Saturday, July 21

Get your Home ready for the #RoyalWedding in FIVE easy steps

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Here are 5 quick ways to make watching Prince Harry and Megan Markle's wedding one to remember in years to come.

The Royal wedding of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle will take place on Saturday and you can get front row seats if you have DStv Channel 174.

It is not too late to still throw the best “last minute dot com” wedding party for friends and family. Many of us can still remember gathering together for the Prince of Wales wedding to Lady Di. Here are 5 quick ways to make Saturday’s viewing one to remember in years to come.

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THE BRIDAL PARTY

Do you recall who was gathered around you for viewing of the other Royal weddings? Many of us do. Which just goes to show how important it is choosing the right guests. If your friends are not the spontaneous lot, insist your family takes part in the screening and the party.

THE DRESS

Have fun dressing up: Think crowns, smart dresses, bridesmaids’ dresses lurking in the back of your cupboards, your wedding dress, hats and suits. Or pick a typical South African theme and go with that for the day.

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DUTIES

Ensure each guest has some special duties (get the children, for instance, to serve the snacks, throw petals, or better still do the cleaning up after). You can have names in a hat to see who will be the bride, groom, groomsmen and bridesmaids and then give each a duty for the day.

THE VENUE

Your home is the chosen venue, the television room, transformed into the St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for the “I do’s”. Keep it simple: Think whites and one other splash of colour. For last-minute home rearrangements, bring in a table where you can place Royal memorabilia, use your best tablecloths and serviettes and of course the best china for the day.

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THE FOOD AND DRINK

This is a day for celebration. Look in your drinks cabinet and come up with a cocktail that you can do in jugs, and of course Champagne is a must. For the children and non-drinkers, fruit juices with chunks of fruit. You can have finger snacks but maybe the best option is a sweet table full of sweet delights!

Whatever it is you have set for the day, have fun. Love is such a thing to celebrate.

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