For most people, getting engaged is the beginning of a long and chaotic road to the altar. From finding a dress to choosing a cake, brides and grooms often have a to-do list that could rival the Lord of the Rings franchise. But while most people are planning a wedding for 100, sometimes 200 people, imagine planning a wedding where the whole world is invited — that’s the scale of a royal wedding.
On May 19, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will tie the knot at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Such an event, though much smaller than the 2011 wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, takes months of rapid planning. While many things are rooted in tradition, modern royals are rewriting some of the rules.
Check out the video above to find out just what it takes to plan a royal wedding. You can find this video and all of Vox’s videos on YouTube. Subscribe for more.