26 Crazy Expensive Celeb Weddings

$2M? Seems reasonable...

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 4, 2013 11:16 AM CDT

(Newser) – Madonna's $1.5 million wedding to Guy Ritchie seems expensive ... until you compare it to Michael Jordan's recent nuptials, which cost $10 million. Those are just two examples of the 26 crazy expensive celebrity weddings Radar rounded up. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out Radar for the complete list, including one couple who had a six-tier carrot cake as their wedding cake.

Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto: $10 million. This makes their wedding, at least if the reported cost is true, the most expensive one on the list that didn't involve royalty. Some of the money went to a gown encrusted with Swarovski crystals and performances by Usher and Robin Thicke.
Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto: $10 million. This makes their wedding, at least if the reported cost is true, the most expensive one on the list that didn't involve royalty. Some of the money went to...   (AP Photo/JUMP.DC, Joe Buissink)
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel: $6.5 million. This figure makes more sense when you remember their wedding was a week-long extravaganza, including fireworks.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel: $6.5 million. This figure makes more sense when you remember their wedding was a week-long extravaganza, including fireworks.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries: $6 million. How sad that 72 days later, it turned out to be all for nothing... (in case you're interested, a full $2 million of the cost went to flowers).
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries: $6 million. How sad that 72 days later, it turned out to be all for nothing... (in case you're interested, a full $2 million of the cost went to flowers).   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills: $4.2 million. That figure also included fireworks, plus a yacht ride. But the eventual divorce was much more pricey.
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills: $4.2 million. That figure also included fireworks, plus a yacht ride. But the eventual divorce was much more pricey.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: $3.5 million. Seems cheap when you consider Cruise rented a medieval Italian castle for the proceedings, and there were three days of partying beforehand. And, yes, of course, more fireworks.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: $3.5 million. Seems cheap when you consider Cruise rented a medieval Italian castle for the proceedings, and there were three days of partying beforehand. And, yes, of course,...   (AP Photo/Robert Evans, File)
Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault: $3.5 million. First they married in a much less expensive civil ceremony; a couple months later, they did it again at an Italian theater, complete with a carnival-themed masked ball and a performance by Bono.
Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault: $3.5 million. First they married in a much less expensive civil ceremony; a couple months later, they did it again at an Italian theater, complete with a carnival-themed...   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar: $2.5 million. Their wedding festivities lasted eight days and involved two ceremonies; the bride wore a diamond tiara. The Indian portion of the party included ... a cricket match.
Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar: $2.5 million. Their wedding festivities lasted eight days and involved two ceremonies; the bride wore a diamond tiara. The Indian portion of the party included ... a cricket...   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)
Elton John and David Furnish: $2 million. The 600 guests reportedly cost around $2,500 per head.
Elton John and David Furnish: $2 million. The 600 guests reportedly cost around $2,500 per head.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman: $2 million. The cost involved a $3,500-per-night suite for the (briefly) happy couple, who split after six years of marriage.
Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman: $2 million. The cost involved a $3,500-per-night suite for the (briefly) happy couple, who split after six years of marriage.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Madonna and Guy Ritchie: $1.5 million. The Material Girl wore a tiara previously donned by Princess Grace, and they got married at a Scottish castle.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie: $1.5 million. The Material Girl wore a tiara previously donned by Princess Grace, and they got married at a Scottish castle.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
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