Wedding planner and columnist Alexandra Manning speculates on the most talked about dress of the year:

The countdown is well and truly on to the Royal Wedding and like many of you I am so excited to see what styles have been chosen from the flowers, to the decor and of course my favourite part, the dress!

Whether you are a fan of the royal family or not, the wedding itself will no doubt be a wedding fanatics dream, you will get plenty of ideas and inspiration from it.

There are plenty of wedding experts giving out their predictions as to what kind of dress Meghan will wear and while I have a few ideas, I just can’t decide. What I love about Meghan and Harry is how modern they are and they seem to be turning tradition on its head wherever possible, albeit subtly enough not to upset a nation…literally.


British bridal designer Caroline Castigliano predicted Meghan will wear delicate lace with very subtle beading


What we do know is that it has been reported by the Daily Mail that the infamous Ralph and Russo are the designers behind Ms Markle’s wedding dress and that the gown is “hand-stitched and heavily beaded” and that it is almost all made by hand. No doubt it will be absolutely fabulous!

I’m looking forward to seeing it all unfold on Saturday and of course will report back in to let you all know what I thought, and more importantly how you too can incorporate elements of the royal wedding into your own big day (without the hefty price tag!)