Top 5 Most Expensive Weddings In History

Wedding is maybe the happiest day of a person’s life, but definitely isn’t cheap. In America the average wedding cost around $30,000, but money is not an issue for some people. They spend millions of dollars on luxurious and extravagant weddings, just to show their love to entire world. Rich people spend money on everything: luxury invitations, menus, most expensive champagnes, huge cakes, wedding dresses, designer shoes, wedding rings, hairstyles, make-up, bridesmaids and even for the smallest details such as the decoration of the place for the fabulous ceremony. When the organization is finished, comes the fateful I do – although for the most of them the marriage doesn’t last long. Many extravagant weddings like these are recorded in history. But, take a look to the Top 5 Most Expensive weddings in the world!

Expensive Weddings in history

Wayne Rooney & Coleen McLoughlin – $15 million

Wayne Rooney & Coleen McLoughlin - $15 million

Manchester United striker Rooney married Coleen McLoughlin, a television presenter in 2008, and the wedding ceremony took place in Villa Durazzo in Portofino, Italy. The four day celebration on a yacht with breathtaking views over the Italian Rivera with 64 guests was stunning. The wedding dress of the bride was designed by Georgia Chapman and had cost $4 million dollars. What’s interesting is that their civil ceremony was very simple and they served pizza at the reception.

Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdev – $20 million

Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdev - $20 million

Vikram Chatwal, millionaire hotelier from New York tied the knot with the actress and model Priya Sachdev in 2006 and the cost of the wedding was $20 million. The lavish celebration with 600 guests from 26 countries lasted ten days and took place across three cities in India – Mumbai, Udaipur and Delhi. Among the famous guests were Bill and Hillary Clinton, Naomi Campbell and rapper P Diddy.

Aleksandra Kokotovic and Andrei Melnichenko – $ 30 million

Aleksandra Kokotovic and Andrei Melnichenko - $ 30 million

Russian billionaire Andrei Melnichenko married the former Miss Yugoslavia Aleksandra Kokotovich in France, 2005. Their $ 30 million dollar wedding included performances by Christina Aguliera and Whitney Houston.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Princess Salama – $44.5 million

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Princess Salama - $44.5 million

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai married princess Salama of lavish ceremony in 1981. They had 20 000 guests and seven day celebration. They spend $44.5 million on the luxurious wedding.

Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia – $78 million

Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia - $78 million

The wedding of the daughter of billionaire Laxmi Mittal, Vanisha and the investment banker Amit Bhatia is the most expensive wedding in history. They married in France in 2004, and the five day celebration with 1 000 guests took place at the amazing 17th century Chateau Vaux le Vicomte and the Palace of Versailles over five days. The lucky guests received luxurious invitations cased in silver, bottles of Mouton Rothschild wine and designer gift bags full with jewels. They stayed in the best hotels, and enjoyed in the exclusive performances of the Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and the famous pop singer Kylie Minogue. This fairytale wedding that was listed in Guinness Book of World Records costs $78 million.

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