10 Most Expensive Wedding Dresses in the World
It's no secret that weddings are expensive affairs. With the average wedding costing around $30,000 nowadays, many brides and grooms are having to take out huge loans just to fund a single day of their lives.
Despite this, most brides will tell you that the dress is the most important thing about a wedding, and that it's essential to find 'the one'. However, in some cases 'the one' turns out to be eye-wateringly expensive - far more costly than most people's entire weddings! If you're dithering over whether to splash out an extra couple of hundred dollars on your wedding dress, take a look at some of these figures to put it into perspective. After reading this, you'll see that you're actually getting quite a bargain!
10 Catherine Zeta Jones's Wedding Dress
Designer: Christian Lacroix
Valued at: $140,000
Hollywood marriages aren't exactly known for being long-lasting, but Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas have bucked the trend. They were married way back in 2000 and are still together, making this couple one of Hollywood's rare success stories! At their wedding, this Welsh-born actress wore a beautiful gown which was designed by none other than fashion designer extraordinaire Christian Lacroix. Add on the facts that it was custom made and that all the embroidery was done by hand, and you can see why it came with a hefty $140,000 price tag.
9 Gem-studded Wedding Dress
Designer: Huy Vo
Valued at: $155,000
If you can't splash out and bling yourself up on your wedding day, then when can you? Well, how about buying this spectacular wedding dress, which was designed by Huy Vo and displayed in a jewelry store in Hong Kong? It is made with 9,999 carats of all different types of gemstone, including diamonds. Sadly, you'll have to be pretty minted to be able to afford it - it was valued at $155,000. On the upside, at least you won't have to worry about what to do for your 'something blue'!