Oh, you've simply been invited to a wedding in 1867 where, as we all know you're...stuck.
Okay, so you want to be prepared, you say? You don't want to make a fool of yourself (again?) .
She wore a white silk gown, which would seem quite normal today, but in the 19th century coloured wedding dresses of purple, blue and shimmery gold were totally acceptable. Even Queen Victoria's twelve bridesmaids wore white. As a matter of fact, white material for the making of a gown was an expensive colour to purchase at the time as there was little bleach. It was difficult to purchase pure white fabric, and costly. It was only the families with lots of money who could afford the making of a white gown and it became a sign of wealth.
Queen Victoria set the trend for white wedding dresses and elaborate floral arrangements. On her head, above a lace veil, she wore a wreath consisting of orange blossoms, signifying purity and love.
The reception will no doubt be held in the bride's home, thirty minutes after the ceremony. It may begin at noon.
The maid of honour will stand near the bride to assist her and the bridesmaids will stand to the left and right of the couple while ushers guide the guests.
If you're hoping to drink and dance, you'll have to wait for a celebratory ball. There will be no entertainment at the wedding reception. It will be assumed that you need no entertainment - you are there simply to attend the wedding.
Queen Victoria's wedding cake weighed nearly 136 kg. or 300 lbs! It was covered with pure white sugar and was decorated with figures such as turtle doves and a dog, representing love and fidelity.
The bride and groom will leave for their honeymoon right after the wedding breakfast.
And now you know.