By Amber Goodhand – Radar News Editor
The average American wedding currently costs about $27,021 but Justin and Jessica’s wedding is estimated to cost $6.5 million, only being beat out by the Royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, estimated at a staggering $34 million.
A close second to Justin and Jessica was the short-lived nuptials of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries‘ showboat wedding in Montecito, Calif. that cost upwards of $6 million, although the family was estimated to have profited nearly $18 million off of it!
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes‘ extravagant 2006 wedding is estimated to have cost about $3.5 million. The couple paid about $50,000 to rent Odescalchi Castle in Lake Bracciano, Italy where guests were treated to over 300 bottles of wine and champagne.
When Sir Elton John married his long-time partner David Furnish in England they were surrounded by 700 guests at about $2,500 per head, putting the lavish wedding at an estimated cost of $1.75 million.
Even Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston didn’t go anywhere near Justin and Jessica’s $6.5 million price tag when they got married in 2000. The one-time couple spent a reported $1 million on their wedding while Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas spent $1.5 million on theirs.
Justin and Jessica tied the knot in southern Italy and the actual ceremony was preceded by a week of festivities for their wedding guests, including bike rides, parties and a fireworks show which greatly raised their wedding cost.
“It’s great to be married, the ceremony was beautiful and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and friends,” Justin and Jessica told People magazine.