Averagely most weddings are allocated a few thousand bills, approximately around 30,000 US dollars or 20,000 pounds. However, there are other couples who may be willing to spend something a little more than just the average thousands I mentioned above. Then there are those other couples who are more than willing and capable to spend millions just for their wedding. It is (hopefully) after all a once in a lifetime opportunity. My main focus in this article today is this class of individuals willing to spend millions and more just to see their wedding perfected. Below are some of the top most expensive weddings cited.
To start with the most exclusive wedding of all time, Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer wedding remains to be the most expensive and most watched wedding despite the marriage falling apart later on. 3,500 people were in attendance at the ceremony with an additional 120 for the family banquet and another 120 at the function in which 27 wedding cakes were consumed. It is also estimated to have been watched by about 750 million people globally. The wedding expenses collectively hit $48 million which due to inflation rates can be adjusted to $110 million at the moment. Below is newly wedded Charles and Diana.
Next in line is a wedding of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makotum to Princess Salama. There being 20,000 guests to this event, a stadium had to be constructed to accommodate them. The wedding is estimated to have costed $45 million back in the day but with fluctuation rates today it equals to $100 million. Below is a picture of the newly wedded royals. Image credit: www.omgparadise.com
Of course all the way from India, Vanisha Mittel, daughter to India’s riches man makes our number three. In a lavish wedding, she married Amit Bhatia, a banker in Versailles. They had a destination wedding in which, chefs were flown all the way from India to a reception which cost approximately $78 million. Below are some of the pictures of this amazing Indian couple and some of the rustic chic used in the event.
Our number four brings us to another of the world’s royals, Prince William from England. Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton was also one of the most watched, publicized and anticipated weddings in the globe. 1,900 people were in attendance at the ceremony, the Queen also hosted 600 people at a luncheon and Prince of Wales also hosted a dinner for 300 people. $400,000 worth of wedding gown, $800,000 flowers and $80,000 wedding cake were among other expenses which amounted the bill to $34 million. A picture of the Royal Prince and Wife after marriage follows below. Image credit www.popsugar.com
To make our top five most expensive wedding is a celebrity wedding in which socialite Kim Kardashian is married to Kanye West, famous hip-hop rapper. Their celebrations spilling from Italy to France for a whole weekend. These celebrities spent about $20 to 30 million courtesy of $75, 000 worth of flowers accompanied a Givenchy gown among other expenses like transportation and accommodations. To top it up, an amazing shot of the two newly wedded celebrity couple courtesy of eonline.com