Weddings can be expensive. Even for those who have a budget and try to stick with it sometimes things can get a little off sorts and spending on the wedding goes over. The average wedding in the United States costing only $28,000 per wedding. While that is still a lot of money for a wedding it’s just a drop in the bucket for some of the following expensive weddings that we’ve found.
Here’s a Look at Some of The Expensive Weddings
The following weddings were taken from a list on Imarriages.com where there is much more details, images, and data on the expensive weddings that are listed here. I only picked out a few of the more popular ones to list.
Charles and Diana Wedding
The Charles and Diana wedding was not only one of the more expensive weddings which spent a whopping $148 million dollars but it was also one of the more popular weddings. The wedding was attended by just a few thousand people but there were thousands more outside the venue. Plus, since the wedding was so popular, it was viewed by hundreds of millions of people on television. The wedding was dubbed by many as the wedding of the century.
William and Kate Wedding
Although the Charles and Diana wedding was popular it was also back in 1981. Fast forward 30 years and you’ll arrive at the wedding of their eldest son William. William married Kate Middleton after a long relationship. Although their wedding only costs $34 million dollars there were some pretty hefty charges when it came to the economy which some state costs up to $6 billion pounds.
Justin and Jessica Wedding
Back in 2012 Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel said their vows in Puglia in Southern Italy. They had a long time relationship going for almost 5 years prior. This wasn’t just an ordinary wedding however. Guests were almost treated to a vacation while there and festivities lasted for a week including all sorts of parties and activities. The entire wedding costs upwards of $6.6 million dollars but many speculate that security for the event especially since it was a week long cut into that budget.
Tiger and Elin Wedding
For one of the top golfers in the world getting married to Elin was icing on the wedding cake. Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren were married in 2004 in Barbados where the ceremony and the couple could enjoy some privacy and security. Although a little less than other weddings listed here the wedding still costs a whopping $1.89 million dollars. The resort where the wedding was held was rented by Tiger for a week leading up to the wedding.
The Billion Dollar Wedding: Said Gutseriev and Khadija Uzhakhovs
The expensive wedding I’ve listed above may be in the millions of dollars but one wedding costs over a billion dollars and that is the Said Gutseriev and Khadija Uzhakhovs wedding in March of 2016. Said Gutseriev is the son of Russian Oligarch Mikhail Gutseriev. No expense was spared for this wedding. Even the ride to the reception was carried out by Rolls Royce cars which transported hundreds of guests. It is one of the most expensive weddings to date.