Here at Confetti.co.uk, we think that our letterbox might be broken. That’s because the royal wedding invitations were posted out today, but ours doesn’t seem to have arrived yet.
600 lucky guests have received a classic-style wedding invitation from Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle, inviting them to the service at St George’s Chapel and to the lunchtime reception at St George’s Hall, which is being given by Her Majesty The Queen.
200 of those guests will attend the after-party at Frogmore House which will be hosted by the Prince of Wales.
Despite the less-traditional choice of royal wedding cake, the couple have mostly followed tradition with their wedding invitations. They’ve been made by stationers Barnard Westwood and feature the Three-Feathered Badge of the Prince of Wales printed in gold ink. However, they address Ms Markle as ‘Meghan Markle’, rather than by her full name of ‘Rachel Meghan Markle’ – which is not so traditional!
The royal wedding invitations were printed by Lottie Small, who recently completed her apprenticeship with Barnard Westwood. What a way to kick-start your career, right? The invitations were printed using a method called ‘die-stamping’, on a machine which dates back to the 1930s.
English card and American ink were used to represent the couple’s mixed heritage. Barnard Westwood have been making royal invitations for over 20 years, and MD Austen Kopley said they were “thrilled and honoured” to be tasked with making Harry and Meghan’s invitations.
Using American ink on English card, the invitations are printed in gold and black, then burnished to bring out the shine, and gilded around the edge. pic.twitter.com/gQpC6tDot0
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 22, 2018
We’re just off to check the post again. Tell us in the comments below what you think of the royal wedding invitations – were you expecting something a little less traditional?