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And that is certainly on the conservative side," Dunne said of a reception. Markle's wedding dress is likely to be a bespoke piece by a prestigious designer, and the price tag will reflect that. Catherine's family reportedly paid for a custom Alexander McQueen wedding dress for her big day. The cost of the dress has never been officially confirmed. William and Catherine had their festivities in central London, and British media said that 1 million people lined the city's streets. An estimated 5,000 police guarded the public, and there were reports of a dispute between London and the national government over who should pay. The final bill remains unknown, but the government provided the police with a special £3.6 million ($4.8 million) grant that was used to cover overtime pay for officers. Related: British media obsess about Meghan Markle Holding the wedding in Windsor is likely to mean smaller crowds and reduced costs. A spokesperson for the local Thames Valley Police said it's too early to comment on potential security costs. Brits got an extra day off when William and Catherine were married.
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