So as the royal wedding approaches (only a little over 40 days to go!) there has been a lot of buzz as more and more details are revealed. I recently stumbled upon a Bride book article that reports the alleged cost of different parts of the wedding. Looking at the breakdown of their budget left me speechless, and I couldn’t even imagine what that kind of money would look like. So I decided to look into what kind of things they could spend their money on.
$273,000 in drinks
A 20 oz. bottle of Coca-Cola costs $1.99… meaning with this drinks budget you could buy 137,186 bottles of Coca-Cola.
$404,000 on food, chefs, and catering staff
A McDonald’s Big Mac costs $3.99, so if they are looking to provide their guests with an endless buffet consisting of 101,253 Big Macs they have set aside the perfect amount of money.
$70,000 for the cake
I have no shame in admitting I am a huge fan of Twinkies, and those ring in at only $0.50 a Twinkie. For that price, they could fill their reception with 140,000 Twinkies.
$127,000 for “trumpets”
If the royal couple wants to be serenaded by a hoard of kazoos, they could get 282,222 kazoos since they’re sold for as low as $0.45.
$420,000 for music
While I’m sure they will have beautiful music playing at both the ceremony and the reception, with $420,000 they could subscribe to Spotify Premium for 42,042 months… which is over 3,500 years.
$14,000 for hair and makeup
Not going to lie, this one isn’t as dramatic as I had hoped it would be. For $14,000 you can buy around 483 Kylie Cosmetic lip kits, which is still a lot of lip kits…
And this is only the start… the rest of their budget eclipses over $1 million in expenses.
$24,000 for photography and videography
$8,500 for wedding rings
$183,000 for decorations and production
$155,000 for flowers
$21,000 for entertainment
$420,000 for the wedding dress
$7,500 for bridesmaid outfits
$11,000 for groomswear
$2,400 for flower girl and page boy outfits
$4,000 for wedding favors
$28,000 for stationery
$170,000 for the honeymoon
$49,000 for toilets for guests
If you want to read the original article, it can be found here https://bridebook.co.uk/article/harry-and-meghan-royal-wedding-cost