I have come to realise that there’s nothing like “small wedding”. Weddings are expensive no matter how frugal you are. But when it comes to wedding gowns, many brides consider this to be one of the most important parts of their special day and often spare no expense.
In some cases, many brides luck out and find a great deal on the perfect wedding dress that makes them the centre of attention on their special day. Other brides will go out of their way to ensure they have the perfect dress which can become quite expensive. Then there are celebrity brides and others that have their wedding dress custom made by a notable designer for an unbelievable amount of money.
In this article, we will take a look at some of the most extravagant wedding dresses from around the globe.
#1. The Diamond Wedding Gown – $12 Million
One of the most expensive wedding dresses in the world is made from 150 carats of diamonds at a staggering price of twelve million dollars. The dress was not made for any specific bride and instead, was crafted for a bridal show in 2006 by Renee Strauss with the jewels provided by Martin Katz.
#2. White Gold Diamond Dress by Yumi Katsura – $8.5 Million
The White Gold Diamond Dress by Japanese wedding gown designer Yumi Katsura was considered to be the most expensive wedding dress in the world prior to the introduction of The Diamond Wedding Gown. It is adorned with more than one thousand pearls and has a rare five carat white gold diamond as a centerpiece along with a green diamond of 8.8 carats.
#3. Danasha Luxury Wedding Gown – $1.5 million
The Danasha Luxury Wedding Gown was created by designer Danasha Luxury in partnership with Jad Ghandour at a price of $1.5 million. The gown is quite simple in design but commands a hefty price tag as the result of being crafted from more than 200 grams of 18-karat gold and 75-carats of Belgian diamonds hand-picked in Antwerp.
#4. Peacock Feather Wedding Gown by Vera Wang – $1.5 million
The Peacock Wedding Gown by Vera Wang is far from the conventional white wedding gown and is handcrafted with more than two thousand male peacock feathers. The dress was created in 2009 for the Wedding Expo in Nanjin, China and required 8 craftsmen to stitch the peacock feathers onto the dress. Vera Wang reportedly spent two months finishing this epic wedding gown made from 2,009 peacock feathers.
#5. Sarah Burton Wedding Dress for Kate Middleton- $388,000
Kate Middleton’s wedding dress was created by Sarah Burton, a designer for Alexander McQueen for her wedding to Prince William in 2011 at Westminster Abbey. The gown was elegantly crafted with a nine foot train and adorned with ivory and white satin gazar, English Cluny lace and French Chantilly that gave the gown its delicate and sophisticated look.
#6. Mauro Adami Platinum Wedding Dress – $373,000
The Platinum Wedding Dress by Mauro Adami was created in 2008 and is made of more than 132 feet of fabric in a rich platinum shade. The dress is stitched with authentic silk and platinum thread with an ornate neckline and delicate embroidery at the hemline.
#7. Fiery Red Platinum Wedding Dress – $250,000
The Platinum Wedding Dress made in the Anhui Province of China is crafted of authentic platinum in a fiery red colour and oriental theme. The red oriental pattern consists of exquisite red floral blossoms which are offset with the silver luster which takes this gown to a whole new level when compared to other platinum designs.
#8. Melania Knauss Wedding Gown – $200,000
Designer John Galliano created this masterpiece for Melania Knauss when she wed billionaire Donald Trump. The gown is adorned with more than 1,500 crystal rhinestones and pearls and weighs fifty pounds with a thirteen door train. This required Melania Knauss to stay fit in order to effectively carry the weight of this creation.
#9. 9,999 Carat Gems Wedding Dress – $158,800
The 9,999 Carat Gems Wedding Dress was created in 2007 and was displayed in a store located in the China Province of Shangrao, Jiangxi. This exquisite creation is adorned with more than 10,000 carats of authentic gemstones which were provided by a prominent jewellery designer based in Hong Kong. The wedding dress is made of high quality material however, the amount of gems included in the design are what commands a price tag of more than $158 thousand.
#10. Bach Ngoc Xiem Y’ Wedding Dress – $117,000
The ‘Bach Ngoc Xiem Y’ Wedding Dress was designed for wealthy brides who desire extravagance and is crafted with more than 200 diamonds and more than 95 ruby gemstones. The exquisite fabric is white silk and satin with an overall delicate design. The dress was on display at Hanoi’s Ruby Plaza and was not made with a specific bride in mind. It was last known that the gown is still looking for a buyer that can afford this creation at $117 thousand.