How to Plan a Royal Wedding
If you want to have a royal wedding, you’re going to need a royal budget. The public isn’t fully aware of all the intricacies that surround an event of this caliber, and some of the celebrations being days before and end days after. You’re not just planning a ceremony and a reception; you now have to plan presentation parties and congratulation parties. Put on your running shoes; this is going to be a long journey.
Bigger is Better
You need to go into this with the mindset of ‘go big or go home’. While you might not need to have a formal party to greet other debutants, you are going to want to make sure your guest list is 100% complete. A royal wedding means ensuring no one of import is overlooked. Make your list and check it twice. Anyone who has a claim to you or your groom should be on the guest lineup. If you want to have a more intimate gathering for close family and friends, you’ll have to hold it as a separate function. Once the guest list is complied, wedding invitations need to be mailed out as soon as possible. As all royal do’s go its all about the celebrations so don’t forget to book in those spa hen weekends, and be pampered and preened like a true queen.
All about the ceremony
One of the most important parts of a royal wedding is formality. You’re probably not going to have a bishop read you your vows, but making sure the ceremony is proper in every sense of the word is important. The church needs to accommodate all your guests with sitting room; no one should be standing. If you’re not having your wedding in a church, you still need to make sure the space is able to accommodate everyone on the list.
Let Your Inner Royal Shine
The reception is where your royal plans will start to shine. A royal wedding has nothing less than fine food, and a true royal event would have as many as nice separate courses. You don’t really need to have all your guests standing as a true royal wedding reception does, but they will be expecting a ‘wow’ factor when it comes to the meal. Multiple courses served to them will create the illusion of abundance. Start with an appetizer then go to a soup, salad, main course, and savory dish. That’s a minimum of five courses. You can have as many as you want, but there’s only so much people can eat. Wine and other alcohol should be paired with the food. Each course should have its own drink or cocktail.
Dressed To Impress
Of course, we can’t forget the dress. Before anything else can really happen, the bride must pick out her dress and the dresses of her bridesmaids. Color is equally important, especially if the wedding is in the public’s eye. Your wedding gown should be modest but unique. This is still your day, and you need to be in a gown that you like; however, remember that a royal bride takes into consideration what her subjects would respond favorably to.
When you think about the true pressures on a princess bride and the rigidity of the ceremonies surrounding her wedding, being able to plan your own event and incorporate only the dogma you want is priceless. A royal wedding is likely a royal pain in the butt. Count yourself lucky you can steal the ideas you like and discard the rest.