The 13 Most Outrageously Expensive Celebrity Weddings Of All Time

They spent how much?!

13. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.

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(£605,000)
Despite being Hollywood’s most famous couple at the time, the cost of Brad and Jen’s wedding was relatively tame. Most of the expense went on her dress, flowers - 50,000 of them to be precise - and a fireworks display at the end of the night.
They split five years later.

12. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom.

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(£605,000)
This pair planned their wedding in just nine days, marrying within a month of meeting. But their wedding was still pretty extravagant, held in Beverly Hills with Khloe wearing a custom-made Vera Wang gown.
She filed for divorce in December last year.

11. Madonna and Guy Ritchie.

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(£908,000)
Most of the budget went on Madonna’s $80,000 Stella McCartney dress, as well as the booking of an entire Scottish castle for the nuptials.
They split eight years later.

10. Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman.

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(£1.2 million)
The pair hired a private vineyard and a 14-piece orchestra for the ceremony, with Christina in a designer gown and Christian Louboutin heels. The reception went on until 5.00 a.m.
They split five years later.

9. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

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(£1.8 million)
TomKat hired out a 15th century Italian castle for their nuptials and invited serious A-Listers including Will and Jada Smith, David and Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez.
Katie wore a custom-designed Giorgio Armani wedding dress and guests were treated to an expensive fireworks display.
They split five years later.

8. Liza Minnelli and David Gest.

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(£2.5 million)
Probably the most star-studded wedding of all time, Michael Jackson was Best Man and Elizabeth Taylor was Maid of Honour at David and Liza’s nuptials.
Almost 1,000 guests attended the ceremony which included a 50-piece orchestra and 12 tier wedding cake.
The pair split a year later.

7. Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky.

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(£2.9 million)
The actual amount hasn’t been officially confirmed, but experts say it’d be in the region of $2-5 million. The happy couple forked out $750,000 for catering, $11,000 for the cake, $250,000 in jewellery, $600,000 for air-conditioned tents and $500,000 in flowers.

6. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.

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(£3.9 million)
Justin and Jessica booked an entire Italian hotel for their friends and family and paid to close down the surrounding buildings in a bid to avoid the paparazzi.

5. Wayne and Coleen Rooney.

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(£5 million)
Wayne and Coleen flew their family and friends out to Italy for four days of celebrations which cost over $1.5 million alone, including a party on a $120 million yacht.
Coleen spent $300,000 on her dress and $140,000 on trips to New York for fittings. They also spent $660,000 for a performance from Coleen’s favourite band, Westlife.

4. Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto.

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(£6 million)
300 guests watched Michael and Yvette marry, before being entertained by Robin Thicke and Usher.
The pair chose a seven-layer, crystal encrusted rum wedding cake, and her designer dress was made with handmade silk lace created especially for her.

3. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries.

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(£6 million)
The pair blew $10,000 on invitations, $6,000 on cake, $2 million on flowers, $2.5 million on Kim’s diamond head-dress and invited 500 guests.
Kim also wore three Vera Wang dresses on the day, which was filmed for a two-part, four-hour reality TV special.
Kim ended the marriage 72 days later.

2. Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt.

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(£12 million)
The pair married in a Medieval town in Italy which was closed down for the big day. A castle was hired for the occasion, costing $512,000. Petra wore a Vera Wang dress costing $1.3 million. Guests were treated to $6,000 a bottle champagne, an acrobatic display, $165,000 worth of fireworks as well as performances from Black Eyed Peas and David Guetta, who were paid $2.5 million ant $800,000 respectively.

1. Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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(£20.6 million)
It’s estimated that security on the day cost $32 million, with the rest of the money being spent on flowers ($800,000) food ($150,000) and champagne ($60,000).
Kate’s Welsh gold wedding ring cost a rumoured $11,000.

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