At Harry and Meghan’s wedding, there won’t be a seating plan — because the party will be all-standing.
Traditional wedding receptions center on a formal, sit-down meal for all the guests, with a seating plan carefully drawn up by the organizers to keep certain guests together — and others apart.
But Meghan and Harry have scrapped that tradition completely, and will instead have a stand-up wedding reception where their 600 guests will be free to move around and mingle.
The party will be held in the grand St George’s Hall inside Windsor Castle, and is being hosted by Queen Elizabeth.
Inevitably, there will be somewhere to sit down, but not in an organized way. This will probably help the guests socialize in a way they otherwise wouldn’t, especially as Harry and Meghan’s loved ones come from very different backgrounds.
Another modern touch is that Harry and Meghan are abandoning the formal, fine dining menus of previous weddings in favor of something a little more relaxed.
According to the Telegraph, the dishes on offer will be “bowl food” — smaller dishes which guests can pick up and carry around with them as they mingle.
They said ingredients like asparagus, peas and tomatoes grown on land owned by the royals would feature. The Telegraph suggested that humble dishes like sausages with mashed potato, or risotto, could be handed out.
The only thing definitely confirmed for the menu so far are high-class chocolate truffles, which royal chefs were pictured making.
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