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Here are the top 5 MOST EXPENSIVE weddings of the decade, with the priciest one costing a whopping £46 million🤩 A-listers, royals and billionaires make the list, compiled by Bridebook, who revealed the cost of an average wedding has risen by 100% in the last ten years.
They said: “We have witnessed the rise of the celebrity mega-wedding coupled with social media transforming weddings since 2010.
#1 - Vanisha Mittal & Amit Bhatia (£46 million)- In the top spot are Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia, who topped the list of most expensive weddings with a £46 million price tag for their week-long nuptials. Vanisha, the daughter of India’s richest man, Lakshmi Mittal and one of the wealthiest people in the world, wed her banker fiancé Amit in 2004. More than 1,000 guests attended the wedding, who were sent silver-decorated invitations, and enjoyed a performance by none other than Kylie Minogue. The couple had lavish parties at a number of five-star locations, including Palace of Versailles, the Jardin des Tuileries and a firework display in the Eiffel tower gardens.
#2 - Prince Harry & Megan Markle (£35.1 million)- Next on the list is a recent wedding, the one of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on May 19 2018. Their wedding cost around £35.1 million, with the royal family footing the bill, although taxpayers paid for security. Policing the event and the streets was the biggest cost, amounting to roughly £30 million. The honeymoon, flowers, food and drink are thought to have cost around £1 million. And it’s believed that the 38-year-old paid for her own dress, which was a custom Givenchy gown, with it estimated to have cost six-figures.
#3 - Prince William and Kate Middleton (£26 million)- Third on the list is another royal, Prince William, whose marriage to Kate Middleton cost around £26 million. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tied the knot on April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey, with the day declared a Bank Holiday. Despite being next in line to the throne, the 37-year-old's wedding cost less than his brother's. Just like Prince Harry, the majority of the budget went on security, with the Cambridge's costing around £23.7 million to police. The budget for flowers is thought to have been around £800,000, with their two cakes costing £61,500 each. Just like Meghan, Kate paid for her own Alexander McQueen dress, thought to have cost £330,000.
#4 - Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt (£9.2 million)- The wedding of Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt, in 2011, is fourth on the list with an estimated spend of £9.2 million. Petra, daughter of Formula One owner Bernie Ecclestone, tied the knot at Odescalchi Castle, in Italy, which reportedly cost £310,000 to hire. And the billionaire heiress also splashed out a whopping £2.6 million for The Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys and David Geutta to perform, The Daily Mail reported.
#5- Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel (£4.9 million)- Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel also got married in Italy, with the popstar and actor tying the knot in Puglia in 2012.
The couple booked the sprawling 63-room 28-villa luxury Borgo Egnazia Resort, accompanied with tight security, costing them around £770,000. The power couple, who welcomed son Silas in 2015, invited around 100 guests to spend a week with them at the resort, spending around £77,000 on entertaining them, The Daily Mail quoted. Jessica, 37, wore a custom pink Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown to walk down the aisle, as she was serenaded by Justin, 38.
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