If your brides are suddenly asking to get married in a castle and serve a banana wedding cake, don’t be surprised. Call it the “Meghan effect,” with brides eager to imitate the choices of American actress Meghan Markle and her fabulously famous fiancé, the U.K.’s Prince Harry, according to Brides.
There's no better future bride to fangirl over than Meghan Markle, what with her gorgeous three-stone engagement ring and the stylish, enviable gown she wore for her engagement photos (that sadly costs $75,000). But even without royal budgets, experts have seen an increase in Markle-inspired wedding trends with non-royal brides, including honeymoons in Botswana and banana wedding cakes. After all, what bride doesn't want to feel like a real-life princess on her wedding day!?
Among the many wedding trends that Markle seems to have spearheaded are increased searches for proposals in London, white wrap coats similar to the one she sported for her engagement announcement, custom engagement rings, wedding castle locales, and royal wedding suppliers. There's also been an increased interest in Paloma Blanca wedding dresses (because Markle allegedly tried on one of her gowns, of course), and brides are actually shifting away from May 2018 wedding dates since the May 19th royal wedding will most likely upstage all others. (Sorry, May brides!) – Brides
Royal weddings are always trend-setters. Remember Catherine and William?