Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello’s nuptials are set to be the biggest of 2015, but they’re not the first celebrities to do it big when it comes to a wedding! Relive seven more expensive celeb weddings that cost millions of dollars right here!
These stars held NOTHING back when it came to going all out on their wedding day! With millions of dollars to spend, there was nothing stopping Kim Kardashian, Justin Timberlake, Tom Cruise and more stars from putting on the most lavish affairs as they tied the knot. Ahead of Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello’s ceremony, reminisce on more buzzed-about affairs here!
1. Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
We all know Kim and Kanye West basically think they’re royalty, so it’s no surprise that they spared no expense during their May 2014 wedding. The lovebirds did everything possible to keep their plans under wraps by first flying friends and family (the invite list was very specific) to the Palace of Versailles in France for a rehearsal dinner, then jetting them off to the actual ceremony in Italy the next day. Every detail of the day was intricately planned, and it went off without a hitch!
2. Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries
But that wasn’t the first time Kim went all out for a wedding! She tied the knot with Kris Humphries in 2011, but things were very different that time around. The reality star wore three different dresses, invited hundreds of friends and filmed the whole thing for a two-part special that aired on E! just two weeks before she filed for divorce (LOL).
3. Kate Middleton & Prince William
The Royals didn’t have much of a choice when it came to planning their wedding, as tradition trumps all. Millions tuned in and thousands lined the streets for their 2011 ceremony, and between all the public appearances and official details they had to work out, the whole thing lasted hours.
4. Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
They may be divorced now, but when Tom and Katie Holmes tied the knot in 2006, they were hopelessly in love. Their wedding took place in a lavish Scientology ceremony Italy, and was attended by many A-list celebrities, including Jim Carrey, Jennifer Lopez, Brooke Shields and more. The actress wore a gorgeous Armani dress and the event was at a freakin’ castle — no big deal!
5. Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake
Justin married Jessica Biel in October 2012 at a gorgeous resort, also in Italy. They preceded the nuptials by spending a week in Italy, at one point even closing out a private grotto to casually party with their friends. The actress wore a gorgeous pink Giambattista Valli gown to the ceremony, and their fabulous venue looked like it was straight out of a fairytale. This one definitely wasn’t cheap!
6. Michael Jordan & Yvette Prieto
Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto’s 2013 wedding cost an estimated $10 million. The bash took place in Florida, with more than 300 people, including fellow celebs like Tiger Woods, Usher and Robin Thicke in attendance. Yvette’s flawless gown was encrusted with Swarovski crystals, and every detail of the perfectly-planned event was intricate and thought out. Casual!
7. Chelsea Clinton & Mark Mezvinsky
She’s the daughter of two politicians, so you Chelsea Clinton wasn’t going to keep things low key for her big day! When she married Mark Mezvinsky in 2010, the wedding cost approximately $3 million. The nuptials took place at a gorgeous mansion in New York overlooking the Hudson River, and Vera Wang designed the gorgeous dress. Most important to note: the 11-tier cake reportedly cost a whopping $11,000!
HollywoodLifers, which celeb couple do you think had the best wedding? And who just went WAY too over the top?