Apr 28, 2011

Royal Wedding - ITS SERIOUS TIME

Getting ready to watch the "nupitals of the century"? We all know I am. Here are the loose ends I'm making sure to tie up today to get ready for my pre-dawn festival of fun:

1. Make SURE the DVR is ready to go.

I'll probably be watching NBC or E!

I'm a Today show loyalist. Matt, Meredith and the crew shepherd me through most mornings, so why would this one be any different? The Today Show has also been maintaining a Royal Wedding-centric blog, called The Windsor Knot (extremely clever name, if you ask me), which has been a staple this week.

E! is also a contender because of the sassy fashion commentary. A channel devoted to pop culture usually pulls out all the commentary stops when it comes to ridiculous, lavish spectacles of grandeur. They will be the ones who will call out some dignitary's cankles...I just can't resist the E!

For a full TV guide, a sweetie blog friend of mine, Meg, prepared this handy guide.

2. Know the schedule of events.

The first guests will be arriving to Westminster Abbey at 2 a.m. (Poodleism operates in CST). The famous people who matter will begin arriving at 3:45 a.m. The royal family gets there around 4:40 a.m. The ceremony begins at 5:00 a.m. When it's over they ride a carriage around the city, and wind up at Buckingham Palace. Here's the map of the processional:
The famed balcony kiss is scheduled for 7:25 a.m.! Let's see if the top this:

Nobody can top those sleeves. NOBODY.

Go here for the full, official timeline of events. I'm hoping everything runs on schedule because as soon as the kiss is over, I've got to high-tail it into my office. I think it can work out perfectly, but punctuality will be absolutely key. I feel bad for my carpool buddy already. He's going to have to deal with my starry eyes and drunkenness on scones and romance. Sorry, DJ.

3.  Figure out your royal invitation name.

Mine is: Dame Casey Prudence Henryberton of Dallasbury

Kate Middleton is becoming "Princess Catherine." See, we're all fancy-ing up our names. There's an automatic royal name generator from the sasspots over at E! Find it here. Go fancy yourself up, Cindarella would approve..

PS: Carpool buddy's Royal Wedding name is Earl Douglas Neville Carwilecott of Dallasford. Giggle.

4. Get the menu ready.

My wedding watching party will be an intimate party for two -- me and the Prince (apt nickname this week). So, I'm not really going all-out with the party treats. I plan to watch from my bed...and am ECSTATIC about it. Television in bed and spending the morning in my robe is one of my favorite things. This time, it happens to be on a work day before the sun comes up, but I'm still hoping for the same amount of bliss. I think I'm going to have tea and scones, duh. I'm picking up these favorites tonight:

Immaculate Bakin Co.'s Cinnamon Chip Scones
They're all natural (but not healthy in any way) and can be found at Whole Foods.You just pop these little pups in the oven, a must for the early morning wake-up call. I've loved these for a while, the Queen logo for Immaculate Baking Company is serendipitous.

Twinings' Prince of Whales tea

This one was a deliberate choice - obviously. I've been sipping on the pack I acquired for tomorrow morning all week and can't wait to enjoy more. It's tasty with a little drop of honey. I like my tea black, but may sample some cream in it tomorrow, just to be extra British.

5. Wake Up!

This is a big one for me. I'm a famous over sleeper. I think I've timed this whole thing to a T. I plan to wake up around 5 and start from the beginning. I envision there being lots of boring commentary and fast forwarding to be done at certain parts (non-famous people arriving, standing around waiting, ceremony stuff). I think I can do it. As soon as they smooch, I'm hurrying to get to work. This may just be perfect. Thank the sweet heavens for DVR.

So, that's what I'll be up to tomorrow morning! I'm considering some live-blogging, and Tweets galore. What are your plans?!? Is anyone else Fuh-REAKING out?!? 



  1. My Aunt is setting up her china, tea sets and candleabras for the wedding and watching it way way late tonight here in CA. I don't know if I can hang, I might have to catch the recap in the morning. The kids wake up in full force around 6:30 - so I usually need good uninterrupted sleep. We'll see though, I think I just need to suck it up!

  2. OH man, I'm so excited! I'm waking up EARLY, going to school, performing thriller with other teachers at a pep rally, taking a pm nap, and going to a party in honor of the royal couple tomorrow night! Awesome. :)

    Have a great time!

  3. Ah! I am so excited! I have set my DVR to record it on TWO stations, just in case one blacks out for some unforeseen reason! I never thought about having a themed breakfast to watch it, but I might just have to run to the store for some traditional English tasties!

  4. I've got my DVR set...and plan on watching the wedding in the morning with mimosa in hand. BTW, love the royal name generator...I feel fancier already.


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