It’s no secret that planning a wedding can be quite stressful and expensive – but what about when you’re one of the hottest celebrities on the planet? With millions of dollars in your bank account, the most in-demand vendors at your service and the most powerful guests on the planet in attendance, you can bet that celebrities love to go above and beyond to celebrate their big day. After all, unlike the rest of us, the whole world will be watching – and celebrities are determined for their nuptials to stand out from the rest of Hollywood!
So whether you’re looking for relief from your own wedding planning or you just want to be entertained, here are some of the most outrageous celebrity weddings we’ve ever seen:
Think your florist is costing you an arm and a leg? Just take a look at Donald Trump’s florist bill for his wedding to Melania Knauss. The couple hired the in-demand florist Preston Bailey, whose fees start at $100,000. Considering that’s enough dough to cover five weddings, and you’re looking at some extremely costly flowers!
For the most recognized A-list movie star on the planet, money is no object, especially when it comes to a wedding. For Tom Cruise’s marriage to Katie Holmes back in November of 2006, extravagance was the word of the day, with the luxurious ceremony taking place at Italy’s Odescalchi Castle outside Rome. Katie’s dress was personally designed by Armani, while in-demand wedding photographer Robert Evans took pictures of both the ceremony and reception. The entire cost of the wedding is rumored to be around the $2 million mark.
Of course, in the world of outrageous celebrity weddings, who could forget Jennifer Aniston’s famous wedding to Brad Pitt back in 2000? With guests dining on extravagant cuisine and treated to an incredible fireworks display at the end of the night, it’s no wonder that experts estimate their wedding to have run up around the $1 million mark.
Christina Aguilera spared no expense with her wedding to music producer Jordan Bratman, as celebrity magazines claimed that the ceremony and reception easily passed the $2 million range. The couple became man and wife in the heart of California’s wine country at the ultra-exclusive Staglin Family Vineyard in Napa Valley. The tents were decorated with crystals, silver and white roses, while the guests dined on luxurious French-theme cuisine.
When you’re Madonna, you can expect that no expense will be spared on your wedding. From the very best in security ($70,000) to rental fees for Scotland’s Skibo Castle ($200,000), Madonna’s wedding to UK director Guy Ritchie was the height of luxury and opulence. And did we mention that Madonna wore a tiara from 1910 that was worn by Princess Grace of Monaco herself? Add a $200,000 fireworks display on top of that, and it’s no wonder that wedding experts estimate that Madonna’s wedding cost an estimated $1.5 million