The royal wedding meant a number of things for us: The chance to catch all the cute exchanges between lovebirds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, see all the celebrity guests and what they were wearing and witness Princess Charlotte and Prince George at work as a bridesmaid and groomsman. But the main thing we were ridiculous hyped about was seeing Meghan Markle's wedding dress for the first time.
And BOY did she deliver!
Meghan Markle opted for a custom Clare Waight Keller designed gown — a lady who happens to be the artistic director of Givenchy. No biggie.
Why the dress may have reminded us of a certain J-Lo flashback, after gawking at it all day, we did start to think about how much this dress would cost.
To figure out the price (as no official statement has been released regarding the exact cost) we've had to dig into some serious royal history — looking back at both actual queens and reality TV queens to do the math.
When Kate Middleton wed Prince William back in 2011, the cost of her dress was much debated. Royal expert, Katie Nicholl, told Entertainment Tonight that Kate Middleton's parents paid around $268,000, but the Daily Mail reported that it cost more like $446,000 in total.
Katie Nicholl was quick to state that it was unlikely that Meghan would try and out-do Kate with her wedding dress choice, as it is actually kinda rude to upstage a future queen.
One dress that we can definitely compare Meghan Markle's too is that of Kim Kardashian's. During her 2014 wedding to Kanye West, Kim opted for a custom Givenchy gown — the same fashion house that created Meghan Markle's royal wedding dress. Kim Kardashian's dress reportedly cost over $665,000 to make, giving us an idea of how much Meghan's might have set the royal family back.
We predict that Meghan Markle's Givenchy wedding gown will have cost somewhere between $17,000 (the cost of Princess Diana's wedding dress for her marriage to Prince Charles) and around $500,000 (the cost of Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton's wedding dress).
….And to think she didn't even stay in it for the whole day — switching into a custom Stella McCartney gown for the reception, which we can't imagine she got off the discount rack…