Is it all over for big budget nuptials?
Everyone loves a spring wedding, and next month all eyes will be on Pippa Middleton’s dress when she ties the knot with financier James Matthews at her parents’ local church in Englefield, Berkshire. Given that the Alexander McQueen-designed bridesmaid’s dress she wore for her sister’s wedding reportedly cost £20,000, odds are that her bridal equivalent won’t be far off that figure.
Not many couples can afford to play in that league. But for others intending to tie the knot this year there is good news. Designers for leading high street brands are finally bringing affordable wedding wear to what has traditionally been one of fashion’s priciest niche markets.