If you have ever been to a wedding, gotten married in the past, paid for a wedding as a parent, or just read about weddings, you will know how expensive they can be. There is a list as long as the Great Wall of China of things that needs to be purchased or forwarded for the important day. If it were not for parents and relatives chipping in, a wedding could be unbearable for the married couple's wallet.
The most expensive item on the list is usually a toss up between the rent for the wedding location and the bride's wedding dress. Yes, wedding gowns are very pricey, and the designers of these gowns know that a woman will pay just about anything for the perfect dress. Some women will even pay more for their dress than an average person would pay for their house. And when you look at the list of the world's most expensive wedding dresses that amount of money will not get you very far.
The most expensive wedding dress in the world is the Diamond Wedding Dress and it costs no less than 12 million dollars. How do you even make a dress that can be valued that high? You place lots, and lots, of diamonds on it. The dress itself hosts 150 carats of diamonds, and seeing that 1 carat diamonds usually cost around 10,000-20.000 dollars, there was plenty of money left for luxurious fabrics. To date the gown has never been worn to an actual wedding, which is quite a waist considering the effort put in to it. The dress was actually a marketing stunt that Martin Katz, a diamond jeweler naturally, and wedding dress designer Renee Strauss did together in a joint venture. The dress has however been displayed all over the world, leaving a trail of jealous brides-to-be who want the dress.
The list of the world's most expensive wedding dresses does not get much more affordable with the second place entry going to a gown made by Yumi Katsura. What is the price for this beautiful dress, featuring over 1000 pearls, and a 5 carat diamond? It "only" costs 8.5 million dollars.
So if you are ever on the receiving end of a wedding dress bill, and think it is outrageously priced, just remember that there are people in the world spending hundreds of times more on their wedding gowns. If that is not a consensus, than possibly clamoring to the fact that it is a once in a life time expense might help.