A Wedding Fit for Royalty? A How-to Guide
With the Coronation of Charles III and Camilla gradually sliding into view, you’re no doubt already planning a long weekend of celebrations with family and friends.
Whether or not you’re a royalist, there’s no denying that Saturday, 6 May will be a day worth remembering – and there’s just something about a nationwide event that puts most (if not all!) of us in good spirits.
Royal weddings like Kate and Wills’ have always sparked a flurry of copycats
and the Coronation will no doubt prove a catalyst for a few regal-based trends too.
With that in mind, we’re sharing with you a guide on ensuring your own wedding – or other special event – is ‘fit for royalty’ too.
It Starts with Your Invitations
You’ll already have an idea regarding a theme for your event, so now’s your chance to give guests a glimpse of what’s to come by ensuring your invitations reflect the celebration you’re hosting.
Thankfully, we have what you’re looking for. Our ‘Elegance’ collection
features ‘Save the Date’ cards, traditional invitations, Order of Service booklets, and more.
The clue is in the name with this line of wedding stationery; it really does provide an elegant aesthetic for any event – be that your upcoming nuptials or another momentous date in your calendar.
Go all-out for a milestone birthday, for instance, and plan a royally good bash that people will be talking about in years to come.
Dress Your Room
is your friend when it comes to bringing your ideas to life. With a little bit of imagination, you can turn a simple village hall or function room into a celebratory backdrop that’s worthy of a glossy magazine like Hello!
Think about everything from flowers to table decorations – and whether you take on the challenge of dressing the room yourself or you hire a professional or two, you’re bound to have fun throwing some concepts around.
On the subject of flower arrangements specifically, you can never be too elaborate if you want to host a party fit for the royal family themselves (and if you have the budget for it) and don’t forget the seemingly small details that can make a big impression. This includes table wear like crockery, cutlery, napkins and place cards – and even favours
to take away.
For the latter, may we recommend macarons? Elegance in dessert form, they can be perfectly matched to your colour scheme too.
Don’t Forget Entertainment
What about entertainment for a right, royal celebration? Again, it very much depends on your budget, but consider anything from a solo singer, an acoustic guitarist, pianist, or even a string quartet or full brass band.
Entertainment is by far and away one of the hardest things to get right when it comes to planning a party; do your research and ask around – and don’t be tempted to cut back, if you can afford not to.
You may also want a DJ as well as a performer, so work both costs into your party planning costs and go from there.
Now here’s where you’ll want to spend most of your budget; you can’t scrimp on food when you’re planning a royal-inspired party, but you can do it yourself if your guest list is small enough.
How about an afternoon tea-style affair, if you can enlist the help of some family and friends to help? Or you could bring in some outside caterers and plan a buffet-style feast or an eye-catching, red, white and blue graze table.
Until next time…