Will you be watching?
Come Saturday, May 19th, Prince Harry will take a wife. The highly anticipated nuptials will be broadcast for hopeless romantics around the world. And will perhaps be the most-watched royal wedding yet.
One can turn the channel to a number of networks that will be airing live coverage. Harper’s Bazaar lists The Today Show (NBC), PBS, and BBC America among others.
St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, UK, will see the couple married at noon. A few time zones will issue a much earlier hour: New York (ET) 7 a.m., Chicago (CT) 6 a.m., Denver (MT) 5 a.m., Los Angeles (PT) 4 a.m., and Honolulu (HAST) 1 a.m.
Cherish the televised event with friends — spotting the unique hats of Princess Beatrice and Eugenie or dabbing tears during the exchange of vows. Hosting a royal wedding viewing party is a perfect way to commemorate the joyous occasion.
All you need to do is. . .
Hand-deliver invitations to hopeless romantics like yourself. Your invitation should include the date, time of which you’d like your guests to arrive, address, and recommended attire.
Take care to save an invitation for posterity.
Dress for the Occasion
Should you elect to host a formal viewing party, advise guests to arrive in attire appropriate for that of being present at St. George’s Chapel. Alternatively, you may elect to host a casual event. In such case, recommend pajamas and pearls.
Set the Stage
Put your best flatware forward.
Set the table with family china or arrange a delightful buffet. Posture crystal prism bobeches atop candlesticks. Display a framed photo of the happy couple. Station place card holders with names of guests or dishes.
Of course, fresh flowers must not be forgotten. Arrange a bouquet of bride Meghan Markle’s favorites, peonies. Other blooms within wedding arrangements will feature “white garden roses” and “foxgloves,” according to royal reporter Emily Nash.
Serve a Royal Breakfast
A traditional English breakfast will supply a hearty menu. Guest will return for seconds of your roasted tomatoes; fried eggs, sausage, and bacon; sautéed mushrooms; and baked beans over toast.
Consider a seasonal fruit salad or scones to pair well with a cup of breakfast tea.
After plates have been filled, raise a toast! A quote from Jane Austen’s Emma may be aptly borrowed, “It is such happiness when good people get together — and they always do.”
Share Your Memories
The times are few and far between when the world is solely focused. . . Add to your special box of memories an account of your excitement and thoughts, or scribe a new journal entry of the day’s events.
Enclose a photograph of your royal wedding viewing party between the pages. . . and be certain to share a picture of your festivities with us via our Facebook page.