My wife, who is not English, was fascinated by the Royal Wedding between William and Kate. Her fascination moved her to record some 15 hours of shows in order to watch cover coverage from the United States as well as Britain. In addition, she recorded many other pre-shows building to the blessed event that would dominate the thoughts of all little girls everywhere, even if they were in their forties, but I digress…
This infographic is provided by DatingSites.org, which provides reviews of dating sites. What a coincidence, since I will be providing a review of their Royal Wedding infographic. The infographic hits the high points of any wedding, be it Royal or common. It gives facts about the wedding dress worn by Kate and some other notable royalty. Kate had the shortest wedding dress, while Princess Diana had the longest wedding dress train at 25 feet.
The wedding cake was also researched and compared with wedding cakes from Charles and Diana’s wedding and Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s wedding in 1840. Victoria’s cake weighed in at 300 pounds, while Queen Elizabeth’s cake was massive at 500 pounds and stood nine-feet tall. That’s a lot of cake!
Did you wonder why you didn’t get your wedding invitation to the Royal Wedding? The infographic will put your mind at ease. Only 1900 people were invited to the service held at Westminster Abbey, so a lot of disappointed people were just like you, out of luck and watching the wedding on television. Other facts about the wedding included, profit from the souvenirs, information about the wedding ring and of course the price tag on the whole affair. Hard to believe, but Charles and Diana’s wedding was almost twice the price. William and Kate’s wedding was about $60 million while Diana’s father didn’t have to pay a dime of the $110 million for her storybook wedding. Kate’s wedding dress, which was much more conservative came in at a whopping $400K and Diana’s wedding dress was a steal at $45k.
So much for the fun facts and statistics about the Royal wedding, what about the graphic design in the infographic? I like it very much. The header text is a heavy slab serif font that makes it easy to read and the body copy is a very clean sans serif typeface that works well on the dark background. The illustrations are well done and playful. A uniform theme was achieved and the drawings worked well with the information and the color palette. Simple illustrations that add a splash of color and even when using white it worked. Not so subtle, but still a success, was the use of Britain’s colors and the Union Jack flag.
If you were sour on not getting an invite to the Royal Wedding, being invited to see the infographic about the wedding should have you shedding tears of joy!
Great choice of colors, illustration and fonts. Nice touch using Britain’s colors.
Just showing facts about the most recent Royal Wedding would have been the easy solution, but comparing past weddings made this special.