RED-haired Lady Tamara will look beautiful tomorrow in a wedding dress by Princess Diana's favourite designer Bruce Oldfield.
Oldfield has also designed outfits for six bridesmaids and three pageboys.
He told the Daily Telegraph: 'We're going for a contemporary look, which is very flattering for her. Even though they're members of the aristocracy, the Westminsters are not a family of fuddyduddies. The have their feet firmly in contemporary times.'
The wedding takes place against a backdrop of growing interest from the media since The Chester Chronicle led the way in revealing the grand and glamorous nature of the high society wedding of the year.
On Monday Granada TV interviewed Chronicle deputy editor Michael Green about preparations for the wedding.
Controversy is never far away from the royal family and the Grosvenor wedding is no exception.
We were the first newspaper to report that Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles were expected to arrive separately because of royal protocol.
Since then the Press has focused on the relationship between Ms Parker Bowles and the groom's parents Hugh and Emilie van Cutsem.
The Daily Mail's royal watcher Richard Kay said seating plans for the service had re-ignited stresses between the two sides following what was described as a 'famous fall-ing-out four years ago'. It is understood Camilla was offended when she was placed several rows behind her partner, the Prince of Wales.
Instead of going to the wedding, Prince Charles is now going to Warminster to meet relatives of those deployed with the Black Watch in Iraq. In his absence, Camilla has decided not to attend. Local firm Weinholts, which baked cakes for Prince Charles and Diana's 1981 wedding, say they are not supplying cakes on this occasion.
It is not known who will supply flowers, but former royal butler Paul Burrell, who lives in Farndon and owns a florists in Holt, said it was not him. He suspects the family may use an in-house florist.
Best man Aidan Cooney , a long-time pal of the groom, is the founder sports media business Sportingstatz.
Armed guards will protect royals at wedding ceremony >>>
Armed guards will protect royals at wedding ceremony
A SECURITY expert says the people of Chester should be in celebratory mood ahead of tomorrow's high-profile cathedral wedding attended by senior members of the royal family.
Dr Magnus Ranstorp, an expert in counter-terrorism at St Andrew's University, says security for the marriage of Lady Tamara Grosvenor and Edward van Cutsem, the day after Guy Fawkes' Day, will be appropriate to the level of threat.
Dr Ranstorp said the guests, including the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Princes William and Harry, attended daily events and this was simply 'another', albeit more complicated because they will be in one place.
He said: 'I think the police obviously have to prepare for every eventuality. That happens everywhere.
'The police will have been working hard examining all the possibilities. They have to calibrate the security accordingly. The people of Chester should be in celebratory mood.' Dr Ranstorp's view may seem out of step with the public mood of fear over Islamic terrorism following September 11 and the war in Iraq. But the expert, a lecturer at the university attended by Prince William, says the royal family are not the target they were when the IRA was waging war on the British establishment.
Dozens of officers are expected to take part in the security operation alongside the royal protection squad, who go everywhere with the royals and are routinely armed. The Metropolitan Police, which operates the squad, have been involved in planning meetings with Cheshire police.
Roads will be closed to traffic and shopkeepers have been advised not to put out rubbish on the day or allow spectators to gain access to roofs to get a better view. And the Daily Mail reports that guests will be required to turn up with a passport photograph before being permitted entry to the cathedral. Only the royals are said to be excluded from this requirement.
Cheshire police are remaining tight-lipped about the exact nature of security arrangements for the big day which will begin at Chester Cathedral and end with a reception, including a firework display, back at the Grosvenors' Eaton estate. Residents in the neighbouring community of Eccleston have been informed by letter that villagers will not be allowed on the estate.
The Grosvenor family will pay for any policing arrangements above and beyond the normal level.
A police spokeswoman said: 'In respect of the wedding of Lady Tamara Grosvenor it is important to remember that this is a private event, although it may attract interest from the public.
'To facilitate the arrival and departure of guests from the ceremony St Werburgh Street and Northgate Street will be closed to traffic only (not pedestrians) between 10am and approximately 1pm.'
Performance will be a piece of cake for schoolgirl soprano >>>
Performance will be a piece of cake for schoolgirl soprano
BIRTHDAY girl Olivia Hunt will take the cake at Saturday's wedding... if she passes the security test.
Chorister Olivia, who will be 11, has permission to take her cake along to Chester Cathedral - provided it is screened by security.
Olivia will be one of many girls and boys including her fellow pupil Edmund Le Brocq, 10, of Farndon, who will be taking part in the ceremony.
Olivia, a soprano, who lives in Guilden Sutton, hopes to be able to enjoy a slice of birthday cake ahead of her performance. But the cake has to be booked in with security today otherwise it will not get through the door!
Proud mum Sue, a secretary at The Firs School in Newton where Olivia is a pupil, said: 'If we suddenly turned up with it on the day they might blow it up or something so I will take it through on the Friday before.'
Sue, a former professional singer with the BBC, explained that the choir was made up of youngsters ranging from eight to 18 years old from across Chester including pupils of Abbey Gate College at Saighton and The Queen's School.
Sue said that for security reasons all the choristers were being picked up in a coach outside Chester tomorrow morning and brought in as one group.
She said her daughter was interested in a possible career as a singer but was torn at the moment between singing and spending time with her horse.
She said: 'She does love singing, she's got a good voice and she works hard.'
Unfortunately, Olivia's dad Neil won't be able to join in the excitement because he's working in Los Angeles.
Sue said the magic of e-mail would help to keep father and daughter in contact on this very special day.