I will start by saying I am no royalist, but I see no reason not to make the most of an extra bank holiday. I will be attending a friend’s Royal Wedding party, not because I want to watch it, but because I want to see my friends. However, once surrounded by excited girlfriends who aren’t married, I may succomb to an excuse to gawp at a wedding dress and nod sagely as the wedding unfolds.
1. Don’t become Bridezilla. In the run up to the big day, don’t spoil a romantic getaway to Verona bickering about lack of interest in discusssing table decorations.
2. Don’t panic on starter’s orders. I was supposed to be entering to Nina Simone’s Feeling Good. I had my cue all rehearsed, but in nervous excitement I charged in, there was a bit of music, but no lyrics, Nina didn’t even get to Feel Good.
3. Offer the Best man and Woman something medicinal to calm them down. For some reason they were more nervous than us, even without the getting married bit.
4. After a year long health kick and beauty regime your wedding day is not the day to beg crafty cigarettes from fourth cousin Nigel.
5. Ask the photographer to focus on someone other than me for some of the shots. I know generous aren’t I?
I will leave you with two chances to win something to help this bank holiday go with a swing. Innocent offered me some vouchers to try their lovely orange juice. They are having a street party competition to win champagne and other street party paraphenalia.
Pampers are also offering a chance to show off photographs of your little princes and princesses celebrating the bank holiday, to win a day being treated as royalty and a year’s supply of nappies.
Oh and one last bit of fun, if you need to get in role for the day why not invent a Royal Wedding Day Character? Take a grandparent’s first name, your first pet and a street you have live on.
I am Lady Winifred Ouzel-Cedars, bottoms up! And who are you?