Iconic Celebrity Wedding Dresses: How Much Are They Worth?Published on March 30, 2018. Updated April 11, 2019
With millions of dollars at their disposal, it’s no surprise that the stars of Hollywood are able to invest hefty amounts of money in executing the perfect luxury wedding! From glamorous venues on the coast of France to decadent displays of food, many celebrities take all the stops when it comes to their big day. One factor, in particular, that is paid close attention to is the bride’s choice in dress. Kate Middleton’s wedding look was one of the most anticipated in the world while stars like Jessica Biel shocked everyone when they opted for something that strayed from traditional. One thing all these wedding dresses have in common, however, is that many of them cost whopping amounts that some of us can only dream of. Follow along for 18 iconic celebrity wedding dresses and the shocking price tags that go along with them:
18. Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones wowed everyone at her 2000 wedding when she stepped out in a sparkling hand beaded Christian Lacroix gown! The dress featured a V-neckline and a flowing skirt which she accessorized with a tiara to hold her veil in place. She looked as elegant as ever when she stepped out to say “I do” to Michael Douglas, but for a hefty price tag since the timeless number is rumored to have cost a whopping $140,000.
17. Tori Spelling
Tori Spelling looked completely radiant on her wedding day when she stepped out to marry her first husband, Charlie Shanian. The chic Badgley Mischa gown was the epitome of bridal elegance with its delicate cap sleeves and sparkling belt. Although the design was relatively clean and simple when it comes to bridal attire, fans will be shocked to know the gown actually cost $50,000!
16. Victoria Beckham
Although it’s been nearly 20 years since the wedding between former Spice Girl-Victoria Adams and David Beckham in 1999, her wedding dress was undeniably one of the most iconic of all time. The Vera Wang gown featured a timeless ballgown shape and was crafted of champagne-colored silk. The strapless neckline reflected her fashion-forward flare and the crown she wore of her head definitely made this an iconic wedding moment. The one-of-a-kind dress is rumored to have cost in the ballpark of $100,000.
15. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were once one of the most watched Hollywood golden couples when they married back in 2000. The luxurious nuptials was one of the most memorable A-list events of the year and racked up a total price tag of over $1 million dollars. Aniston’s Lawrence Steele dress was definitely one of the most noteworthy investments of the day and the glass-beaded, low back number cost approximately $50,000!
14. Katie Holmes
No one can forget the lavish A-list affair that was Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s 2006 wedding! The couple wed in a 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano just outside Rome. For the big occasion, Holmes wore a striking custom-made Armani number complete with an off-the-shoulder neckline and covered in lace, which is rumored to have cost approximately $50,000!
13. Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera spared no expense for her wedding to Jordan Bratman back in 2005! For the glamorous affair, the pop sensation opted for a Spanish-inspired gown designed by Christian Lacroix. The bodice was relatively simple, but the skirt that was covered in layers of ruffles definitely brought the drama factor. The entire affair is rumored to have cost $2 million dollars with the dress checking in at $30,000 of the total.
12. Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie is definitely one of the most well-dressed women in Hollywood, which is why fans had high expectations for her wedding gown! Richie did not disappoint and stepped out on the big day in 2011 wearing a $20,000 Marchesa gown. The dramatic number featured a lace bodice, a voluminous organza and tulle skirt and a high neckline which is thought to have been inspired by Grace Kelly.
11. Nicky Hilton
Nicky Hilton took inspiration from the Royals when she stepped out wearing this romantic lace Valentino number for her 2015 wedding nuptials! The gown featured a sheer neckline, long sleeves and a full skirt which flowed into a billowing train. Hilton definitely didn’t hold back budget-wise when dress shopping and the lace couture number was rumored to have cost the socialite approximately $75,000!
10. Julianne Hough
Blonde beauty Julianne Hough looked absolutely angelic when she stepped out wearing this sleek Marchesa number to marry hockey player Brooks Laich. The dress was actually one of three that she wore throughout the Lake Coeur d’Alene event and is rumored to have cost $20,000!
9. Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip at Westminister Abbey in 1947. This time period had an entirely different standard when it came to weddings, but the royal dress definitely did not disappoint when it came to embellishment, elegance, and glamour, The ivory silk gown was encrusted with seed pearls and floral embroidery. Although the exact cost is not known, the Netflix series The Crown made an exact replica of the gown and revealed it cost $37,000 to mimic identically.
8. Kim Kardashian
The saying third times the charm could not be truer when it comes to Kim Kardashian’s weddings! Kardashian tied the knot with Kanye West back in 2011 and spared no expense, especially when it came to her dress. The gown was custom designed by Givenchy and featured a sheer back, lace sleeves, and a long, glamorous train. The most shocking feature though? The gown cost a hefty $400,000!
7. Jessica Biel
Fashionista Jessica Biel stepped outside the box with her dress for the night she married Justin Timberlake. The bubblegum pink Giambattista Valli number featured dreamy layers of silk and organza and was complemented by a romantic tulle veil. As much as we love this whimsical gown, we were also quite shocked to discover the gown cost upwards of $100,000.
6. Pippa Middleton
Pippa Middleton arguably had the biggest wedding of the year in 2017, and her stunning lace gown definitely didn’t disappoint! Lace, high-neck dresses have begun a running trend within the royal family and Pippa Middleton followed suit on her big day. The Giles Deacon creation fit her body like a glove, but at a hefty price tag which clocked in at $52,000.
5. Grace Kelly
Many of the current Royals have actually gotten their dress inspiration from Grace Kelly’s ethereal lace wedding gown! The movie star-turned-royal stepped out to marry the Prince of Monaco wearing a timeless Helen Rose design that is still coined as one of the most iconic wedding dresses of all time. Although the wedding took place all the way back in 1956, the dress is estimated to have cost $60,000!
4. Princess Diana
Princess Diana had one of the most extravagant celebrity wedding dresses to date! The look featured a dramatic 25-foot train, hand embroidery, and over 10 000 pearls. While the design is estimated to be worth $12,000 in 1981, it has been valued to be worth nearly $35,000 today.
3. Amal Clooney
Amal Amauddlin looked absolutely stunning on her wedding day to marry George Clooney! The custom-made Alexander McQueen number designed by Sarah Burton featured a delicate off-the-shoulder neckline and Chantilly lace all the way throughout. Clearly, the duo took all the stops when it came to getting Amal dolled up and the dress is rumored to have cost $380,000, a small feat given their $4.6 million dollar wedding budget.
2. Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor was only eighteen when she stepped out to marry Nicky Hilton for what would have been the first of eight weddings to come for Taylor. For the 1950 wedding, the glamorous actress donned a cream-colored, silk satin dress which featured a built-in corset, seed pearls, and a 15-yard satin train. At the time, the dress cost Taylor around $50,000, but it was auctioned off in 2013 for a whopping $188,175.
1. Kate Middleton
Of all the iconic celebrity wedding dresses, Kate Middleton’s elegant gown definitely is one of the most memorable! The Duchess-to-be opted for an original Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton creation and the look featured a romantic V-neck and dainty lace sleeves. The entire royal affair was quite hefty in terms of budget, but the dress itself is rumored to have cost somewhere around $400,000!