Yay! Today is the most awaited day in the Royal world, it's Kate & Prince William's Wedding.
However, for a commoner woman (ehem) like me, yeah...yeah...I'm a princess who also has my handsome & charming prince,but he is not from far...far... away land. Because you might get confused if he's Shrek. haha!
We'll kidding aside, it is a dream to have a Princess like wedding and because of the enormous media coverage we will also have the pleasure to watch and witness the Royal wedding day.
Would you like to have an idea what are the differences between a normal wedding compare to the royal one???
Royal vs. Normal Wedding
The estimated cost of the Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding is a jaw-dropping $86 million dollars, which is a little scandalous if you consider the fact that 22% of the UK’s population live in low-income households. Anyway, how does the costs compare to the average wedding? Below is an infographic by WePay that illustrates a side-by-side comparison between the costs of the Royal Wedding and a normal wedding. Of course, the prices of the “normal wedding” are based on US prices, which is probably three times the cost of Philippine weddings. Suddenly the Philippines doesn’t look like a bad wedding destination after all.
Here are some of the wedding Trivia:
The day is special because two people are making their vows before God and man to be one flesh for the rest of their lives. The rest is for decoration. Look at some of the biggest weddings and then look at the relationship after 5,10, 15+ years. Money spent on a wedding doesn't equal the the success of the relationship. Seems so obvious but I said it anyway.
Besides, the wedding day is just the beginning of the marriage, the real fun/challenge is all the days after!
Most of my friends are married now, and the more I've seen of others' weddings, the more I want a very small wedding of my own. Honestly, all that stuff just seems less and less important the older I get. Who cares about fancy flowers, amazing dresses, a fantastic feed? Within a year most of the people who attended will barely remember what color your bridesmaids were wearing. And how often do married couples go through their wedding album together? I'm not saying those things are necessarily unimportant, it just seems like the further you get from the actual wedding day the less important those seemingly life-and-death decisions (at the time) really become. Sure, if you have the money, go for it, but don't go into debt for what amounts to about 4 hours of one day of your life. Put the time and money into the marriage.
Although, I don't see anything wrong with a large wedding if one can afford it (going into heavy debt over a wedding is another issue). We can splurge in some areas (catered dinner reception) and saved in others.
In Prince William and Kate's situation, whether they like it or not it is part of their Royal duty to share that special day to their people. What a lucky couple!
I wish them happiness and eternal love. <3 <3 <3