Following much speculation HRH Prince Harry announced his royal engagement to actress Meghan Markle on Monday following a 16 month whirlwind romance. In their first interview, Prince Harry revealed a few choice details about the royal engagement. Speculation has already begun about the important decisions that will take place before the wedding day in Spring of 2018.
For the rest of us without a title or a famous rich gran we’ve put together a guide on how you can have your very own royal wedding without having to pay a princely sum.
Harry is reported to have designed the royal engagement ring for Meghan, something so thoughtful is incredibly romantic! Some jewellery stores have an in store engagement ring design service. You can even attend jewellery design events where they are available. Goldsmiths offer their own design your ring service for wedding rings and luckily it’s not too complicated. You can choose between materials, thickness, width and finish to create something that is individually you and your fiancee. We’re pretty sure that kind of effort always gets brownie points.
Apparently Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle over a roast chicken. Ok not the ideal romantic scenario but there's something to be said for low-key. You may want to pop the question over a cheeky Nandos to follow suit. However, if you want something a little bit different we have 2 for 1 meals at Carluccio’s to help you set the right mood. Try the Chicken Milanese washed down with the specially created for Carluccio’s crisp, dry and delicate prosecco. Technically that’s one up on Harry we’d say. In your face your highness. Make it extra special by arranging a romantic night in a hotel. The Radisson Blu offers a free bottle prosecco and breakfast with stays when you use our voucher codes (times brownie points by ten).
The Date and Venue
When settling on a date one thing you can always rely upon is the unpredictability of the British weather. Why not plan the wedding somewhere else, look at us, we’re totally one upping the royal family now. Harry will be getting married in rainy old Blighty, but look at you hitting sunny Europe
Al Fresco holidays are offering up to 50% off vacations so there has never been a better time to plan your get away but if you don’t fancy that massive discount we have voucher codes for loads of companies ready to help you with your travel requirements. From TUI to Jet2 to Surf Holidays, we have something for everyone and if you need, we have Airport Parking discounts too. Sandals also offer great deals with up to 50% off holidays across 15 luxurious destinations that will create the perfect gorgeous backdrop to any wedding photograph resorts include Jamaica, Bahamas, Saint Lucia and Antigua
If you’re completely committed to having a British wedding and trying to save as many pennies as possible we recommend embracing your crafty shabby chic side and creating your own invitations, it not only adds the personal touch but saves you an enormous fee in printing, paper and design. Why not use your imagination to create your very own DIY save the date cards and thank you notes, wedding invitation cards and RSVP cards. You can do all of this a a reduced price with our Hobbycraft discount codes. Fancy? We can do fancy.
The Wedding Outfits
For a lot of women the dress is the most important part of the day (ok, ok after the vows) so it’s something you want to get perfect but we’re sure you would be interested to know that you can get it perfect AND within budget too. Meghan may be having a fantastic designer lined up for the big day but that doesn't’ mean you can’t get a dress that wows everyone on either side of the aisle. Currently, you can get 30% off Wedding Dresses at Debenhams and there are some gorgeous styles to choose from not to mention discounts on Mother of the Bride, Bridesmaids and Wedding Guest dresses too! You can outfit the whole wedding party at this rate! I’ll think we'll tweet this as #OutSparkleMarkel
Not wanting to leave out the boys we have scoured the web to find you some of the greatest menswear deals and for a limited time only when you buy 5 suits from Suit Direct the Grooms suit is absolutely free and to sweeten the deal there’s up to 75% off mens formal shirts too. Make sure the Groom is fully groomed for the wedding by using our voucher codes to get double points at boots on shaving kits and selected discounts of fragrances. Talk about turning your frog into a prince! We’re pretty sure that Harry will be looking very dapper on his wedding day even though as OK Magazine said he may not be wearing a military uniform but may downplay his wedding day outfit somewhat and go fro a stylish but simple suit.
The Food and Flowers
The centrepiece of any reception is the cake and you’d be surprised at where you can get a wedding cake these days. Marks and Spencers do wedding cakes which is incredibly convenient but if you’re not a person with a sweet tooth M&S also do a cheese celebration cakes with tiers of cheddar, red leicester and goats cheese. However the cakes the got us really excited was the matching bride and groom caterpillar cakes. So if you’re a child at heart why not have matching Colin and Connie cakes! Not to mention current deals of 25% off two cases of selected wines and champagne to wash it down with. Visit Marks and Spencers via our site to ensure 20% of any commission M & S give us goes straight into the pockets of some amazing charities.
When thanking your bridesmaids sending flowers is always an appreciated gesture. Flying Flowers offer some amazing bouquets some of which even help charitable causes such as Help for Heroes. You can do good while thanking those special participants from your wedding. Meghan Markles favourite flowers happen to be Peonies and Flying flowers off a beautiful bouquet of them should you wish to send your good wishes to Kensington Palace.
Whenever your big day is, we will do our upmost to ensure you save money on every important aspect of your wedding. Remember that when using My Favourite Voucher Codes 20% of all of our profits go directly to the nominated charity that month. Which is just the perfect wedding gift to make you feel good about yourself.
We would also like to take this moment to offer our congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Not forgetting every one of our visitors who are intending to marry the one they love whenever the big day might be.
A long and happy future to you all.
Written by Stephanie Hall, Writer at My Favourite Voucher Codes, 29th November 2017