Back in the Middle Ages, it's said, the bride and her bridesmaids would dress alike to confuse robbers who might be stalking the bride, ready to capture her at any moment.
While royal wedding watchers hopefully don't have the same intentions today, they are in fact stalking one thing: juicy details, hoping to capture any scrap of information on Kate Middleton's royal wedding dress designer.
But will the unknown designer be pulling double duty, creating the bridesmaids' dresses as well?
"It's usually tradition that the bride will choose the same designer for the bridesmaid dresses," Lindka Cierach, Sarah Ferguson's wedding dress designer, told the Royal Diary.
If Kate indeed continues this custom, might she channel Middle Age times and ask that they be designed in a similar fashion? Sarah Ferguson did.
"They [the bridesmaid dresses] definitely did emulate her dress just in the sense of the V front and back and the slightly puffy sleeves and then picking up her details in her dress â€“ the embroidery details," Cierach said.
Kate has five bridesmaids of very different ages. Will Kate put her sister, 27-year-old Pippa, in the same dress as a three year old? Or will she ask her designer to create a unique option just for her maid of honor?
Cierach said she hopes for the latter. She imagines Pippa will be in a slightly different dress than the younger girls to help her stand out.