(Closed) Surprised by the Royal wedding invitations

posted 11 years ago in Paper
Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Regardless of who’s paying, I think it would look just a bit tone-deaf for the royal family to send out lavish invitations when the economic climate is… less than rosy.

And, well, it’s a state function.  It’s really, really, really not about the couple in the way a wedding usually is.  Continuity, tradition and restraint are what matters.  The role of the monarch is largely ceremonial, but it’s not the same as being a movie star or other celebrity.

Post # 62
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

When I first saw them I was surprised too but the more that I look at them the more I like the classic simplicity. It’s definitely interesting to see!

Post # 64
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love them. I absolutely love the history of the english monarchy. I would love to have an invite that was so traditional.

Post # 65
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Well, for sure their invites (and their e-pics…they aren’t sitting on a picnic blanket in the middle of a field with old typewriters, books, and cupcakes) aren’t going to make it onto stylemepretty!

LOL.

I think it’s refreshing.  Just a traditional/classic invitation.

Post # 66
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@lesbride: Their picture isn’t on the invite. That’s just an inset probably from whatever site posted the picture.

Post # 67
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

Everyone keeps saying it is a state function, but the royal family has made it very clear that it is NOT a state function. It is a family wedding.  That’s why President Obama wasn’t invited or any other foreign dignitaries who don’t have a personal relationship with the royal family. 

I wasn’t surprised by the invitations at all. They were exactly what I expected. I actually like them. I’ve always liked more simple invitations than fancy elaborate ones. I’ve just always thought they were more elegant. 

Post # 68
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I expected them to be traditional, which I like, but I guess I am a little underwhelmed. 🙂 Oh well! Glad I didn’t marry into a royal family? 😉

Post # 69
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Not my taste, but I think they’re pretty.

Post # 70
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

So… what’s a lounge suit? :p

Post # 71
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I guess I dont really think anything of it. Its an official document. Im sure Kate did not have any choice of invitation. Im pretty sure I wouldnt care about my invitatins if I was marrying a Prince!!

Post # 72
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@ellabee: to me lounge suit sounds like pajamas!

Post # 73
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Cant_wait: I agree, the envelopes look cheap.

@angela85crayfish: the money for the actual wedding is coming from the families but I think they said the British tax payer is footing the bill for security etc for the event.

EDIT: Okay, sorry, I didn’t see there was a page 2!!!!

But I can answer the question about lounge suits! Never heard about them before either until I went to Cambridge. Basically just means a matching jacket & trousers, usually dark, with a white shirt, and tie.

Post # 74
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

A lounge suit is the equivalent to what we consider a business suit in America. Basically gives an alternative to morning dress. It would still denote wearing one’s nicest suit in the appropriate colors; same with the shirt, tie, waistcoat, etc. It’s a throwback to when everyone dressed more formally and that was considered casual attire for lounging around in the countryside.

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