Meghan & Harry | What We've Learned From The Royal Wedding
If you've had the #royalweddingfever just like us here at Ruffles and Bells HQ, you would have been all over social media whilst watching the telly (sorry, had to say it) trying to see what's happening on every angle that day.
It was an amazing day to finally see the flowers, the prince, the dress , the bridesmaids and all the star-studded guests and how the world get to be a part of this fairytale story. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were so smitten with each other you can feel the love from across the world. But let's be honest for a bit, not all of us has $45M lying around to spend for the wedding. It doesn't mean you can't still have the fairytale wedding you've always dreamed of.
Here's our top 4 lessons we think we should all learn from the Royal Wedding:
Be Your Beautiful Self
The one reason why Meghan Markle was glowing on the day was because she kept her hair and makeup so simple. So simple you can still see her freckles from so far away. She embraced who she really is and owned it (including the freckles). Own your beauty! Your guests would love you for it!
Choose A Focal Point
It's a given that St George's Chapel is nothing short of grand but I can imagine that with their budget it would've been so easy to go crazy in the chapel. Instead, the couple decided to deck out the front of the chapel creating a beautiful and grand entrance for everyone to see which in turn also created a backdrop for photos before and after.
It is a common fear for couples to worry about certain areas of their wedding being scarce but it does depend on your budget. There is a big chance of having many spaces half-styled rather than having that one WOW effect that will get your guests talking for weeks. A good stylist will understand the flow of your event and advise you on areas where you'll get your money's worth.
There's No Right or Wrong
I think we would all agree that the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex is now known for breaking traditions. They made decisions on what made sense to them but still making sure to pay respect to the Queen and the monarchy in their own way.
We always get asked by couples of "what is the normal thing" or "what is the right thing to do". The reality is there isn't really a right or wrong answer. Traditions are sometimes comes with a historical reason but it doesn't mean you can't put your twist to it. They are meant to guide you but not to restrict you. There's nothing wrong with having your first dance once you walk in the reception or having it closer to dessert time. Basically, whatever feels right to you both as a couple. Just because people have always had fruitcake in their wedding cake, doesn't mean you can't choose lemon elderflower.
Remember Your Wedding As A Union
At the end of the day, a wedding is about a union between you and your partner to spend your life together. It is about the acceptance of two personalities, two cultures, two religions, two beliefs and basically two of everything into one. Guests love it when you give them an insight to who you are as individuals and as a couple. Take the royal wedding's example of Meghan Markle's priest give the sermon or how they have his and her drinks during their reception.
If you're still not over the royal wedding, we don't blame you. At least, we know its not just us.