cheat sheet to the royal wedding

Tomorrow is the big day – after years of courtship, the artist formerly known as Kate Middleton and Prince William will finally tie the knot.

On the off chance that you’ve missed the million articles, TV specials and general gossip about town, here’s your guide to everything you need to know.

Watch it: If you’re not lucky enough to be among the 2000 guests invited to Westminster Abbey – and you don’t want to line up on the streets of London – your best bet is to head online (unless you’re in Australia, in which case every TV station has prime-time coverage!) Stream live from the BBC or from the Royal Channel on Youtube. The wedding starts at 11am London time so adjust for your timezone and tune in up to five hours early for all the coverage.

What’s the plan for the day? You can view the full agenda here but the main points are the service, which starts at 11am, and the kiss on the balcony, which happens at 1.25pm.

Bride’s Dress: This is the best kept secret since the final chapter of Harry Potter! Practically every British designer has been considered at some point but most (including early front-runner Bruce Oldfield, Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen and Sophie Cranston of Libelula) have already issued statements saying they are not designing the most anticipated dress of the decade. So who does that leave? Maybe Alice Temperley, maybe Victoria Beckham (she’s invited to the wedding), maybe Daniella Helayel from Issa (she’s invited too) or maybe it is one of the deniers after all! We’ll just have to wait and see. Regardless of designer, I predict soft white, possibly lace sleeves and a very long train.

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Word on the street is Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton and the junior bridesmaids/flower girls will be wearing Temperley by Alice Temperley. I predict a pastel blue but we’ll have to wait and see.

Gifts: The couple requested no gifts but have asked for donations to their charitable trust instead. If you want to give a gift yourself, you can find all the details here.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my take on the fashion from the big day including THAT dress – until then, my princesses!

P.S. If you’re not actually that into the Royal Wedding but are being forced to endure it, this drinking game might help ease your pain.

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    • @vintageglammz – I’m not ashamed to admit I’m quite excited and actually considered getting an Easyjet flight to London to be there… but given all my friends there have left town, I figured that was a little silly!

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