Money Swine:15 Most Expensive Celebrity Weddings

Most people can admit that there’s nothing more perfect than a dream-like wedding. And lots of celebrities are well known for making that dream a reality, no matter the cost. With many famous faces popular for being excessive, that trait doesn’t fall short when it comes to their wedding day. Some take place in exotic venues like private islands and ancient castles. And others include entertainment from well known stars to make their day even more special. But regardless of location or who’s on the invite list, the price tag of these weddings can easily reach into the millions.

Check out 15 celebrity couples from the past and present who didn’t think twice about spending the most for their lavish affair.

Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom

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Deciding to marry only a month after meeting, the couple planned their wedding in just nine days. Spending a total of $1 million, the wedding was held in Beverly Hills with Khloe wearing a custom Vera Wang gown.

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes

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The couple rented out a 15th century Italian castle for their big day and also invited some serious A-listers. Spending about $3.5 million in total, Katie Holmes wore a custom-designed Giorgio Armani wedding dress and the guests were treated to a fireworks display.

Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel

Hollywood’s most popular couple booked an entire Italian hotel for their friends and family, and also paid to close down the surrounding buildings in a plan to avoid paparazzi. Their damage totaled about $6.5 million.

Michael Jordan & Yvette Prieto

About 300 A-listers watched the couple get married, before getting entertained by Robin Thicke and Usher. Capping out at $10 million, the two chose a seven-layer, crystal encrusted rum wedding cake and a designer dress made with handmade silk lace.

Prince William & Kate Middleton

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It was estimated that security alone for that day cost about $32 million. The rest of the money was reportedly spent on flowers, food and champagne, totaling everything to $34 million.

Madonna & Guy Ritchie

It was reported that most of the $1.5 million budget went to Madonna’s Stella McCartney dress, along with the booking of an entire Scottish castle for the nuptials.

Donald Trump & Melania Knauss

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Though it was Trump’s third wedding, he still managed to push out about $1 million for his Slovenia-born bride. Held in Palm Beach, Florida, the wedding included a 36-piece orchestra and many A-list celebs.

David & Victoria Beckham

The popular Hollywood power couple spared no expense when it came to celebrating their wedding. Taking place in a Dublin castle, Victoria’s diamond encrusted crown, fireworks display and Sir Elton John performance easily cost them around $800,000.

Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas

The fairy tale wedding between both actors reached $1.5 million and took place in New York City.

Elton John & David Furnish

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After the legalization of civil unions in the UK, the couple wasted no time to get married. Spending about $1.5 million, they reserved Windsor’s Guildhall for the ceremony and invited over 600 guests.

Christina Aguilera & Jordan Bratman

Though they divorced after 5 years of marriage, the pop singer and music executive chose a vineyard setting, making their wedding total to about $2 million.

Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries

Before the reality star became Mrs. West, her last marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries ran them close to $10 million. The couple blew their budget on expensive invitations, an embellished cake, and Kim’s diamond headdress.

 Eddie Murphy & Nicole Murphy

The couple might be divorced now, but when they got married back in 1993, they spent close to $1.5 million.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

While the rumors are still surfacing about exactly how much the couple spent on their wedding, they reportedly capped out at about $7-12 million. The venue, hotel stays and Kim’s custom Givenchy couture gown are just minor details included in the couple’s budget.

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds

After the two actors met on set of a movie, there’s been no stopping their romance. The couple decided to marry in a secret ceremony that cost them about $2.5 million. The budget included a custom Marchesa wedding gown for Lively, a twelve-carat oval diamond and a wedding cake that cost a pretty penny.


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