Local brides-to-be and their grooms watching Royal wedding closely to get ideas

Posted at 8:25 PM, May 19, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. -- Countless numbers of people woke up bright and early Saturday morning to watch Prince Harry wed American actress Meghan Markle.

That included many in the Tampa Bay area.

And among the most attentive audience? Wedding planners and brides-to-be. That is because many people get their ideas from watching a wedding like Prince Harry's.

The same thing occurred in 1981 when Harry's mother the late Princess Diana married Prince Charles.

Brides are inspired by what they see on television, even if their budget is no where near the $45 million being spent on this year's Royal Wedding.