Pippa Middleton is set to marry hedge fund millionaire James Matthews, at a lavish ceremony on Saturday May 20th 2017. According to the Daily Mail, experts have predicted the grand total of expenses for the wedding edging towards a cool £250,000.
With many details of the wedding being kept a secret, it has been confirmed that the couple will tie the knot in the Berkshire countryside at St Mark’s church in Englefield, followed a reception in the stunning gardens at the Middleton family home. It is confirmed the reception will be in a luxury marquee, with top London caterers and chefs cooking up a storm for the rumoured 350 guests.
One of the most anticipated aspects of the hottest wedding of 2017 will be getting a first glimpse of Pippa’s dress, after all we know she can certainly make a statement after that bridesmaid dress in 2011. Giles Deacon is reportedly the chosen wedding dress designer, where it will be made bespoke for the Duchess of Cambridge’s little sister. Previous celebrities such as Abbey Clancy had their dress designed by this designer- with the cost totalling £10,000.
Whilst the average wedding in the UK reportedly costing around £16,842, Experts at Bridebook have done the maths and estimated how Pippa and James’ wedding totals will reach £246,949 (15x the average!). A Breakdown of the wedding includes:
- Venue/ Marquee – £65,000
- Catering- £70,000
- Dress- £10,000
- Florists- £16,000
- Drinks- £17,720
- Photography- £3,500
- Videography- £4,000
- Cake- £2,600 (thought to be Domino or Rosalind Miller)
- Stationary- £5,125
- Music- £6,750
- Wedding rings- £19,900 (said to be from Cartier)
- Bridesmaids outfits- £2,250
- Flower Girls and Page Boys- £1,698
- Church Fees- £456
- Decoration and Production- £6,000
- Groomswear- £6,050
- Hair and Makeup- £1,700
- Veil- £2,000
- Entertainment- £1,500
- Wedding Favours- £700
- Luxury Facilities (i.e. Bathroom!)- £4,000
With an impressive guest list of well-known socialites, celebrity figures and of course the royals; the couple would be pulling out all the stops to impress their guests- making it one of the biggest weddings of 2017.
Hamish Shepard, founder of ‘Bridebook’, has stated “We believe Pippa has purposefully chosen to work with a number of superb British brands for her big day, helping to support them and showcase how brilliantly the English ‘do weddings’, with so many talented people working in our industry.” This indicates why the price tag is so hefty, with Pippa only choosing the best of British for her big day.
Set Feature Image Credit: Pippa Middleton & James Matthews, Flikr