We've got the inside scoop on the Royal Wedding from our pals The Wedding Guys (AKA Matthew Trettel and Bruce Vassar). These lucky local gents jumped the pond to take in the sights, the sounds, and the celebration in London . . . and lucky for us, they're dishing to our Aisle File readers. Here's what they had to say:
It is an explosion of seemingly American wedding trends as the UK gets ready to celebrate the Royal Wedding. How odd that wedding trends are crossing the pond for what is usually a very traditional ‘British’ wedding. What we will see tomorrow? Arrival by car (not the fairytale coach we remember from Lady Diana), a garden style setting for the ceremony with trees and potted flowers spilling out of Westminster Abbey, a champagne and hors d’ oeuvres reception after the ceremony (although they call them Canapés), and a dinner reception and dance.
Sound familiar? Although this sounds very much like what we would expect from an American wedding, it's not the standard for a Royal Wedding that will generally include the Wedding Breakfast for fewer than 100 guests after the ceremony (which we would consider a lunch) with the happy couple departing in the afternoon.
So what else seems distinctly American? A dance with a DJ and an after-party that continues into the morning hours. There is even suggestion that the couple will be serving a ‘Wapatuli’ style beverage held in treasure chests (in a help yourself fashion). Feels more kegger than Royal Wedding!
Seems like the Brits have taken the opportunity to break with some tradition and celebrate this Royal Wedding in a whole new way.