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10 Most Expensive Weddings in History

Wedding is the happiest day for the bridal and groom. Every couple wants to make wedding day a remarkable day of their life. In Europe, people spends a lot on wedding ceremony and gifts. However, in Asian and Arabian countries same trend has been adopted by the people for a long time. Jewelry, flowers, gifts, fireworks, parties are the main things that make a wedding an expensive wedding. Following are the 10 most expensive weddings in history.

1. Prince Charles & Lady Diana

It is a fact that royal weddings always have been expensive weddings of the history. The wedding of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana was attended by 3500 people at St Paul’s Cathedral, London. Diana’s wedding dress, cost at £9,000 in 1981 and was made of 10,000 pearls, silk taffeta. Total expense of the wedding was $110 m in 1981.

2. Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia

One of the most expensive wedding in Indian and Asian history and second most expensive wedding of the world between Vanisha Mittal, daughter of Lakshmi N. Mittal, and Amit Bhatia, a British-Indian businessman. 1,000 guest attended this wedding and were stayed in 5 star hotel. Total $66 m were spent on this wedding in 2004.

3. Rashid al Maktoum and Princess Salama

The most expensive wedding of the Arabian world. The wedding of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the current Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Hind Bint Maktoum Princess Salama. It was included in the list of Billionaire Weddings and the cost of the wedding was $45 million in 1979.

4. Prince William and Kate Middleton

Another royal wedding between Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Kate Middleton that took place on April 29, 2011. According to Australian newspaper “Herald Sun” estimated expense was $33 million that were spend on security and arrangements and $800,000 were specially spent for flowers.

5. Aleksandra Kokotovic and Andrey Melnichenko

Another billionaire wedding of Aleksandra Kokotovic, the former Miss Yugoslavia, and Andrey Melnichenko, the Russian billionaire and founder of MDM bank and Serbian model. They married in September 2005 and estimated bill of this wedding was $30 million. 45 chefs, 200 pound Grand Marnier Cake, 10,000 flowers and live performance of Billy Joel and Tony Bennett was enough to made this wedding and expensive wedding.

6. Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdey

The wedding of Vikram Chatwal, son of a New York hotel magnet, and Priya Chatwal is known as the luxurious and lavish wedding in India after the wedding of Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia. 600 guests from 26 countries were the part of this wedding. Bill Clinton was on the top among guest list. The cost of the wedding in 2006 was $20 million.

7. Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin

The wedding of an English footballer and captain of Manchester United and England national team, Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin, an English TV presenter and columnist. The wedding took place in 2008 and bill of this luxurious and expensive wedding was $15 million.

8. Delphine Arnault and Alessandro Vallarino Gancia

The most expensive wedding in the history of France that was of Delphine Arnault, the daughter of French billionaire Bernard Arnault, and Alessandro Vallarino Gancia, an Italian business. The two wed in 2005 and Harper’s Bazaar called in the “Wedding of the Year”. The estimated expense of the wedding was $7 million.

9. Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar

Next most expensive wedding was of Elizabeth Hurley, and English actress and model, and Arun Nayar, an British-Indian and richest person in the world. The wedding was attended by celebrities, businessmen and politician. This wedding was celeberated in Europe and India and valued in $7 million.

10. Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky

The last most expensive wedding in history was the only child of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky, the son of former Congress Marjorie Margolies Mezvinsky. The cost included air conditioned tents, cake, gown, security of 500 guests and attendance of Oprah. The bill was around $5 million.

Note: This list is based on the study of Billionaire Wedding by Forbes and The 12 Most Expensive Weddings In History by Business Insider.

Aaric Hale

Aaric Hale is a writer whose expertise includes an array of topics across several industries—having done several articles on science, history, and the latest trends. Interested in the act of learning itself, he tries to keep his mind busy with exploring histories, global news, and about the world. Aaric Hale also wants to contribute to the popularization of science and communicate ideas across the globe.