Most Expensive Weddings in History

Your wedding day is one of the most exciting days of your life. Planning a wedding, on the other hand, can be an incredibly stressful and a very costly ordeal. The fact that you splash out a ton of money on your wedding day has nothing to do with how successful your marriage will be.  

However we are listing below some of the most expensive weddings of history:

10. Christina Aguilera & Jordan Bratman – $2.2 million

Music diva Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman got married in 2005. They held the ceremony in a tent in the middle of a vineyard in the Napa Valley. The wedding was realized after Bratman’s made a very romantic proposal where he filled a hotel room with rose petals, balloons, and gift boxes, one of which contained the ring.

9. Elizabeth Hurley & Arun Nayar – $2.6 million

British model Elizabeth Hurley married Indian businessman Arun Nayar not once but twice. Their first wedding was in 2007 and was held at the Sudeley Castle in England. Their second wedding was at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, which was done following Nayar’s Hindu tradition. The couple even flew in Elton John to perform.

8. Paul McCartney & Heather Mills – $3.6 million

Music legend Paul McCartney and entrepreneur Heather Mills got hitched in 2002 in a fairytale way in a castle in Ireland. The ceremony was attended by 300 guests, who were served with a vegetarian menu.

7. Elizabeth Taylor & Larry Fortensky – $4 million

Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor met construction worker Larry Fortensky in a rehab facility where both checked in to get help for their drug problems. This was a unique love story that caught the attention of a lot of people, the couple married in 1991 at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch.

6. Liza Minnelli & David Gest – $4.2 million

Singing sensation Liza Minnelli married concert promoter David Gest in an extravagant ceremony on New York’s Fifth Avenue in 2002. The guests included the famous Jackson family, with Michael Jackson serving as the best man. Elizabeth Taylor was the matron of honor. Queen guitarist Brian May, Liam Neeson, Joan Collins, Gloria Gaynor, Anthony Hopkins, Mia Farrow were among the superstars who attended the detailed wedding.

5. Chelsea Clinton & Marc Mezvinsky – $5 million

If you’re the daughter of the former president of the United States and former US Secretary of State, you likely won’t have just a simple wedding. Chelsea married investment banker Marc Mezvinsky in a grand wedding ceremony at the Astor Courts in 2010. The venue provided a serene and romantic view of the Hudson River.

4. Wayne Rooney & Coleen McLoughlin – $8 million

Footballer Wayne Rooney of the Manchester United and Coleen McLoughlin made their vows at the Abbey of Cervara near Genoa in Italy in 2008. Westlife serenaded the couple at their wedding for $670,000. Ronney chartered five private jets to fly 64 of their guests to the wedding. While the ceremony was lavish, the couple had a lot of help in paying the bills straight away, as a magazine offered $4.2 million for the exclusive rights of the wedding photos.

3. Prince William & Kate Middleton – $34 million

The first of the two royal weddings in the list, Prince William made Kate Middleton his wife in 2011 in what was labeled as “The Wedding of The Century”. One of the most watched weddings since the wedding of Prince’s William’s parents, Charles and Diana. The ceremony took place at Westminster Abbey.

2. Vanisha Mittal & Amit Bhatia – $66 million

Vanisha Mittal is the daughter of Lakshmi Mittal, one of the richest men in the world. Not surprisingly, her wedding to Amit Bhatia is one of the most extravagant. The wedding was held at the historic 17th century Chateau Veaux le Vicomte near Paris in 2004. An engagement ceremony prior to the wedding took place at the Palace of Versailles. Kylie Minogue was paid $330,000 to perform for just half an hour. Maybe we should look into singing.

1. Prince Charles & Diana – $110 million


Though their wedding took place decades ago, no other wedding has come close to Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s. From her glorious dress to the infamous vow mishap, the royal couple Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding is one of the most famous in the history of marriage. Diana had a 25-foot-long train and 27 wedding cakes.