Pippa Middleton’s wedding is going to be expensive! With James Matthews’ large fortune, he and Pippa are going all out. But how will it compare to Kate’s wedding?
New details about Pippa’s May 20 wedding have been revealed. With James’ approximately $2.6 billion fortune, and Pippa’s estimated $1 million fortune, you can bet they’re going to have a very lavish ceremony and reception. And this wedding will cost a lot.
Pippa and James’ wedding will reportedly be £250,000 or $325,760. Pippa and James are hosting their reception at Pippa’s parents’ home, but they still need a marquee for their 350 guests. That will reportedly set them back at least £25,000, but it could go up to around £65,000. They will then reportedly pay about £200 per guest for the catering. So they’ll be paying another £70,000. Drinks will be around another £17,720.
Then, of course, there’s the dress. Designer Giles Deacon is reportedly designing the dress. Giles designed Abbey Clancy’s dress, which cost £10,000. So Pippa’s dress will likely be similar. Pippa and James’ wedding rings will also cost about £19,900.
Other costs include the flowers, photography and videography, cake, stationary, music, outfits for the bridesmaids, flower girls, and page boys, groomswear, the veil, hair and makeup, church fees, decorations, entertainers, wedding favors, and “Luxury Facilities,” which will bring the cost up to around £250,000.
Other reports say, though, that Pippa’s wedding will cost around £330,000. There could be a £100,000 glass marquee, £40,000 worth of caviar, and a Scottish theme.
Either way, this is nothing compared to Kate and Prince William’s wedding though. They reportedly spent £20 million when they got married back in 2011. Sources said that Kate and Prince William spent $434,000 on her Alexander McQueen wedding dress, $800,000 for the flowers, $80,000 on their cakes and more.
While Pippa’s wedding won’t be as expensive as her sister’s, it’s bound to be a luxurious affair. Pippa and James are getting married tomorrow at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. They will then host the reception a few miles away at Middleton’s parents’ home in Bucklebury.
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