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Four weddings and a funeral tops wedding inspiration list

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MILLIONS of Brits will have watched the Royal Wedding this weekend but only a fraction will take any wedding inspiration for their own big day, according to new research.

Instead, Brits turn to social media, family and friends’ weddings, magazines and even films and television over the lavish ceremonies of the Royal Family.

In fact, Brits are twice as likely to look to films and the iconic scenes of the silver screen for wedding inspiration than they are a Royal Wedding, and the likes of Harry and Meghan.

How to have a royal wedding inspired confetti moment

royal wedding confetti

Are you watching the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Shropshire Petals are sharing their ideas on how you can have a royal wedding inspired confetti moment on your wedding day.

A traditional moment at any wedding is the confetti throw. Throwing confetti over newly married couples marks the celebration of their marriage. Here are a few confetti mixes we have created inspired by some of the choices Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made about their big day.

Get Your Royal Wedding Look for Less at LDO

Get the wedding look

With wedding season in full swing and the Royal Wedding on the horizon, London Designer Outlet (LDO) has a fantastic array of fashion and accessories to make sure you’re best dressed for less this spring and have the wedding look. LDO is the capital’s only fashion and lifestyle outlet centre, based in Wembley Park, and offers year-round savings of up to 70% off RRP in over 50 outlet stores, with a broad choice of styles to suit all tastes.

Special offers are available at a range of stores including: Kurt Geiger, Guess, Chapelle, Ernest Jones, Phase Eight, Suit Direct, Skopes and Fiorelli. So, if you are searching for the perfect wedding look or planning to watch the Royal Wedding in style, LDO has you covered.

Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa ‘May we Marry’ 2019 Weddings Flash Sale

Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa

Inspired by the Royal Wedding and looking for the perfect venue for 2019? Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa are delighted to announce their ‘May we Marry’ wedding flash sale.

Couples wishing to make a saving on their upcoming nuptials will need to be ready to register their interest for 2019 weddings at the hotel on Sunday 13th or Sunday 20th May for an exclusive discount. 

crabwall manor hotelOnce registered, couples have until 5pm on Thursday 31st May to pay their £500 deposit to secure their dream wedding with 10% off! Even better still, the first 10 couples to place their deposit will be rewarded with an additional 5% off!

A Royal Wedding: 200 Years of Royal Engagement Rings

royal engagement rings

With the Royal Wedding just around the corner, Ripe Insurance have taken a look back at the gorgeous collection of Royal Engagement rings past and present.

Did you know?

The average Carat of a royal engagement ring is 9.8 carat compared to the UK average of just 0.5 carat.

With an estimated value of £150,000 to £400,000, Meghan’s ring is now the most expensive royal engagement ring in history, in comparison to the UK average cost of £1,040.

One third of royal engagements happen abroad, most recently with Princess Eugenie getting engaged in Nicaragua.

July is the most popular month for royal weddings with famous royal couples such as Charles and Diana opting for a summer wedding.

The Most Likely Royal Honeymoon Destinations

Cyprus

There are just over two weeks to go until the Royal Wedding, but perhaps the biggest questions on everyone’s lips at the moment is - where will be the Royal Honeymoon be?

Meghan and Harry are expected to jet off together shortly after their big day, and luxury holiday provider Sovereign have broken down their potential destinations in their Countdown to Paradise - which spans the globe from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean.

 

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The Evolution of the British Royal Wedding

Royal wedding

There’s not long to go now until Britain comes to a standstill for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a ceremony that will garner headlines across the world and attract millions of viewers on Saturday 19th May. It won’t just be on television sets that the world will be watching, either; if next month’s nuptials follow the lead of William and Kate’s wedding seven years ago, you will also be able to catch a live stream on YouTube.

How To Get A Royal Smile In Time For Your Wedding

Royal smile with White Glo

Meghan Markle sports one of the most famous smiles in the world, with thousands of women desperate to emulate it. But none of us have a royal budget to get the royal smile of our dreams. Kate Middleton allegedly had dental surgery just before her wedding, but this could have cost her between three to ten thousand pounds. So it’s not surprising most use of us a myriad of different teeth-whitening solutions to get the perfect smile for our big day.

Honeymoon destinations fit for royalty

Honeymoon destination

COUPLES looking for a honeymoon destination or holiday like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this summer don’t need to travel over 7,000 miles to feel like royalty. 

The soon-to-be newlyweds are rumoured to have plans to jet off to Namibia following their nuptials at Windsor Castle next month, making the 10 hour journey from London to the country in South Africa. 

Although bookings of holidays to the continent are set to spike as a result, the prospects of a long travel time and inevitable jet lag aren’t for everyone.

Mr Kipling unveils limited edition range for royal wedding

Mr Kipling Royal Wedding Cakes

Last week we brought the the great competition from Mr Kipling to win a wedding makeover, for couples getting married the same weekend as the Royals. Now we can tell you about the new limited edition range of Royal Wedding cakes that they launched yesterday!

We have had the pleasure of tasting them in the office and we think they're delicious! If you want to get your hands on them get down to Asda today, where they'll be on sale unitl the 16th May.

The wedding of the year is fast approaching, providing the perfect excuse to celebrate. However you're planning on celebrating the big day. Mr Kipling has got you covered with it's limited edition range of cakes, especiallu made for the Royal Wedding on the 19th May.

Totally trending…Royal wedding blooms in waiting

Royal wedding flowers

The Queen of spring florals is set to reign at the wedding of the year this May. As suspense builds across the nation for Prince Harry to marry his bride-to-be Meghan Markle, the countdown to the royal wedding is officially on. All eyes will be looking to Windsor on Saturday 19th May as each eagerly awaited detail of the wedding of the year unfolds.

With the official florist for the big day recently revealed as London-based Philippa Craddock, Dobbies Garden Centres has provided a preview of the beautiful blooms tipped to take centre stage this spring.

HECK makes majestic sausage ready for the Royal Wedding

Heck Majestic sausage

With the nation gearing up for the royal wedding celebrations in May and street parties and BBQs being planned up and down the country, Yorkshire sausage maker HECK has created a majestic recipe to mark the occasion and the couple’s transatlantic union.

As a nod to Meghan’s American background and Harry’s fiery red locks, the Keebles behind HECK have married lean British pork shoulder with American mustard and sweet ginger in the limited edition recipe that will go on sale between 2 and 22 May, all wrapped up in a suitably regal sausage sleeve embellished with a crown and entwined wedding rings.

Royal Wedding costs 1,000 times the UK average

Royal wedding finances

According to an article by NY Daily News this years royal wedding is going to set the UK back £21 million which is just over 1,000 times the average 2018 cost of a wedding which comes in at £23,916.

However, when Prince Philip and Kate Middleton married in 2011, the UK benefitted from a £2 billion boost in UK tourism. Seven years ago, the cost of an average wedding was £21,939.

Have you considered how your finances could look in 10 years time?

Mr Kipling offers a wedding makeover!

New Royal Wedding Mr Kipling cakes

Mr Kipling launches a nationwide search to find a couple getting married on the weekend of the Royal Wedding! The lucky couple will receive a Mr Kipling style wedding makeover.

Wedding makeover cakesMr Kipling has revealed the wedding makeover package will be complete with a bespoke wedding cake, favours with a cake twist for all the guests and bou-cakes (that’s right, cake bouquets!) for the table centre pieces and the winning bride. 

Ideal Home Show vote on royal wedding cake 

Wedding cake entrants

Visitors to the Ideal Home Show sponsored by Zoopla*, have voted on their favourite royal wedding cake from 38 towering masterpieces designed in celebration of the forthcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Entries from both professional and amateur cake-makers are displayed at The Ideal Home Show at Olympia, London, with ideas ranging from a ‘whirlwind romance’ typhoon-style concoction to the more conventional multi-layer cake in traditional colours.