The Most Expensive Wedding Gowns in the World

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Looking for a practical wedding gown? Well, you’ve come to the wrong place!

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These are custom couture gowns designed especially for these brides. When money is no object the sky is the limit. Read on to discover the most expensive wedding gowns in the world.


1. Amal Alamuddin Wedding Dress by Oscar De La Renta

 

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Her wedding to George Clooney was perhaps one of the most talked about social events in 2014. Amal has stated that the tone of the wedding was dreamy and romantic and she wanted her dress to reflect that. The custom wedding dress of handmade chantilly lace, featured an off the shoulder bodice and delicate details such as hand embroidered accents of diamante and pearls.


2.  Kate Middleton’s Wedding Gown by Alexander McQueen

Kate Middleton's Wedding Gown by Alexander McQueen

Sarah Burton, Alexander McQueen’s creative designer, designed Kate Middleton’s wedding gown. Costing $400,000, it used the most luxurious fabrics, like English Cluny lace, French Chantilly, ivory, and white satin.  The lace appliqué was hand-stitched by the Royal School of Needlework.


3. Melania Knauss Wedding Dress by John Galliano

 

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Designer John Galliano created this a custom wedding gown for Melania Knauss’s wedding to controversial billionaire Donald Trump. It is rumored that the gown cost roughly $200,000 dollars and featured a thirteen foot train and hundreds of feet of white duchesse satin.  With over 1,500 crystal rhinestones and pearls adorning the gown, it clocks in at a hefty fifty pounds.


4. Jennifer Aniston’s Wedding Dress by Lawrence Steele

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Jennifer wore a glass-beaded, floor-length, silk-and-satin, low-backed gown designed by Milan based fashion designer, Lawrence Steele. Her Malibu wedding to Brad Pitt cost over 1 million dollars in 2000 and her wedding dress cost a mere $35,000 dollars.


5. Grace Kelly’s Wedding Gown by Helen Rose

Grace Kelly's Wedding Gown by Helen Rose

When Grace Kelly married the Prince of Monaco in 1956, she was fitted by Helen Rose, a costume designer.  The gown, made with 100 yards of fine silk, 25 yards of taffeta, age-old lace, and peau de soie fabric, has a full skirt accentuated by a fitted bodice and a round collar.


6. Chelsea Clinton Wedding Dress by Vera Wang

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Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, married New York hedge fund manager Marc Mezinsky, in 2010. The ceremony cost $3 million dollars and her wedding gown, designed by Vera Wang, is reported to have cost approximately $32,000 dollars.  The strapless dress made of ivory silk organza featured a hand-sewn jewel encrusted waistband and tufted swirls of organza on the skirt.


7. Princess Diana’s Wedding Gown by David and Elizabeth Emanuel

 

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Princess Diana’s iconic wedding dress (when she married Prince Charles) was designed and created by David and Elizabeth Emanuel.  The beautiful gown is made of antique lace and pure ivory silk taffeta, with a 25-foot train.  It is adorned with 10,000 pearls and sequins, manually sewn with gold thread.


8. Nicky Hilton Wedding Dress by Valentino

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Nicky Hilton isn’t royalty and neither is her husband James Rothschild, but details of their wedding would make you think otherwise. Married in the gardens of Kensington Palace in London, Nicky wore a $50,000 custom Valentino couture wedding gown. The delicate floral lace dress featured long sleeves and a high neckline.


9. Victoria Beckham’s Wedding Gown

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In 1999, Victoria Beckham married football star, David Beckham. The strapless design by Vera Wang was a ball gown style  made of champagne satin costing around $100,000.


10. White Gold Wedding Dress by Yumi Katsura

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Yumi Katsura is a Japanese designer who created the White Gold Wedding Dress, costing approximately $8.5 million dollars. This couture gown is  made of silk and satin and embellished with a 5 carat white gold diamond, an 8.8 carat emerald and thousands of high quality pearls.


11.  Catherine Zeta-Jones’ Wedding Gown by Christian Lacroix

Catherine Zeta-Jones' Wedding Gown by Christian Lacroix

Catherine Zeta-Jones gown for her wedding with Michael Douglas in 2000 was designed by Christian Lacroix. The V-neck, sleeveless gown has a 6-foot train, adorned with diamonds that were sewn using silk thread.


12. Jessica Biel Wedding Dress by Giambatista Valli

Jessica Biel married Justin Timberlake in an extravagant Italian wedding ceremony in Puglia, Italy. It is rumored the affair cost close to 6.5 million dollars. Her six figure, custom wedding dress was strapless, made of silk mousseline and silk organza with a a light pink floral motif and ruffles. The veil had a sentimental touch as it was made of  Biel’s heirloom pearls.


13.  Madonna’s Wedding Gown by Stella McCartney

Madonna's Wedding Gown by Stella McCartney

Guy Richie and Madonna married in 2000.  Her fabulous wedding gown cost around $80,000.


14. Nicole Richie Wedding Dress by Marchesa

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When Nicole Richie married her longtime love, Benji Madden, in 2010, she chose Marchesa to design her one of a kind wedding dress. The $20,000 dollar dress had delicate lace sleeves, with the skirt consisting of  more than 100 yards of silk organza tulle, shaped into beautiful petals.


15. Heather Mills’ Wedding Gown

Heather Mills' Wedding Gown

In June 2002, Heather Mills married the legendary Paul McCartney.  Her beautiful gown costs $40,000.


16.  The Diamond Wedding Gown by Renee Strausse and Martin Katz

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Made by Renee Strauss and Martin Katz in 2006, this $12 million wedding gown has 150-carat diamonds as embellishments!  This is currently the most expensive gown in the world.


17. Kim Kardashian Wedding Dress by Givenchy

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Three times is a charm as Kim married Kanye West in a luxe Italian ceremony. Though we’re used to seeing Kim strutting her stuff in tight spandex clothing, her demure and elegant wedding dress by Givenchy cost $400,000.


18. Peacock Wedding Wedding Gown by Vera Wang

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Vera Wang is synonymous to the wedding gown.  Launched in 2009, Vera Wang created a peacock feather wedding gown.  Although not very conventional, this wedding gown is one of her most beautiful creations yet and is worth $1.5 million dollars.


19.  Kim Kardashian Wedding Dress by Vera Wang

Kim Kardashian Wedding Dress by Vera Wang

In her wedding to Kris Humphries in 2011, Kim Kardashian had a total of 3 Vera Wang wedding gowns, costing $25,000 per dress—a total of $75,000!


20. Kim Zolciak Wedding Dress by Baracci

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Former Real Housewife of Atlanta, Kim Zolciak married Atlanta Falcon Kroy Biermann, in 2011. She wore a silver Duchess Satin dress from Baracci. Her dress was embellished with lace, pearls, beads and Swarovski crystals. On an episode of her reality show Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding , she discusses how she was forced to purchase her dream wedding dress used since Baracci had discontinued this particular style.


21.  Tori Spelling Wedding Dress by Badgley Mischka

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Famous for her role on Beverly Hills 90210, Spelling married Charlie Shanian in 2004. For her wedding ceremony, she wore a custom designed Badgley Mischka gown made of silk netting and displaying a floral motif throughout. The cost of her wedding dress was 50,000 dollars.


22. Katie Holmes Wedding Dress by Armani

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Married in 2006 in Odescalchi castle in Rome, Italy, Katie Holmes walked down the aisle in a custom Giorgio Armani gown. The off-the-shoulder gown made of Valenciennes lace was beaded all over with Swarovski crystals.


23. Platinum Wedding Dress By Domo Adami

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$275,000 dollars is all that is needed to purchase this rare silk and platinum thread wedding dress designed by Domo Adami. It features over 40 meters of fabric and is available for purchase from their Milan showroom.


24. Petra Ecclestone Wedding Dress by Vera Wang

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Also married at Odelscalchi castle in Rome, Italy, Petra Ecclestone’s wedding to James Stunt cost a staggering 12 million dollars. Her father footed the bill, unbeknownst to him the final cost of the wedding. To ensure she had a gown fit for the occasion, she enlisted Vera Wang to create a custom dress for her. The price tag? 80,000 dollars.


25. Angelababy Wedding Dress by Dior

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Though she is mainly known in China, we couldn’t ignore the 50 million dollar wedding of Angelababy (born Angela Yeung) to actor, Huang Xiaoming. The bride’s ivory satin organza dress took five months to make  and it features lace embroidery, sheer sleeves, and a 10-foot-long train. While the exact cost of her dress is unknown, we would probably put it in the six figure range.

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