Hook: Getting married to the one you love can be very euphoric, that is why we cannot blame these celebs for splurging on their weddings. If you think your neighbor’s nuptial is so extra, wait until you see these extravagant celebrity weddings.
Marriage is one of the most important and special celebrations in life where you get to declare your love with your partner to the whole world. This special ceremony is wherein you promise each other to spend the rest of your lives to love and care for each other until death do you apart.
Consequently, weddings don’t come cheap. And these celebrities spared no dime to make their special day just a bit more memorable and over the top.
Here are 5 Of the most extravagant celebrity weddings:
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra
Singer Nick Jonas and actress Priyanka Chopra tied the knot in 2018 not once but with four celebrations. To respect each other’s religions, they had three traditional Hindu ceremonies in honor of Priyanka and one Christian wedding for Nick.
They spent an estimated $61,000 for pre-wedding celebrations and $60,000 a night for the actual venue, the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. Overall, the lavish ceremony cost around $584,000 to $800,000.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
Being one of the highest-paid actors and a successful barrister can get you the wedding of your dreams. George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin spent around $4.6 million for their wedding.
They tied the knot in style with George wearing a Giorgio Armani tux and Amal in a custom Oscar de la Renta gown. With around 100 guests, the couple celebrated in Venice for three days for about $3 million.
They had a traditional ceremony and reception with $250,000 worth of Munaretto flowers, a $30,000 five-course dinner, alcohol worth $160,000, and a $300,000 set-up.
Sir Elton John and David Furnish
If anyone knows who Elton John is, then they know how eccentric and over-the-top his style is. So, an extravagant wedding is expected for the British singer.
The couple had a star-studded guest list, with Donatella Versace, Sharon Stone, and the Beckham family on it. Everyone celebrated at the couple’s Windsor mansion in heated tents. While they may have held back on the venue, they spent around $130,000 on the food and drinks, with caviar and pink champagne being served. To add to that, the betrothed looked stunning in designer suits.
In the end, the nuptials cost about $2 million.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Being next in line to rule a country, Prince William and Kate Middleton had a wedding fit for royalty. That means heightened security, which costs about $33 million, according to ABC news.
The royal couple let out around $800,000 for the two receptions, which had a traditional white buttercream wedding cake and a chocolate cookie groom’s cake, which cost $80,000 overall.
They did get to save some pounds on the venues. They said their “I do’s” for free in Westminster Abbey and had the reception at Buckingham Palace.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
This prince just spent a bit more than this older brother. Prince Harry, William’s younger brother, wedded Suits actress, Meghan Markle, in a $45.8 million celebration.
Like the royals that wedded before them, a huge chunk of expenses went to security, amounting to $43 million for undercover police, security drones, snipers, and military technology. The newlyweds also had $686,000 lunch and dinner receptions and a $71,600 lemon elderflower cake by Claire Ptak.