You and your significant other may not be Harry and Meghan or William and Kate, but who says you can’t have a wedding that feels just as special, or dare we say, royal? It doesn’t take much to give the occasion a little extra elegance! Check out our tips for making your wedding feel royal.
Select a Stunning Venue
Most royal weddings and celebrity weddings take place in gorgeous venues. Fortunately, New Jersey is home to the beautiful Nanina’s in the Park estate, which offers you the perfect background for a memorable, elegant wedding. The ballrooms and other interior spaces are exquisitely furnished and decorated, while the gardens provide a luxuriant backdrop for photos or outdoor ceremonies.
Borrow the Family Jewels
If you don’t own a lot of fine jewelry, and you can’t afford beautiful custom pieces right now, why not borrow a piece or two from family members? After all, Meghan borrowed a stunning heirloom diamond bandeau from the Queen and wore it with her incredible veil. Plus, the jewelry could serve as your “something borrowed.” Be sure that any heirloom jewelry is protected by insurance and well-cared for throughout the event.
Choose Royal Colors
Most royal weddings incorporate classic, rich hues like blue, purple, gold, white, and sometimes crimson. Rich red is the color of courage and pairs well with gold, representing wealth. Purple is well-known as the color of royals, and blue connotes both loyalty and wisdom. Choose two or three of these hues and adjust the shades to suit your preferences.
Invest in Gorgeous Flowers
Royal weddings tend to have lots of lush florals. If your budget can’t handle wall-to-wall roses, ask your florist to suggest alternative flowers that are locally grown or in-season, to reduce the cost. Flower petals carpeting the aisle, a floral arch over the couple, and abundant centerpieces at the reception can give your wedding that luxe, royal look.
Include Unique Invitation Details
A royal wedding is also about history, memory, and detail. Thick textured paper, letter-pressed invitations, your own wedding crest, and other special touches can lend extra elegance to your celebration. Keep the wording formal and simple, and use ribbons, gold foil or edges, and maybe even a stamped wax seal to enrich the invitation experience.
Select a Royal Wedding Dress
A royal wedding dress is often fairly traditional, with a sweeping skirt, a long train, and an even longer veil. Beadwork, lace, and embroidery are hallmarks of a royal bride’s ensemble. If you’re going for a royal aesthetic, ensure that your gown and the bridesmaids’ dresses are formal and elegant in style.
While your wedding may not be as opulent as a true royal’s, you can choose a venue, florals, and outfits that are exquisite and memorable. To reserve your wedding date, contact Nanina’s in the Park as soon as possible, and remember to ask about our five-star catered feasts, our preferred vendors, and the other special services and details we provide to make our wedding couples feel like true royals.