The wait is over, the day has arrived. You are poised, preened and ready for a party but for all your preparation you have forgotten to decorate your living room ready for the royals…
What a nightmare! Don’t worry, this won’t be you. Just follow our last minute countdown to this Friday’s Royal Wedding celebrations to ensure that your living room is suitably decked out come the big day.
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Two days to go… spring clean
This shouldn’t be a problem, in fact it is probably already done. With a four day weekend under your belt, a spring clean may already have been on the agenda and ticked off the list. If not, don’t despair as there is still time to get your living room sparkling like Kate’s diamond ring.
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A thorough vacuum, dust, window and sill clean is a good start but if you only have a limited time, keep it simple; vases full of fresh flowers, plumped cushions and sofas covered with colourful throws are quick and effective ways to brighten up a room… and cover up a multitude of sins.
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If you have a pet, make sure that your furniture is fur free, and to keep it that way until Friday give your dog the once over with the Dyson groom tool to ensure that your guests do not end up with fly away fur all over their best dress.
Once the cleaning is done and dusted you will have a better idea of how to deck out your front room for the Royal Wedding. Make a quick 3D mock up or moodboard for your living room if you are in need of some decoration inspiration, or have a look at some of our royal wedding folders to get you started.
One day to go.. get decorating
This is the fun part. Not for a while will there be another chance to be so unrestrainedly patriotic on such a grand scale, and there are a huge amount of Union Jack, Kate, William and wedding party accessories and decorations available. From adorned paper cups, cascade centre pieces, bunting and banners to posh paper plates, sugar decorations and wedding crown confetti – there is everything you need to get creative in your living room for the Royal Wedding.
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There is no better excuse for a glass of champagne than a wedding celebration. You can now get a huge range of stylish and diverse glass designs such as the LSA Vivi Champagne Flutes, which are an interesting alternative to the classic champagne flute (and happento come in red, white and blue to suit the occasion.) If you’re catering for a larger group, jugs of Pimms, water and orange juice will keep everyone happy and Matalan have some colourful jugs to brighten up your table.
Cupcake treats and nibbles dotted around your living room will create a party atmosphere and keep the children happy, and with a heart shaped two tier cake stand, Union Jack napkins and canape flags there is plenty of opportunity to tie anything and everything into the royal wedding theme.
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Of course, amid all the decorations it is important to remember that there will be an actual Royal Wedding in full flow and that people might want to see it as it unfolds. Make sure that your TV is positioned accordingly for easy viewing without getting in the way. If you don’t want to have the television at the centre all day long, turn the radio on for full commentary up until the main event.
On the day… relax and enjoy
Having followed our simple steps to party success you can now relax and enjoy the day along with all your guests. If you have kids coming, make sure you have plenty of plastic or disposable cups, games and footballs to keep them entertained (you could even put left over Easter chocolate to good use with an impromptu Easter egg hunt.) Your decorations are sure to put everyone in the right mood, even when the party winds down with a few sky lanterns in tribute to Prince William and his new bride. This will be a great way to finish the Royal Wedding day on a high.
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