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Old 09-11-2010, 12:39 PM
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Guest outfits also depend on the time of day

At Prince Edward's wedding, women wore long gowns (but no tiara's) as they got married in the evening. Prince Charles and Diana and Andrew & Sarah both had daytime weddings (I think they were both morning.)

The couple set the dress code. They can choose to be formal or VERY formal.
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At Prince Edward's wedding, women wore long gowns (but no tiara's) as they got married in the evening.
I hadn't realised this - do you know if any Royal guests wore long?
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Yes, they did. The Queen wore a long lilac dress with lots of beading. Here's a link to a picture of The Princess Royal. The young York girls wore day coats, but they were in a shiny fabric.

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The Queen Mother was the only lady who wore day clothes and a hat. At her great age, perhaps a long dress would have been difficult for her to get around in.

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I hadn't realised this - do you know if any Royal guests wore long?
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Old 12-04-2010, 05:50 PM
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Ooh about Edward and Sophie's wedding since it was an evening wedding then does that mean they had a reception instead of a wedding breakfast?
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I know the British dont allow the reception to be filmed but how about other weddings?
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In the countries where a religious service for a Royal Wedding is conducted in a church, is there usually a wedding rehearsal?
For the religious church wedding, please list the minister who married the bride and groom.

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I know the British dont allow the reception to be filmed but how about other weddings?
There were pictures/film of the Cambridge's meeting the Prime Minister of Commonwealth realms during the Reception the Queen hosted for them.

At the wedding of Daniel and Victoria there was a lot of filming allowed, all the speeches, the cutting cake and first dance. I think that was pretty much the same for the wedding of Fred and Mary.

There was some filming of the pre wedding dinner for Stephanie and Guillaume but other than that it was pretty private.

I'm not sure about any others.
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Old 01-05-2015, 09:51 PM
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I was looking at the photos from Edward and Sophie's wedding and it does not appear to be an evening wedding. Their open carriage ride looks like it is full day. I guess it depends on your definition of 'evening.'
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The marriage of the Earl and Countess of Wessex was not in the evening, but it was in the late afternoon. I remember the commentator saying that because of some old law, if the couple hadn't made their vows by 5pm they would not be legally married. At the end of the ceremony he said they made it with time to spare.
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:49 AM
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The marriage of the Earl and Countess of Wessex was not in the evening, but it was in the late afternoon. I remember the commentator saying that because of some old law, if the couple hadn't made their vows by 5pm they would not be legally married. At the end of the ceremony he said they made it with time to spare.
This notion just fascinated me - I had never heard of such a thing. So I did a little research and was surprised. However, it seems the rule was relaxed in 2012 - yet there are still time restrictions on Church of England weddings (it appears now the eligible time has been extended to 6pm)

Legal aspects of marriage - YourChurchWedding.org from the Church of England

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Wow I didn't know about the legal issue time! Now I've learned something interesting...
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I was looking at the photos from Edward and Sophie's wedding and it does not appear to be an evening wedding. Their open carriage ride looks like it is full day. I guess it depends on your definition of 'evening.'
It is the formal day dresscode which was once very normal at every court but is now only observed at special events like the annual Prinsjesdag in the Netherlands, see picture. Ladies in long with headgear, Orders optional.

In the case of Edward and Sophie it was long with headgear too but Orders were not requested, see picture. It was a tad less formal.

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Another example of the same dresscode: ladies in long with headgear, gentlemen in jacquet, military in uniform. This was in full winter, so it looks more dressed (fur) but the code was the same.
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It is the formal day dresscode which was once very normal at every court but is now only observed at special events like the annual Prinsjesdag in the Netherlands, see picture. Ladies in long with headgear, Orders optional.

In the case of Edward and Sophie it was long with headgear too but Orders were not requested, see picture. It was a tad less formal.

Traditionally, evening begins at 6p and ends at 9p.
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Wedding of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Prince Carlos Hugo de Bourbon de Parme
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Can brides get married in a strapless or spaghetti strap gown? I know woman on here don't like those gowns but if a bride did like a strapless could she wear it?
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The problem with strapless gowns for Royal brides is that most-if not all Royal weddings-take place in a church or cathedral presided over by bishops, and for Catholic Royalty-Cardinals and/papal representatives.

Common sense and decency would prevent the bride from appearing in a strapless dress under those circumstances. Also many Cathedrals and basilicas where these weddings typically take place have strict dress codes.
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I think Princess Tessy married in a strapless dress.
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:08 AM
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That's true she did-I forgot!

Her gown was one of the rare strapless dresses that I liked...it fit perfectly!
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The problem with strapless gowns for Royal brides is that most-if not all Royal weddings-take place in a church or cathedral presided over by bishops, and for Catholic Royalty-Cardinals and/papal representatives.

Common sense and decency would prevent the bride from appearing in a strapless dress under those circumstances. Also many Cathedrals and basilicas where these weddings typically take place have strict dress codes.

Even among Protestant royals (no matter which church they belong to or what church/cathedral/etc. they're married in), of course, one doesn't see strapless gowns. I think it's just a (perhaps often unspoken) issue of tradition and appropriateness. If a Royal bride wanted to get married in a strapless or spaghetti-strap gown, I think whether or not it would be allowed would be down to that bride's circumstances (e.g. which church she belonged to, which church/cathedral/whatever she's getting married in, and also perhaps the royal family involved). Of course, there's no blanket law against strapless gowns.
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