Pippa Middleton’s wedding by numbers: 350 guests, 233 bottles of champagne and a very pricey marquee

Pippa Middleton’s wedding by numbers: 350 guests, 233 bottles of champagne and a very pricey marquee

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The wedding of the year is expected to cost 15 times more than the average big day (Photo: INS/Splash)

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.

Pippa is very close to her family and her parents will be hosting the reception (Photo: Sunday Mirror)

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.

A food enthusiast, Pippa is bound to put on a good spread

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.

Pippa wore Sarah Burton on her sister’s big day

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.

Hands up who likes champagne?

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.

Let’s hope “Spenny” remembers the rings (Photo: spencermatthews/Instagram)

Other costs.

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


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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