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11 most expensive wedding of all times – Interesting facts & Top 10 lists

“Marriages are made in heaven”

Wedding is the most important occasion in a person’s life and therefore solicits immense attention, preparation & perfection. Hence the increasing trend of people splurging on their wedding event. Here is a list of 11 most expensive wedding till date.

11  – Christina Aguilera & Jordon Bratman (2005 )

( $2.5 million)



This $ 2.5 million affair witnessed the most expensive wedding of pop star Christina and music producer Jordon. It featured more than 150 guests from Hollywood fraternity including Sharon Stone. The winter themed decorations were done with silver, roses & crystals, and resulted in maximum share of the total expenditure.

10.  Elizabeth Hurley & Arun Nayar (2007)

($2.6 million)



Movie Star and supermodel Elizabeth got married to business tycoon Arun Nayar of Indian origin. This most expensive wedding spanned over eight days and was organized at two places. First it happened at Suderly Castle in Gloucestershire and then at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. The expenditure touched to $ 2.6 million in which $ 300,000 were spent on flying jets and $ 100,000 were spent on accommodation

9.   Paul McCartney & Heather Mills (2002)

( $3.6 million)



PETA activist and gorgeous model Heather married one of the most acknowledged song writers in the history of Hollywood in typical Indian traditional style. The most expensive wedding was purely themed in Indian style at St Salvador’s Church at Monaghan. It saw the performance of Indian Dancers along with Pail George and Ringo. The estimated cost was around $ 3.6 million.

8.   Elizabeth Taylor & Larry Fortensky (1991)

($ 4.0 million)



Iconic movie star Elizabeth Taylor surprisingly got married to construction worker named Larry Fortensky in one of the most expensive wedding. It took them $ 2.5 million which when adjusted amounts to $ 4 million, hence its inclusion in our list of most expensive wedding. Michael Jackson Liza Minnelli, Eddie Murphy, and Nancy Reagan were among the list of star studded guests.

7.    Liza Minnelli and David Gest (2002)

($ 4.2 million)



At number 7 most expensive wedding is Music Composer by profession David Gest who got married to Broadway Star and daughter of Judy honor Elizabeth Taylor. The expenditure shoot up to $ 3.5 Million and $ 4.2 Million when adjusted according to inflation. Approximately $ 700,000 were spent on flowers and $ 40,000 on cake.

6.  Chelsea Clinton & Marc Mezvinsky (2010)

( $5.0 million)



Ain’t surprise that in the most expensive wedding category lists the Daughter of our much known Ex President Bill Clinton. Marc Mezvinsky an investment banker from Goldman Sachs said the beautiful words “I Do” in the most expensive wedding ambiance. The wedding was evaluated to be $ 5 Million. The major portion of the expenses went to Logistics and Security.

5.  Wayne Rooney & Coleen McLaughlin (2008)

($8.0 million)



Ace footballer from England and Manchester United’s striker Wayne Rooney who is known for his eccentric acts settled with a working girl from Britain in 2008 but with the charge was large. This most expensive wedding was of $ 8 million. According to sources the couple was dating since teenage. The wedding booked a chartered flight to fly to Genoa. The venue was 17th century villa and Reception held at Medieval Abbey High.

4.  Vikram Chatwal & Priya Sachdev (2006)

($20.0 million)



New York’s Hotelier Vikram Chatwal got married to Priya Sachdev in 2006 in a carnival like ceremony. The wedding was 10 day affair and celebrations took across three cities Mumbai, Delhi and Udaipur. Private jets were brought for conveyance and the wedding took around $ 20 million. This most expensive wedding saw the gracious presence of Bill and Hillary Clinton along with Naomi P Campbell.

3.  Prince William and Kate Middleton (2011)

($34 million)



If father had the most expensive wedding can the royal son leave behind? The oldest son and the contender for the royal throne Prince William and 29 year old Catherine (kate) got married in the most fabulous way. The girl next door Kate became a household name and royal bride in the year. The wedding incurred the expense of $ 34 million. Myriad royal guests and audiences witnessed the royal wedding.

2.   Vanisha Mittal & Amit Bhatia (2005)

($66 million)



The daughter of steel giant Lakshmi Niwas Mittal and the London based investment banker, owner of Swordfish Investments Amit Bhatia tied their knot in the second most expensive wedding of all times. The total expenditure was $ 60 million in 2005 and revised expenditure would be $ 66 million. The invitation cards were sent in silver boxes and the gifts were loaded with jewels. The wedding saw the performance of Kylie Minogue and other Hollywood artists.

 1.  Prince Charles & Lady Diana (1981)

($110.0 million)



Unsurprisingly the credit of the most expensive wedding goes to the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and the gorgeous preschool teacher which had the venue of St Paul’s Cathedral. The total cost was whopping $ 48 million which would amount to $ 110 million post inflation trends. The royal wedding witnessed the presence of more than a dozen of royal guest and 2 million audience. It was viewed by more than 750 million through TV sets. Diana who shot to fame after the royal marriage wore a puff ball meringue wedding dress during the ceremony.