Do You Have Royal Wedding Fever?
If you’ve been anxiously awaiting the wedding of the decade, you’re not alone.
Millions of people will be glued to their TV’s or computer screens Friday morning (most of us in the U.S. well before sunrise) as Prince William transforms his fiancée, Kate Middleton into a royal princess.
As they exchange their vows, spectators will be taking note of every detail - from the flowers, to the cake, tuxes, hair, the gown and all that glitters.
The Royal Wedding has created “Royal Wedding fever” as the trends started by the royal couple are predicted to be reflected in weddings around the world for years to come.
Here’s just a flavor of what brides and grooms will be keeping a royal watch on as they plan their own nuptials:
- Sapphire and diamond inspired rings like the one Prince William gave Kate
- Delicate gloves (but, please keep the dangers of gloves and jewelry in mind, brides!)
- Simple, yet elegant-styled gowns, sleeved instead of strapless
- Wedding veils, vintage hats and headpieces
- Smaller gatherings of friends and family
- Light-colored flower accents and bouquets
- Monogrammed invitations
- Natural looking makeup and hairstyles
- Tailored men’s suits
- Casual outfits to change into at the reception
Over 1,900 people have been invited to Friday’s service. Since you’re likely not one of them, you can catch the wedding live at YouTube.com/TheRoyalChannel.
The ceremony will take place at 11am at Westminster Abbey in London, England, and is expected to last an hour. (In the U.S., rise and shine at 6am EST/5am CST).
To pass the time until the big day, enjoy watching T-Mobile’s Royal Wedding spoof on YouTube. The resemblances are remarkable!