While discussing plans for The Royal Wedding, the editors and I realized that to watch the ceremony live as a group, we would have to get together on April 29th at around 4 a.m.
But a sleepover the night before? That we could do.
Perhaps you think a group of professionals—some with husbands and/or children—may be too mature for such an event. But you'd be wrong. We plan to make a night of it, starting with a staff-wide sleepover at a hotel here in New York City. Chances are there won't be much sleeping—more likely lots of gossip, fashion critiquing, and general trash-talk. In other words, it will be a lot like the sleepovers we remember. And chances are someone's bra will end up in the fridge. (Knowing this crowd, it's likely to be mine.)
I've requested hats for us to wear with our pajamas, some cool décor from an event designer, and a customized British-themed menu, along with goofy activities to keep ourselves occupied through the prattle of on-the-scene broadcasters. Yes, it's a school night, but we're not going to work on April 29th and I hereby grant you the day off to watch the Royal Wedding. (Now, I may not have that kind of jurisdiction, so you should probably check with your boss.)
So as we plan our Brides Royal Sleepover, we'll share the ideas we come up with, in case you want to do the same.
—Julie Raimondi, editor in chief, brides.com