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Top 10 Most Expensive Wedding Dresses In The World

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Anyone planning a wedding can tell you just how expensive it is. Between a venue, providing food, and booking entertainment, you could be looking at thousands of dollars for the big day. Of course, you also have to keep in mind the cost of one of the most important parts of the day, the wedding dress. According to the survey conducted among the Americans, couples spend an average of more than $33,000 on their wedding – and that doesn’t even include the honeymoon. The average spent on the wedding dress is over $1,500.

Although it’s a dress that will only be worn once, it’s one of the most important garments you’ll wear during your lifetime. For celebrities, the cost of a wedding dress often gets to 6 digits, although some are even over $1 million. If you’ve got the cash, you could spend what it would cost to buy a house as you can easily see by taking a look at the world’s most expensive bridal gowns.

Why The Wedding Dresses Are Mostly In Lovely White?

The white wedding gown was started by the Queen Victoria. When she married prince Albert ,she wore a “white silk satin with a lace” gown as her wedding dress. It was 1840. At those times only the red gown was worn by the royals in their wedding. White was considered for mourning .So this wedding dress really shocked the traditionalists. However, her white wedding gown became the popular among women and it became the hot talk of the city. Since then women preferred lovely white gown for their wedding dress..

Now, the things got changed. Many celebrities like Anne Hathway, Gwen Stefani, Jessica Biel and so many other have changed the white color and designed with their own style. Usually women spend a lot of time and money in their wedding especially in the wedding gowns. Now lets see how the millionaires and billionaires spend their millions in most expensive wedding dresses.

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10. Boush Giambattista Valli Haute Worn by Jessica Biel 

The most expensive wedding dresses are always meant to stand out, which includes making them in non-traditional colors. When actress Jessia Biel wed pop star Justin Timberlake in 2012, she wore a $100,000 blush-colored Giambattista Valli Haute Couture number. She said she wanted something feminine, romantic, and different from the rest and Valli definitely hit the mark.

9.John Galliano for Dior Dress Worn by Melania Trump

In 2005, the now-FLOTUS Melania Trump donned a $139,000 dress that had a custom Dior frock with 1,500 embellishments for her opulent Florida wedding. The custom gown reportedly took 500 hours to make and when it was finished it weighed 60 pounds. As the dress was so heavy, it’s understandable that she later changed into a much lighter Vera Wang dress for the reception.

8.Custom Ivory Christian Lacroix Gown Worn by Catherine Zeta-Jones

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones wore a $187,000 Christian Lacroix dress with hand-beaded touches when she wed actor Michael Douglas in 2000. The classic and simple gown showed that less is more, even for the largest budgets. The ivory gown had a flowing Chantilly lace train and we’re sure that every one of the 350 guests, which included Jack Nicholson and Goldie Hawn, were wowed.

7.Platinum Dress Worn by Princess Mary of Denmark

A royal wedding almost guarantees an expensive gown, and the Danish royals are no exception. Platinum is one of the most expensive medals in the world and an important feature on the wedding dress worn by Princess Mary of Denmark in 2004 when she wed the Crown Prince. The dress was not only made with platinum, but it was also adorned with rare crystals and precious stones as one of the most celebrated of all time. It was priced at a mere $250,000.

6.Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen Gown Worn by Kate Middleton

When Catherine Middleton wed Prince William in 2011, she wore a $427,000 gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. It had a full skirt and lace sleeves, paired with a silk tulle veil and nine-foot train. An estimated 23 million viewers tuned in to watch their royal wedding, which is a lot of pressure to get the dress just right. The dress clearly made an impact and still influences wedding dress styles today.

5.Custom Oscar de la Renta Worn by Amal Alamuddin

The British attorney who wed the once-notorious bachelor actor George Clooney wore a custom gown made by Oscar de la Renta. The off-the-shoulder dress had intricate beading, hand embroidery, and pearl detailing along with 14 yards of Chantilly lace. It was the last wedding dress the designer created before he passed away and came at a price tag of $512,000. After the wedding, the dress was even included in an Oscar de la Renta exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX.

4.Riccardo Tisci Designed Custom Givenchy Gown Worn by Kim Kardashian

When many hear about the Kardashians, there’s a good chance they’re expecting eye-catching, not to mention expensive, clothing. In 2014 when reality star Kim Kardashian wed Kanye West in Italy, more than a few were shocked with her conservative dress choice. Designed by Riccardo Tisci, the custom Givenchy haute couture gown came at a price tag of $530,000. It had sheer back panels with long sleeves and a fishtail bottom.

3.Custom Gown with Over 500,000 Crystals Worn by Victoria Swarovski

Not surprisingly, jewelry heiress Victoria Swarovski wore a very sparkly gown filled with crystals – more than 500,000 of them, when she married Munich, Germany entrepreneur Werner Murz in 2017 in Trieste, Italy. Her over one million dollars custom-made gown made a show-stopping appearance. With half a million crystals on the gown, it’s not shocking to learn that the dress reportedly weighed over 100 pounds. In addition to the one-of-a-kind gown, she topped it off with a 26-foot veil.

2.Danasha Luxury Gown Worn on the Runway

As far as we know, as of yet, no bride has worn the $1.5 million Danasha Luxury gown by Jad Ghandour, but it’s surely one of the most expensive dresses that’s ever been made. With such a large price tag, it’s understandable that there aren’t many people who could pull off a gown like this. A true work of art, it contains 250 grams of 18-carat gold and 75 carats of hand-selected Antwerp, Belgium diamonds.

1. Renee Strauss’ Diamond Dress

This one makes the Danasha gown seem cheap by comparison. Said to be the most expensive wedding gown ever made, the $12 million diamond dress was created by Renee Strauss, known for her celebrity client list that’s included Kathy Ireland and Paula Abdul. Many of her dresses have been featured in movies and some of Hollywood’s leading ladies like Hilary Swank and Angelina Jolie. While it’s still for sale, no one seems to be in a hurry to get rid of it as it’s often used at bridal exhibitions.

The everyone of the most expensive wedding dress that is in the list are extremely beautiful and delicate. We update this list every now and then. Because most of our favorite weddings are on the way that may replace even the number 1 spot. So put a bookmark who knows when you visit next time, the list may get a change.