Celebrity engagements and weddings serve as great inspiration while preparing for your big day. Why not take some notes (both good and bad) from some of the most talked about celebrity weddings when planning your wedding.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes tied the knot in 2006 in their typical over-the-top fashion. With a lead up to the wedding including Cruise’s couch-jumping feat on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the pair wed in the ultra-romantic location of Odescalchi Castle in Italy.

Boasting several A-list celebrity couples as guests, including David and Victoria Beckham and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, it’s no wonder this couple had an extravagant wedding. Katie’s lingerie alone was rumoured to have cost upwards of $3,000!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

A wedding that attracted attention from all over the world – and quite possibly stopped at least one nation – was the very exuberant wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The most expensive wedding to date – upwards of $40 million dollars – this wedding is one that will go down in history books.


Eva Longoria and Tony Parker

Despite later ending in scandal, Eva Longoria and Tony Parker had one of the most talked about Hollywood weddings. The wedding was a three-day affair that was said to cost over one million dollars – Eva’s gorgeous white gown was rumoured to have cost $75,000 alone.

Donald Trump and Melania Knauss

The nuptial of Donald Trump and Melania Knauss was certainly a no-expense-spared affair. Melania wore a custom-made Christian Dior dress worth $100,000 that stunned her guests, including Hillary Clinton, Simon Cowell and Billy Joel. Offering their guests appetisers of lobster, truffles and caviar, their menu was certainly one of the highlights.

Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer of Monaco

This romance is a story that seems too good to be true. Grace Kelly and the Prince of Monaco became engaged just three days following their initial meeting. Dressed to impress, Grace Kelly’s wedding dress reportedly took six weeks to perfect, and is said to be the inspiration of Kate Middleton’s own lace long-sleeved wedding dress.