(Closed) Prince William and Kate set a date…REALLY?

posted 7 years ago in April 2011
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I wouldn’t worry too much about it, LOL.  I sincerely doubt that anyone is going to compare your wedding to a royal wedding- – No matter what date they picked, it is going to be on/near SOMEONE’S wedding day.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I mean this in the NICEST way possible. But REALLY? Unless you have a similiar budget and/or are marrying an actual PRINCE, I highly doubt ANYONE, including you, will be comparing your wedding to the spectacle of theirs. That’s like saying, you WOULD decorate your house for Christmas, but Times Square really has that covered Smile

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think if I had your wedding, I would love it.  Or at least think of it this way, your friends will always remember your wedding date because it was the day after Prince William and Kate’s wedding.  I would rather have a good memory then a bad one.  Like my close friend of ours that I was in her wedding party, she was married the weekend that Michael Jackson died.  So yeah, I associate her wedding with Michael Jackson’s death.  ๐Ÿ™ Shhh, I would never tell her that.

It’s better good than bad, right???

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If it’s any comfort it’s on a friday, UK time, so I doubt too many of your guests in the US will stay home just to watch this live. Besides people care more about real weddings they can actually dance, eat and drink at rather than something they watch on TV!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

They actually picked a week day as to not be on Saturday as there were alot of upset women in England who already had their weddings planned for that Saturday and they didn’t want to open that can of worms.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

holy crap, they’re getting married in LESS THAN FIVE months??? jeez, i wish i had a wedding planner. it is so much easier that way.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@tksjewelry: Really? that’s why they did it?  That’s pretty thoughtful of them.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The real reason they picked that date is because it’s the “Feast day of St. Catherine of Siena” and Kate Middleton’s Christian name is Catherine (clever royal planners!) . Plus that following week is May Day in England so it will provide for a “week long of festivities for the British people.”

They’re getting married in Westminster Abbey, so sorry girls but the only woman who can compare weddings is Queen Elizabeth and I don’t think she’ll mind lol.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@ Kitty285, we’re getting married on April 30th too! AND we’re in the UK, so hmmm, yeah, it’s made things a bit more shall we say, interesting… On the plus side, Friday 29th has now been declared a public holiday which means a ‘free’ day off work for me – but now worried that lots of places will be closed and I won’t be able to do all my last minute things… so I have very mixed feelings right now.

I do agree with Lindsay and lola though; any date they picked was going to put someone out…

and @pamplemousse – I know! I guess that’s what a Royal wedding budget does for engagement length!

For the most part we’re making light of it – the weekend now has a public holiday at both ends of it which is great for our guests who need to travel from out of town as they now have a 4-day weekend in which to do so!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Kitty285: honestly, i’m inclined to agree with you! i totally get all the other posters’ points but still there might be people who see the grandeur and then go to a non-royal wedding and are like “oh. William and Kate released 458 golden doves while 76 harpists played around them and everyone cheered! but… i like your burlap table runners and mac and cheese.” or whatever, you know? people compare, whether it makes sense/is a valid comparison or not! i think you’re totally justified in your “womp womp” feeling, but you just gotta roll with it – hopefully it’ll just get everyone in the wedding mood (with all the buildup) and yours can be the first chance they get to go to and get their wedding release!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

@pamplemousse: For what it’s worth, it’s likely that their wedding has been in the works for a while already. They were engaged for a month before it was announced to the public, and it wouldn’t be surprising if the royal planners already had the vendors selected long before that. This wedding has been anticipated for a good while, and things just work differently when it’s a wedding that essentially belongs to the entire UK and not just to the couple. (Shame for them – what if Kate and William don’t want to release gilded doves?) ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Haha. I actually kind of like that they are getting married so close to us! It’s kind of fun. At least by that time (for me), ours will be over and I can hopefully watch the coverage with friends to chat about it!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

ha! Gilded doves, wish I had thought of that ๐Ÿ˜‰

@ elliestan – loving the mac and cheese comment, LOL!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@IvyClimb: haha! funny to think of The Royal Planners. you’re right. the couple probably doesn’t even get a say in any of the wedding matters. i wonder if harry feels bad that he’s always been outshined by his big brother.

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