More details are beginning to trickle in about the royal wedding and its music. As always, we think there are a few hints for the non-royal bride to be found in William and Kate's decisions.

1) The Prince of Wales’ official harpist will entertain guests at the reception to be held in Buckingham Palace, hosted by the queen. Perfect for during the nineteen course meal guests are likely to be served. No big surprise here and certainly something to think about for your own nuptials, as a harp serves as an elegant and surprisingly contemporary choice for dinner music.

2) The Army band of the Royal Welsh Gaurds will provide military music on the big day. Fashionistas: the groom will likely be in formal dress. Definitely something to consider if you’re in the armed forces as it provides a different and patriotically beautiful sound not all of us civilians can incorporate our weddings.

3) Kate’s former piano teacher has composed “A Song for Kate” as a wedding gift to which the 1,900 guests will hear day-of…what a special tribute. If you know of any gifted songwriters—or this is the place they’re for hire—consider a “first song” that is truly “your song.” More next week!