17 of the Most Lavish Weddings of All Time

If you think Donald Trump and Melania Knauss were extravagant when they spent about $1 million on their 2005 nuptials – and they were – theirs was almost subdued compared to other wedding showstoppers.

Still, the 350 guests including Barbara Walters, Regis Philbin, Hillary Clinton (?) and Heidi Klum drank Cristal champagne and ate a seven-tier wedding cake. Billy Joel and Tony Bennett performed.

It sounds like a night to remember, but it has nothing on these completely over-the-top, epitome of extravagant weddings. (And if you think that the amount celebrities spend on their weddings is indicative of how much they love one another, keep in mind that few last more than 10 years.)

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas: $1.5 million

The 2000 wedding of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas included a star-studded guest list (Goldie Hawn, Jack Nicholson and Meg Ryan among them), performances by Jimmy Buffett and Art Garfunkel and a $250,000 Christian Lacroix gown.

While it might seem pricy, it turned out that the couple wasn’t out too much after all. They shrewdly sold the rights to publish the wedding photos to OK! Magazine for $1.4 million.

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