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    10 Most Expensive Weddings of ALL TIME

    October 4, 2012

    We know that most of us are on budgets right now, but it is still nice to think about luxury when it comes to weddings! The Royal Wedding had a million eyes waiting to glimpse the bride, Kate Middleton in her Alexander McQueen Dress, designed by Sarah Burton. It is incredible just to know how much people are willing to spend on air conditioned tents and tight security. What are the most expensive weddings of all time? Read on, wedding lovers!


    10. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes:

     

     

    This wedding cost the Mission Impossible star $2 million. The event took place at a beautiful Roman castle in Italy. This would run up the bill quite a bit, especially considering the bride and groom paid for flights, accommodations and alcohol for all of their guests. We're certainly impressed.

     

     

    Fun fact: The most expensive parts of celebrity bank-busting weddings includes guests' airfare on luxury planes.


    9. Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar

     

     

    This stunning ceremony cost the happy couple a pretty penny. $2.5 million worth of pretty, pretty pennies. But as the party did last eight days, it might be easier to justify. Guests were flown into a beautiful location and the couple booked a bridal suite that costed $10,000 per night. We just love the couple's first dance photo sequence too much to be jealous...

     

    8. Larry Fortensky and Elizabeth Taylor:

     

     

    This unlikely union between movie goddess and construction worker lasted a total of five years, but their wedding will go down in history, as it set them back $2.5 million. The couple exchanged "I dos" at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch, with Michael himself standing in as father of the bride.

     

    7. Paul McCartney and Heather Mills:

     

     

    The Beatles legend married Ms. Mills in an Irish Castle and expenses included $145,000 worth of flowers and $150,000 worth of fireworks.


     6. Liza Minnelli and David Gest

     

    Another wedding featuring Michael Jackson as the best man, the broadway songstress married her music producer fiance for no less than $3.5 million, with an estimated $40,000 going exclusively toward the cake. Delicious.


    5. Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mevinsky

     

    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton wed Marc Mevinsky in a Vera Wang wedding dress. The wedding cost a total of around $5 million and featured air-conditioned tents. But we all know that the wedding was only a party because Oprah graced everyone with her presence.

     

    4. Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin

    The famous soccer player wed his working class British darling at a masked ball on a yacht. The nuptials cost them $8 million.

     

    3. Prince William and Kate Middleton

     

     

    You knew they'd be on this list. The Royal Wedding, a modern fairy tale, was the most anticipated wedding of this century. Gorgeous dresses and royals sighted left and right, it was difficult to know where to direct your gaze. Thankfully there are enough images circulating so that you can relive the moment anytime you want. What did it cost? Oh, just $34 million.

     

     

     

     

    2.Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia

     

     

    This $60 million union took place over five days and attendees received party favors that are likely worth more than your car.

     

     

    1. Prince Charles and Lady Diana

     

     

    When adjusted to inflation the other royal wedding hit our highest number, $110 million. There were 27 wedding cakes and Diana's dress featured a 25 foot train of antique lace. The most impressive part? A second main cake was made in case of a car crash during deliver. Wonder who got to eat that...