Harry and Meghan: Wedding Suggestions and Musings


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You know Meghan might stay at Frogmore on the eve of her wedding and leave from there to drive to St. George's. Just a thought.
 
I'll bet they will try to get hotel blocks set aside for their guests.
 
You know Meghan might stay at Frogmore on the eve of her wedding and leave from there to drive to St. George's. Just a thought.

I think that’d depend on how long the drive to church is planned. Frogmore is pretty close to St. George’s Chapel. She could always stay at a hotel.
 
:previous: I don't see there being enough privacy IMO at a hotel for a royal bride getting ready. Nor the security, for a carriage ride to start at the hotel. When Autumn and Peter married, Autumn stayed at the palace, and Peter stayed with Edward. Edward stayed at Bagshot and Sophie at royal lodge.
 
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:previous: I don't see there being enough privacy IMO at a hotel for a royal bride getting ready. Nor the security, for a carriage ride to start at the hotel. When Autumn and Peter married, Autumn stayed at the palace, and Peter stayed with Edward. Edward and Sophie both stayed at Bagshot the night before their wedding.

Didn’t Sophie leave from the Royal Lodge?
 
I'll bet they will try to get hotel blocks set aside for their guests.

I assume they set them up in someone more private. At least the family and close friends. Most the hotels are already booked though I am some rooms have been blocked off with various hotels knowing they would be needed. How does that work? I get many guest are likely from area so maybe rooms not needed but with Meghan that is not really the case.
 
:previous: I don't see there being enough privacy IMO at a hotel for a royal bride getting ready. Nor the security, for a carriage ride to start at the hotel. When Autumn and Peter married, Autumn stayed at the palace, and Peter stayed with Edward. Edward and Sophie both stayed at Bagshot the night before their wedding.

I agree, unless the entire hotel is rented out by the bride and her family & friends... and is staffed by trustworthy people, like the Goring for the Middletons.
 
I assume they set them up in someone more private. At least the family and close friends. Most the hotels are already booked though I am some rooms have been blocked off with various hotels knowing they would be needed. How does that work? I get many guest are likely from area so maybe rooms not needed but with Meghan that is not really the case.

Not sure about royal weddings specifically, but for event planning in general, they usually would sign an agreement with hotel(s) to reserve a certain number of rooms. And then guests can call to reserve rooms for themselves.
 
Meghan may arrive at St George in a carriage. I also would like to see the couple depart from the church or reception on the royal barge Gloriana or a similar smaller barge. The barge decked out with flowers and the flags have their dual cypher and dual coat of arms.
 
Not sure about royal weddings specifically, but for event planning in general, they usually would sign an agreement with hotel(s) to reserve a certain number of rooms. And then guests can call to reserve rooms for themselves.

That was my thought. It would just be a larger scale with a royal wedding. And also likely somewhere else more secure and private like Frogmore to host those who they would like to keep from the public.
 
Meghan may arrive at St George in a carriage.

But other brides, like did Catherine, arrive in cars. :flowers: That seems more likely.

I also would like to see the couple depart from the church or reception on the royal barge Gloriana or a similar smaller barge. The barge decked out with flowers and the flags have their dual cypher and dual coat of arms.

I confess I have no sense of the geography. :huh: How would that make sense? On what body of water? Especially if the reception is at the castle. I don't think they will go for many bells-and-whistles tbh. I'm thinking it will be very simple.
 
I confess I have no sense of the geography. :huh: How would that make sense? On what body of water? Especially if the reception is at the castle. I don't think they will go for many bells-and-whistles tbh. I'm thinking it will be very simple.

They will still have a carriage ride through Windsor even if both the ceremony and reception are on castle ground.

That was my thought. It would just be a larger scale with a royal wedding. And also likely somewhere else more secure and private like Frogmore to host those who they would like to keep from the public.

How many people can actually stay over at Frogmore? With the bride being foreign and most of her guests being foreign and other out of town guests, they might as well just reserve an entire hotel for this wedding. I can’t see Meghan getting ready at Bagshot or Royal Lodge. Frogmore can be an option, but they might just have to take a longer route if that’s the case.
 
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Yeah I think the car is how she will arrive but the carriage will be how they exit as a married couple. Isn't that how it usually happens?
 
But other brides, like did Catherine, arrive in cars. :flowers: That seems more likely.



I confess I have no sense of the geography. :huh: How would that make sense? On what body of water? Especially if the reception is at the castle. I don't think they will go for many bells-and-whistles tbh. I'm thinking it will be very simple.

The Thames River runs through Windsor.
 
Yeah I think the car is how she will arrive but the carriage will be how they exit as a married couple. Isn't that how it usually happens?

That's what I've seen. :flowers: But it was being suggested that they leave by water and I was wondering how that would work. I agree, though. It's been said (or reported) that they will do a carriage drive through the town of Windsor a la Edward and Sophie, but that it would be a much longer carriage ride than they had.

The Thames River runs through Windsor.

Ah so. :flowers: Okay.
 
How many people can actually stay over at Frogmore? With the bride being foreign and most of her guests being foreign and other out of town guests, they might as well just reserve an entire hotel for this wedding. I can’t see Meghan getting ready at Bagshot or Royal Lodge. Frogmore can be an option, but they might just have to take a longer route if that’s the case.

Maybe the guests will mostly stay in London and they will come to Windsor in motor coaches.
 
Maybe the guests will mostly stay in London and they will come to Windsor in motor coaches.

Unless those coaches are pretty darn nice, I have always thought (where I've seen it done) that it looked clunky.
Very inelegant. ;)
 
Maybe the guests will mostly stay in London and they will come to Windsor in motor coaches.

That just sound like a logistical nightmare given the number of people. There will be enough things that would go not according to the exact plan on that day as it is, that would just be terrible planning. On top of that, if they have a late morning wedding and guests have to change for the party, how would that work for the guests? And then you have some that will only attend the ceremony, and possibly some that will only attend the party. While Windsor isn’t London, they do have hotels that can accommodate if planned accordingly.
 
How many people can actually stay over at Frogmore? With the bride being foreign and most of her guests being foreign and other out of town guests, they might as well just reserve an entire hotel for this wedding. I can’t see Meghan getting ready at Bagshot or Royal Lodge. Frogmore can be an option, but they might just have to take a longer route if that’s the case.

I won't be surprised if they have reserved an entire hotel. The press was going on about how the rooms sold out within minutes of the announcement it was in Windsor but I would bet that at least one of those hotels was the palace booking them all.
 
I won't be surprised if they have reserved an entire hotel. The press was going on about how the rooms sold out within minutes of the announcement it was in Windsor but I would bet that at least one of those hotels was the palace booking them all.

Wouldn’t surprise me. The Palace certainly did have advance knowledge of the date. :lol: I can’t believe any halfway decent event planner, let alone one that works for the Palace, wouldn’t have thought of this. If the press were prebooking blocks of time before the date, they would definitely get ahead of that.
 
Bottom line, this has been done before, with Edward and Sophie, and with Peter and Autumn, not so? :cool: So how did they handle it? How did Edward and Sophie handle 550 guests?
 
Bottom line, this has been done before, with Edward and Sophie, and with Peter and Autumn, not so? :cool: So how did they handle it? How did Edward and Sophie handle 550 guests?

It’s different. Sophie and Edward wouldn’t have so many foreign guests because Sophie isn’t from another country. On top of that, Sophie and Edward had an afternoon wedding and their guests didn’t have to change between the ceremony and reception. I don’t think that’s feasible in this case given that it’s the same day as FA cup if nothing else. Peter and Autumn had a private wedding and not nearly as much international interest from the media and tourists.
 
Windsor is [unpleasantly] close to Heathrow Airport... which has a large amount of Hotel capacity...
 
Windsor is [unpleasantly] close to Heathrow Airport... which has a large amount of Hotel capacity...

Oh well, there you go: problem solved! :flowers: Too bad about the airport, though, being so close.
 
Too bad about the airport, though, being so close.

Probably an 'urban legend' but we laugh about an American Tourist exclaiming "Why would you build a Castle under a flight path" !!?

[The Castle dates from the 1060s]...
 
An airplane actually passed over the Castle during Sophie's vows. I suspect we'll have at least one instance during the wedding in May as well.
 
An airplane actually passed over the Castle during Sophie's vows. I suspect we'll have at least one instance during the wedding in May as well.

Good grief! :sad: Starting to make me rethink them getting a country house at Windsor.
 
When Heathrow began to expand [just prior to WWll] Jet engines had yet to be invented, and no-one had the foggiest idea it would become the behomoth that it has.. a curse to those unfortunate enough to live near it , or worse [like the Royal Family] underneath its flight path..
 
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