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Wedding invitations are one of the first tastes guests will have of your nuptials, and you’ll want to make a great first impression.
The world was a frenzy during the engagement and 2011 nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, but as the Crown’s second-next heir, it was always expected that Will would settle down. Harry, the younger prince and known bachelor, was always a bit of a mystery when it came to his personal life. So with the whirlwind romance and engagement to Meghan Markle, the world can barely contain their interest and excitement for the upcoming royal wedding.
At Blueprint, we live and breathe weddings and—surprise!—we also love the Royals. If you’re anything like us, you can’t help but think about what sort of gifts Harry and Meghan would put on their wedding registry. We also thought about how the everyday couple can add a “royal-esque” feel to their own wedding registries without the princely price tag.
You may not be getting hitched in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, but there are fabulous and more affordable ways to add a royal touch to your wedding registry. Check out our list of wedding gift registry ideas in honor of, and inspired by, the Prince Henry of Wales and Meghan Markle (or, presumably, the future HRH Duke and Duchess of Sussex or Connaught).
Inspired by Buckingham Palace Royal Birdsong dishware, this dinnerware is a great group gift idea and is sure to convince any dinner guests of your royal status. We’re confident that even the Queen herself would be inclined to agree.
We know the Queen is fond of Peter Reed linens, and these Gobi Embroidered Sheets, in our opinion, are the next best thing. Nothing but sweet dreams are ahead when you’re wrapped in luxe cotton sateen.
Your cherished wedding portraits will be fit for display in Buckingham Palace with these Lauren Collection and Kate Spade gold plated frames.
Harry and Meghan’s involvement in charitable causes is well-known, and we’re sure they would want to give back to their favorite causes on their special day. Harry could set up a cash fund on Blueprint for the Invictus Games Foundation, while Meghan could create one for World Vision.
Brits love their tea, and this tea kettle looks like it was plucked straight out of a proper British home—or palace. It’ll look especially beautiful at a British tea party-themed brunch.
Steep the perfect cup of tea with this practical and gorgeous ball tea infuser. Squeeze out every last drop of Earl Grey and finish with a touch of milk. Delicious!
Mimic the ornate walls of Buckingham Palace within your own home with this royally inspired wallpaper. You’ll feel like you’ve been teleported straight to London.
Like icing on the cake, this incredible chandelier with shower any room in royal light. This would also make a fabulous group gift on a registry.
We’re anxiously awaiting the live Royal Wedding broadcasts on May 19 and—since we’re on the West Coast—have every intention of riding the Midnight Train to watch it. Everything from the dress, the flowers, the decor, and even the guests is sure to be stunning, and we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for even more wedding inspiration.
Want to keep up with the royal festivities on May 19? Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and use #RoyalWedding to join in on the conversation. Be sure to also stay tuned for a Royal Wedding recap right here on Blueprint Guides!