Get ready to be amazed as we unveil a list of the most extravagant weddings ever witnessed! From jaw-dropping price tags to breathtaking venues and over-the-top celebrations, these nuptial affairs redefine the boundaries of luxury.
Brace yourself for a whirlwind journey through opulence, where love meets the ultimate display of wealth!
Anne Hathaway And Adam Shulman: $1 Million
Anne Hathaway must have made Genovia proud with her $1 million wedding to Adam Shulman, which was in Big Sur, California, and had only 180 guests in attendance. That's over $5k a head!
Apparently, $100k of that big budget was spent just on flowers to help achieve the "rustic" theme.
George And Amal Clooney: $4.6 Million
When George and Amal Clooney tied the knot in 2014, it cost them $4.6 million! They got married at the Aman Canal Grande luxury resort in Venice, Italy, and $3 million of that budget went to housing for their guests who flew in.
Nothing like a destination wedding where you don't have to worry about your own lodging!
Prince William And Kate Middleton: $34 Million
Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding was huge, and not just because it was the wedding of someone in line for the throne! The cost of the royal affair was $34 million, and $32 million of that was spent on security alone.
I guess when you've got a guest list as important as theirs, you can't cheap out on security.
Nicole Kidman And Keith Urban: $250,000
Actress Nicole Kidman and country superstar Keith Urban are both pretty wealthy in their own right, so it shouldn't be surprising that their wedding came to a lofty $250k bill!
The ceremony included hundreds of candles, a Rolls Royce limousine, and Nicole's gorgeous custom Nicolas Ghesquière-designed Balenciaga gown, which probably added to the bill.
Elton John And David Furnish: $1.5 Million
Getting married at Windsor Guildhall, where King Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles tied the knot? Over 600 guests? No big deal for legend Elton John and his husband David Furnish, who did just that for their wedding that cost $1.5 million dollars.
The two had a civil partnership in 2005 and had a legal ceremony on the same date in 2014.
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry: $42.8 Million
Like his older brother before him, Prince Harry's wedding to actress Meghan Markle cost a pretty penny, with a huge bill of $42.8 million!
Like William and Kate, though, the majority of that money was spent on security for their guest list, which included other royals and famous celebrities alike.
Brad Pitt And Jennifer Aniston: $1 Million
Brad and Jen's relationship was always the talk of the town from start to finish, and of course, the same was true for their lavish wedding in 2000! The budget for the entire affair was $1 million, with $100k of that going to security.
The couple would split in 2005 after five years of marriage.
Pierce Brosnan And Keely Shaye Smith: $1.5 Million
Actor Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith are one of our favorite longtime Hollywood couples! They tied the knot in 2001 at an Irish castle in Ballintubber Abbey with 100 guests and a 7-tier cake.
The total cost for the wedding came to around $1.5 million — no word on how much of the budget went to martinis (shaken, not stirred).
Carrie Underwood And Mike Fisher: $500,000
Country superstar Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher's wedding in 2010 took place in Georgia and came with a $500k bill, which is nothing to sneeze at.
Part of the cost came from the fact that the couple rented out their entire venue, which was the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, for the entire weekend. That's over 250 rooms!
Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel: $6.5 Million
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel aren't known for being a particularly flashy couple, so you might be surprised to learn that their wedding was a $6.5 million affair!
Jessica went an unconventional route and wore a pink dress instead of a white one! Her custom Giambattista Valli Haute Couture dress reportedly cost $100k just on its own!
Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon: $180,000
It probably doesn't come as a surprise to anyone who's a fan of Mariah Carey that her nuptials would be a pretty lavish affair! When the superstar married Nick Cannon in 2008, they rented out Disneyland for the event!
The wedding happened after the park had closed for the day and, according to reports, cost a total of $180k.
David And Victoria Beckham: $800,000
It shouldn't be surprising that Posh Spice's wedding was a posh event, especially when she was marrying soccer superstar David Beckham! Their wedding cost around $800k and had more than 200 guests.
Elton John was even supposed to perform, but a health issue prevented him from making an appearance. Too bad!
Prince Charles And Princess Diana: $48 Million
Like father, like sons! Prince Charles and Princess Diana's gorgeous wedding cost $48 million, but like his sons after him, a large chunk of that was spent on security.
Diana's famous and beautiful gown cost $115k all on its own, with its 25-foot-train and estimated 10k pearls, so that was a big chunk of the budget too!
Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes: $3 Million
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes got married in 2000 at an Italian castle for $3 million, and a big part of that budget was the fact that their entire wedding party was wearing Armani.
It also probably cost a pretty penny to get every crystal in place for Katie's dress — reportedly, the process of putting the crystals on the gown took over 350 hours!
Michael Jordan And Yvette Prieto: $10 Million
Talk about balling! NBA legend and Space Jam star Michael Jordan's 2013 wedding to model Yvette Prieto reportedly cost up to $10 million, with 300 guests at Bear's Club in Jupiter, Florida.
A big chunk of that bill probably came from Yvette's J'Aton Couture wedding dress covered in Swarovski crystals.
Khloé Kardashian And Lamar Odom: $1 Million
In 2009, Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Khloé Kardashian married NBA star Lamar Odom on the show! The wedding cost them $1 million, and part of that money went towards Koko's custom Vera Wang silk wedding gown.
The two would split in 2013, but it's certainly not Khloé's most dramatic relationship!
Julianne Hough And Brooks Laich: $236,000
Julianne Hough, from Dancing With The Stars, tied the knot with the NHL's Brooks Laich in Idaho in 2017 at a lavish outdoor affair that cost the couple $236k. That's nothing to sneeze at!
Julianne's custom dress by Marchesa cost $20k just on its own.
Jessica Simpson And Eric Johnson: $1.4 Million
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson's 2014 wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, cost the couple $1.4 million. A pretty big budget! Apparently, the most expensive part was dressing all of their bridesmaids and groomsmen — the bill for that was $750k!
It was nice of them to cover that cost!
Paul McCartney And Heather Mills: $3 Million
Legendary member of The Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney, and Heather Mills' second wedding cost the couple $3 million, held at a castle in Ireland and hosting over 300 friends and family.
The wedding also only carried vegetarian options for food for their guests, which makes sense, but might not have been super popular!
Tiger Woods And Elin Nordegren: $1.5 Million
Speaking of expensive weddings, golf legend Tiger Woods and Elin Nodegren's 2010 marriage left them with a $1.5 million bill for the wedding that took place in Barbados!
The couple reportedly rented out the entire 200-room hotel and had 500 roses imported for the ceremony!
Sean Lowe And Catherine Giudici: $250,000
Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici should be familiar faces to any fans of The Bachelor and its various spin-offs! The reality TV couple spent $250k on their wedding, but luckily, it was entirely covered by ABC, so they didn't pay a cent of that bill!
If only we could all be so lucky.
Madonna And Guy Ritchie: $1.5 Million
I wouldn't expect anything less from an icon like Madonna! When she married Guy Ritchie in a $1.5 million ceremony, she wore a 1920 diamond tiara that had previously been worn by Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco!
The couple got married in 2000 and separated eight years later.
Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries: $10 Million
Kim Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries had only been dating for six months before they tied the knot at a lavish $10 million ceremony that aired as a two-part special on the star's reality show.
Famously, the marriage only lasted 72 days, but they definitely looked gorgeous on the day itself!
Elizabeth Taylor And Larry Fortensky: $1.5 Million
Elizabeth Taylor was no stranger to weddings by the time she had her eighth one with Larry Fortensky, which would be her last! The ceremony cost $1.5 million, including security, a $25k Valentino gown, and a star-studded guest list, including Eddie Murphy, Macaulay Culkin, and Brooke Shields!
The two would split five years later.
Catherine Zeta-Jones And Michael Douglas: $1.5 - $2 Million
When actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and actor Michael Douglas got married at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, it cost them between $1.5 and 2 million. Her gown was a custom Christian Lacroix gown that cost $140k, and she wore a tiara that cost $300k.
Reportedly, the couple even had invisible ink on the invitations to prevent anyone from crashing their big day!
Liza Minelli And David Gest: $3.5 Million
I don't think anyone would be surprised to learn that Liza Minelli's wedding was a big, fancy event! Her wedding to David Gest cost $3.5 million, had a guest list of over 800 people, and included a 60-piece orchestra!
Fellow expensive-wedding thrower Elizabeth Taylor was even there as Liza's maid of honor!
Elizabeth Hurley And Arun Nayar: $2.5 Million
Actress Elizabeth Hurley was very into tradition when it came to her wedding to Arun Nayar. The wedding cost $2.5 million, partly because they had two ceremonies: one traditional wedding in an English castle and another Hindu ceremony in India.
The couple were married for four years before they split in 2011.
Christina Aguilera And Jordan Bratman: $2 Million
If you found a genie in a bottle, would you wish for a $2 million wedding? That's how much Christina Aguilera paid for her 2005 wedding to Jordan Bratman in Napa Valley. $80k of that bill went towards Christina's dress alone!
The two were married for six years before splitting in 2011.
Sofia Vergara And Joe Manganiello: $4 Million
Talk about a beautiful couple! Actors Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara's wedding in Palm Beach, Florida, cost them $4 million, including a custom-made Zuhair Murad wedding dress that took over 1600 hours to make.
The two were married in November 2015, and Joe proposed within six months of dating! When you know, you know.
Kim Kardashian And Kanye West: $2.8 Million
Kim Kardashian is no stranger to expensive weddings! Her second, to rapper Kanye West, ran up an impressive bill of $2.8 million! The two got married on May 24th, 2014, in Florence, Italy.
Kim's dress was an absolutely gorgeous Givenchy Haute Couture lace gown, which probably added to that bill!