What I Would Wear to the Royal Wedding

Hello from royal United Kingdom! It has been a hot second since I posted here, mainly because we have been so busy traveling around Italy, and now England and Wales. While we are here in collaboration with Visit Britain and Visit California, selfishly I am here to be a part of the festivities surrounding the royal wedding! Castles, romance, flowers, dresses, and lots of Union Jacks flying around – this may be the only royal wedding I will ever get the chance to experience in person.

While I wasn’t cool enough to score an invite to the actual wedding, being here in England for this romantic event is good enough for me. Still, if I had been invited, the big question would have been – what should I wear? Spring weddings are so popular to host and attend due to the fact that it’s easy for guests to put on a glorious floral dress and a chic pair of heels. Obviously royal weddings are on a grander scale than other weddings, but I know I’d still be rocking a feminine and floral dress had I appeared on the guest list.

Since we are here in the UK, one of my favorite evening wear brands is Needle & Thread. I’ve loved their pieces for years, and they really are the perfect go-to brand for all your wedding guest or even holiday party needs. The attire for the royal wedding is “day dress”, which means you shouldn’t wear a gown but you also should still dress up quite formally. This is where Needle & Thread comes in handy (any last minute invites to the royal wedding? They have next day UK delivery!). I am obsessed with this dress that I am wearing in this post and think it’s absolutely perfect for a spring wedding guest.

For this look, I added my fascinator for a little effect. My mom and sister got me this hat for my royal bridal shower two years ago, so of course I brought it out for a royal wedding outfit. You’re going to see so many hats on most female guests who will be attending the wedding. Some will be quite simple but feminine, and others will be quite couture. We had the honor of meeting famed milliner Alison Tod in Abergavenny, Wales earlier this week where she showed us a few of her famous couture hats that have been worn on runways and to royal events. We can’t give away any details on who she is designing hats for for this upcoming royal wedding on Saturday, but we do know they are very important people!

While we got to spend the last few days at Llangoed Hall in Wales, we will actually be laying low for the weekend of the wedding and staying with family at their home in the country. However, it was definitely a treat getting to wear this royal wedding look at Llangoed Hall, since Prince Charles frequents the hotel a lot during his visits to Wales and he has even brought Prince William and Prince Harry a few times. There will be another blog post on this royal spot very soon!

Alyssa Campanella of The A List blog wears Needle & Thread London Lasy Daisy dress for the royal wedding 2018

If we were home in Los Angeles, I would definitely be hosting a royal viewing party! Not just for the wedding, but because my husband’s latest film “Royally Ever After” airs on Hallmark Channel at 9 pm that night! If you can’t get enough royalty like me, you’ll have to watch his stunningly beautiful film.

What are your plans for the wedding? Will you be watching on television or will you be having a big party?


What I Wore In This Post

Needle & Thread dress (gown version here, also available in black) // Paul Andrew mules (last seen here) // Chanel bag (similar here and here) // Fascinator (a gift; similar here, here, and here)



Photos by Torrance Coombs.

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  1. Becca

    This dress is perfect. And with that fascinator! The hipster theater in my city is having a British brunch and live streaming the royal wedding, so one of my best friends and I will be there at 5am to partake. It’s insanely early, but I’m so excited.

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    • The A List

      That sounds so fun!

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  2. Erika

    I’ll be waking up bright and early to watch the wedding on TV! 4 a.m. here in Canada… but it will be worth it!

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    • The A List

      It’ll definitely be worth it!

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  3. This is absolutely stunning! It’s a real shame they didn’t invite you 😉 I can’t wait to see all your upcoming posts about the places you’re visiting. I’m an American currently living in London and am planning my summer day trips so I might have to hit up some of the places in the Cotswolds. (Also my mom is DVR-ing Torrance’s movie for me so I can watch it in September when I’m home!)

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    • The A List

      haha it probably would have helped if I actually knew them to score an invite!

      I am currently in the Cotswolds! You need to come here during the wedding weekend! There’s so much excitement here!

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  4. Sharon Maree

    We are ordering in some of our favorite foods, opening wine, and having a lounge room carpet picnic dinner, as it will be evening here in Australia during the wedding!

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  5. Francesca

    Love this post so much! I can’t wait for the royal wedding: tonight I’m gonna watch “Harry and Meghan: a royal romance” and tomorrow I’m gonna watch the wedding on TV here in Italy. I’m super excited for this event and it reminds me of William and Kate’s wedding because I did the same in 2011 (the night before the wedding I watched “William & Kate” movie and the day after I watched the wedding after school)
    P.S: I noticed the innovations in the site 🙂 and can’t wait to read about this trip

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