Victorian Trading Co.’s Guide To Hosting A Royal Wedding Viewing Party

Will you be watching?

Come Saturday, May 19th, Prince Harry will take a wife. The highly anticipated nuptials will be broadcast for hopeless romantics around the world. And will perhaps be the most-watched royal wedding yet.

One can turn the channel to a number of networks that will be airing live coverage. Harper’s Bazaar lists The Today Show (NBC), PBS, and BBC America among others.

St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, UK, will see the couple married at noon. A few time zones will issue a much earlier hour: New York (ET) 7 a.m., Chicago (CT) 6 a.m., Denver (MT) 5 a.m., Los Angeles (PT) 4 a.m., and Honolulu (HAST) 1 a.m.

Cherish the televised event with friends — spotting the unique hats of Princess Beatrice and Eugenie or dabbing tears during the exchange of vows. Hosting a royal wedding viewing party is a perfect way to commemorate the joyous occasion.

All you need to do is. . .

Invite Guests

Hand-deliver invitations to hopeless romantics like yourself. Your invitation should include the date, time of which you’d like your guests to arrive, address, and recommended attire.

Take care to save an invitation for posterity.

Dress for the Occasion

Should you elect to host a formal viewing party, advise guests to arrive in attire appropriate for that of being present at St. George’s Chapel. Alternatively, you may elect to host a casual event. In such case, recommend pajamas and pearls.

To fully embody the spirit of the day, select a fascinator, hat, or tiara to complement your morning’s ensemble.

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Set the Stage

Put your best flatware forward.

Set the table with family china or arrange a delightful buffet. Posture crystal prism bobeches atop candlesticks. Display a framed photo of the happy couple. Station place card holders with names of guests or dishes.


Of course, fresh flowers must not be forgotten. Arrange a bouquet of bride Meghan Markle’s favorites, peonies. Other blooms within wedding arrangements will feature “white garden roses” and “foxgloves,” according to royal reporter Emily Nash.

Serve a Royal Breakfast

A traditional English breakfast will supply a hearty menu. Guest will return for seconds of your roasted tomatoes; fried eggs, sausage, and bacon; sautéed mushrooms; and baked beans over toast.

Consider a seasonal fruit salad or scones to pair well with a cup of breakfast tea.

After plates have been filled, raise a toast! A quote from Jane Austen’s Emma may be aptly borrowed, “It is such happiness when good people get together — and they always do.”

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Share Your Memories

The times are few and far between when the world is solely focused. . . Add to your special box of memories an account of your excitement and thoughts, or scribe a new journal entry of the day’s events.

Enclose a photograph of your royal wedding viewing party between the pages. . . and be certain to share a picture of your festivities with us via our Facebook page.

How do you intend to celebrate the royal wedding?

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  1. I am in the Denver Colorado time zone . I may get up early enough to watch it and then again maybe not . Later in the morning , if the weather is good , I plan to bike a few miles on the bike trails . Ride on Prince Harry . Cheers !

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  2. So excited! I have been planning my viewing party! Scones have been ordered and tea has been purchased. My fascinator is made and I am ready to go!

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  3. I am the owner of a small tea room and we will be celebrating all day with afternoon tea. A special menu of traditional tea sandwiches along with some other English favorites like sausage rolls, scones, desserts, tea and champagne. My chef is also making miniature versions of the wedding cake to serve. My customers are excited and planning to pull out all the stops with their attire.

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  4. Kym, the details you’ve shared brought your afternoon tea to life in all its elegance. You’ve put your heart into planning this event — that is clear.

    We wish you the very best and only regret that we cannot attend ourselves.


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