We are all excited to witness the Royal Wedding, taking place this year. The date was set for May 19, 2018, and the whole world will be watching.
Now, we might not all have the budget like Prince Harry. Most likely there is also no movie to be made based on our love story like in the Royal couple’s case.
But you can still draw inspiration from them and give your wedding a royal touch.
What day to choose?
May is one of the favorite months for getting married. However, depending on where your wedding will take place, there’s a danger of the spring weather bringing unexpected rain.
Since the royal couple is getting married indoors, rain won’t be necessarily an issue.
But if you’re planning to get married outside, choose one of the dry months in your country. Also, create a plan B for your wedding day in case the rain shows up after all.
Saturday is probably the best day to get married and the royal couple knows it.
Despite the tradition of royal weddings taking place on a weekday, Prince Harry and Meghan chose otherwise.
Most people work on weekdays and it might happen that they couldn’t attend your wedding then.
Furthermore, when your wedding takes place on Saturday, they still have the whole Sunday to put themselves together after your awesome party. 🙂
Where to get married?
Prince Harry and Meghan will get married in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. This place of worship can seat approximately 800. Since the core aspects of the wedding, including wedding reception, will be paid for by the royal family, such a high number of guests is no issue.
I suppose you wouldn’t even want to invite so many people to your own wedding. But you can still give your wedding a royal touch by choosing a beautiful place for the ceremony and reception.
Of course, it’s determined by your budget. There are many castles offering chapels and gardens to be rent. Depending on how many guests you have, you might end up paying something between €1.600 ($2,000) and € 12.100 ($15,000) or even more.
What music to play?
According to rumors, Ed Sheeran was the favorite to perform (Off the record: I would definitely go for Sheeran on my own wedding having the money! :-)). But at the end, it looks like the Spice Girls will be reunited to play at the royal wedding.
It only shows, regardless what your favorite music is, you should have it on your special day! Even though you might not be able to reunite old bands like the royal couple, but you can still put together your own music playlist.
It’s actually an awesome way how to save some money and enjoy the music you love at the same time. In addition, if you add some of the “old hits” everyone knows, it’s a guarantee of an awesome party. Check my list of the best 100 wedding songs for a wedding reception in case you need some inspiration.
What dress to wear?
Beautiful dresses are what makes a princess right? At least that’s what I felt like as a little girl. And of course, Meghan is going to have amazing custom dresses made from a wedding dress designer.
That’s not what all of us can afford. Yet you can have your dresses fit and you should. Even a cheaper dress can look amazing if they fit you well.
Of course, you can’t buy just any dress and hope they will be perfect after fitting.
Also think about your body type, the season you’re getting married in, your wedding theme and other factors. But in the hands of skillful seamstresses, a pretty dress can be transformed into magnificent.
Which wedding ring to choose?
Meghan’s engagement ring is not only beautiful, but also very personal.
Harry designed the ring for her by himself. He also used two little diamonds from Princess Diana’s, his mothers, jewelry collection.
Official photograph released by Kensington Palace
photographer Alexi Lubomirski
The ring is yellow gold because that’s Meghan’s favorite, he says.
Make your wedding ring also special and personalized. You can have your ring engraved with a personal note, your wedding date or names. Choose a metal that you like and will fit with most of your accessories. For some it might be feminine rose gold ring, for some gentle white gold ring and for some luxurious yellow gold ring.
Since you will be wearing it every day, you should honestly like it and it should feel comfortable on your finger.
What is the traditional bouquet?
Even though most details about the wedding are still scarce, one thing should be known for sure. According to tradition, the bride’s bouquet will feature myrtle. Who knows, maybe if they didn’t follow the tradition regarding a weekday wedding, Meghan won’t obey this tradition either.
Nevertheless, if you want to feel like a real princess, your wedding bouquet should combine myrtle with other favorite flowers of yours.
It can be roses or peonies, depending on the season you’re getting married in and your preferences.
How to leave the wedding?
If you want your wedding to feel royal styled, the only way you could possibly leave the ceremony is in a carriage.
A carriage ride is super romantic. It will also give you and your spouse time to enjoy a moment for just the two of you between the ceremony and reception.
Everyone will be eager to talk to you, congratulate you, take a picture with you, so you will probably really enjoy those few minutes with no one around.
So tell me, are you going to watch the royal wedding this year?
And will you draw some inspiration from Meghan and her wedding?
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