Wedding planning app Bridebook has broken down the expected costs of Pippa Middleton's upcoming nuptials, and...are you ready for this? The website estimates the wedding will cost 15 times the average at £246,949, or about $318,888.
Using an analysis of 170,000 weddings and a review of 70,000 wedding industry suppliers' price estimates, Bridebook has calculated the costs of each element of the wedding, from the dress to the cake. Here is a breakdown of what the couple will be spending on what.
This is because Giles Deacon is rumored to be the designer behind the dress, and he made Abbey Clancy's for £10,000.
Which is expected to be made by famous milliner Stephen Jones.
Hair and makeup: £1,700
The expected team is Hannah Martin of Bobbi Brown and Richard Ward (who got Kate ready for her wedding), which won't come cheap.
Bridesmaid outfits: £2,250
The average cost of a designer bridesmaid dress is £750, and the average number of bridesmaids in the U.K. is three.
Flower girl and page boy outfits: £1,698
"Nicki Macfarlane, who provided the flower girls outfits for the royal wedding, will likely be back on hand for Prince George and Princess Charlotte's outifts. A page boy outfit will cost £226 and a flower girl's dress is £340."
James Matthews is expected to wear a bespoke suit from Saville Row, where a tailcoat will cost around £4,400 alone.
Wedding rings: £19,900
The wedding rings are said to be from Cartier, where a diamond-encrusted ring for Pippa would be £15,500 and a platinum band for James about £1,440.
The wedding is taking place at the Middleton's family home, but this does not mean that it will come cheap. "A luxury 350-person marquee will start at £2,500, but can easily go much higher," Bridebook says, particularly with this unpredictable May weather, which may mean a wet-weather solution for the drinks reception will be needed.
The Admirable Crichton are expected to be the caterers for the wedding, and it is expected to be about £200 per head.
Marquees require a lot more floristry and decoration than a venue, and they will also need flowers for the church and for 35 round tables for guests.
From bar hire to amazing dance floors…
"Luxury videographers have teams of cameramen to capture all angles, plus usually a drone or two."
The cakemaker is thought to be Domino Purchas or Rosalind Miller, whose six-tier cakes start at this price.
From bell ringers and the organist and choirs in the church to relaxed music for the reception and a band and DJ for the party, the costs will soon stack up.
A photo booth and children's entertainers (like Kate and William had at their wedding) are expected to be hired.
Church fees: £456
"While this is the most important part of the marriage, it has one of the smallest price tags."
Don't forget about costs for the invitations, menus, save-the-dates, and the Order of Service.
Wedding favors: £700
"We expect something low-key and personal, such as a small jar of local honey considering the wild flower meadows that fill the Middletons' garden."
As a former racing driver, he will likely be able to borrow a stunning car to drive him and his new wife away from the church in.
Don't forget the luxury toilets.