Weddings are important events that are meant to commemorate the union of two people in love, but they are also infamously pricey. According to The Knot, the typical American spends about $1,600 on a wedding dress, but the more wealthy you are, the more expensive it is.
In fact, several of the A-list wedding gowns are more expensive than our entire homes. In rare circumstances, they could even purchase a whole residential complex. These well-known figures, ranging from monarchy to Sony artists, spent no money when it came to their ideal outfits.
Designed by: Peter Dundas
Ciara has always regarded Cavalli designer Peter Dundas as a favorite. Dundas was pleased to design the ultimate wedding dress for the pop singer because Ciara serves as a key spokesperson for the company. The dress’s designer was only given four months by Ciara, but he didn’t mind.
He said “healthy pressure” was a “good” thing, as it meant he stuck to his “original…best” idea. The custom-made wedding dress was gorgeous, stretching thirteen feet long. The fairytale dress was matched perfectly by the romantic English countryside location, which Ciara called “magical and perfect.”
Designed by: Carolina Herrera
For her marriage to actor and singer Aaron Lohr, Idina Menzel commissioned Carolina Herrera to create a one-of-a-kind wedding dress. On her social media accounts, the Wicked actress posted numerous images in which she thanked everyone who had contributed to her special day, including the well-known designer.
This off-the-shoulder lace gown by Carolina Herrera features three-quarter sleeves, a thin black band around the waist, and an off-the-shoulder design. A long train that followed her as she walked down the aisle and posed for pictures was the crowning touch. Menzel accessorized the dress with Ricardo Basta jewelry, Jimmy Choo shoes, and a Jennifer Behr headpiece.
Designed by: Valentino
Initially, Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz wed in a quiet, private ceremony that was held distant from the media’s gaze. The supermodel hosted a massive, star-studded second ceremony six months later, and we got to see her in an off-the-shoulder Valentino gown. The couture item was created by the opulent brand’s creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli.
Piccioli claimed that when creating the dress, he was motivated by “lightness” and “romanticism.” The dress had a long ball gown skirt with floral appliques and a big, gauzy veil. According to Piccioli, the dress suited the Project Runway contestant’s “personality.”
Designed by: Ida Sjostedt
Sofia Hellqvist is a real-life princess, thus it stands to reason that her attire would be appropriate for someone of her stature. Ida Sjostedt, a Swedish atelier, created Princess Sofia of Sweden’s gown. The dress featured an empire waist, an open V-neckline, and an A-line shape.
Princess Sofia enhanced the garment with a cathedral-length lace veil, King Carl XVI Gustaf’s dazzling diamond and emerald tiara, and teardrop diamond earrings. Hundreds of visitors from all over the world saw her walk down the aisle while holding a white and orange floral bouquet in her hands.
Designed by: Dior
For her big day, supermodel Miranda Kerr wore a Dior wedding gown. The timeless gown worn by Grace Kelly to wed Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956 served as the model for the haute couture creation. As it was her “dream,” Kerr requested that Dior build her outfit in the hopes that the designers would be “up for it.”
Kerr desired a garment that completely encased her, had a high neck, and long sleeves because she believed these features would evoke “mystery” and “purity.” The whipped butter-colored satin skirt had lilies of the valley embroidery on it.
Designed by: Armani
For her wedding to actor Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger donned two stunning Armani gowns (who also wore an Armani suit). For helping to design a “once in a lifetime garment” for her and a “beautiful suit” for her spouse, the actress expressed her gratitude to Giorgio Armani.
Schwarzenegger’s ceremony outfit was very different from the second, gorgeous reception garment that Armani unveiled. The wedding dress had a tremendous train and was covered in lace details. The reception dress, which had a really silky, fashionable style, was a touch more adventurous.
Designed by: Caroline Herrera
The actress Emmy Rossum claimed that she knew Caroline Herrera would create her wedding dress “as soon as [she] became engaged.” The embroidered, all-white dress had a very long train. The Guggeheim, the location of the wedding, was depicted on the gown.
Herrera claimed that she and Rossum significantly “modified” the muslin garment she was wearing. The actress was a “pleasure to work with,” according to Herrera, since she always knew what would be “chic and timeless.” Rossum’s wedding gown looked gorgeous, so the designer had excellent reason to “implicitly” trust the actress.
Designed by: Oscar de la Renta
For her wedding, Caroline Wozniacki knew she wanted a dress that was both pretty and romantic. Her exquisite dress was created by Oscar de La Renta, and the wedding attire complemented the scene, which appeared to have sprung straight out of a fairytale.
Wozniacki, who wed former professional basketball player David Lee, accessorized her dress with a cathedral-length veil made of tulle. Using Lyon lace, Oscar de la Renta’s outfit was completed. Only the queen of fashion herself, Anna Wintour, assisted Wozniacki in selecting the style. Wozniacki and Wintour had a meeting and exchanged ideas while the editor of Vogue assisted the tennis player in choosing the ideal outfit.
Designed by: Louis Vuitton
Sophie Turner’s stunning wedding dress was created by Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicholas Ghesquiere for her marriage to Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers. The happy pair could be seen smiling and laughing in Instagram pictures from their wedding in the South of France.
Turner wore a stunning outfit, the intricacies of which were clearly apparent. The style featured square shoulders, a V-neckline, and long lace sleeves. The skirt of the dress was voluminous and embroidered to finish. Tulle with floral embroidery and silk gazar were used to make the skirt. The dress had leather satin accents all over it and was worn with a traditional veil. It took 350 hours to make the dress.
10. Jessica Biel
Designed by: Giambattista Valli
In 2012, Justin Timberlake wed actress Jessica Biel, fulfilling a real Hollywood fantasy. The former member of the boy band thought he was going to marry Cameron Diaz at one point, but when that didn’t work out, he found his true love.
The actress from Netflix made the decision to do something a little unusual and commissioned Giambattista Valli to design something exquisite for her wedding. Even though it was somewhat expensive, the end product was a stunning pink ruffled gown that was ideal for their Italian wedding.
Designed by: Leanne Marshall
As a member of the Real Housewives of Atlanta group on Bravo, Kim Zolciak first gained notoriety. Kim was completely open in the series, sharing with the world the ups and downs of parenting, singledom, and finally, falling in love. In 2017, she wed Kroy Biermann in a lovely seaside ceremony.
Being Kim, she wasn’t going to wear a Macy’s off-the-rack item. Instead, she asked designer Leanne Marshall to assist her in making the garment of her dreams. The princess-style ball gown was made at a staggering $58,000.
Designed by: John Galliano
On a beach in the Bahamas, supermodel Cindy Crawford wed Rande Gerber in 1998. Crawford opted for a short slip by John Galliano rather than a big flowing gown, which is frequently a favorite of brides being married on the beach.
She stated that she wanted Gerber “to be enthusiastic” about her as she came down the aisle in order to justify her decision to wear a non-traditional dress. Crawford wanted to make her wedding low-key and private despite her widespread reputation. Crawford informed her stylist she was only “going to a black-and-white” affair, so even she didn’t know what she was going to do with the John Galliano slip dress.
Designed by: Unknown
Fans were thrilled when Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck reconciled after almost two decades apart. A lavish white wedding was not in the cards when Ben proposed to Jen for the second time. Bennifer shocked the world by announcing their marriage in July 2022.
The A-list pair kept things low-key, traveling alone to Las Vegas to get married in front of just two witnesses. Jennifer revealed to her pals that she was sporting a dress from a vintage film and that Ben had chosen his jacket from his wardrobe.
Designed by: Weight Keller for Givenchy
Many compared Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s romance to the unlikely union of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III. The pair hasn’t, unfortunately, had an easy go of it. Their wedding day, however, received the same amount of attention as Prince William and Kate Middleton’s own ceremony.
For her big day, Markle worked with Givenchy designer Weight Keller to produce the ideal understated dress. The reported price was in excess of $147,000, which is a significant sum of money. As with most things involving Meghan, the former Comcast actress’s decision was divisive. Some believed it to be overly basic.
Designed by: Armani
In the popular teen drama Dawson’s Creek, Katie Holmes gained instant notoriety as young Joey Potter. If only the budding actress had known back then that she would eventually wed Hollywood hottie Tom Cruise in 2006 and give birth to Suri.
There are still photos of the memorable day to look back on, even though the partnership as a whole would terminate in 2012. According to reports, the entire event cost $3 million, including $50,000 for Katie’s Armani gown. In the traditional white dress with a straightforward veil and lace accents, the actress appeared happy than ever at the time.