Has Pippa Middleton Asked Her Guests To Change Into A Second Outfit Halfway Through Her Wedding?

This new trend sounds expensive

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With just over a week to go before Pippa Middleton marries hedge-fund manager James Matthews, speculation around their wedding day is rife.

Following reports of the bride-to-be's strict "no ring, no bring" policy - which means guests can only bring spouses as a guest to the ceremony, not unmarried boyfriends or girlfriends - an even more surprising rumour has emerged on social media.

As The Telegraph points out, guests at Pippa's Berkshire ceremony have been asked to bring a second outfit for the reception. "Is this a trend?" Daily Mail diarist Richard Eden asked when he tweeted about the supposed dress code policy.

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It isn't unusual for brides to change into a second wedding dress before the evening celebration of their big day. Pippa may even follow in the footsteps of her older sister, who changed into a strapless Alexander McQueen gown for her Buckingham Palace wedding reception in 2011.

But for guests, the idea of swapping into a second dress or suit is likely to be met with a mixed reaction. Some might appreciate the option of wearing something more relaxed after the ceremony. It's safe to say others could find the idea of forking out for a second outfit pretty outrageous. Particularly when a recent survey by American Express found that the average guest is already said to spend approximately £432 on just one wedding.

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It's worth noting that this "two-dresses-for-guests" policy could be nothing more than gossip, but whether the guests are caught making a quick change or not, it's likely they will be in for quite the party. From the dress to the favours, wedding planning app Bridebook estimates that the nuptials will cost 15 times the average at £246,949. Here's what else we do know about the wedding of the year.

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