When it comes to wedding dresses, some brides like to go big, even going so far as to land spots on the list of the most expensive wedding dresses of all time.
With limitless wedding budgets, starting from price tags in the thousands and working our way up to the millions of dollars, we rounded up the Top 10 most expensive wedding dresses of all time.
10. Jessica Biel Wedding Dress – Price tag — $100,000
Jessica Biel went and wore a pink-and-white gown to her Italian wedding to Justin Timberlake. According to stylist Bobbie Thomas, Biel wedding gown is a pink and white Giambattista Valli dress with a “princess-like silhouette” with a separate frock for the reception.
9. Catherine Zeta-Jones Wedding Dress – Price tag — $140,000
Catherine Zeta-Jones looked divine in her $140,000 Christian Lacroix dress. Catherine’s marriage to Michael Douglas has stood the test of Hollywood time. The pair tied the knot 16 years ago.
8. Elizabeth Taylor Wedding Dress- Sold (at London Auction in 2013 for) — $187,931
Elizabeth Taylor was almost as famous for her many marriages as she was for those violet eyes. Her first wedding gown (out of seven other wedding’s gown) from her 1950 wedding to Conrad “Nicky” Hilton was designed by Helen Rose and sold for $187,931 at a London auction in 2013.
Elizabeth tied the knot with Paris Hilton’s great-uncle on May 6, 1950. In the above photo, she wore a $1,500 satin wedding gown at that time, according to BRIDEfinds. The pair were divorced the following January.
7. Marie-Chantal Miller Wedding Dress – Price tag — $225,000
When Marie-Chantal Miller married Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece in 1995 and became Crown Princess of Greece, it was her Valentino wedding gown that was the talk of the town.
The pearl-encrusted ivory silk dress had a tulip-shaped front and 4.5 meter Chantilly lace train and reportedly cost $225,000. It took four months, 12 different kinds of lace and 25 people to make it.
6. Mariah Carey Wedding Dress – Price tag — $250,000
Mariah Carey and James Packer broke off their engagement, so her wedding dress never got its time to shine on the big day, but the would-have-been gown by Valentino cost $250,000. In overtly dramatic fashion, the singer actually set her gown on fire in one of her music videos after splitting from Packer.
5. Amal Clooney Wedding Dress – Price tag — $380,000
George Clooney and his bride spared no expense when it came to her wedding dress—or their entire $4.6 million nuptials. Ama wearing an off-the-shoulder lace Oscar de la Renta number that cost $380,000.
4. Kate Middleton Wedding Dress – Price tag — $434,000
Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen designed the classic gown for Duchess Kate’s dress from her 2011 wedding to Prince William, complete with long lace sleeves and a full skirt.
3. Kim Kardashian Wedding Dress – Price tag — $500,000
When Kim Kardashian tied the knot in 2014, the bougie bride walked down the aisle in a $500,000 custom-made couture Givenchy gown with long sleeves and a trumpet silhouette and would land her on our list at number 3 for the most expensive wedding dresses of all time.
2. Victoria Swarovski Wedding Dress – Price tag — $1,000,000 (One Million Dollars)
It’s the dress of Victoria Swarovski, a singer and heir to the Swarovski crystal empire. It was a bespoke creation by designer Michael Cinco, featuring 500,000 crystals and a six-metre train. It weighed 100 pounds too, according to Brides.
The dress is rumoured to have cost around $900,000 but others are reporting it to be worth as much as $1 million. The wedding celebrations went on for three days in total and of course, there were lots of Swarovski crystals.
1. Angelababy – $31 Million Wedding – Dress Price tag “Unknown”
Chinese actress and singer Angelababy had a lavish wedding that was estimated to cost $31 million. According to news reports, Angelababy’s custom Dior wedding gown reportedly took five months to complete, and totes seven petticoats, a 10-foot train, and 100 hand-cut Chantilly lace roses.
So, it’s probably a fair assumption that a large chunk of her wedding budget most likely went to her over-the-top dress, landing her at the number one spot on our list for the most expensive wedding dress of all time. Even, Angelababy’s engagement ring was also of high-value with a six-carat diamond engagement ring designed by Chaumet estimated to be worth over $1.5 million.