Weddings are always special especially if you obviously see how much love there is between the bride and the groom. Having the chance of finally meeting the person you are going to spend forever with is a blessing. Some people are very precise about their dream weddings and how they want it to come out. Each detail is taken care of exactly how the couple wants it to be. The entire preparation is managed by professionals who have the greatest reputation in wedding planning. The best results always come out if careful planning is done most especially if there are experts to help out. After all, this is supposed to be the happiest day of their lives. Over the course of years that passed, this is the top 5 weddings which have the record of the most amount of money spent.
1. Arnit Bhatia and Vanisha Mittal
Arnit is an investment banker while his bride is the daughter of the known billionaire Laxmi Mittal, the tycoon who owns the largest steel company in the world. The two were wed at the Grand Versailles, Beirut, and were transported to the 17th century inspired venue Vaux le Vicomte, France. Everyone was flown from Lebanon to France via 12 chartered Boeing jets. They were served with 100 kinds of dishes prepared by a renowned chef from Calcutta and 44 other remarkable chefs. The wine served is also an eye-popper which costs $1.5 million while everyone’s eyes feasted on 10,000 flowers and a very huge cake. All the female guests were also given bags of luxurious gifts which are all very expensively special and custom-made. The highlight of the evening was the performance of Kylie Minogue which entertained all the guests who attended the lavish wedding. November 18th, 2004 still holds the top spot after all the years that passed even in the Guinness World Book of Records.
This topped all the expensive weddings that occurred on planet earth. Spending as much as $78 million, the bride and the groom celebrated their wedding together with a thousand of their guests in Lebanon.
2. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Princess Salama
The ruler of Dubai’s wedding to Princess Salama in 1981 is indeed one of the most special nuptials especially that a stadium was intentionally built for the occasion.
They had 20,000 recorded guests who had a grand time at the week-long celebration. This is another luxurious wedding that lasted for seven days which amounted to $44.5 million.
3. Kate Middleton and Prince William
Everyone in England was sentimental as they watched the beautiful lady their young prince was about to marry seeing the late princess Di as she emerged wearing the gown inspired by what the late princess wore. Her Wedding gown was worth $70,000, the wedding ring was for $136,000, cake for $80,000, wedding reception for $600,000 and $800,000 for flowers. They even spent their guests stay in luxurious hotels for $550 each night. The memorable wedding happened last April 29, 2011, and was considered the wedding of the century. The people in England appeared to be very happy with the choice of the young prince and everyone in the whole world watched the wedding as it was televised on all parts of the planet.
The heir to the throne Prince William gave his bride, Kate Middleton a lavish wedding worth $34 million which is actually not as expensive as what his mother and father have but it is absolutely one of the most expensive royal weddings.
4. Andrei Melnichenko and Aleksandra Kokotovich
Andrei co-founded one of the biggest banks in Russia, the MDM bank, and is now the sole owner of the bank after he bought all the shares of his partners from the bank. The international elite billionaire married a former Miss Yugoslavia beauty who is also a Serbian model and singer in France last 2005.
Celebrities present on their wedding who performed were Christina Aguilera and the late Whitney Houston. Their wedding was worth $30 million but that is not a problem for the Russian billionaire who belongs to Forbes World’s billionaire lists.
5. Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdev
Chatwal became famous for his achievement namely the Vikram Chatwal Hotels. He was only 28 years old when he established his business. It was a lavish occasion spent with 600 guests coming from 26 different countries. It was a unique celebration celebrated in three various cities in India which lasted for ten straight days. High profiled guests were the Clintons, supermodel Naomi Campbell, famous rapper P. Diddy and Lakshmi Mittal, the steel magnate. Well-wishers enjoyed their grand time from Mumbai to Udaipur and Delhi, India.
Spending $20 million for their wedding, the New York hotelier gave his name to the beautiful model Priya Sachdev on their 2006 wedding.
Not everyone has the same luck as the rest of the people on the list who has unlimited wealth to spend for a jaw-dropping nuptial but it doesn’t mean it cannot be made special. The exchange of vows is the most important part of the wedding and that is what matters. Some people who do not have the funds to spend on a big wedding only run to the nearest church or judge they know and come out with their certificates and a big grin on their faces. What makes it special is the unconditional love both parties are willing to give to each other through thick and thin and in better or worse. Luckily for those who are on this list, they are able to have what their little heart desire and the partner they want to have a life with.