Not a prince? Don’t wear a tiara to work? Don’t own land the size of a country? Don’t carry your gold in wheel barrows to dump it into your treasury? No problem. You can still have a wedding that resembles a royal one.
But for starters, let’s see what sets apart a royal wedding
Scribbling at the back of an envelope, you can come up with these things: Great location, Presence of the who’s who of the world, Great fashion, Amazing food and music and above all a sense of style that is irreplaceable.
So, how do we fit this into your budget? Let’s go through them one by one.
Great location: A great location does not necessarily mean you host your wedding on a private island or book the fanciest of five star hotels. A great location is a place which firstly is not run-of-the-mill. So, get your grey cells cracking and come up with some location nobody ever thought before. The thumb rule here is – people should enjoy being in this place. It should make them feel good; make them feel that they should outstay the wedding celebrations and continue to soak in the magic of the place. If you’ve achieved this then you can tick the first check box of your ‘what do I need for a royal wedding’ list.
Presence of the who’s who of the world: If you can’t get Brad Pitt to come to your wedding, you can make people at your wedding feel like Brad Pitt. Shower all the love, affection and comfort on your guests. This will have a magical effect on the ambience of your wedding. And, the merrier it gets, the more royal it does.
Great Fashion: Stay miles away from the current clichés in fashion. A little thinking and some help from a not-so-expensive designer can make you look stunning on your wedding day. The same goes for jewellery too. Scan magazines, browse shops and innovate. Then, get somebody to craft that for you (In India, this is a very plausible option, not too sure about other countries). You’ll have to work hard and plan but at the end of the day, it will be worth it.
Amazing Food and Music: Most weddings have the same food and music. Think of a unique theme for your wedding and weave in food and music that suits it. After all, weddings are events where people come to have a nice time. And, if it’s just like the hundreds they have attended before, then there won’t be anything memorable about yours. Set yourself apart and probably one day you will hear about your wedding, “That was one wedding I enjoyed.”
Sense of Style: Style is an individual statement and it lies in the minutest of things. Do things your way and let it reflect in every aspect of the wedding. From your wedding invitation, to the way guests are ushered in, stamp your mark on every facet of your wedding.
Moral of the story: You don’t need to empty your bank account to have a royal wedding. All that you need to do is transfer your style and persona to the wedding, ensure people have fun, love their food and music, and above all, you feel great about the way you look and feel. That done, it’s assured that your wedding will become a part of contemporary folklore, and that’s what a royal wedding is, isn’t it?