Not-That-Fancy Royal Wedding Invite Includes Dress Code

You guys, the royal wedding invitations have arrived! Ours is still making its way over from England (it takes a while, okay?), but we were able to find a scan of the invite on the interwebs. And to be honest, we’re really disappointed.

This is a royal wedding, right? So the invitations should be fancy! Like, really fancy. Dipped in gold and sprinkled with fairy dust fancy. Alas, these invites are thoroughly unfancy. (Okay, to be fair, the edges of the 8 in. x 6 in. card are apparently “gilded” — but still!) Anyway, they’re kind of like those fill-in-the-blank invitations that your mom bought for your 8th birthday party at the neighborhood roller skating rink. They also appear to have been sent in manila envelopes. Lame, Queen Elizabeth!

According to the text, guests are invited by the Lord Chamberlain (one of the royal household chief officers) as commanded by the Queen. And, of course, there is a dress code for the occasion: uniform, morning coat or lounge suit. To translate, that means military garb, a tailcoat or a boring old business suit. This isn’t even a black (or white, for that matter) tie affair! We still don’t know what Kate or William will be wearing, though we can guess Liz will be donning something trendy.

The invitation was sent out to 1900 guests (the Obamas not among them), 600 of which will be invited to the Queen’s reception at Westminster Abbey following the ceremony and 300 of which will be invited to the dinner Prince Charles is hosting at Buckingham Palace later that evening.

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