Top 5 Most Expensive Weddings

Unless a couple opts for the old-school courthouse approach, they’re likely to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to get hitched. However, this amount is just a drop in the bucket for the world’s wealthiest people who often shell out millions for the perfect wedding day. From billionaire businessmen and their families to the high-brow royals across the pond, the most expensive weddings of all time are nothing short of amazing, while at the same time ridiculously overpriced.

 

5.) Prince William and Kate Middleton: $34 Million

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Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s wedding was highly anticipated and was as publicized as much as you’d expect a royal wedding to be. An estimated 2 billion people all around the world watched the grand wedding; also termed “The Wedding of The Century”. Although nowhere near as expensive as the wedding of his parents, Charles and Diana, Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton still cost a pretty penny at approximately $34 million. Held in London’s Westminster Abbey in 2011, the spouses-to-be enjoyed $800,000 worth of flowers, $600,000 wedding reception and $80,000 wedding cake. Middleton’s wedding dress was also a huge expense, costing more than $400,000. However, the greatest expense of all may have been security, which is estimated to have cost around $32 million.

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