Harry and Meghan are getting married in what is the most anticipated day since William and Kate. Yep, royal wedding fever is upon us and it can’t help but make you wonder. Ah, imagine if I’d been the TV star who caught the eye of the most eligible bachelor in the world. Okay, so marrying Prince Harry is a long shot, but you can still have your day with the man of your dreams. And, you can add a touch of royalty without being in line to ascend the throne. Here are the things to keep in mind when trying to add a royal theme to a wedding.
The Wedding Dress
It’s easy to get the theme right by focusing on the dress. After all, everyone will be looking at you and the ensemble should steal the attention. Obviously, asking Sarah Burton and Alexander McQueen to team up for your big day is probably out of the question. Anyway, they might be busy with another woman’s dress! Still, there are little hacks which work very well if done correctly. The main trick is to mix modernity with classical features. For instance, a sleek ballroom dress with lace sleeves fits the mould with ease. Plus, it shouldn’t cost a small fortune.
Nothing says princess like a tiara. In fact, if there is any piece of clothing or item which is clichéd, it’s the tiara. Kate Middleton wore the Queen’s on her wedding day which was a gift from her father. Unless there’s a king in your family that you don’t know about, this avenue is out of bounds. However, royal families aren’t the only people to own headwear. Plenty of high street jewellers sell diamond-encrusted pieces and you can get one for an affordable price. Make sure it keeps the veil in place so that it’s stylish and practical.
Creating an atmosphere is the trick and the venue plays the biggest role. So, it is logical to pick something which is reminiscent of an abbey or cathedral. Westminster is pretty expensive this time of year which is why Clevedon Hall is a great backup. Although it isn’t classically royal it does specialise in luxury and elegance. If there are two things you want, these are at the top of the list. Another spiffing trick is to host the ceremony and the party outside. Being under a giant gazebo while the guests drink, eat and party has a very regal air.
Royals aren’t renowned as people who like to let loose. Well, barring Prince Harry! But, a wedding is a time to indulge and even they love a royal tipple. Champagne is the obvious choice yet you may want to think again before pulling the cork. Although it is a sign of wealth and esteem, there are alternatives which better fit the occasion. At the moment, pink champagne and Bellinis are making the royal rounds according to the experts. Chin, chin!
How are you going to recreate the royal wedding on your big day?