1. If you are a guy and you don't understand what all the fuss is about, let me explain in the best way I know how. This is like the Super Bowl of weddings. This is kind of as big as it gets. Crowns and titles are involved. It's a big deal.
2. I loved the dress. I loved its classic, timeless look. It was formal, but not matronly. It wasn't revealing, but it wasn't stuffy. Loved it.
3. I don't like this English tradition of dressing the bridesmaids in white.
4. I felt like the actual ceremony was done backwards. Anybody else?
5. I LOVED the "All weddings are royal weddings" message. Just loved it. I would print it up and frame it, if I could remember it word for word. It was beautiful.
6. I think the Queen could have picked a better color than yellow. Nobody looks their best in yellow. But when you're the Queen, you can wear whatever you want, and she owned it. Plus, she's so adorable she can almost make it work. Although, can anyone tell me why she carries a purse? It's not like she needs to carry cash or an ID. So what exactly is she hauling around in that thing? Is it just for kicks and giggles?
7. Kate rode to the wedding in a white dress and a maroon car. Somebody send that girl a Mississippi State cowbell, she may just have what it takes. I do believe that carriage she departed in was also maroon. I'm just sayin'.
8. What was with the dirt road? Is it usually cobblestone and they covered it in dirt to give it a smoother ride for the royals? Because I figure there aren't usually dirt roads in the middle of London.
9. The dress and the formality of the event, coupled with the majestic sounds of the choir made the whole event reminiscent of scenes from Disney's Sleeping Beauty and also Disney's Cinderella. My desire to see a sure enough, live, grown-up fairy tale has been satisfied.
10. If you are going to be up in the middle of the night to watch a wedding with your friends, you have to do it right.
Meaning that wedding dress beer cozies from the Dollar Tree are the only way to go. I mean, you gotta make it classy. I'm kidding, of course. But for fifty cents, it was fun. It was actually sold as a gift card pouch, by the way. We just improvised. There are members of my family who will read this and become thoroughly embarrassed that they are even related to me. I say this in response: don't pretend like you haven't done embarrassing and stupid things before just for kicks. You're not special.
11. That "official kiss" was a joke. You made people wait an hour to see that? It was a hen peck, like the kind that really awkward pre-teens give each other during games of spin the bottle. I'm not advocating a full on make-out session, but make it look like you're still happy that it's your wedding day.
12. I'm glad I got to see it. But I'm really not into being up at 4 AM.
13. Apparently, the new thing to do, in honor of the wedding, is to discover your own "royal name". You take one of your grandparents' first names, and your surname is the combination of the name of your first pet and the name of the first street you lived on (Example: Lady Emily Fido-Jackson). I will not state mine here because many security websites are now warning that posting such a name is basically helping hackers get into your email account and other online accounts because you are freely offering up possible answers to your security questions. Just a heads up.
14. Overall, I enjoyed the festivities and I wish the couple all the best.