Ten of the most expensive celebrity wedding gowns ever

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Royal bride Kate Middleton spent $400K for her iconic wedding gown, roughly the equivalent of 20 million pesos at current rate.


Always it's the bride, dressed resplendently in white for her momentous date at the altar, who stands out in everyone's memory of a wedding.

Not surprisingly, celebrity brides are known to take pains to have at any price the dress that will make their wedding even more memorable.

Here are the big spenders and their wedding dress tabs:

LOCAL BRIDES

Ruffa Gutierrez: Around half a million pesos


Ruffa Gutierrez and her ex-husband Yilmaz Bektas wedded twice: a Christian wedding in Manila and a Muslim wedding in Turkey.

At their Manila wedding on May 25, 2003, Ruffa concealed her baby bump in a “European-inspired” wedding gown designed by Inno Sotto.

Reportedly, the gown was “priced in the vicinity of half a million pesos.”

Georgina Wilson: P774, 345




Georgina Wilson married Arthur Burnand on April 30, 2016, in a Monique Lhuillier bridal gown from the designer's Fall 2015 collection, The Elizabeth.

Subtly deviating from the immaculate white wedding dress, Georgina's intricately beaded gown in "tonal rose gold" cost P774, 345, a gift from Dra. Vicki Belo.

Heart Evangelista: not less than 1,000,000



Heart Evangelista married Sen. Chiz Escudero in Balesin Island Club on February 15, 2015.

True to her sense of style, Heart encapsulated sophistication with her Grace Kelly-inspired wedding frock.

Dubai-based Filipino designer Ezra took almost six months to complete the gown.

The gown was embellished with “roughly more than 70,000 of different varieties and sizes of Swarovski elements.”

Ezra used “French lace for the lining and tulle fabric on top, added with a Baroque lace embroidered with French sequins.”

In an interview, Ezra told The National, an eight-year-old publication in UAE,  that the base price for his full lace dresses is Dh80,000 or PHP 1,078,246.

Marian Rivera: P2,000,000



What else could be expected from GMA 7's King and Queen of Primetime but a royal wedding.

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Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera tied the knot on December 30, 2014, one of the highly anticipated celebrity weddings in the recent decade.

Marian dazzled from head to toe in her extravagant Michael Cinco wedding dress.

The “off-shoulder ecru-colored gown in French lace, studded with Swarovski crystals, cinched at the waist, and with a ball skirt with a cathedral trainreportedly cost P2 million.

HOLLYWOOD BRIDES

Kim Kardashian: $25,000 (P1,244,662) in 2011 and $500,000 (P19,914,600) in 2014

Never short of drama and excitement in her public life, reality star Kim Kardashian mounted two extravagant weddings for her fans to feast over.

On August 20, 2011, Kim married basketball player Kris Humphries.

She chose to wear three Vera Wang dresses, each costing $25,000 (P1,244,662).

That year, Kim spent around $75,000 (P3,733,987) on her wedding dresses alone.

Kim and Kris separated two months after the costly wedding.


Fast forward to Kim's 2014 wedding with current husband Kanye West.

The bride settled for only one bridal dress this time.

Kim donned a Givenchy gown, designed by Riccardo Tisci, worth $500,000 (P19,914,600).


Jessica Biel: $100,000 (P4,978,650)

Hollywood actress Jessica Biel married multi-millionnaire singer Justin Timberlake on October 19, 2012.

Her wedding gown was not only one of the most expensive, reportedly priced at $100,000 (P4,978,650), but also one of the most unconventional on this list, in bold pink instead of the traditional white.


ROYAL BRIDES

Princess Diana of Wales: $12,000  (P597,438)

Princess Diana married Prince Charles on July 29, 1981.

Her wedding dress became one of the most iconic bridal gowns in recent history with its stunning 25-foot train, hand-embroidered details, and a whopping 10,000 pearls.

Designed by Elizabeth and David Emanuel, the royal gown cost $12,000 (P597,438).

The worth today of the late princess's bridal dress is approximately  $31,000 (P1,543,382).


Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco: $8,000 (P3,376,540)

Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco on April 18, 1956, in a fairy-tale wedding dress created by MGM’s head costume designer, Helen Rose.

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The iconic bridal gown was lavished in “300 yards of antique Belgian lace and 150 yards of silk, taffeta and tulle created by 30 studio seamstresses.”

It originally cost $8,000 (P397,240). Today, it is worth $68,000 (P3,376,540).

Kate Middleton: $400,000 (P19,914,600)

The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton took place on April 29, 2011.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a custom dress designed by English designer Sarah Burton, which seamlessly infused modernity into the traditional make of a royal wedding gown.

The royal bridal gown is said to be an ode to Grace Kelly’s wedding dress with its lace details, silk tulle veil, and nine-foot train.

The Royal Family has not confirmed the claim that Kate's bridal gown had cost $400,000 (P19,914,600).



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