Forbes publishes top 20 most expensive weddings

Forbes magazine has published its first-ever list of the 20 most expensive celebrity weddings. After surveying A-list wedding bashes from over the past 20 years, the top of the list goes to†¦


1- Liza Minelli and David Gest: $3.5m (they divorced the following year)


2- Paul McCartney and Heather Mills’ veggie extravaganza in Co. Monaghan: $3m


3- Arun Nayar and Elizabeth Hurley: $2.5m


4- Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: $2m


5- Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky: $2m


6- Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman: $2m


7- Elton John and David Furnish: $1.5m


8- Catherine Z-Jones and Michael Douglas: $1.5m


9- Tiger Woods and Elin Nordergren: $1.5 m


10- Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell: $1.5m


11- Pierce Brosnan’s Irish wedding to Keely Shaye Smith: $1.5m


12- Madonna and Guy Ritchie: $1.5m


13- Donal Trump and Melania Knauss: $1m


14- Tori Spelling and Charlie Shanian: $1m


15- Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston: $1million


16- The Beckhams Irish fairy-tale show: $800,000


17- Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti: $750,000


18- Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola: $500,000


19- Marc Anthony and Miss Universe Dayanara Torres: $500,000


20- Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban: $250,000


Beware: most expensive doesn’t mean nicest (or happiest)!
40% of the celebrity couples included in the list ended up in separation, proving that the Beatles were right and money can’t buy love. Sir McCartney should have known better!


According to reports, JP McManus paid â‚ ¬3m for his daughter’s wedding in County Limerick last weekend, even though it didn’t make it to the Forbes list†¦


On top of that, McManus’ wedding gift was a multi-million euro home for the newlyweds, where they will settle after coming back from their honeymoon in Costa Rica.