Pippa Middleton ‘s wedding to suave James Matthews is set to be a rather lavish affair – with even the outside toilets being posh.
It is estimated the wedding will cost 15 times more than the average big day – despite the power couple opting to have their reception at Pippa’s £6million family home.
The Middleton’s have shelled out £4,000 for “luxury” outdoor toilets complete with fresh linen and posh soaps.
Here is the wedding day – by numbers.
1. Venue/Marquee – £65,000
Although the reception is being hosted at the Middleton’s home, they are still expecting 350 guests, meaning a huge – and deluxe – marquee is required.
This, Bridebook estimates, will start at £25,000 but can easily go much higher.
Even though it’s May, that’s no guarantee of good weather either.
So it may be there’s another marquee for drinks in case it rains, plus a fully-equipped catering tent.
2. Food – £70,000
Pippa and James are used to a certain lifestyle, and no doubt will want to feed and water their guests well.
A tip-top London caterer will charge over £170 per guest for catering.
This includes all food, chefs and staffing, glassware and crockery hire, and linen hire.
Because their reception is in a marquee, an extra level of staffing is required, increasing Pippa’s catering costs to around £200 per guest, of which she’s inviting 350.
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3. The dress – £10,000
Perhaps the one detail eagle-eyes wedding watchers are keen to see, Pippa’s gown is rumoured to the handiwork of designer Giles Deacon and will, of course, be bespoke.
Giles also designed Abbey Clancy’s wedding dress, which set her back a cool £10,000.
4.Booze – £17,720
Let’s face it, it’s probably not going to be a cash bar.
Bridebook worked out around 233 bottles of champagne alone will be drunk to keep the guests topped up during the drinks reception and speeches.
The sort of champagne on offer will cost around £9,320. Plus there’ll be fine wines for the wedding breakfast and open-bar cocktails for the evening.
5. Rings – £19,900
Another five-figured cost – and the pressure is on for best man Spencer Matthews to keep a tight hold on the wedding bands, which are rumoured to be from Cartier.
A diamond encrusted wedding ring for Pippa will cost £15,500 whilst a platinum band for James would be £1440.
Floristry – £16,000
Photography – £3,500
Videography – £4,000
Cake – £2,600
Stationery – £5,125
Music – £6,750
Bridesmaids Outfits – £2,250
Flower Girls and Page Boys Outfits – £1,698
Church Fees – £456
Decoration and Production – £6,000
Hair and Makeup – £1,700
Groomswear – £6,050
Veil – £2,000
Entertainers – £1,500
Wedding Favours – £700
‘Luxury Facilities’ – £4,000[“source-ndtv”]