Most expensive weddings of all timesMost expensive weddings of all times
Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas (2005) Cost $1.5m. The wedding featured invitations written in invisible ink and holograms sent to guests including Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson and Michael Caine. The ceremony at New York's Plaza Hotel was guarded by more than 50 policemen. The bride's diamond tiara cost $300,000 and her Christian Lacroix gown cost $140,000
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes (2006) Cost $2m. Held at the 15th century Odescalchi Castle outside Rome, this wedding featured a five tiered white chocolate cake decorated with marzipan roses. They were joined by Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez and David Beckham, among others. Costs included $900,000 for guest airfare and accommodations and $180,000 for 300 bottles of wine.
Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman (2005) Cost USD 2m. The wedding featured 150 guests including Sharon Stone at the Napa Valley's Staglin Family Vineyard. Aguilera paid $80,000 for a Spanish style Christian Lacroix gown. Decorations included a winter themed tent with white roses, silver and crystals.
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills (2002) Cost $3m. The couple held an Indian themed wedding at St Salvador's church in Monaghan, Ireland, featuring Indian dancers, a vegetarian feast, $145,000 worth of flowers, and $150,000 worth of fireworks. The party took place at a castle the pair rented out for $40,000. McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr played a new song, Heather
Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky (1991) Cost $2.5m. This wedding featured Michael Jackson as father of the bride at his Neverland Ranch. Liza Minnelli, Eddie Murphy and Nancy Reagan were in attendance.
Liza Minnelli and David Gest (2002) Cost $3.5m. Featured best man Michael Jackson and maid of honor Elizabeth Taylor. Entertainment included a 60 piece orchestra, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder and Natalie Cole. The couple spent an estimated $700,000 on flowers and $40,000 on cake.
Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky (2010) Cost $5m. Costs included $600,000 air conditioned tents, an $11,000 cake, Vera Wang wedding gown. The rest went to deluxe pampering and security costs for 500 guests, including Oprah Winfrey.
Prince William and Kate Middleton (2011) Cost $34m. Most of the money was spent on security for this globally watched event. It featured $800,000 worth of flowers and an $80,000 wedding cake.
Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia (2005) Cost $60m. The wedding of the daughter of billionaire steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal and a London banker featured invitations mailed in silver boxes, including plane tickets and rooms at a five star Paris hotel. This began a five day event at a 16th century chateau, Versailles and a temporary wooden castle. Performances by Kylie Minogue, complementary Mouton Rothschild wine and designer gift bags filled with jewels.
Prince Charles and Lady Diana (1981) Cost $48m. The wedding at St Paul's Cathedral was attended by dozens of royals. Diana wore a wedding dress with a 25 foot train of ivory taffeta.