We’ve seen the royal wedding and witnessed the extravagance that entails. But celebrities are outdoing the royals, with price tags that would shock the prince of England.
The recent wedding of Kimye — aka Kim Kardashian and Kanye West — got us thinking about some of the most over-the-top weddings. From reality shows to celebrities being given away at the altar by Michael Jackson, Hollywood has seen it all.
1. Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Sporting a hefty price tag of $7 million, the pair has reportedly gone all out for their nuptials. With Kim Kardashian wanting the “wedding of the century”, no expense was spared.
With full coverage on Keeping up with the Kardashians, naturally, the E! Network footed the bill for most of the extravaganza.
The gown was a whopping $2 million and the dinner rehearsal alone nearly cost $1 million, and the list goes on with countless other costs.
Beyonce and Jay Z quoted a hefty $2 million for a short show (mates rates!), and then there was $6,000 worth of champagne bottles, $200,000 in fireworks and food worth $2,000 a plate.
This isn’t Kim’s first lavish wedding, either — her previous wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries reportedly cost $6 million.
2. Michael Jordan &Yvette Prieto
With a jaw dropping $10 million spent on their wedding, Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto had the largest wedding tent in the history of weddings.
The tent was 40,000 square feet — that’s 5,000 square feet larger than Michael Jordan’s home, which isn’t exactly small, either.
On April 2013 the couple married with 500 guests celebrating the ceremony and 1,500 at the reception.
The affair hosted celebrity guests including Tiger Woods, Scottie Pippen, Patrick Ewing and Spike Lee, with celebrity performances from Robin Thicke, Usher and K’Jon.
3. Elizabeth Taylor & Larry Fortensky
In 1991 Elizabeth Taylor married construction worker and carpenter Larry Fortensky, but it wasn’t the price tag of $1.5 million that made headlines.
This extravagant wedding was hosted at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. Michael, in fact, gave Elizabeth away, standing in for her father.
Elizabeth’s lacy yellow gown by Valentino was worth a staggering $30,000, and the crowd for her eighth wedding was filled with celebrities, from Liza Minnelli to Eddie Murphy.
The couple divorced in 1996, because of course they did.
4. Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
Sparing no expense, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes spent a staggering $6 million on an Italian wedding in 2006.
In a medieval castle with fireworks and a candle-lit cathedral, this wedding was as over-the-top as they come.
Rome was said to have been turned into one big red carpet, with the three day event turning into a celebrity affair.
The couple divorced in 2013.
5. Prince Charles & Lady Diana
Although this wasn’t a celebrity wedding, it was THE royal wedding of the century, and the couple spent a crazy $115 million on the noble event.
The grand ceremony was hosted in St Paul’s cathedral, London, on July 1981.
With $600,000 worth of security, $100,000 of pre-wedding celebration, a $60,000 diamond sapphire ring and the five foot high cake worth $40,000 — the Royals went all out for this one.
The couple divorced in 1996. Here’s hoping Kim and Kanye have better luck!
Which ridiculous celebrity weddings did we miss? Let us know below!