11 Celebrities With The Most Expensive Wedding Ceremonies
When well-known and prominent personalities get married, you can expect a grandiose wedding. They are going to splash the cash to have a day that they will always remember. Here are 11 of the most lavish weddings, with their approximate costs, that the world has ever seen.
Prince William and Kate Middleton – $34 million
It may come as no surprise that a royal wedding tops the list. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tied the knot in 2011. Out of the entire $34 million budget, a whopping $32 million was spent on security. Aside from securing the protection of the Royal couple, they spent $800,000 on flowers and foliage and $80,000 for two cakes.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries – $10 million
This was a very expensive wedding for a marriage that only lasted 72 days. Kim wore three different dresses, which were all designed by Vera Wang, throughout the day. She also wore a diamond headdress worth $2.5 million. The entire day was filmed and later shown on TV.
Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto – $10 million
When your wedding’s entertainment is performed by the Robin Thicke and Usher, don’t be surprised why the expenses are so high. Michael and Yvette also lavishly spent on their wedding cake, which was encrusted with real crystals. The bride wore a designer dress with a handcrafted silk lace, which was created especially for the occasion.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel – $6.5 million
The couple did not only reserve an entire Italian hotel for their wedding, but they also arranged for the surrounding streets and buildings to be closed so that they could have a complete privacy. This obviously did not come cheap, and it was reported that no expense was spared on the rest of the day.
Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky – $4.8 million
The budget for food of the former first daughter’s wedding was $750,000. No official figures have ever been released, but the best estimates all put the total cost of the wedding at around $5 million.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin – $4.6 million
This beautiful couple got married in 2014 in Venice, Italy. They spent almost $3 million for 95 suites at the Cipriani hotel and $4,650 per night per suite at The Aman Hotel. Moreover, Amal wore a Custom Oscar de la Renta gown, which was worth $380,000.
Liza Minnelli and David Gest – $4.2 million
This couple’s wedding was attended by more than 1000 guests, the majority of which were famous celebrities. The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, stood as the groom’s best man. A 50-piece orchestra serenaded the whole event, which was also highlighted by a 12-tier wedding cake.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes – $3 million
A 15th-century Italian castle was the venue for this A-lister couple’s wedding, and there were many guests who came to witness the ceremony. This included the Beckhams, Jennifer Lopez, and Jaden Smith. The wedding dress was designed by Giorgio Armani, and it was custom-made for the occasion. The couple also prepared a costly fireworks display for their guests.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie – $1.5 million
The hiring of an entire Scottish castle for the wedding ceremony would have set the couple back quite a bit. In addition to this, Madonna’s wedding dress cost $80,000 and it did not take long to get past the $1 million mark.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom – $1 million
This wedding was nowhere near as expensive as her sisters, but then Khloe and Lamar’s wedding was only planned within nine days. The more interesting fact is that the couple had only been together a month before their big day, but there was still time for Vera Wang to make a customised dress for Khloe.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston – $1 million
Back in the days, Brad and Jennifer were known to be the most famous Hollywood couple. They got married in Malibu in 2000, which made their budget seem a little modest as compared to the previous couples on the list. Because Brad wanted to have a garden-themed wedding, money was allotted to purchase 50,000 flowers. Aside from the floral decoration, they hired a gospel choir and four bands. One of the highlights of their big day was a fireworks display to cap off the evening.
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