Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Priciest Weddings of 2011

The average couple trimmed their wedding budget by  $1,500 to $26,500- while celebrity weddings set new records for extravagance. 

Prince Albert of Monaco and Olympic Swimmer Charlene Wittstock- $65 Million

Over the Top Expense:
$1 Million for  a barbecue for 8,000  plus dinner for 500 by Chef Alain Ducasse.
US Average for Reception: $12,000

Prince William and Commoner Kate Middleton- $34 Million

Over the Top Expense:
$8,000 for flowers and foliage, including 20-foot maple and hornbeam trees

US Average for flowers: $1,400

TV Star Kim Kardashian and NBA Player Kris Humpries- $6 Million

Over the Top Expense:
$10,000 for Invitations. (Cost of divorce announcement? Free on Twitter.)

US Average for Invites: $600

Courtesy of MoneyMagazine.

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