be seeing family and friends that you have not seen in quite a while.

However, you can’t quite bring yourself to ignore the dread you feel because you know you’ll be the center of attention for the better part of the day. Here at the Mini Wedding, we understand how that feels and what it often entails, so we’ll help you out a bit. the found that the following tips work best for introverted brides like you.



  • You Don’t Have to Put on A Show

One of the worries you are probably facing is the thought that your guests won’t have a good time. The average time for a reception seems like it is too long, and you’re probably wondering if you can ditch it altogether. With the proper planning of events that we can help you do; you’ll find that you don’t have to run. Remember that your guests are mostly adults who know how to handle themselves in social situations.


  • Stick to A Small Wedding

As an introvert, you probably find large groups to be overwhelming. Eliminate that by doing your best to keep your wedding guest list low. The smaller your wedding, the more intimate and comfortable it will be for you.


  • Opt for A First Look

Before your wedding ceremony, see the love of your life away from all your guests and even your wedding party. This should help with the ‘pre-wedding jitters’ and ready you to face the day’s excitement.


  • Hire A Trustworthy Wedding Planner

That’s us! The last thing you want to do is plan your wedding while stressed out; you don’t want to be overwhelmed when the sun breaks to mark your wedding day. We excel at planning small weddings, all-inclusive weddings, elopements, and second weddings too, and we would love to help with yours. Consider us an investment in your wedding planning sanity and contact us today!

Chic and small weddings are a specialty for us here at the Mini Wedding. Ready to have yours? Plan on eloping to San Diego or looking for small wedding venues in San Diego? Simply call us on760-689-6073 and we’ll help you find what’s perfect for your small wedding. You can also leave us an email at [email protected] We’ll be more than prepared to help in any way we can. Contact us today!

By |2020-07-22T22:29:40+00:00July 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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