Planning a wedding is a task, but planning a royal one is a detail-oriented process, i.e., humongous task! Royal weddings take years to plan and need a team of dedicated wedding planners. If you dream of a wedding similar to Meghan Markle’s then here are a few simple details that will help you plan the perfect royal wedding on a budget.
1) The Venue
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A princess without a castle makes absolutely no sense, no? So the first thing on your list is finding a place with a castle-like structure. Look for historical places with national significance and lots of love, even if it’s just for the pictures. This couple has used Cinderella’s castle at Disneyland for their wedding portrait.
2) The Colours
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Royal-esque weddings have one thing in common – they use three specific colours for either decor and theme. White, blue and gold are predominantly seen in all royal weddings. White represents purity, gold represents wealth and blue is the colour of wisdom and loyalty. A play of these three will give your wedding a touch of elegance and class.
3) The Decor
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Every royal wedding sticks to bouquets of fresh floral arrangements when it comes to the decor. Azaleas, rhododendron, euphorbias, beech, wisteria, lilac, and blossoms were used in Kate Middleton’s wedding decor. You can add your favourite flowers to your wedding decor. Using floral arrangements are more organic than plastic decorations.
4) The Stationery
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Royal wedding stationery is the epitome of elegance and good taste. With minimal content, minimal graphics and a minimal colour palette of white, blue and gold the added touch of a wax seal stamp and ribbons make your wedding invitations traditional.
5) The Bouquet And Boutonnière
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Springs of myrtle is a necessity in the English royal family’s wedding. Using a similar flower for your bouquet will add to your royal status. Use the same flower for the boutonnière for the groom and his best men.
6) The Tiara
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A tiara is a must-have for any princess who wants to get married. It is known that Queen Victoria did not use a traditional tiara made of jewels for her wedding but rather used a wreath made of orchids for her special day.
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7) The Groom
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A groom attire at a royal wedding varies with the region he lives in. In the western world, the groom sticks to a waistcoat or tux or his military uniform if he has one. In India, each state has their royal attire in place and it will be great to explore the wide variety of suits for your hubby to be.
8) The Veil And The Trail
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The veil is regarded as a symbol of chastity and purity. It is only after the wedding ceremony is complete and the bride and the groom are bound by the sacrament that the veil is lifted. Every bride has played with her idea of a wedding veil. The trail is the one most talked about. The length and magnitude of the trail will most definitely be the talking point of your wedding.
9) The Bridesmaids
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One thing that has stood out in the last few royal weddings has been the number of bridesmaids and their dresses. Brides have opted for just one or no bridesmaids. It is also vital to remember that the dresses must match for that royal feeling.
10) The Flower Girls And Page Boys
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Invest in an angelic host of flower girls and page boys. Put them in similar colours to that of the bridal attire and you’ve got yourself the perfect royal wedding.
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11) The Cake
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Let your cutlery match for your wedding. Using the royal palette, find a way to match all the place settings at your wedding. From the teacups to the crystal and the napkins, this is a detail that won’t go unnoticed by your guests.
12) The Cake
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Your cake is the centrepiece of the wedding reception. Stick to a simple white cake with minimal work. Adding a touch of gold scrollwork or sugar flowers will the cake shine in all its simplicity.
13) The Rehearsal
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Royal families are known for their fabulous garden parties. Plan and host a royal garden party at the start of your wedding week. You can even ask your guests to wear hats and summer jackets to the party making it chic and classy.
14) The Wedding Carriage
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The royal carriage has probably been in the family for centuries. Well since it would be impossible to get your hands on a Cinderella-esque chariot, find a wedding planner who can make your carriage dreams come true!
These small steps will make your royal wedding, a wedding for the tabloids. Make it large.