The average couple spends $30,000 on their wedding but in Hollywood that's small change. Whenever a high profile celebrity couple gets married, they're spread all over the tabloids, detailing where every dollar went. Some like to put their money in great entertainment, others in flower arrangements or a destination wedding, some pay for all of the above.
Contrary to what you might imagine though, apparently the more you spend does not mean a happier or longer marriage - the opposite, in fact. Studies show that those who spend the most on their marriages are the most likely to divorce. People who generally spend less on the wedding and less on the ring, similarly will stay together longer. According to the same study, the group who was most likely to stay together were those who spent less than $1,000 on their nuptials! So if you're planning on getting married soon and your significant other is bugging you about spending more and more, just stealthily send them the facts: If you love me, this will be a small wedding.
Whether or not you plan on getting married, learning where your favorite (and not so favorite) stars spend their wedding money is kind of a trip. Some of the choices are bizarre, while others inescapably glamorous. What would your dream wedding be?
15 Donald Trump And Melania Trump: $1 Million
14 Brad Pitt And Jennifer Aniston: $1 Million
13 Catherine Zeta-Jones And Michael Douglas: $1.5. Million
12 Tiger Woods And Elin Nordegren: $1.5 Million
11 Madonna And Guy Ritchie: $1.5 Million
10 Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes: $2 Million
9 Elton John And David Furnish: $2 Million
8 Liza Minnelli And David Gest: $3.5 Million
7 Salma Hayek And François-Henri Pinault: $3.5 Million
6 Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel: $6.5 Million
5 Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries: $10 Million
4 Michael Jordan And Yvette Prieto: $10 Million
3 Kim Kardashian And Kanye West: $12 million - $20 Million
2 Prince William And Kate Middleton: $34 Million
1 Prince Charles And Lady Diana: $48 Million
The wedding between Prince Charles and Princess Diana cost $48 million in 1981, adjusted to inflation, their wedding would cost nearly $70 million in 2016. While things never quite worked out for this royal couple, it might be the biggest wedding ceremony of the 20th century. Watched by nearly 750 million people live on television, their wedding redefined public relationships forever, ushering in a new age for royalty and celebrity. Crowds of over 600,000 people gathered in the streets to celebrate and maybe catch a glimpse of Lady Diana, while 3,500 attended the actual ceremony. While dubbed a fairytale wedding, their marriage was anything but. Prince Charles was unfaithful since the beginning, the pressure of the royal family took a serious toll on Diana's mental health and the pair would divorce a year before Diana, then just 36 years old, would die in a fatal car crash.
Sources: NY Daily News, New Yorker, Daily Mail, CBS, US Magazine, Eonline, MTV, Hollywoodlife
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