An interesting title, I hope – setting the royal wedding against the UK wedding industry rather than bundling the two up together in a great big cosy knot. As much as I love the buzz the royal wedding has created and will create over the coming months, I’m very wary of the effect it’s likely to have on the wedding industry.
Of course it’s exciting news, and it will mean lots of things to lots of brides across the UK and around the world. Wedding businesses will also share the excitement. There’s a huge buzz around the royal wedding in the media and for everyone with a stake in the wedding industry.
I’m also quietly pleased by the cynicism that accompanied the big announcement on Tuesday – a strong characteristic in us Brits, and a nice counterpoint to all those excited newsreaders going a little OTT interviewing every tourist who walked past Buckingham Palace that day.