The Royal Family are all over the news at the moment aren’t they. Firstly with the recent arrival of little Prince Louis and then with the imminent wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle which takes place in May. I thought I’d carry the theme on today as I’ve recently completed the new What If? No 16 The Wedding 1000 piece puzzle from Ravensburger.
The What If? No 16 The Wedding 1000 piece puzzle from Ravensburger is the sixteenth puzzle in the What If? series. With these puzzles you aren’t recreating the puzzle as you see it on the box, the dream, you are puzzling the reality. In this instance we can see the bride’s idea of her dream champagne wedding reception, set in a fancy hotel, with an a la carte menu any every dressed up for the occasion.
Little does the poor bride know that her bridegroom has a very different vision of what the perfect wedding reception should be. Your job is to uncover exactly what that reality is.
First time around I didn’t have a wedding reception as such, I got married in Mauritius and we didn’t take anyone with us. We just had a celebration party when we got back with nothing formal other than a cake a friend had made for us. Second time around I actually got married in a church, we had a hotel reception but we didn’t want the traditional top table layout, as my partner had just lost his father. But one this was for sure, we were on the same page when it came to the overall vision of the event.
I think Id have been as livid as this bride if it had turned out the way her’s clearly did. The notice board for the Rundowne on Sea Social Club quickly gave me some idea of the scene I was creating, along with some of the speeches. Things weren’t quite in the same league as her vision.
Whilst the What If? No 16 The Wedding 1000 piece puzzle from Ravensburger is aimed at jigsaw puzzle fans aged 12 years and over, my 8 year old son loves the whole ideal of making a puzzle without knowing what the finished image will be. He’s getting very good at placing pieces for me and it’s a good way to get him to really concentrate on a task.
He was even more intrigued when it looked like Queen Elizabeth I had been invited to the event.
There is so much humour in this puzzle and you do have to wonder how long this particular marriage will last with such different views on perfection!
If you’ve not completed one of these puzzles before I would recommend putting the box to one side, and pretty much ignoring it. Make up the edges as you normally would and then pick out words and features and piece the puzzle together that way. It will all start to come together and then look back to the box to see how each character has changed.
This puzzle has been a lot of fun to complete, I’ve enjoyed watching the story unfold and trying to work out who is now wearing what, as well as seeing what the guests are eating and drinking. It would not have been my dream, that’s for sure!
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disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review