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Lavish Wedding

Lavish WeddingHow lavish should your wedding be?

To answer this question, let's first define what we mean by "lavish wedding." The average wedding in the US costs about $30,000, so anything above that could be "lavish" to some, but not in Hollywood.

In Hollywood, a lavish wedding would only start at about $1 million. That's what Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt spent on their 2000 wedding. Eddie Murphy spent double that in today's dollars when he wed Nicole Mitchell in 1993, perhaps after picking up a few tips from attending Elizabeth Taylor's $2 million 1991 nuptial to Larry Fortensky - her eighth to her seventh husband (she married and divorced Richard Burton twice).
In 2002, Paul McCartney spent $3 million to marry Heather Mills, a little less than what Liza Minnelli and David Gest spent across the pond for their nuptial the same year, complete with a 60-piece orchestra and a 12-tier cake. But even that pales when compared to the most lavish wedding in recent years.

In 2004, the Indian steel king Lakshmi Mittal hosted a 5-day, mother-of-all-weddings across Europe for 1,200 guests to witness his daughter, Vanisha Mittal marry Amit Bhatia, a young banker. The receptions were held among other places, the Battle Gallery of Chateau de Versailles (above) in France and the final bill came to $75 million.

So, back to our question - how much should you spend on your wedding?

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