It’s almost time for the Royal Wedding! I love how involved us Brits get in celebrating and embracing the Royal Family. This week I’ve been hearing about schools throwing parties, neighbourhoods organising street parties and I’ve seen bunting aplenty being displayed already! In Cambridge there is a house which always goes completely all out for any Royal occasion, so I’m looking forward to seeing what they do this time! It’s definitely been something cheerful to think about instead of Brexit and sad news across the world.
So in celebration of Harry and Meghan, I’ve teamed up with Amazon Handmade to share the launch of their new wedding section!
It’s filled with tons of sellers sharing their wares for planning a wedding or gift ideas for the happy couple. Keep reading for my top picks and to hear my favourite parts of being a wedding guest.After looking at the Amazon Handmade shop, I’ve been thinking about essential items for a wedding, whether you’re a guest or the bride and groom. One thing I love for all celebrations is confetti! You can’t beat those photos when everyone joins in – there is something about throwing confetti that just makes everyone smile!
An inventive save the date always gets me more excited about weddings. Whilst Harry and Meghan have to make formal announcements via the Palace, I love items that remind you on more than one occasion like these pencil save the dates or fridge magnets. Mind you, you can’t get away from reminders about the Royal Wedding once the media know in the UK! I can’t imagine how that must feel to have so many people publicly excited about your special day.
We’ve been to a lot of weddings where the couple ask for honeymoon donations as they have already been living together a while and have no need for domestic items. As well as an experience, I also like gifting a sentimental keepsake to mark their special day, such as a colourful personalised wedding print or one of my Scrabble frames.
I have attended weddings with traditional cake, donuts, cheese wheels and cupcakes – anything goes these days! The cutting of the cake is supposed to symbolise the bride and groom’s union. However, many years ago, the cake was originally intended to be distributed among the guests by only the bride because consuming the cake would ensure fertility. A fun wedding fact for you there! Whatever the cake may be, it always looks good with some floral decorations and a cake topper.
After watching the Royal Wedding this Saturday, I will be enjoying the wedding of Jo and Will in the afternoon – who definitely announced it before the Royal couple! I know that they have planned lots of handmade touches for their festival style wedding, so I’m really looking forward to celebrating their special day and seeing all the detail they have worked hard at. I’ll be wearing a polka dot dress, probably subconsciously inspired by my confetti obsession! Are you going to be watching the Royal Wedding? Or perhaps you’re also attending a wedding this weekend? I’d love to hear your top wedding picks and finds too!
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