15 of the Most Expensive Celebrity Weddings, Ranked From Least to Most Lavish
Celebrity weddings have a way of enchanting us and capturing our attention. The moment the public finds out about celebrity engagements, everyone is already wondering what the wedding will be like.
It seems that these days, many stars are going for more low-key and intimate celebrations, staying away from too much extravagance. On the other hand, some celebs can’t resist splurging on their big day. Let’s take a look at some of the priciest and most memorable celebrity weddings of all time.
15. Céline Dion and René Angélil
Even though Céline Dion and René Angélil spent only around $500,000 on their 1994 wedding — Dion’s lavish wedding look alone makes this one worth mentioning. The famous singer wore an elaborate crystal-studded headpiece and a gown with a 30-foot-long train. The wedding ceremony, which took place at the Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, was broadcast on Canadian TV.
14. Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola
Mariah Carey’s and Tommy Mottola’s royal-style ceremony is said to have been inspired by Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ wedding. And if you take a closer look, you’ll see that Carey’s voluminous wedding dress with a 27-foot train and replica tiara did resemble the one Lady Di wore for her big day. The couple reportedly spent around $500,000 at the time, which is close to $1 million today.
13. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt spent around a whopping $1 million on their 2000 wedding, which makes it one of the priciest celebrity weddings of that decade. Aside from the wedding decor and exclusive food choices, most of the budget went to security. The famous couple went out of their way to prevent anyone from taking a peak into the celebration and taking unauthorized photos.
12. Victoria and David Beckham
Posh and Beck’s wedding bash reportedly cost £750,000 in 1999, which converts to more than a million dollars in the present day. The power couple wed at a gorgeous medieval castle in Dublin with around 230 guests attending the elaborate celebration.
11. Elton John and David Furnish
Elton John and David Furnish wed 9 years after entering a civil partnership, and the duo spared no expense for their 2014 wedding celebration. The couple wed at their Windsor mansion, which saved them lots of money on the venue, but the designer suits the couple wore, floral decorations, and catering amounted to $1.5 million.
10. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
The happy celebrity couple will celebrate their twenty-third wedding anniversary this year and will probably spend some time reminiscing about Zeta-Jones’ gorgeous $140,000 wedding dress, her $300,000 diamond tiara, and the luxurious Plaza Hotel venue. The cost of the entire ceremony was reportedly somewhere around $1.5 million.
9. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Although it doesn’t exceed the cost of her first wedding with Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding still ranks among the most expensive. The couple’s Italian ceremony in Florence came with a price tag of $2.8 million, excluding the week they spent in Paris as a part of the celebration.
8. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Jonas and Chopra’s wedding was attended by 225 guests who all traveled to India to join the happy couple in the celebration. The couple reportedly spent around $3 million on their fairy-tale wedding weekend, which included lavish pre-wedding celebrations. It’s been reported that Chopra’s astonishing, custom-made wedding dress, alone, was around $2 million.
7. Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello
Vergara and Manganiello swapped vows at a sensational 3-million-dollar ceremony. At the same time, they made a positive impact on their community. Instead of asking for pricey wedding gifts, the duo invited their wedding guests to donate money to 2 children’s hospitals.
6. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
When Holmes and Cruise wed in 2006 in a fifteenth-century castle in Italy, they spent around $3 million. The bride wore 2 Armani gowns and the famous opera singer, Andrea Bocelli, and a spectacular fireworks display entertained celebrity guests.
5. Salma Hayek and François Henri Pinault
Hayek married French businessman Pinault in a romantic ceremony at a courthouse in Paris on Valentine’s Day in 2009. The couple celebrated their nuptials for a second time in April of the same year in Venice, where they organized a 3.6-million-dollar bash.
4. Liza Minnelli and David Gest
In 2002, Liza Minnelli and concert promoter David Gest tied the knot in a luxurious celebration in New York City. Among the celebrity guests were Michael Jackson, the best man, and Elizabeth Taylor, the matron of honor. Actors Liam Neeson, Anthony Hopkins, Mia Farrow, and Joan Collins were also in attendance. The couple dished out an astonishing $4.2 million for the extravagant wedding.
3. Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney
George and Amal Clooney’s Venice wedding made headlines back in 2014. The cost of a couple’s wedding festivities was estimated at a staggering $4.6 million.
Their civil and official ceremonies attracted thousands of paparazzi, but nobody snapped a shot of Alamuddin’s stunning wedding dress. Instead, a couple sold their first official wedding photos to a few news outlets for a hefty price. Clooney and Alamuddin later donated the money from the deal to charity.
2. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are another celebrity couple who decided to tie the knot in romantic Italy. Although the precise figure has not been revealed, it was speculated that the glamorous wedding was worth around $6.5 million. The bride wore an unconventional but stunning pink gown, and the event was held on a private estate where the paparazzi had no chance of snapping any unplanned wedding photos.
1. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Despite the short-lived marriage, the wedding made history as one of the priciest celeb weddings ever. The cost of Kim Kardashian and NBA star Kris Humphries’s lavish 2-day affair was estimated at an astonishing $10 million. On the other hand, according to some speculations, the couple earned about $18 million just by selling their wedding photos and broadcasting the celebration on TV.
Which of the celebrity weddings was the most memorable in your opinion?