Just about every girl dreams of her Big Day. The day where she will wear a long white dress, spend the entire morning getting pampered and be escorted down the aisle to her knight in shining armor as everyone stares in awe at her beauty.
But, one thing most girls forget to consider – at least until this time of their lives actually arrives – is that all of the glitz, the glam, and the 5-course meal comes at a price, a hefty price.
According to Forbes, the average cost of a wedding in the United States alone is $32,641 – and that doesn’t even include the honeymoon – which easily adds on a couple more thousands of dollars. But, the median price of the world’s most expensive wedding gets even more expensive than that coming in at millions. And, one even recently rang in at a full billion.
So, just what goes on at these million, or even billion, dollar weddings? You would probably like to imagine that large sum of money could even buy you a few unicorns to ride you into the reception.
But, before your imagination runs too wild, here are some of the most extravagant weddings in the last five years and some insight as to just what it was that made them so costly!
- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
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Most individuals in show business are not exactly known for their restraint when it comes to spending money. Hence, Kim and Kanye’s wedding proved to be no different.When the couple tied the knot in 2014, they couldn’t possibly limit themselves to just one European hotspot. Instead, their celebration included a few wedding festivities in and around Paris and a rehearsal dinner at Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors – featuring Lana Del Rey.
Then, to top it all off, hundreds of guests were flown to Florence for the ceremony which was held in front of a massive wall of flowers at the 16th-century Forte di Belvedere.
Kim sported a lace gown designed by Riccardo Tisci, who also outfitted Kanye and their child, North.
But, the luxury doesn’t stop there! The couple even recruited John Legend to perform their first-dance song at the reception.
From well-known singers’ performances to incorporating several locations, this couple held a wedding that was every bit of the meaning of luxurious.