The countdown to the wedding of the year is on… And if you’re not fortunate enough to be invited to St George’s Chapel, the next best thing is to throw a Royal Wedding viewing party!
There’ll be TV coverage all day so why not invite your friends round for a Best of British party? We’re thinking tea, scones, union jack bunting… the whole shebang! Read on for inspiration or check out our Royal Wedding party supplies.
When is the Royal Wedding?
The Royal Wedding is on Saturday 19th May at 12pm, which is the same day as the FA Cup final so there’s twice the reason to throw a party!
It’ll take place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle and be officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Will the Royal Wedding be on TV?
The wedding will be televised on all major TV networks around the world – including the BBC and ITV.
The official schedule hasn’t been released yet but there is expected to be hours of coverage in the build-up to the wedding as well as footage of the ceremony itself.
And if you’re worried about a clash with the FA Cup final… don’t be! The wedding is at midday and the football doesn’t kick off until 3pm!
Royal Wedding Viewing Party Ideas
Send themed invitations
Start by letting your guests know that one is invited to the viewing party with these spiffing printable invitations!
The wedding day is fast approaching so we’d recommend sending them ASAP!
Decorate with union jack bunting and cardboard cutouts
Now to decorate! There’s no such thing as OTT so go all out with union jack decorations like these (and don’t forget to bring out the bunting).
And if you really want to go to town, you could buy a cardboard cutout of Harry and Meghan!
Give each guest a Royal Family mask
Serve British snacks on union jack tableware
As for Royal Wedding party food, think anything that you’d serve at a British tea party! Here are some suggestions – and remember to serve it on union jack tableware like this!
- Tea and biscuits
- Scones with jam and clotted cream
- Cucumber sandwiches
- Sausage rolls
- Victoria sponge cake
Dress up with union jack accessories
Finally, give out some novelty union jack accessories like bowler hats, head boppers and inflatable crowns!
Are you planning a Royal Wedding viewing party? Check out our whole range of Royal Wedding party supplies or stay on our blog for more inspiration!