Every woman dreams of her perfect fairytale wedding where price doesn’t play a role and no expense is spared. When you get older those dreams vanish into thin air when you see just what the cost of weddings are these days. However, some people get to have those extravagant weddings with no financial pain at all.
4. Prince William & Kate Middleton
The future King of United Kingdom, Prince William had a much anticipated and publicised wedding that was watched all around the world. The wedding had two receptions, which included over 900 people for luncheon and dinner.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a $400,000 wedding gown and the total number of flowers added up to close to R11mllion. The wedding was said to be in the region of to $34 million.
3. Vanisha Mittal & Amit Bhatia
India’s richest man, Lakshmi Mittal threw a lavish wedding for his daughter Vanisha Mittal when she wed banker Amit Bhatia in Versailles, France. The wedding celebration included chefs flown in from India and a performance by Kylie Minogue at the reception and the wedding was said to cost $60 million.
2. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Princess Salama
In 1981, Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates (UAE) threw a wedding fit for royalty, as he required the construction of a stadium from scratch to accommodate the couples 20 000 guests. The cost of the wedding was estimated at R600 million, but converting it into today’s fluctuation rate it is about $100 million.
1. Prince Charles & Princess Diana
Three decades later and despite its unfortunate circumstances, the wedding of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer remains the most expensive wedding of all time. The $48 million celebrations included 27 wedding cakes, three receptions and had over 750 million people watching worldwide.