Royal Wedding Inspiration: 4 Ideas to Create Your Own Grand Wedding
Source: Harper’s Bazaar
Have you ever wished to wed to your very own Prince Charming in the grandest way possible? If you’re looking to the royal wedding for inspiration, here are 4 tips to add a little ‘majestic’ magic to your special day for you and your significant other to marry like royalty!
1. Wear a tiara
Every princess has a tiara, and you should be no exception! A tiara is an effortless and elegant way to exude an air of luxury and royalty to your ensemble. In fact, why not let your friends and family join in the fun as well? A popular tradition within the British royal family, guests are required to come in spectacular hats and fascinators. Make it a dress code for your wedding – putting a fun spin on these age-old traditions will make your wedding more memorable as well!
2. Get a small wedding bouquet
Royal doesn’t always mean extravagant. Both Duchess Kate and Meghan held small wedding bouquets at their wedding, signifying how a bold bouquet doesn’t make your blooms any more beautiful, and how a tiny bouquet can be just as significant and meaningful.
Instead of a large and lavish bouquet, both members of the royal family chose an arrangement of flowers that held special meaning to them. For your royally-inspired bouquet, think about your favourite flowers and how you can tie them all together. You can even research the significance and symbolism behind different blooms to add emotional value to your bouquets.
3. Try a different flavoured cake
What’s a royal wedding without a grand, luscious cake? Surprisingly, royal weddings have so far often chose unusual wedding cake flavours. For example, Duchess Meghan incorporated some uncommon ingredients such as lemons and elderflower for her wedding cake, while Duchess Kate opted for a fruit cake.
If you, too, want to try out something other than the typical buttercream, you can collaborate with your baker or wedding caterer to help you with your dream wedding cake. However, do take note that if you are planning to custom-make your cake from scratch, be sure to provide a picture and some references for your baker to work with.
4. Simple wedding gowns with glamorous trains and veils
Simplicity is key. Duchess Meghan made quite the image when she wore a beautiful Bateau neckline dress accompanied with long sleeves at the royal wedding. Although the neckline was the perfect way to draw attention to the collarbones, it managed to be not too revealing and showed just the right amount of skin.
Your simple wedding gown can be further transformed when paired with an extravagant, cathedral-length veil. Many royal brides also carry a long train that goes perfectly with a chapel wedding. In fact, a good rule of thumb to follow is that the larger and more formal the wedding venue, the longer both your train and veil should be.
With all these tips in mind, you should keep in mind that all your decisions should ultimately speak to your personal style, and adapt accordingly. Even with a tight budget, there are plenty of bridal shops offering stunning gown rental solutions to bring your royal wedding dreams to life – enough to have you and your significant other feeling like the ultimate king and queen!