celebrity weddings Coco Rocha

Daniel Griffiths Photography

So your idea of getting married in style sits somewhere between J-Lo and the Kardashians, or perhaps you fancy a do more like Kate and Will, or Mary and Fred. A celebrity style wedding may set you back a pretty penny, but imagine the ooh's and aah's.

Sometimes all you really want to do is splash the cash, blow the budget and really have the time of your life. And if you've got the bank balance to pull it off - why on earth not?

Total Budget
$ 100,000.00
Attendants Gifts $ 816.69
Bomboniere $ 2,233.38
Bridal Gown $ 9,977.87
Bridesmaids Gowns $ 3,466.77
Civil Celebrant or Chaplain $ 1,533.38
Ceremony Venue $ 1,541.72
Entertainment and musicians
$ 2,250.92
Wedding Night Accommodation $ 1401.27
Flowergirls and Pageboys $ 555.02
Flowers $ 3,466.77
Reception $ 29,982.39
Hair and Make-Up $ 1,217.96
Honeymoon $ 18,500.76
Invitations and other Stationery $ 1,695.90
Shoes & Accessories $ 1,472.99
Groom and Groomsmens Suits $ 2,850.08
Photography / Video $ 9,250.38
Pre-Wedding Beauty Treatments etc $ 770.86
Wedding Bands $ 3,083.46
Wedding Cake $ 1,850.08
Wedding Transport $ 2,081.34

Even better, sophisticated brides can still save money - freeing up more to spend on those all-important Hollywood touches - with a few intelligent ideas, such as those we've pulled together below.

The wedding planner

Wedding planners can be hired at any stage of the planning process. There are wedding producers who literally plan everything with little input from you, full-service wedding co-ordinators, and day-of planners who are literally there on the day to ensure everything runs to plan.

If you allow them, wedding planners can have total creative control over how your whole day unfolds, or they will come to you with ideas and the quotes and you make all the decisions as to what and who you book. When planning large weddings, wedding co-ordinators may save you money and will definitely save you time.

Full service wedding co-ordinators usually charge a flat fee or a percentage of the wedding budget. Fees range widely, well upwards from $5,000 plus expenses.

The wedding cinematographer

Every celebrity wedding needs a good wedding videographer to put you in the spotlight and give you the celebrity status you deserve. This is more than just a wedding video, this is a movie of romance, love, friendship and family. 

Pay hommage to all those who have helped and give your guests a behind the scenes look at your whole day with a Same Day Edit. This short film will be much anticipated by all your guest and feature towards the end of your wedding reception.

Editors Tip:

If you do cave in, blow the budget and buy the wedding dress of your dreams from your favourite designer, then you will be in a great position to recoup some of the cost if you consider selling your wedding gown and accessories soon after the big day.  It's not for everyone but selling while your gear is still relatively new will often fetch a pretty penny particularly if it's by a well known designer!

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