Princess Eugenie Will Reportedly Have a Two-Day Wedding Reception with a "Festival Vibe"

The royal family sure knows how to celebrate

Updated 09/11/18
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If it wasn't already apparent from Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's 800+ guest list (yep...) that their upcoming wedding will be one of the most extravagant affairs of the season, perhaps the pair's two-day reception will remind you that the British royal family doesn't mess around when it comes to nuptials. Exhibit A: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's estimated $45 million ceremony just three months prior.

Eugenie and her fiancé are set to follow in Meghan and Harry's footsteps Friday, October 12, tying the knot at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The couple and their guests will also enjoy a post-ceremony bunch, hosted by Queen Elizabeth, and an evening reception at the bride's family home, Royal Lodge in Windsor. However, one-upping the royal newlyweds, Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie reportedly plan to continue their wedding celebrations into the following day.

According to The Times, the Friday evening reception will be a black-tie event, and Vanity Fair previously reported that the couple plans to set up a marquee on the property's garden for the occasion. After plenty of presumed late-night dancing, guests will reportedly be invited back to Royal Lodge for another party the next day, albeit with a much more laid-back vibe. Bring your boogie shoes and hangover kits, royal wedding guests.

"After the more formal celebration [of Eugenie’s wedding] at Windsor Castle on Friday, the Saturday bash will be a relaxed party," a source told The Times. "There will be dodgems and funfair rides, coconut shies, lots of food stalls, loads of cocktails, bloody Marys for the hangovers and a festival vibe." Apparently a morning-after brunch just wouldn't cut it.

Harry and Meghan similarly opted for a smaller evening reception after their ceremony, hosted by Prince Charles, but capped their wedding festivities at just one day. This duo set the royal wedding standard almost unattainably high, so a double reception could be Eugenie's way of setting her own nuptials apart.

Brooksbank and Eugenie have also chosen David and Victoria Beckham's wedding planner, Peregrine Armstrong-Jones, to coordinate their own weekend-long affair, so you know this will be one royal bash for the books.

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