Weddings are always a grand occasion where people go all out to celebrate their once in a lifetime memorable day in the presence of all the loved ones including family and friends. Thus invariably wedding turns out to be an expensive occasion but some people go all out as far as wedding expenses are concerned. Below are 10 of the most expensive wedding of all time of celebrities, business tycoons and the rich and the famous.
- Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Princess Salama
The two got married in 1991 in an elaborate ceremony spanning 7 days and costing a 100 million. A special stadium was built for the 20,000 guests. The couple handed out gifts and food while visiting all the towns of the Emirates on horseback. 20 camels decorated with jewels delivered gifts to the bride. All in all- it was an extravagant wedding.
- Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia
This rich and lovely pair got married in 2004 in a 6-day ceremony that took place at the Palace of Versailles and even included a temporary wooden castle. The invitations arrived in silver boxes for the 1000 guests and included plane tickets and hotel accommodation details. Gift bags also included jewels. And chefs and performers from over the country were flown in for the ceremonies including singer Kylie Minogue who performed at a function. The whole extravaganza cost $60 million.
- Lady Diana and Prince Charles
The royal wedding of the century took place in 1981. The St Paul’s Cathedral was the venue for the wedding and Lady Diana went to the cathedral on a glass coach. The whole wedding cost around $48 million.
- Prince William and Kate Middleton
The biggest event of this century and the most viewed ever was the wedding of Prince William with Kate Middleton. The wedding that cost $34 million had three separate guest lists. In the first, 1900 guests were invited to the Westminster Abbey ceremony. In the second 600 guests attended the lunch at Buckingham Palace and the last was a dinner hosted by the Prince of Wales where 300 guests were invited.
- Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
The celebrity wedding that lasted only 72 days cost about $10 million most of which was paid by an entertainment channel for exclusive rights to air the ceremony. The wedding got about 10 million viewers and even the photos were sold at a grand amount.
- Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin
The star player of Manchester United got married in 2008 to his high school lover in an $8 million ceremony. The ceremony had only a few guests and tool place in villa that was 330 years old and had a Louis XVI chandelier. Later the ceremony continued in a villa at the Santa Margherita Ligure resort in the Riveria. The added attraction was the bride arriving in a yacht for the ceremony.
- Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky
Bill Clinton’s daughter got married in 2010 to Marc in a $5 million ceremony, in the presence of 400 guests in New York Rhineback. The bride and her parents wore designer wear such as Vera Wang and Oscar de la Renta respectively at the wedding.
- Liza Minnelli and David Gest
The star wedding had a number of celebrities in the crowd of 850 guests. The best man for the wedding was Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor was the matron of honor. The star studded ceremony took place at New York’s Regent Hotel in 2002 and cost $3.5million.
- Paul McCartney and Heather Mills
The couple got married in 2002 in a $3 million ceremony that took place at Castle Leslie in Ireland. The Indian themed wedding had dancers, fireworks, vegetarian meals and flowers.
- Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky
The star studded wedding took place in 1991 at Neverland Ranch owned by Michael Jackson, who also gave away the bride. The 160 guests at the ceremony included various stars and the wedding cost $2.5million. The bride’s Valentino dress cost $25,000 and was a gift from the designer.