Wedding days are often dreamt about for one’s whole life. One can spend their days planning how to snag a husband or wife and how to make that one day the most spectacular ever. Even those who aren’t extremely rich will often drop ridiculous amounts of dough on these ceremonies, but what about when the people getting married are millionaires – or billionaires? Here are some of the most lavishly expensive weddings of all time.
Vikram Chatwal & Priya Sachdev
Vikram Chatwal may be the son of Sant Chatwal, Hampshire Hotel and Bombay Palace founder, but he made a name for himself in the business, too. Aside from his career in the hospitality industry, Chatwal also dabbles in Bollywood acting. In 2006, he married actress Priya Sachdev in a lavish ceremony in India.
The wedding event was a 10-day festival for which 600 guests were flown in from more than 20 different countries. The festivities totaled to over $20 million, and over 100 000 pounds of flowers. India’s Prime Minister was even in attendance for the celebration, along with the former president of the United States, Bill Clinton.
In May of 2014, Kim Kardashian tied the knot with second husband, rapper Kanye West. The stars got married in a luxurious affair in Florence, Italy. While tabloids first reported that the wedding cost less than $3 million, it was later revealed that it actually cost over $10 million.
The event began at the palace of Versailles in France, where guests enjoyed a lavish feast. Everyone was then flown out to Florence for the ceremony and the reception. As Kim glided down the aisle in her Vera Wang gown, Andrea Bocelli sang a beautiful song. As the two recited their vows, they stood against an incredible floral background, worth over $100,000.