A wedding should be a joyous occasion. Committing to the person that you love for the rest of your life is cause for celebration, and you certainly want to be surrounded by your family and friends on this memorable day. Whether you’re in a humble church, a local community center, or even in your own backyard, the purpose of the day is simple – to announce to the world your love for this special person whom you will care for throughout the rest of your life.
Unless you’re rich.
In that case, your wedding takes on an entirely different tone. For rich people, getting married is all about status. Bigger, better, and more expensive is the rule of the day when wealthy people decide to get married. It isn’t good enough to have a meaningful ceremony with family and friends – especially if that one girl you went to high school with got married on a private island with native doves and daily rainbows.
Of course, you can also rule out getting married close to home if you’re rich. A “destination wedding” is a requirement, to make sure all of your friends have to spend thousands of dollars on travel arrangements. After all, if you don’t have to take at least two connecting flights to reach the venue, does the wedding even count?
Below is a list which includes 17 of the priciest wedding venues in the world. If you happen to be invited to any of these glorious locations, be sure to enjoy your stay – because that credit card bill is going to come down hard when it lands in your mailbox.
One & Only Reethi Rah Resort, Maldives
This destination is a wedding and a vacation all in one. The resort is its own island of some 109 acres, meaning seclusion and privacy will be abundant. There are 130 private villas on the island, many of which are found with their own pools along the short of the beautiful blue water. Somewhere in the neighborhood of $6,000 per night might start to sound affordable when you get a look at the scenery – that is, if you have millions in the bank to begin with.