The people at www.bidvine used publicly available information, insider knowledge and wedding service experts to estimate the average cost of a celebrity wedding.
They included guests, food, dresses, cakes, flowers, entertainment and venue hire in their calculations. Below is what they estimate each celebrity couple's wedding to have cost.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel - £ 4,936,584
Beyoncé and Jay Z - £3,190,515
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian - £2,985,801
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin - £2,848,185
Liza Minelli and David Gest - £2,658,160
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills - £2,468,290
Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky - £2,278,423
Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman - £1,518,949
Prince William and Kate Middleton - £ 1,516,243
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes - £1,500,000
Elton John and David Furnish - £1,139,200
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones - £1,137,200
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie - £948,622
David and Victoria Beckham - £674,000
Kate Moss and Jamie Hince - £594,000
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall - £445,400
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen - £399,000
Poppy Delevingne and James Cook - £388,000
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds - £229,000
Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley - £193,000
The wedding experts found that on average, celebrities had spent:
- £39,000 on flowers
- £3,566 on the wedding cake
- £30,304 on the food
- £145,403 on the wedding dress
- £104,119 on the wedding venue
Sohrab Jahanbani, CEO of Bidvine.com, said,
"Since hearing of Pippa Middleton's engagement to hedge fund boss James Matthews, a colleague wondered aloud how much might be spent on the day itself. With access to experts that know the wedding industry inside and out, we thought - why don't we find out how much celebrities typically spend?
"Some of these figures are outrageously high, of course, with celebrities seeking to outdo each other, seemingly. For those without celebrity budgets, we have some incredibly affordable professionals on Bidvine that could make your day perfect - you'll be surprised what you can do with even a third of what A-listers spend on their flowers!"
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