Set the tone for your wedding with a grand motif. An embossed golden crown is a stunning motif with a decidedly royal flavor. Use it on the wedding invitations, on custom cocktail napkins, on the programs, and even the favors. The regal crown will definitely give your wedding a royal feeling. Another great regal motif is the fleur-de-lis. It feels just as grand and royal as a crown motif, but can be a bit more understated. For a more subtle royal motif, consider golden bees, which were a sign of the French royalty.
Rich colors are an excellent way to give your wedding that royal feeling. Deep purple is the ultimate royal color, and can be used throughout your wedding in everything from the bridesmaid dresses to the flowers to custom sets of bridal jewelry. If purple is not your style, consider a rich burgundy color to impart a regal feeling to your wedding. Last but not least, do not overlook the possibility of navy. When paired with golden crown or fleur-de-lis motifs, navy will absolutely be elegant and royal.
Every princess bride needs a spectacular wedding gown! True royal brides tend to select styles which are more traditional than trendy. Sumptuous silk satin or silk taffeta, fine lace, and metallic embroidery are among the details to look for in a bridal gown fit for a princess. Cap sleeves, full skirts, and long trains are other regal features to seek in royal inspired wedding gowns. A princess should always look like a lady, so avoid dresses which are too tight or revealing. A small tiara and a veil will enhance your regal style. Perfect finishing touches such as sparkling couture bridal jewelry sets will complete the grand effect.
At the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, there will be a fanfare band. If you really want to have the feeling of a royal wedding at your own nuptials, why not hire your own regal trumpeters? They can stand in the back of the church and announce the arrival of the bride as the doors open and the "Wedding March" begins. Small boys dressed as pages can roll out an aisle runner to further enhance the grandeur of the bridal processional. A royal wedding tends to have a big bridal party, so feel free to invite all of your little nieces and nephews to be in your ceremony, along with the usual contingent of bridesmaids and groomsmen.
A final royal inspired wedding idea is a grand wedding cake. Choose a towering confection with at least five tiers for the regal effect (use Styrofoam as faux layers if you do not really need that much cake). Traditional white or ivory royal icing over a rich fruitcake is the traditional dessert for British royalty. Ornate white and gold decorations like swags, crowns, or fleurs-des-lis are the perfect adornments for such a grand cake. Many royal grooms have historically been in the armed services; if your groom happens to be in the military, you may wish to use his ceremonial sword to cut the wedding cake (check with his branch of the service about the regulations). A grand wedding cake is the perfect ending to a royal inspired wedding that will make you truly feel like a princess for a day.