On May 19th, the whole world watched as Prince Harry married Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in the Windsor Castle. Although it was a very extravagant and royal wedding, there are many tips and tricks a Tara M. Events bride can take from this spectacular event. Here are just a few wedding planning ideas New York City wedding planner Tara Manchanda suggests you can steal from the royal wedding…
How to Include Kids
Since Queen Elizabeth’s wedding, royal weddings tend to include a bridal party of kids or early teens. Markle’s bridesmaids included Princess Charlotte, Ivy Mulroney, Florence van Custem, Zalie Warren, Rylan Litt and Remi Litt, all daughters of close friends or goddaughters. As for the boys, Prince George along with Brian Mulroney, John Mulroney and Jasper Dyer served as the page boys at the ceremony. This made the wedding very family friendly and demonstrates how important the kids are to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
How to Honor People that Cannot be There
For many reasons it is common that special people will not be able to make it to a wedding. Whether it be because the person has passed, or because they cannot travel, there are many ways you can still include them in your wedding. The Royal family always makes an effort to honor Princess Diana during major events. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle honored Princess Diana by including her favorite flowers, white peonies and white garden roses, in the castle, in addition to being apart of Markle’s bouquet. All three of Diana’s siblings were also invited, and the only reading given at the ceremony was by Harry’s aunt, Lady Jane Fellowes. Finally, the bride and groom paid tribute to Princess Diana by including the hymn “Guide Me, O Thy Great Redeemer”, which was sung at her funeral. As for something blue, Markle wore an aquamarine ring that once belonged to Princess Diana.
You CAN Have Two Dresses
At the ceremony Meghan Markle debuted a beautiful yet simple Givenchy dress with three-quarter sleeves, a boat neck and a 16-foot veil. As the day went on, she changed into a more casual custom-made Stella McCartney gown with a high neck and exposed shoulders. The reception dress was a much more comfortable look for Markle to dance the night away.
Delaying Your Honeymoon
If you need to go right back to work after the wedding weekend it is okay to delay a honeymoon! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle headed right back to royal duty after the long wedding weekend and will embark on their honeymoon after they take care of some royal duties. Enjoy your time at your destination wedding, or just in New York City before you jet off to have some alone time.
What to do with Flowers
The flowers from the royal wedding have been given to different charities, which is a great way to get more use of them after one day! St Joseph’s Hospice in east London is just one of the great charities the florals were donated to.