Royal Wedding: The small businesses cashing in on Kate and Prince William's Big Day

Aside from the standard tea towels, crockery, tea bags and... er... oyster card holders, here are the small businesses that are skidding down a slippery slope on the coattails of the Royal Wedding.

Was your wedding invitation lost in the post?

We loved this tongue-in-cheek invitation to a boozy night out from agency Bite Communications. The email read:

"HRH The Prince of Wales and Carole & Michael Middleton...

... Are not inviting you to the marriage of their children. Sorry.

So to soften the blow, Bite Communications is hosting a right royal knees up - and we'd love you to come! We'll be toasting the occasion with bunting, traditional British snacks and some very questionable cocktails: Queena-coladas and Harvey Willbangers...

Royalists and republicans welcome!"

A cat-astrophic piece of marketing

When Urbanpup.com launched a Royal-Wedding-themed clothing range for dogs and cats last month, we wanted to howl. Nevertheless, for all those pet-loving patriots out there, these "eye catching t-shirts featuring the union jack, the date of the nuptials and William and Kate's names" [pictured] could be yours for the bargain price of £12.95.

Urban Pup Managing Director Denis Kelly says: "The Royal Wedding is a great celebration, particularly for fashion lovers.  There is a lot of anticipation about Kate's wedding dress and which fashion designer she will have chosen.  Make sure your dog looks the part too on 29th April in Urban Pup's own high fashion Royal Wedding range."

I pity the pooch…

World of weird

What does every true fan of the Royal Family really need to commemorate the Prince's wedding?

A set of Kate and Wills sliding wardrobe doors of course!

Royal Wedding wardrobe

Available from Spaceslide.co.uk for the bargain sum of £555, this is the gift that keeps on giving.

Don't miss the Royal Wedding! Buy a new aerial

Shame on you, Oneforall.co.uk. You harbingers of fear and seers of doom. This lot dangle the horrible possibility of your telly going on the blink on the Big Day in an effort to sell a special aerial that plugs into your laptop or PC.

These guys win the prize for 'Most tenuous link to Royal Wedding'.

And now for something a little big naughty…

Kudos to sex toy retailer LoveHoney.co.uk for having the gumption to come up with this corker of a campaign. Inspired by Kate Middleton's engagement ring, this Bath-based e-tailer designed a replica - with benefits.

Here's the bumf: "The Commemorative Royal Wedding Ring allows you to enjoy the regal union of pleasure with an added buzz. Adding the 'something blue' to the matrimonial ceremony, this Royal Blue Commemorative Royal Wedding Ring is available for lovers now, for £6.99. Just slip the the Royal Blue ring onto his Prince Charming and enjoy the mutually stimulating  benefits during your private (or public) display of affection."

Yep, that's right. It's a different kind of ring...

Kate and Willy Ring

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