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Old 02-09-2020, 06:47 PM
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I think too that when a couple is more well known and has a very wide circle of family, friends, acquaintances and business associates, it almost becomes a necessity to have different various functions for different categories of whom they wish to invite.

If they can afford it and that is what they really want to do, more power to them and party on!
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:51 PM
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My family is working class but there were always two receptions at weddings (this is in the UK). A sit down meal after the ceremony that was usually a smaller affair and just for really close family and friends and then an evening reception for a larger group.

As a child, I was never invited to the sit down meal when my cousins married (although my parents were) but always got to go to the evening reception. It was the norm for my friends as well. Having said that, the ceremony was usually at 3pm and so there wasn't a lot of hanging around between church, reception and evening do.
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Old 02-09-2020, 09:52 PM
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It would be a sweet gesture if Princess Eugenie and Jack hosted an evening reception for the bride and groom.
Where?? In their three bedroom cottage?

It would be sweet if Beatrice had no parents or even grandparents to host it. Sister as hostess? Thatís more the sister hosting a hen party type of thing.

If they really want to avoid Andrew which I doubt is a concern here, one of the parents of the groom could be the official host. If they have the evening party the night of the wedding they could rent out a place in London to host. Edos mom is well connected from her late husband Christopher. Or they could have the Italian party everyone here seems to want later on hosted by Alex Mozzi at his family villa in Italy.

Beatrice certainly has a lot of wealthy friends and connections. Between her and Edo there is likely no issue if they want an evening party in London like Ella had. Only concern would be security for relatives that might go.
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Old 02-10-2020, 02:40 AM
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The impression I got with William and Kate's wedding was that having an evening do allowed the younger crowd to let their hair down. I'm sure the Queen and Prince Philip enjoyed boogying the night away to risquť pop music in their younger days, but not now. The afternoon party will probably be a bit more staid.
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Old 02-10-2020, 03:04 AM
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I don't think any one of them need more than 1 reception.
They don't need more than one but it's not unusual to have more. Every wedding I've attended in the last 10 years has had an afternoon reception and an evening party (apart from one, which was later in the day and a couple of 2nd weddings, which were smaller events).
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Old 02-10-2020, 05:16 AM
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IIRC, at Eugenie’s wedding there was also a small reception the day after, a sort of brunch, wasn’t it? Always at the Royal Lodge. IMO, the Royal Lodge is better for everyone if they want no intrusions and media. We’ve literally seen anything from Eugenie’s wedding except official pictures.
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:29 AM
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As I see no reason for the public to believe that Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie, Lady Gabriella, or Princess Beatrice chose the venues for their weddings, the decision will be seen as leveled at Princess Beatrice herself ...

As Prince Harry (the only sibling of the heir in his generation) did not marry at Westminster Abbey, I think it is already established that weddings at Westminster are reserved for heirs.
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle did choose to be married at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Reportedly, HM the Queen actually wanted Harry to be married at Westminster Abbey. That's what I've heard.

In addition, Lady Gabriella asked for and received permission to be married at St. George's Chapel. I don't see any reason to disbelieve that Princess Eugenie had a say in the decision to marry at St. George's Chapel.
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:56 AM
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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle did choose to be married at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Reportedly, HM the Queen actually wanted Harry to be married at Westminster Abbey. That's what I've heard.

In addition, Lady Gabriella asked for and received permission to be married at St. George's Chapel. I don't see any reason to disbelieve that Princess Eugenie had a say in the decision to marry at St. George's Chapel.
I think the comments Andrew made in that interview, about The Queen deciding where Eugenie was to marry, is what a lot of folks go by ....that doesn't mean Eugenie didn't have 'a say'. I don't think the Queen would tell her look you are getting married HERE and I don't care if you like it or not.


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Old 02-10-2020, 07:44 AM
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I think the comments Andrew made in that interview, about The Queen deciding where Eugenie was to marry, is what a lot of folks go by ....that doesn't mean Eugenie didn't have 'a say'. I don't think the Queen would tell her look you are getting married HERE and I don't care if you like it or not.


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I think The Queen perceives Windsor as the lowest-key for a HRH granddaughter. Both because of number of guests and prestige of the family in general. Thatís why many of us are shocked with Beatrice having a tiny chapel. Harry could have married at the Abbey, leaving all others at Windsor. But yes, than itís up to each couple decide. The queen can only give her consensus or dissensus. I donít think she goes much into the detail of the wedding.
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Old 02-10-2020, 08:52 AM
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I'm sure the Queen and Prince Philip enjoyed boogying the night away to risquť pop music in their younger days, but not now.
Link, please! And pictures!
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:12 AM
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I bet they did! Especially Philip. Maybe someone's got some photos hidden away somewhere … :-) .
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:14 AM
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I think The Queen perceives Windsor as the lowest-key for a HRH granddaughter. Both because of number of guests and prestige of the family in general. Thatís why many of us are shocked with Beatrice having a tiny chapel. Harry could have married at the Abbey, leaving all others at Windsor. But yes, than itís up to each couple decide. The queen can only give her consensus or dissensus. I donít think she goes much into the detail of the wedding.
To me Beatrice has always come across as more shy and less public. It comes across that Eugenie has a much more open and public personality. Based on that I'm not overly surprised she and Edo are doing something much more private (I doubt they'd have done the TV thing if even asked to).

Small private (mostly family and close friends) wedding and a nice luncheon reception (and party?) in the evening/weekend. I do love the outdoor reception venue at BP. We did this at our May wedding and I think the guests (we had about 80) liked it too.


I don't know if Harry could of married at the Abbey or not. Nothing has really been said about it other than the usual media rumors. I thought he would to be be married at The Abbey to be honest...a bit of a surprise they went to Windsor until I remembered they had said they both loved Windsor Park/Windsor.



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Old 02-10-2020, 09:17 AM
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To me Beatrice has always come across as more shy and less public. It comes across that Eugenie has a much more open and public personality. Based on that I'm not overly surprised she and Edo are doing something much more private (I doubt they'd have done the TV thing if even asked to).

Small private (mostly family and close friends) wedding and a nice luncheon reception (and party?) in the evening/weekend. I do love the outdoor reception venue at BP. We did this at our May wedding and I think the guests (we had about 80) liked it too.


I don't know if Harry could of married at the Abbey or not. Nothing has really been said about it other than the usual media rumors. I thought he would to be be married at The Abbey to be honest...a bit of a surprise they went to Windsor until I remembered they had said they both loved Windsor Park/Windsor.



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Not that big a surprise. I think that for reasons of cost and security, there will be more royal weddings at Windsor from now on...
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:44 AM
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Not that big a surprise. I think that for reasons of cost and security, there will be more royal weddings at Windsor from now on...
Not sure a wedding at St George's costs that much in terms of security. The costs are typically related to the public carriage ride.
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:47 AM
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Not sure a wedding at St George's costs that much in terms of security. The costs are typically related to the public carriage ride.
that is why there have been more weddings at Windsor.. It costs less there and is easier to police. I think from now on, only the heir will marry in West Abbey.
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Old 02-10-2020, 10:23 AM
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I don't know if Harry could of married at the Abbey or not. Nothing has really been said about it other than the usual media rumors. I thought he would to be be married at The Abbey to be honest...a bit of a surprise they went to Windsor until I remembered they had said they both loved Windsor Park/Windsor.
I think Harry wanted to marry there. He missed to invite many members of the extended RF, inviting only 600 guests when the chapel can welcome up to 900 (Eugenie had 850), so to me it sounds like he wanted few and close people, and the Abbey for only 600 guests would have been too large. So Windsor was appropriate.
Eugenie was considered by some media pretentious for marrying where Harry married. But itís Harry who did things differently.
However Beatrice showed us that everything is possible, we canít make safe predictions anymore.....
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Old 02-10-2020, 10:45 AM
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Do we think that, following the wedding at St James's and wedding reception at BP, there will be another party later in the evening, perhaps at Royal Lodge?
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:09 AM
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I think Harry wanted to marry there. He missed to invite many members of the extended RF, inviting only 600 guests when the chapel can welcome up to 900 (Eugenie had 850), so to me it sounds like he wanted few and close people, and the Abbey for only 600 guests would have been too large. So Windsor was appropriate.
Eugenie was considered by some media pretentious for marrying where Harry married. But itís Harry who did things differently.
However Beatrice showed us that everything is possible, we canít make safe predictions anymore.....
I never understood why the children of the Kents and Gloucesters weren't there where the church was 300 people under capacity. It would only have been 18 more people inclusive of their spouses but then there was a lot about that wedding which I found odd.
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:14 AM
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I never understood why the children of the Kents and Gloucesters weren't there where the church was 300 people under capacity. It would only have been 18 more people inclusive of their spouses but then there was a lot about that wedding which I found odd.
Perhaps the bride and groom did not have a close enough connection to the Kent's and Gloucester's like they did with some of their other guests like Oprah and the Clooney's.
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:23 AM
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Do we think that, following the wedding at St James's and wedding reception at BP, there will be another party later in the evening, perhaps at Royal Lodge?
Possibly but as they'll be in central London already, they might prefer an evening party in town "for the young people" at a club and something for all ages the next day at Royal Lodge eg barbecue, hog roast, ice-cream van, outdoor games, music etc. I've been to weddings with a follow-up day at one of the parents' homes that's really relaxed & good fun.
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