As the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, both 58, this royal wedding will come with plenty of pomp a circumstance. Debrett’s is the high society company that claims to be an authority on etiquette.
What can Eugenie learn about her wedding from the upper-class title? According to Debrett’s the bride’s family should pay for the wedding dress and everything else she wears on her big day. They should also fork out for bridesmaid dresses and pageboy outfits. They should pay for the church flowers, the reception and venue hire and decoration. The cake, catering, drinks, entertainment and favours also fall to the brides family.
However, the groom does have some costs to cover including his outfit for the day, as well as those of the best man and the ushers. He will also pay for the church for the wedding and the ceremony fees. Of course, there is also the engagement ring and the cost of the wedding rings to be accounted for. The wedding night hotel will also fall to the groom. Apparently, Princess Eugenie will be “breaking Royal traditions” with a wedding dress “very different” to Meghan. Anna Mewes, a personal stylist and image consultant, said: “Princess Eugenie is known for breaking Royal traditions when it comes to dressing and I imagine she will do the same when it comes to her wedding dress. “I expect her dress will be very different to the styles Kate and Meghan chose for their own weddings.”
Beatrice will be turning to a dress to flatter her figure, the stylist suggests. Anna believes Eugenie will opt for a cinched-in waist and full skirt.