We all know that weddings are expensive. Even when there’s a realistic budget put in place, it’s hard not to go over. There’s a reason it’s a billion dollar industry! A wedding often includes a full day of costs starting with the wedding dress, right down to each slice of cake. It all adds up, and it adds up quickly. However, these celebrities took their big-day spending to a whole new level!
It seems the following ceremonies were held to not only showcase their love for one another, but also to flaunt their wealth. From celebrities to socialites (in no particular order), here’s a look at the 12 most expensive celebrity weddings from around the world…
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Two of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, wed in November 2006 not long after welcoming their daughter, Suri. The event took place inside Bracciano, Italy’s 15th-century Odescalchi Castle. According to E News! no expense was spared as the wedding cost them nearly $3 million.
The big day included a performance by Andrea Bocelli, and not one, but two custom designed wedding gowns by Giorgio Armani. Both were adorned with Swarovski crystals. Sadly, five years after exchanging vows the couple got divorced.