Pippa Middleton wedding predictions revealed

15 May 2017

As Pippa Middleton's wedding day fast approaches, the great British public has revealed their predictions for the socialite's big day

A study of 2,000 British adults by UK-based printers, Solopress, has revealed the nation's predictions for Pippa Middleton's wedding day.

The wedding takes place on Saturday, 20th May at St Mark's Church in Berkshire, before a reception at the Middleton's family home - a Grade II listed mansion with an 18-acre garden in Bucklebury.

Covering all the main elements, from the dress to the stationery, here are the opinions the study unearthed:

The dress

Long sleeved and sheath in style, full delicate white lace, a scalloped bateau neckline, short train and low buttoned back.

Unlike the style of her royal sister Kate, one third of Brits expect that Pippa will wear a fitted sheath style dress with bateau neckline. 62% stated that they anticipate her dress to have modest long sleeves. When asked about material, 80% agreed her dress would be full lace, while two thirds stated they expect to see a low back with button detailing. Less than 5% expect that Pippa will wear a ball gown and over half agreed she will have no detailing on her dress except the lace.

The evening gown

Sheath in style, demure simple ivory silk, capped detailed sleeves and a low neckline.

It has been revealed that Pippa has requested that guests bring two outfits for the wedding and respondents expect the bride to follow suit. More than half of Brits think Pippa will change into an evening gown, much like the Duchess of Cambridge. When asked about style, 60% agreed that it will be simple in style and silk. A quarter stated that they thought she would have some detailing, specifically on the shoulders and waist, while 55% thought a low neckline would be most likely, a nod to her signature style. 90% agreed the evening gown would be a step away from her lace bridal dress.

The hair

Understated low chignon with a simple full length veil.

The study revealed that Pippa is most likely to opt for an up-do in the eyes of the British public. With a low understated chignon taking centre stage on the aisle, a third of respondents suggested she would accessorise with a simple, lace-edged floor length veil. However, a glitzy hair slide was deemed a no-go by 90% of the population.

The flowers

Cascading English roses and peonies in dusky pink and white with subtle greenery.

Peonies and English roses were top choice for Pippa’s flowers with 1 in 3 stating that they expect to see roses and 1 in 5 expecting peonies to make an appearance too. A cascading, elegant bouquet is most likely to accompany the bride on her big entrance down the aisle. Wild flowers, hydrangeas and lilies were the least envisaged florals on the list.

The bridesmaids

Romantically ruched, strapless, dusky pink flowing floor length gowns.

Traditional bridesmaids' dresses made the cut for 65% of the population with Brits stating that they are expecting to see floor length flowing, strapless gowns. Dusky pink was the top choice for a quarter of those surveyed, with ivory falling closely behind - much like Pippa's renowned bridesmaid ensemble for her sister's nuptials. Most Brits (99%) said they would be shocked to see the wedding party wearing bright colours.

Charlotte and George

Traditional silk outfits, all in white, with a flower crown for young Charlotte.

Charlotte and George’s appearance at their aunty’s wedding will include traditional outfits according to the British public. 91% of those asked stated that Charlotte will wear a white silk flower girl gown, featuring a Peter Pan collar. A circlet in her hair was top choice for most Brits with 1 in 3 stating it as accessory of choice. 80% of those asked think George will wear a traditional silk page boy outfit to match his royal status.

The theme

Grand, elegant and romantic English garden.

Brits expect Pippa to have a grand and elegant wedding theme, featuring flowers, dusky pinks, gold and white and an air of elegance. When asked what they most predict Pippa’s theme to entail, 51% said it would be a classic English country garden, while a further 25% stated it would have a grand and royal theme, despite Pippa not being a member of the Royal Family. 

The cake

Traditional and white but an air of extravagance, four tiers and adorned in flowers.

81% of Brits across the country agreed that if anything was to be extravagant, it would be the cake. Traditional, white iced, four tiers and covered in flowers was the most expected design, but the twist is on the inside with over two thirds predicting Pippa to choose a non-traditional filling like chocolate or banoffee.

The wedding stationery

Elegant, traditional, stylish, black and white, embossed with gold cursive writing.

Although the invite has been kept on the hush, one third of Brits expect that Pippa has chosen a simple, black, white and gold embossed design, featuring cursive writing to suit her fittingly understated day.

Commenting on the findings, Julia Murray, digital marketing manager at Solopress, said: “Pippa’s wedding, even down to her stationery has been a hot topic for months so we wanted to highlight what the British public expected on her big day. To celebrate the wedding, we’ve launched a new invite template based on the theme as expected by the country.”

To view the Pippa-inspired template and for more information on Solopress, visit www.solopress.com.

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