The most expensive wedding so far, cost around 1 Billion Dollars!
20-year-old bride Khadija Uzhakhova and groom Said Gutseriev were planning their wedding, the words “simple” or “effortless” were never used. The Russian couple was married last weekend, and their wedding is rumored to be a BILLION DOLLAR wedding. Russian businessman Mikhail Gutseriev, the groom’s father, is valued at USD6.2 billion. He made his money in oil and songwriting.
How can you even spend a billion dollars on one night? Let’s break it down for you. First off, entertainment. Guests were treated to live performances by Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias. It hasn’t been confirmed how much they were paid to perform, but you can imagine. Jennifer Lopez was reportedly paid more than $US1 million to perform three songs in 2013 for Turkmenistan’s president, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. And that was three years ago. So if you do the math, it can’t have been cheap. If you think that’s it for entertainment, you’re wrong. They wanted to have something for everyone, so they hired Sting to perform. He was probably paid a fair amount, as well.
The Bride’s wedding dress
Accordingly, the bride wore a head-turning, long-sleeved, bedazzled Elie Saab gown. In case that wasn’t extravagant enough, she held a bejeweled clutch, wore a tiara, and a breathtaking diamond necklace.
The cake was big and not the normal kinda big its—the size of a small apartment— kinda big, elegantly crafted in white and pink. And every inch of the walls were covered in gorgeous flowers. The bridesmaids and groomsmen were dressed in traditional Russian attire in green. The fireworks were extremely elaborate (as you can imagine.) The wedding cars were, well, very expensive.
If you want to see how a billion dollars look like, here’s a video.