The Royal Wedding on a Real Budget

It's no secret that the royal wedding came with an equally royal price tag (the total cost has been estimated at $34 million!). Still, there are plenty of gorgeous wedding details from Kate and William’s nuptials that you can steal. Check the last of 9 ways to get the royal wedding look.


6. The Royal Red Carpet


Royal Detail: It took Kate just over three minutes to walk the regal red carpet at Westminster Abbey.


Real Deal: A royal red carpet just like Kate's would cost around $2,000, but shorten the aisle, and it would only be $1,000. Or consider opting for a red fabric runner instead for just $250. (Courtesy of JoAnn Gregoli, master wedding planner from Elegant Occasions)


7. Kate's Tiara, Veil, and Earrings


Royal Detail: Kate's crown was her something "borrowed": a Cartier crown made in 1936 loaned to her by The Queen. Her earrings, a gift from her parents, were made by Robinson Pelham to specially compliment the crown.


Real Deal: Slip on a pair of these look-alike earrings from FantasyJewelryBox.com for just $43 and this regal tiara from Halo & Co for $650. (We also know that Kate went low-key with her pale-pink nail polish, sporting essie in Allure -- just $8 a bottle.)




8. The Flower Girl Dresses


Royal Detail: The youngest members of the wedding party wore custom designs from Nicki Macfarlane that included oversize sleeves, a sash at the waist, and a dainty scalloped hemline.


Real Deal: This cute dress from Fox'n Lily has the same classic cap sleeves and a similar wide sash for $250.

9. The Castle


Royal Detail: After their ceremony, Kate and William headed back to Buckingham Palace to party the rest of the day (and night!) away with their closest friends and family.


Real Deal: Since Buckingham Palace isn't an option, we opted for one of our favorite castles on this side of the pond, Oheka Castle. Celebs like Kevin Jonas have tied the knot on the lush grounds and danced all night inside the lavish ballroom. The princess price tag? For $100,000, you and your prince will have a five-hour affair, which includes 200 guests, plus catering and a full staff. To make your affair truly royal, $700,000 to $1 million will let you take over the entire castle for the whole day, with 600 guests, catering, staff, and access to all of the guest rooms.


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