September 03, 2014


Though it’s difficult to call it official, the 2004 wedding of Vanisha Mittal, daughter of steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, is considered the most expensive wedding in history. With a final tab of $60 million, the wedding included invitations mailed in silver boxes, rooms at a five-star Paris hotel, and performances by pop singer Kylie Minogue. That final price tag dwarfs another famously expensive wedding, that of British soccer star Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen McLoughlin. The Manchester United star reportedly spent $8 million on their nuptials, which included a chartered flight for friends to Genoa for a masked ball on a yacht valued at well over $100 million. Chelsea Clinton’s 2010 wedding reportedly cost $3 to 5 million.