Roll out the red carpet, sound the trumpets and hold onto your tiaras – the world’s most eligible bachelor is about to be permanently taken off the market! Yep, 19 May is Royal Wedding day, and we can’t wait to see actress Meghan Markle sparkle and handsome Prince Harry looking his dashing best as they both say ‘I do’.
The couple have already proclaimed the wedding to be “a big shared event”, and despite being 7000 km away here in sunny Singapore, we want in too! So where can we catch the wedding of the year, and how do we go about decorating our homes / gardens / streets / function rooms in a suitably British Royal Wedding kinda way? Luckily our resident Brit and big monarchy (okay, big Harry) fan has been busy getting the lowdown on everything from red, white and blue bunting to DIY royal crafts, and, of course, where to watch the Royal Wedding in Singapore on the big day…
Where to catch the nuptials
Sadly, the two biggest events on the island at The British Club and with the British Association are sold out, but there’s nothing to stop us from rounding up a posse of our own to watch the wedding on the box. Here’s where you can snag front row seats…
- BBC World News (channel 701) will be screening the entire event from 6pm local time.
- BBC Lifestyle (channel 432) will be bringing the pomp and ceremony to the screen from 6pm local time.
- ITV Choice (channel 337) is airing the whole shebang from 6pm local time.
Timeline of events
Don’t miss a single sequin, fascinator or glam guest arrival…
- 12pm UK time (7pm Singapore time): The bride will arrive at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
- 1pm UK time (8pm Singapore time): The newly married couple will pile into a horse-drawn carriage for a procession through Windsor Town.
How to host your own bash
Whether you decide on throwing your own Royal Wedding viewing party at home, in your function room or somewhere else, you’re going to need Union Jack decs galore – and a tiara. Here’s how to jazz up the fun with Brit-inspired goodies…
Grab your crowns, royal scepters and tiaras (glitter, jewelled or even one with a veil) from The Party Stuff.
Cover your tables and surfaces with Union Jack-inspired material. We found this lovely fabric on sale right now at Spotlight. At $10 per metre you can afford to deck out the entire home, royal-style! And while you’re browsing the treasure trove of knick-knacks at Spotlight, pop some red and white ‘I love you’ balloons in your basket along with some blue star balloons, and white heart balloons for a balloon bouquet that really does say red, white and ‘I do’…
You’re also going to need some Union Jack coloured flags. We love these striped polka dot ones from Misty Daydream, while cool red, white and blue party swirls from Wow Let’s Party fit the bill for Brit colour decor. But don’t forget to deck yourself and your guests out with appropriate beads, also from Wow Let’s Party!
And if you’re REALLY going to town, you might want to head to Bath, Bed & Beyond where you can stock up on everything Union Jack – including coasters, rugs, placemats, table runners, cushions, mugs and even a fridge! Top it all off with a funky Union Jack ottoman storage seat from Redmart!
Oh, and you’ll also need Brit food delights. Lucky for you, we have a full guide on where to bag your international yummies, including essential English items!
DIY Royal Wedding craft for kiddos (and you!)
We love an excuse to break out the craft box, and the Royal Wedding is the perfect opp to get busy with the kiddos. Here’s how to create everything from decor to crowns…
Colouring sheets not only make for a fun activity with the tiniest of tots, but can also double up as party decor if you don’t get a chance to dash to the shops. (We get it, time-crunched mums). Try these cute ones by Twinkl.
We can’t wait to see the new Royal couple waving from their carriage once the nerve-racking ceremony is all done with. And while we can’t all bag a Prince of our own, we can have our own carriage thanks to this cute craft by Activity Village.
It’s the wrong Royal couple in this hama bead craft by Patch of Puddles, but we’ll have fun updating it for Harry and Meghan. We might even let the kids help.
So now you’re all set!
Lead image: Kensington Royal
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