Guide to weddings: What Princess Eugenie should know including who pays for what

Debrett’s Guide to weddings: What Princess Eugenie should know including who pays for what

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.


Princess Eugenie reveals she is having a ‘plastic-free’ royal wedding

Princess Eugenie reveals she is having a ‘plastic-free’ royal wedding

The 28-year-old royal explained that she and Brooksbank are completely anti-plastic at home and that she is keen for her impending nuptials to reflect her views on sustainability. Eugenie recently became an ambassador for Project 0, a charitable initiative committed to protecting the ocean from pollution via single-use plastic. Rihanna appears on British Vogue with super slim eyebrows “It’s been eye-opening,” the young royal tells the magazine in reference to joining the anti-plastic movement and its environmental impact. “My whole house is anti-plastic now,” she continues, “and Jack and I want our wedding to be like that as well.”

The ceremony will take place on 12 October at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, the same venue where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex married in May. As for pre-wedding jitters, the young royal explained she has felt fairly relaxed about it all thus far, but added that some anxieties are inevitable. “I’m not stressed at all,” she said. “It’s very nerve-wracking because you want it to be perfect but then you realise that you’re going to be with the person you love forever and nothing else really matters.” The couple met after they were introduced by mutual friends at a ski resort in Verbier in 2011. Brooksbank proposed in January while the duo were on holiday in Nicaragua.

The young royal is set to tie the knot to Jack Brooksbank in October (Sean Thomas) The magazine also asked Eugenie to discuss her thoughts on Instagram and the pressures imposed by social media, at which point she took the opportunity to champion authenticity. “Nowadays, it’s so easy to recoil when you see a perfect image on Instagram,” she said, “but it’s important that it’s real.” “We’re real,” she added, with regards to her sister, Princess Beatrice, who was interviewed alongside her. Meanwhile, Beatrice addressed the difficulties of being a Princess in the public eye, describing it as a situation that is “hard to navigate” due to there being no official protocol. “We are the first,” she said of her and her sister, “we are young women trying to build careers and have personal lives, and we’re also princesses and doing all of this in the public eye.”