This weekend will go down in history as the date of marriage between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. As the couple prepare to publicly declare their vows to one another at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, many admirers, both in Britain and across the globe, are planning their own celebrations to congratulate the newlyweds.
At Crowdology we love a good Royal Wedding, but we realise that most budgets don’t match that of Harry & Meghan. Since the whole essence of our paid surveys is to earn a little extra cash to enjoy life’s simple treats, we’ve come up with four fun & budget-friendly ways to enjoy the occasion from home.
Bake a Quintessentially British Cake
The wedding breakfast on Saturday will undoubtedly be a feast that the majority of us dare not imagine, but that need not stop us from enjoying some fantastic treats of our own. Baking a British-themed cake is a sure-fire way to get everyone in the mood to celebrate such a notable national occasion. Whether you decide to go all-out with multiple tiers and Union Jack decorations, or keep it traditional with a classic Victoria sponge, you’re unlikely to receive complaints for presenting homemade cake!
Throw a Street Party
Brits have a reputation for keeping ourselves behind closed doors and not interacting with one another in such a friendly manner as those from more sociable nations. Thankfully, this is overthrown every now and then when we come together to celebrate events of common interest, and a royal wedding certainly fills the criteria here. A street party is a great way to gather your neighbours in the sunshine; all you need is a bunch of people, a few nibbles to eat (why not suggest everyone contributes a little something?), some colourful bunting and voilà! Instant street party!
Watch the Ceremony
Forgive us for pointing out the obvious, but whilst preparing for your celebrations it can be easy to let the ceremony play in the background and pass by without paying it any real attention. Take the time to sit down and appreciate the ceremony; start the celebrations early by gathering family, friends & neighbours to watch together before you head out into the street for your party!
Toast the Newlyweds
When attending a wedding in person, it’d be a huge taboo to not be offered a glass of fizz. The royal wedding is being nationally televised, which we’re interpreting as an invitation, so there’s definitely reason to crack open a bottle or two. Whether you decide to splash out on champagne or opt for a more budget-friendly prosecco or cava, this is a completely justifiable excuse to treat yourself. To complete the British summer vibe, make a jug of Pimm’s to enjoy throughout the afternoon in the garden or to take out to the street party!