Cost: Estimated $70 million
Pretty much the entire world watched as Prince William marry commoner and long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton in the wedding of the century. With nearly 1,900 guests in attendance, the Duchess of Cambridge wore an Alexander McQueen gown designed by Sarah Burton. Celeb guests included David and Victoria Beckham, Elton John and Rowan Atkinson.
Cost: $2 million
The TomKat wedding took place in Italy's 15th century Odescalchi Castle outside Rome. Holmes wore an off-the-shoulder ivory silk gown personally designed by Giorgio Armani. The entire wedding party also wore Armani, and got to indulge in a five-course feast while opera singer Andrea Bocelli performed. Celebrity guests included Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith as well as David and Victoria Beckham.
Cost: $1 million
Even if they're not together now, we can still ooh! and aah at Brad and Jenn's glamorous 2000 wedding in Malibu. On the star-studded guest list were Cameron Diaz and Salma Hayek, along with Aniston's Friends co-stars Courtney Cox and David Schwimmer. Aniston said "I do" to Pitt in a Lawrence Steele floor-length white gown, and the two watched a fireworks display at the end of the night.
Estimed Cost: $3-3.5 million ç
The actress and her French billionaire tied the knot in romantic Venice. Hayek wore a Balenciaga gown with a traditional veil, and held a bouquet of orchids and stephanotis with crystals. The festivities included a carnival-style masked ball, dinner by Spanish chef José Andrés, and even a performance by Bono!
Cost: $78 million
If you're the daughter of the fourth richest man in the world, expect a six-day bash for over a thousand guests in multiple luxurious settings across France. Vanisha Mittal, daughter of an industrialist billionaire, and her groom, investment banker Amit Bhatia, were treated to a wedding that would make royals jealous. The lavish ceremonies included an engagement party at the Palace of Versailles, a wedding at the 17th century Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, plus a performance by Kylie Minogue and designer gift bags filled with jewels. C'est très magnifique!
Cost: $3 million
Former Beatle Paul McCartney wed model-turned-activist Heather Mills in Ireland, followed by an Indian-themed reception. Over 300 guests, including McCartney's musician buds Ringo Starr, Elton John and Eric Clapton, were treated to a pageant, a vegetarian feast and fireworks.
This is the famous wedding that had Michael Jackson serve as the father of the bride to Taylor at his Neverland Ranch. Liza Minnelli, Eddie Murphy and Nancy Reagan attended Taylor's eighth wedding, this time to construction worker Larry Fortensky, who was 20 years her junior.
Donald Trump spared no expense for his marriage to model Melania Knauss. The bride's Christian Dior gown cost about $100,000, decorated with more than 1,500 hand-stitched crystal rhinestones and pearls. Over 500 guests attended, including Hillary Clinton, Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Rudy Giuliani, Simon Cowell, Barbara Walters and Regis Philbin. An extravagant reception made to look like Versailles was held at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Estate in Palm Beach, where guests snacked on caviar, drank Cristal, and were entrained by Billy Joel and Tony Bennet.
Cost: $2 million
Christina wore an $80,000 Spanish-style Christian Lacroix gown as she said "I do" to Bratman beneath a winter-themed tent with white roses, silver and crystals. One hundred and fifty guests, including Sharon Stone, joined the couple at the Napa Valley's Staglin Family Vineyard.
Soccer superstar David Beckham and "Posh" Spice were treated like royalty at their wedding in a castle near Dublin. The two played king and queen, sitting on red velvet thrones throughout the evening. Victoria wore a tight-fitting silk ivory gown with an incredible 20-foot train, along with a gold, diamond-encrusted crown. Their 250 guests were greeted by trumpeters, entertained by Elton John and watched fireworks at the end of the night.
Cost: $1.5 million
The wedding took place at Scotland's Skibo Castle, where the couple booked all 21 rooms of the estate for guests, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Rupert Everett, Sting and Trudie Styler. Madonna wore a strapless, cream silk gown by Stella McCartney, accessorized with a 1910 diamond tiara once worn by Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco. The pop star and her film director hubby danced the night away with guests in a basement converted into a disco.
Cost: $1.5 million
Golf master Tiger Woods wed Elin Nordegren in 2004 during an uber-exclusive ceremony at the Sandy Lane Resort in Barbados. To ensure privacy, Woods rented the entire hotel and the island's only helicopter charter company. Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley were among the 120 guests who watched the pair exchange vows, followed by a reception with entertainment by Hootie and the Blowfish.
The Oscar-wining actors had some fun with their nuptials, sending invitations featuring invisible ink and holograms to guests including Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson and Michael Caine. When it came to the actual ceremony held at New York's Plaza Hotel, Zeta-Jones showcased her classic beauty in a Christian Lacroix gown and a diamond tiara.
President Clinton's daughter and her longtime bofyfriend wed at the Astor Courts estate in Rhinebeck, NY. Chelsea looked stunning on her wedding day, wearing a Vera Wang wedding gown and surrounded by hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of flowers. Family, friends and even Oprah Winfrey watched as the two lovebirds said "I do" under a beautiful chuppah made out of tree branches and flowers.
Cost: $3.5 million
The Oscar winner and producer wed in New York City's Marble Collegiate Church, and the ceremony was as over-the-top as the price. Guests were treated to a 6-foot, 12-tier wedding cake, entertainment by Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder, and the right to say they saw Michael Jackson as best man with Elizabeth Taylor as maid of honor.
1950s actress Grace Kelly was seen as Hollywood's princess with her award-winning performances and elegance on screen. Then, she became true royalty when she wed Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956. The marriage was dubbed the wedding of the century. Kelly's gown was sewn by 36 seamstresses and was decorated with over 800,000 sequins and 1,500 rhinestones and pearls. The Prince went so far as to create a perfume in honor of his wife, plus put a 12-carat emerald-cut diamond on her finger. Even though the total cost of the wedding is unknown, its safe to say the union of these two was priceless.