It seems no expense is spared for some celebrities who have tied the knot. It also seems a lot of the money spent went down the drain as marriages crumbled. Here are a few notable weddings and their associated costs.
Kate Middleton and Prince William — This one was a steal at just $34 million with $800,000 of that spent on flowers. Kate’s dress was estimated to cost around $400,000. A major cost to the British taxpayer was for the security involved with the wedding.
Liza Minelli and David Gest — Spent $4.2 million dollars for their special day and invited more than 1,000 guests to the event. One of the expenses was Liza’s $45,000 Bob Mackey gown. The couple split up just one year later!
Elton John and David Furnish — Spent $1.5 million on their 2005 wedding and invited 600 of their closest friends for the celebration which was held at their Windsor mansion.
David and Victoria Beckham — Posh spice spent $800,000 on their special day. Posh wore a Vera Wang silk gown with a 20-foot train estimated to have cost around $100,000. Only 250 were invited to the wedding which included a special performance by Elton John.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston – Spent around $1 million when they wed in July 2000 on the Malibu estate of TV producer Marcy Carsey. Jen wore a Lawrence Steele floor-length white gown, accessorized by suede Manolo Blahnik sandals. Candles illuminated the reception tent and 50,000 flowers created a Zen garden. The night ended with a fireworks display and the marriage ended in 2005.
And the winner is…….
Chilliy Pasternak and Baby Hope Diamond — they’re dogs! They married in July 2012 and claim the Guinness Book Of World Records for most expensive dog wedding, which cost $158,187. The “wedding” was a fundraiser for the Human Society of New York.