A wedding is one of the most celebrated events in life. It is an occasion that you will look back upon for the rest of your life. While some prefer to have it small in the presence of a few close friends and family, some want it to be big. Listed below are some of the most expensive weddings in the world.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Princess Salama
The deputy Supreme commander of the UAE Armed forces and also the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan spent $45 million on his wedding to Princess Salama. This was back in the year 1981. Today, it would be equal to a $100 million. He had a stadium seating 20,000 built for this. The wedding was held for seven days. The prince paid a visit to all the towns in the emirate and fed all of them. Twenty bejeweled camels were used to deliver wedding gifts to the bride.
Prince Charles and Lady Diana
Prince Charles and Lady Diana got married in 1981 and the wedding cost was $48 million. According to today’s rates, it comes up to a $110 million. The ceremony which was held in St. Paul’s cathedral was witnessed by 3,500 guests. The wedding had 27 cakes. Also, Diana’s wedding dress had the longest train in history, measuring twenty five feet. The main cake was 5 feet long which reportedly took fourteen weeks to make. Also, they had a duplicate made in case there occurred an accident.
Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia
Vanisha Mittal, daughter of Lakshmi Mittal, a steel tycoon, was married to Amit Bhatia, a business man, in the year 2004. The wedding was held in Paris in the Palace of Versailles. It is said that $60 million was spent on the wedding. The guests received invitations which were 20 pages long and came in a silver box. They were flown from around the world to the wedding location. The wedding occasion even had performances by Bollywood celebrities. The final wedding night had a firework display above the Eiffel Tower.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William married Kate Middleton in the year 2011 and the amount spent on the wedding was $34 million. The two cakes cost around 80,000 dollars while Kate’s dress was a whopping $434,000. The flowers alone were $800,000. It is said that Kate did her own make up for the wedding. Prince William and Prince Harry’s military attire was sweatproof, to keep them cool throughout the ceremony. The wedding took place in Westminster Abbey. English singer Ellie Goulding performed “You Song” at the wedding.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
The couple got married in the year 2014. Instead of place cards, the wedding had the names of guests engraved on to a marble table. They wanted the wedding to take place at the Palace of Versailles. Unfortunately, they were denied permission and only got to host a party there on the night before the wedding. The vows were exchanged in front of a flower-wall backdrop. The whole wedding cost over 10 million dollars.