6 Most Expensive Weddings Ever

The average cost of a wedding in the United States: $10,000? Nope, higher. $20,000? Nope, it’s $27,021.

While most brides (or families of brides) are reluctant to shell out that kind of cash for a one-day event at a local bed and breakfast, for celebrities, that barely covers the cake.

$110 million - Prince Charles and Lady Di

Date: July 29, 1981

  • 2500 guests
  • $136,000 engagement ring
  • 27 wedding cakes (and 14 weeks of cake preparation)
  • 175,000 television viewers
  • 25-foot train of ivory taffeta and antique lace

$66 Million - Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia

Date: June 24, 2004

  • $1.5 million wine tab
  • 1500 twenty-page silver invitations, each containing plane tickets and rooms at a 5-star Paris hotel
  • 12 Boeing jets for transportation
  • 6 days of parties
  • 100 dishes prepared by a Calcutta chef
  • 1 temporary wooden castle

$34 Million - Prince William and Kate Middleton

Date: April 29, 2011

  • 1900 guests
  • $80,000 eight-tier wedding cake
  • $400,000 wedding dress
  • $800,000 in flowers and greenery
  • $35 million in security

$8 Million Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin

Date: June 12, 2008

  • $160,000 Marchesa dress
  • $1.5 million on pre-wedding celebrations
  • $600,000 to book Coleen’s favourite band, Westlife
  • 64 guests on five private jets
  • $135,000 on trips to New York for dress fittings
  • 3 days on a $120 million yacht

$5 Million - Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky

Date: July 31, 2010

  • $600,000 in air-conditioned tents
  • $11,000 vegan wedding cake
  • 500 guests
  • $15,000 in high-class toilets
  • $250,000 in flowers

$4.2 Million - Liza Minnelli and David Guest

Date: March 16, 2002

  • $40,000 12-tier cake
  • $700,000 in flowers
  • 60-piece orchestra
  • 500 guests
  • 1 Michael Jackson

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