Weddings are one of the most celebrated events in a person's lifetime, and it's no secret that people tend to spend a great deal of money on them. Weddings are regarded as a once in a lifetime event, but unfortunately for many couples that isn't always the case. If we think back to the times of our grandparents and great-grandparents, there was no trend like there is nowadays of spending an outrageous amount of money on weddings. There was a time when people wanted to have a simple ceremony to celebrate their love for one another with the people closest to them, not to necessarily show off their financial status, which seems to be the case for quite a few people these days, especially celebrities. It seems as though most of them love to spend as much money as possible on their weddings.
The cost of everything in the world increases year after year, which in turn makes living more expensive, but yet many people still want to have these lavish, over the top weddings. Unless you're a celebrity, royalty or business tycoon, it's safe to say you're not going to spend millions of dollars on your wedding day. On average, the typical wedding costs anywhere from $5,000 to $30,000. But there are some who are willing to spend millions of dollars on their special day.
Here is our list of 10 of the most expensive weddings of all time:
10 Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky - $2.5 Million
9 Paul McCartney and Heather Mills - $3 Million
8 Liza Minnelli and David Gest - $3.5 Million
7 Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky - $5 Million
6 Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin - $8 Million
5 Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries - $10 Million
4 Prince William and Kate Middleton - $34 Million
3 Lady Diana and Prince Charles - $48 Million
2 Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia - $60 Million
1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Princess Salama - $100 Million
Sheik Mohammed and Princess Salama married in 1981 and had one of the most expensive and extravagant weddings of all time. The ceremony wasn't your typical wedding celebration as it actually lasted a total of seven days, and not only that, but a stadium that seated 20,000 was built for the wedding. The newly married couple rode on horseback throughout all of the towns that are located within the Emirates, and handed out food and gifts to the people of their country. The groom bought 20 camels decorated with luxurious jewels for the wedding and they delivered gifts for his beautiful bride.
Sources: cbsnews.com, businessinsider.com
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