Meghan Markle has said “yes” to Prince Harry’s proposal, but now it’s time to start planning for their “I dos!” The couple is set to wed in Spring 2018, and recently revealed both the date and venue where the wedding will be held. And there’s already speculation about what type of dress Meghan will wear and who will be in her bridal party! Click through to find out all the details about Meghan’s wedding.
The Kensington Palace issued a statement on behalf of Meghan and Harry announcing that they will be getting married in May 2018.
The date may have been specifically chosen to accommodate Kate Middleton’s pregnancy. The Duchess is pregnant with her third child and is due in April 2018. If Meghan and Harry get married in May, it gives Kate at least a month to recover!
Meghan and Harry will wed in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, which "is a very special place" to the couple, Harry’s communications secretary announced. The pair has “regularly spent time there over the last year and half."
Windsor Castle is the royal family’s residence in Berkshire County, England, and the Queen “granted permission” to the couple to use the chapel as their venue.
The Royal Family is also footing the bill for the royal affair! “As was the case with the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Royal Family will pay for the core aspects of the wedding, such as the church service, the associated music, flowers, decorations, and the reception afterwards,” Harry’s spokesman announced.
Meghan and Harry have yet to reveal if they’ll televise the wedding like Prince William and Princess Diana both did, but the couple did say they want “members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too.” They “are currently working through ideas for how this might be achieved.”
As for the dress, Meghan has described her ideal wedding gown once before. In a 2016 interview with Glamour, Meghan said she wants her dress to be “whimsical or subtly romantic.” “Classic and simple is the name of the game, perhaps with a modern twist,” she said.
Her favorite designers include Delphine Manivet and Christos Costarellos “for their uniqueness and beauty,” but Meghan could also pick something by Ellie Saab or J. Mendel, whom she called “spectacular.”
Meghan’s go-to dress inspiration is Carolyn Bessette Kennedy’s dress from her 1996 wedding to John F. Kennedy Jr. Meghan called it “everything goals.”
Meghan’s bridal party will most likely include a who’s who of celebrities. Priyanka Chopra and Serena Williams are just a few of the names in the running.
During their first televised interview, Meghan and Harry said a “mutual friend” set them up. Meghan is pals with fashion designer Misha Nonoo, whose ex-husband went to school with Prince Harry at Eton. If Misha introduced them, she could be in the bridal party as well.
Meg’s maid of honor might be her college friend Lindsay Roth. Meghan was the maid of honor at the TV producer’s wedding last year.
Prince Harry’s best man will no doubt be his brother Prince William, since it was Harry who stood by Will’s side when he said “I do” to Kate Middleton in 2011.
Meghan and Harry have plenty of choices for the flower girls and ring bearer! Meghan is godmother to her friend Benita Litt’s two daughters, so chances are they could be in the wedding. Plus, there’s Prince Harry’s niece and nephew Princess Charlotte and Prince George, who were in their aunt Pippa Middleton’s wedding over the summer.
Regardless of the guest list, the wedding is guaranteed to be a good time. A spokesman for Harry said the event “will be a moment of fun and joy that will reflect the characters of the Bride and Groom.”
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