The Biggest, Most Expensive Celebrity Weddings of All Time

The Biggest, Most Expensive Celebrity Weddings of All Time

It's always fascinating to peek into the world of celebrity glamour, especially when it comes to their extraordinary wedding celebrations. These events, known for their extravagance and grandeur, not only capture our imaginations but also offer a glimpse into the unique ways these stars celebrate love. From royal affairs to Hollywood galas, these expensive celebrity weddings are just a glimpse into the world that fame and fortune can offer. 

1. Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer

The fairytale wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981 is legendary, costing an estimated $48 million. Held at St. Paul's Cathedral, the event was watched by millions worldwide, featuring a 25-foot-long train and an extravagant menu.

Royal Visit Of Prince Charles And Princess Diana To Edmonton, Alberta - Princess Diana At Welcoming Address By Premier Peter Lougheed At The Alberta Legislature, 30 June 1983 - 52679560780Provincial Archives of Alberta, No restrictions, via Wikimedia Commons

2. Prince William and Kate Middleton

The 2011 royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was a global spectacle, costing an estimated $34 million. The majority of the expenses were for security, and the event included iconic moments like the balcony kiss at Buckingham Palace.

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3. Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman

In 2005, pop star Christina Aguilera married music executive Jordan Bratman in a luxurious wedding that cost about $2 million. Held in Napa Valley, California, the event was a winter-themed extravaganza, featuring a tent filled with white roses, silver and crystals.

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4. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

In 2012, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's Italian wedding cost approximately $6.5 million. The event was an intimate affair in Puglia, Italy, featuring a week-long celebration with close friends and family.

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5. Elton John and David Furnish

Elton John and David Furnish's 2014 wedding, a lavish affair in Windsor, England, reportedly cost around $1.5 million. The celebration, which coincided with the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership, was a star-studded event with a blend of traditional and contemporary elements.

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6. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's 2014 wedding in Italy is rumored to have cost around $2.8 million. The lavish event included a rehearsal dinner at Versailles and a ceremony at Florence's historic Forte di Belvedere.

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West At The Met Gala In 2019 (1)Cosmopolitan UK on Wikimedia Commons

7. George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

Hollywood star George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in 2014 in Venice, Italy. The wedding, which cost approximately $4.6 million, was a star-studded event, including a romantic canal procession.

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8. Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky

In 2010, Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, married investment banker Marc Mezvinsky. The extravagant affair cost an estimated $5 million and was held at the Astor Courts estate in New York.

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9. Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin

English football star Wayne Rooney married Coleen McLoughlin in 2008 in a wedding that cost around $8 million. The celebration included a four-day event in Italy with a chartered jet for guests and a private concert by Westlife.

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10. Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto

Basketball legend Michael Jordan married model Yvette Prieto in 2013, in a ceremony that reportedly cost around $10 million. The event included a huge tent, fireworks, and performances by Usher and Robin Thicke.

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11. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

The 2018 wedding of Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas was a magnificent blend of cultures, costing an estimated $4.5 million. Held in various locations including a royal palace in India, their multi-day celebration was a vibrant fusion of Indian and Western traditions.

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12. Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

In 2002, Beatle Paul McCartney and Heather Mills celebrated their union in a lavish $3 million ceremony at Castle Leslie in Ireland. The event was massive, featuring exciting events complete with fireworks and a vegetarian feast.

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13. Liza Minnelli and David Gest

Liza Minnelli and David Gest's 2002 wedding in New York City was an extravagant affair, costing about $3.5 million. With a star-studded guest list and Michael Jackson as the best man, this wedding was a true Hollywood spectacle.

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14. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas

Hollywood stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas tied the knot in 2000 at New York's Plaza Hotel. The glamorous event, which cost around $1.5 million, included performances by famous musicians and an A-list guest roster.

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15. Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar

British actress Elizabeth Hurley and Indian businessman Arun Nayar's 2007 wedding spanned eight days and two continents, costing approximately $2.5 million. The celebrations included a traditional English wedding followed by a week-long event in Jodhpur, India.

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16. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

In 2006, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' Italian wedding at Odescalchi Castle cost around $2 million. The event, attended by many Hollywood celebrities, was noted for its opulent setting and classical music performances.

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17. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's 2000 wedding in Malibu was an opulent affair, costing an estimated $1 million. With 200 guests, fireworks, and live entertainment, it was the epitome of a Hollywood romantic celebration.

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18. Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

Tennis icon Serena Williams married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in 2017 in a star-studded New Orleans affair that cost approximately $1 million. The Beauty and the Beast-themed wedding was a grand celebration with A-list guests, a carousel, and a performance by New Edition.

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19. Madonna and Guy Ritchie

In 2000, pop icon Madonna married film director Guy Ritchie at Scotland's Skibo Castle, in a ceremony costing about $1.5 million. The wedding was a private affair, featuring traditional Scottish attire and a castle setting.

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20. Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault

Actress Salma Hayek and French billionaire François-Henri Pinault's 2009 Venice wedding was a grand event costing around $3.5 million. The celebration spanned several days, including a masked ball and a ceremony at Venice's opera house.

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