Celebrity couples don’t always have it easy. Their every move is closely monitored and taken apart by the media and the paparazzi. Their personal lives are freely showcased to the whole world, often without their permission. While it is admittedly hard for them, being a celebrity also has its perks. Like the money. With that kind of money, you can throw the grandest parties and have the biggest weddings. Being in the spotlight also means you have to go big or go home. People are always talking. They’re always talking about the biggest events and changes in the lives of their favorite celebrities. Why not give them something to talk about? Here are some of the most famous and extravagant weddings of all time.
1. Prince William and Kate Middleton
The royal couple spent almost 34 million dollars on their magnificent wedding and it obviously did not go unnoticed. The security itself cost around $32 million. With royal weddings, that’s the priority. The wedding ring alone cost around $11,000.
2. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Are we really surprised on this one? The Kardashians are known for being extravagant in everything they do. So, they’ll obviously also splurge on weddings. And besides, we all know that Kanye also loves to make a statement. Their wedding cost around $16 million. The proposal itself cost around $3.5 million! Kim had her bachelorette party in Paris and her guests flew there. They also had a brunch before the wedding at the designer Valentino’s mansion. They even listened to Lana Del Rey croon away while they were there. The actual wedding was in Florence and all the guests were expected to fly there.
3. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Although the marriage itself didn’t last very long, the wedding was more than a little extravagant. The couple blew around $10,000 on invitations and $2 million on flowers. They had over 500 guests. Kim wore three different Vera Wang dresses that day and as we all know, those don’t come cheap. The diamond head-dress that Kim adorned was around $2.5 million. The marriage ended after only 72 days.
4. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
One of our all-time favorite couples, their wedding cost around $6.5 million. They booked an entire Italian hotel for their loved ones, family, and friends and also paid off the owners off the surrounding buildings to close down for the event in order to avoid the paparazzi.
5. Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer
They got married in 1954 and their wedding was the talk of the town or rather the whole world, at the time. They held a quaint but quite famous ceremony in Switzerland. The marriage lasted for a whopping 14 years.
6. Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly
Designer Sarah Button took inspiration from Grace Kelly’s wedding gown to design and make Kate’s. Grace Kelly met her prince when she was part of the U.S. delegation to the Cannes Film Festival. The two fell in love and soon got married. Her gown was stunningly cinematic and was designed by Helen Rose, one of the big-time designers for MGM at the time.
7. Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles
There hasn’t been a more iconic couple than these royals. A whopping 750 million people turned up to watch these two wed. Lady Diana’s ring was a beautiful oval-shaped, 18-carat, sapphire, which was also later worn by our very own Kate Middleton. The whole ceremony was nothing short of spectacular.
8. David Beckham and Victoria Adams
With the $100,000 gown designed by Vera Wang, the $17,000 tiara which Victoria adorned, the frosted tips, and the purple outfits at the reception, everything just screamed 'extravagant'. Although everything about that wedding was outrageously expensive and big, Victoria and David are still together and happily married all these years later.