A wedding is a unique experience that will involve both your family and friends. But there are weddings and extravagant weddings. The key to differentiate them, is to look at the amount of money spent on it. Here is a list of 10 weddings that were extraordinary expensive.
10: Christina Aguilera & Jordan Bratman: $2 million
This wedding was described as being lavish. The gown of Christina was designed by Christian Ladroix and cost $80,000. The guests were 130 and the wedding took place in a privately vineyard. A 14 pieces orchestra came also for the wedding. The interior décor was made of a winter themed tent with white roses, crystals and silver.
9: Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes: $2.2 million
Just for the transportation of the guests (by airfare) and accommodation, the couple spent the ridiculous sum of $900,000. The musical part was performed by Andrea Bocceli. Another important part of the expenses was the wine & spirit: $180,000 just for the drinks.
8: Liza Minnelli & David Gest: $3.5 million
This wedding was in 2002 and got people talking. First of all, because Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor were there. The couple spent $700,000 on flowers and $40,000 for the cake. But a giant cake: 6-foot, 12-tier cake. This wedding was huge, just the staff represented 500 people.
7: Chelsea Clinton & Marc Mezvinsky: $5 million
They hosted 500 guests, including Oprah Winfrey. This was one of the extravagant wedding, for example they spent $600,000 for air-conditioned tents, $200,000 for security (with VIP guests like Oprah, you better have incredible security). The bride’s gown cost $25,000 and was designed by Vera Wang.
6: Wayne Rooney & Coleen McLoughlin: $5 million
The English soccer player organized a four-day event for his wedding. It took place in Italy, where the guests were treated to a beautiful scenic view of the Italian Rivera. Their guests were transported by private jets, then taken onto a yacht to finally arrive at the wedding location. Coleen’s gown was embellished with crystals and pearls and cost €2,000,000.
5: Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries: $6 million
Kim’s first wedding was during 3 days. She has several dresses during this 72 hours, and 3 designers worked on those. The main dress: the gown stood at $20,000 and she also had a Diamon Head gear that should cost a fortune.
4: Kanye West & Kim Kardashian: $12 million
For her second wedding, Kim doubled the cost of the first one. Just that. This wedding was memorable, because they are one of the top couple of American celebrities, because it was in Paris, but also because every celebrity attended at this wedding. Wedding venue was came to around $410,000, her Givenchy gown was made at cost of $500,000.
3: Prince William & Kate Middleton: $34 million
Well, they are out of our league. Royal weddings cost more than any wedding. It was the wedding of the century. Millions of people watched the wedding on live TV. Kate’s gown cost $400,000.
2. Vanisha Mittal & Amit Bhatia: $58 million
The daughter of one the wealthiest man on earth had a very expensive wedding. Indian people do not count money when it comes to wedding. They want it to be memorable. It was a 5-day wedding and took place at the 16th century Chateau de Versailles and a temporary wooden castle.
1. Prince Charles and Lady Diana: $115 million
When we said that the royal weddings were out of our league, it was no joke. This is maybe one of the most expensive weddings of all the time. It was in 1981, Diana’s gown was embedded with 10,000 pearls and the gown’s tail alone was embedded with 25-foot trail of ivory.
Well, there are the most extravagant weddings, but we can be sure that more outrageously expensive weddings are still to come. However, don’t forget that your wedding day should be about you and your loved one, not money.