While Princess Diana's fairytale wedding to Prince Charles was the iconic royal marriage for a previous generation, millennials swooned over Kate and William's vows in 2011. Now we get to have fun with all things royal again as the date of Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle draws near. And just as Kate's "commoner" status was a refreshing break with protocol, Meghan will be an even more modern royal bride. Celebrate this 21st century love story with royal wedding party ideas that will create a day to remember for you and your guests.
According to The Tylt, a social polling and opinion platform for millennials, more than 1/3 of millennials (35.6%) would give up Netflix for a year in exchange for a royal wedding invite. Perhaps it's because we grew up with crushes on Prince Harry, or because of Meghan's American nationality and biracial identity. Clearly, this is a couple people can identify with and cheer for. And if you're a fan of The Crown like I am, you know this wedding would not have been possible a few decades ago based on Meghan's divorcée status alone. So email your guests a themed invitation, stock up on champagne, and fill your house with royal wedding souvenirs. Live coverage will begin at dawn on Saturday morning, but if you'd rather sleep in, you can DVR the wedding for an afternoon watch party.