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The often-extravagant nuptials of celebrities are occasions that can cost millions of pounds. With growing interest in Pippa Middleton’s recent engagement, experts at a local services marketplace decided to compare the costs of 20 A-List celebrity weddings.

 

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Using publicly available information and insider knowledge, wedding service experts at a local services marketplace have estimated the cost of the wedding days of the rich and famous. The calculations by www.bidvine.com, which took into consideration the number of guests, include everything from venue hire, food, dresses, cakes, flowers and entertainment.
 
The valuations count only the wedding day itself alongside the cost of travel and accommodation. They do not include honeymoon costs and do not include security costs – otherwise, the estimated £24 million spent on security for Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton would have disproportionately affected the table!
 
The prices range from nearly £5 million for Justin Timberlake’s 2012 wedding Jessica Biel to under £200,000 for director Guy Ritchie’s 2015 at-home wedding to model Jacqui Ainslie.
 Therefore averaging the cost of the twenty celebrity weddings, Bidvine found that A-listers spend £1,602,429 on their special day.

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Here are the ten most expensive A-list celebrity weddings since the turn of the millennium…

 
1.       Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel – £ 4,936,584
2.       Beyoncé and Jay Z – £3,190,515
3.       Kanye West and Kim Kardashian – £2,985,801
4.       George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin – £2,848,185
5.       Liza Minelli and David Gest – £2,658,160
6.       Paul McCartney and Heather Mills – £2,468,290
7.       Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky – £2,278,423
8.       Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman – £1,518,949
9.       Prince William and Kate Middleton – £ 1,516,243
10.     Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes – £1,500,000

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

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Bidvine is a website that makes hiring local, trusted service professionals ridiculously simple. Professionals include wedding caterers, music teachers, English tutors, house painters, photographers, plumbers, personal trainers and many others.
                
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!”

View the full list of the 20 most expensive A-list weddings of the 21st Century!