How to Host a Royal Wedding Party

Saturday 19th May 2018

With little over a week to go until the wedding of the year, here are Fortnum’s top tips on how to host a Royal Wedding Party. Taking you hour by hour through every nibble and tipple, there’s no trustier guide to use for the big day.

how to host a royal wedding party

09:30am: A Royal Welcome

Just as the streams of guests arrive at the Royal Tower for the ceremony, it’s time for you too to open your doors and welcome your very own VIPs with a refreshing cup of our Wedding Bouquet Tea.

After all, nothing says ‘hello’ quite like a cup of tea, especially when it’s a limited edition blend made specially to commemorate the marriage of Meghan Markle and HRH Prince Henry of Wales.


how to host a royal wedding party

11:45am: Take a Pew

It’s time for your guests to take their seats as Prince Harry and best man the Duke of Cambridge are due to arrive. To begin viewing in the most delicious way, treat your guests to a treat to kick-start the day.

We highly recommend something scrumptiously crumbly just like our biscuit creations. If you haven’t already had the pleasure of trying one, expect something expertly baked and dunkable. But before they are all guzzled down, make sure you save one for yourself!


how to host a royal wedding party

12:00pm: Here Comes the Bride

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for - Meghan Markle has arrived at St George’s Chapel and the service is due to commence.

With months of unanswered questions finally being answered – from the chosen dress designer to pick of flower arrangements – there’s no time quite like the present to raise a glass of something crisp and refreshing to toast the beautiful bride. Especially if you have a chilled bottle of our Champagne at hand.


how to host a royal wedding party

1:00pm: The Royal Procession

Once the service has come to an end, the newly-weds will embark on their two mile procession through the streets of Windsor in a beautiful Ascot Landau carriage.

Just as the people of Windsor will come together in celebration, it’s time to rally your guests around a delicious feast. And what could be more appropriate for this than our royally-named Sandringham Picnic?

Fit to burst with scrumptious party treats from the finest of savoury dishes to a great many chocolatey and fruity delights and so much more, we’re certain everyone will have more than their fill.


how to host a royal wedding party

1:30pm: Bottoms Up

After the carriage procession, the day reception will begin. Sadly, this brings your viewing to a standstill but that certainly doesn’t mean the celebrations are over. Rather a tipple – or two – are waiting to be had.

Take your pick from our overflowing selection of fine wines to serve here including our summer-ready elegant rosé wines.


how to host a royal wedding party

4:00pm: Time for Tea

With the party in full swing, people will most probably be a little peckish.

Please their appetites with a royally good afternoon tea complete with just-baked scones with a generous dollop of cream and jam and endless cups of tea, all beautifully served in our Royal Wedding Collection by William Edwards – a collection specially created to celebrate the bride and groom.

To the bride and groom!


how to host a royal wedding party

7:00pm: The Party Continues

Capture the final glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan as they leave Windsor Castle to make their way to Frogmore House for a private reception with their closest friends and family.

Whether this calls an end to your soirée or you’re planning to continue into the early hours, be sure to have all the evening essentials at hand to polish off such a splendid day.

For this, we could only recommend one of our wonderful wickers each filled to the brim with so many scrumptious delights. To say the most delicious day of the year is in-store would be an understatement.