Last Minute Ways to Celebrate the Royal Wedding

It seems like the May 19th royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was many months off just yesterday. But with the wedding on the horizon, this coming Saturday in fact, I believe many royal watchers, both hardcore and those with passing interest, are scrambling at the last minute to come up with way to celebrate Harry and Meghan’s nuptials.

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Celebrating their marriage doesn’t have to be an all or nothing event—it can be as simple as making sure to check your local listings for the time to tune in or slightly more elaborate like you’ll find in my how-to guide here. No matter your level of interest, these tips are bound to make this fairy tale a little more special for you at home.

Create your own decorations

While there are amazing options on Etsy for royal wedding themed décor, the turnaround time for most of these shops doesn’t guarantee you’ll receive your decoration in time for the royal wedding. Instead of relying on other crafters, break out your own craft supplies and make your own bunting using yarn and scrapbook paper. Choose festive Union Jack colors or go with floral to match Meghan’s love of flowers, particularly peonies. You can also make cut out makes that seem to be popular or paper cupcake toppers with a color printer and cardstock.

Bake your own cake

Many royal watchers have excitedly sampled anything lemon and elderflower flavored after the announcement that Violet Bakery would be making this flavored wedding cake for Harry and Meghan’s nuptials. Try your hand at your own lemon/elderflower cake, or consider making Violet Bakery’s famous rye brownies instead. Bake the night before the wedding to have as breakfast treat if you're in the States. 

Make reservations at your local tea house

Local tea house - A Taste of Britain

I was surprised to find out how many tea houses are in my local area and are eagerly celebrating the royal wedding. To celebrate the wedding, I made reservations at my favorite tea house, A Taste of Britain, and they not only have much paraphernalia that I can purchase the day of the wedding, but they also have a special tea blend that I plan on ordering. If you live within 30 minutes of a well-populated city, you’re sure to find a teahouse that hopefully is still taking reservations for tea this Saturday. Make reservations for a full afternoon tea asap, and toast to Meghan and Harry’s future with a delicious cuppa. 

Wear one of Meghan’s favorite hairstyles

Until seeing Meghan on her first royal engagements, I wasn’t sure that a messy bun could be very royal, but I was sadly mistaken. After watching this Meghan Markle messy bun tutorial, I now have a go-to updo that easy to recreate and can be done in a matter of minutes. Even if you don’t plan on watching the wedding, this hairstyle will make you look chic in solidarity with our American princess.

However you choose to celebrate, I hope that you are able to enjoy the day without any headaches like Meghan is likely dealing with right now. Also, keep your eyes on Royally Broke’s social channels and blog for updates on all happenings in Windsor as she’ll be one of the well-wishers in the crowd and has been giving numerous interviews for documentaries and to BBC and other news affiliates.


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