Had just about enough of the Royal Wedding and it has not even happened yet? Didn’t get your invitation in the mail? Maybe you just need to plan your own royal wedding and be done with it. Royal Caribbean International is celebrating the upcoming British royal wedding by offering an exclusive Royal Wedding Package that might be just what you’re looking for.
“Royal Caribbean’s full fleet of ships around the world will broadcast the royal wedding live so that guests may join in the ceremony’s excitement. ” said Betsy O’Rourke, senior vice president of Marketing. “Inspired by the pending royal nuptials, the Royal Wedding package and honeymoon registry offers guests the Royal treatment on their special day and honeymoon cruise”
The Royal Caribbean package offers a wide range of royal wedding stuff like a tiara for the bride, a 12-rose hand-tied bouquet, strawberries and champagne, toasting flutes and a keepsake server each engraved with a crown and dinner at the captains table. Included are the services of a wedding planner and photographer along with a boutonniere for the groom, announcements and a wedding cake.
The price tag? A mere $2904 (well, plus the price of the cruise)
Not bad really when the average real royal wedding with William and Kate along for the ride is coming in at $100 million or so by one estimate.
I don’t know about you, but I’m already sick of the royal wedding. Something about hard-drinking aristocrats getting married on television while the peasants gawp upsets just about every sense of justice and decorum I have.
It seems I’m not alone. British artist Lydia Leith has designed a Royal Wedding Sick Bag. The Brits are generally understated in their language, so they say “sick” instead of the more descriptive “puke”, “barf”, or “Technicolor yawn”. As you can see from the accompanying photo, they come in a lovely blue or red with the label “THRONE UP” and the suggestion to “Keep this handy on April 29th 2011”. Good advice, Lydia, perhaps British Airways will give you a contract.
These are sure to be a hit. According to the artist’s website the first edition of the bag has already sold out. Sadly, other wedding memorabilia is selling well too, like getting your picture taken with a waxwork William.
I wish I had one of these back in 1981 when I was forced to watch Charles and Diana get hitched. If you missed that one, check out the video below and its embarrassingly gushing commentary. It will give you some idea of what will dominate TV and the Internet come April 29. I’ll be in England that day and the only way I can think of to avoid it is to go hiking in England’s protected forests.