The Royal Wedding
Viewing & Gala Reception
Gympie Civic Centre – Mellor Street Gympie
Friday 29 April 2011 from 6.30pm
If you’re like the Duchess of York and been snubbed from the royal wedding guest list – we have the perfect alternative for you. Your exclusive invitation to Gympie Celebrations of the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William to Katherine Middleton.
Exclusive Watch the event live on big screen TV. Be enthralled by a stunning parade of local identities gowns through the eras. Who knows you may even be seated for your dinner with a member of the Windsor family.
Dress to impress to suit the event.
A fun filled night of Royal entertainment promises to be the highlight event of The Gympie Fundraising Calendar. Great fun, great food and fabulous prizes on offer.
Tickets $35 including seated dinner – exclusively from
Little Haven 14 Henry Street 5482 9091 and Florist of Distinction – 46 Mary Street Gympie Ph 5482 3022
Proudly supported by Florist of Distinction, The Petticoat Junction Bridal Specialists and The Gympie Times
So you’ve secured your spot on the Guest List for Gympie’s Royal Wedding celebration, now it’s time to brush up on some Right Royal Etiquette.
The first rule: Don’t be late.
Guests are requested to arrive at The Civic Centre around 20 minutes before the 7pm commencement time. The royal wedding will have over 300 important guests and very high levels of security so give yourself plenty of time to get there. “The royal family should be the last to arrive at the Civic Centre and there is much pomp and ceremony to be attended to before guests are seated in main hall as the bride commences her journey to Westminster Abbey at 7.51pm,” said wedding planner and etiquette adviser Annette Geurts.
Next: Appropriate Code of Dress.
“Wearing the right hat and not overdoing it is important or a small feathered or jewelled hairpiece attached to a clip or a comb will suffice. Women should wear a dress — not too short, not too skimpy and certainly not white or cream. That must be left to the bride.
“Men in the Armed Forces should wear uniform and male civilians a lounge or morning suit. A top hat should be carried, not worn, inside the venue (in case it blocks the TV screen).”
Will and Kate are not “desperate for a toaster” instead requesting gift donations to a charity of your choice. AUSTRALIA’S official wedding gift to Prince William and Kate Middleton is a $25,000 donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, somewhat better than the 500 odd cans of Golden Circle Pineapple gifted to The Queen on her wedding day.
Annette Geurts requests that guests at The Civic Centre give their charitable gift to Little Haven Palliative Care via the wishing well envelopes provided. A full acknowledgement of your contributions will be provided to the newly weds along with the guest book to be signed by attendees on the night. A tax deductible receipt will be issued on request.
A few quick tips direct from the Palace
When confronted by any member of the Royal family a very theatrical bow or curtsey is requested involving a full dip from the waist with their right foot behind their left foot and sweeping of the hand along the ground.
Tweeting or updating your Facebook status during the evening is good manners and serves to further infuriate those who have failed to make the guest list.
Mobile phones should be switched to play God Save the Queen on the day, any other ringtones will raise the royal eyebrows.
It would certainly be an abuse of the invitation to take photos of important guests (such as yourselves), instead purchasing photos from the official photographer would be greatly appreciated.
“Gulp your drinks down quickly and really push the limit of how much alcohol you can tolerate,” said Geurts. “Don’t be afraid to embarrass yourself as you can never guarantee you will be invited to this kind of wedding again, and it certainly improves bidding in the auction to be held later in the evening.”
Finally NEVER Kiss, touch or look suggestively at the Queen unless she initiates it first. The reverse is requested for Prince Phillip.