It is not necessary to buy the most expensive wedding dress for your special day. And, buying an expensive dress does not guarantee that you will look gorgeous on your wedding day.
But, there is nothing wrong with spending a fortune for a wedding dress as long as you can afford it, and you are happy with it.
We have selected 10 of the most expensive and popular wedding dresses of all time. From the wedding dresses worn by the most famous people to some of the most extreme gowns that marks the wedding history.
Grace Kelly’s Helen Rose Gown
Estimated Cost: US$7266.68, excluding the fee of the designer
Grace Kelly’s dress on her religious ceremony is on our list as one of the most expensive wedding gown in the world. The American actress set the standard for royal weddings in her 1956 marriage to Prince Rainer III of Monaco. The Oscar winner became a true princess that day, and she definitely looked the part.
The dress still looks just as splendid today as it did about many years ago.
The gown took 30 seamstresses at the studio six weeks to make and had a high collar, elegant lace sleeves and a full skirt.
It was made of delicate rose point Brussels lace, which was 125 years old, and a silk faille skirt with three petticoats; a smoothing petticoat, ruffled petticoat, and foundation petticoat.
The Juliet cap that she wore was decorated with seed pearls and orange blossoms. The veil, made of tulle, measured 90 yards. And, the other wedding adornments integrated a small Bible and a bouquet of Lilies of the Valley.
Imperial Pearl Syndicate Wedding Dress
Estimated Cost: $100,000
50+ years ago, the Imperial Pearl Syndicate produced a gown that possessed 100 000 cultured pearls.
The 1950′s most expensive wedding gown weighs approximately 27 pounds, but all the celebrities who have modeled it so far, like Diana Lynn, Nina Foch, Gloria Swanson, and others, state that after about half an hour it weighs much more than that.
The simplicity of the design adds to its beauty. Over a strapless white satin and silk net gown is a ballerina skirt of pearls which has a satin sash and pleated ruffle extending down each side.
Princess Diana’s Wedding Dress
Estimated Cost: Estimated to have cost about £ 151,000
Princess Diana’s Wedding Dress was, one down, hands down the most iconic royal dresses. This antique lace dress is made of ivory silk taffeta. The 25-foot train was a sophisticated eye-catcher along with a 153-yard tulle curtain. This royal masterpiece will always be our most adored bridal gown.
When David and Elizabeth Emanuel designed Diana’s dress, they wanted it to be two things: Something that would go down in history and something that Diana loved. The dress was custom-made and featured a 25-foot train. Diana also had a back-up dress in case her original design was revealed, but thankfully, she didn’t need to wear it.
For more than a decade after her death, her dress was in the hands of her brother, Earl Spencer, who watched over it until Diana’s two sons got older.
Eventually, the gown became part of Prince William and Prince Harry’s trust.
Platinum Red Wedding Dress
Estimated Cost: $250,000
One of the most expensive wedding dresses from China, the Platinum Wedding Dress is literally made of platinum.
dress shows off a fiery red theme with a very oriental design. Its white sheen
adds to its grand luster and appeal, making a
lot of heads turn during its display at a store in China’s Anhui Province.
A wedding dress made of platinum is very uncommon. This fact drives the gowns value to great heights
compared to other designs.
Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress
Estimated Cost: $250,000
Kate’s Alexander McQueen wedding dress was made in collaboration with designer Sarah Burton.
Kate decided to merge royal tradition with her modern sense of style. The lace was crafted at the Royal School of Needlework.
The veil was also created at the Royal School of Needlework and crafted with hand-embroidered flowers.
The gorgeous veil was held in place by a Cartier halo tiara, which was lent to her from Queen Elizabeth, who was gifted it on her 18th birthday.
The back of the most expensive wedding dress was held together by 58 organza-covered buttons and Rouleau loops.
The train was an estimated 8.85 feet long and the back of Kate’s gown included a folded detailing in the back made with ivory and white satin gazar fabric.
Images of roses, thistles, daffodils, and shamrocks were placed on both the bodice and skirt by using a 19th technique called Carrickmacross.
Kim Kardashian’s Givenchy Dress
Estimated Cost: $400,000
Kim Kardashian’s stunning Givenchy Wedding Gown was designed by her friend Riccardo Tisci for her nuptial in Florence, Italy.
The gown is surely one of the most expensive wedding dresses in the world with its long-sleeved lace and sheer-inset Givenchy gown.
Kim’s matching silk veil and flawlessly parted hair finished her elegant and fashion-forward look.
Danasha Luxury Gown
Estimated Cost: $1.5 Million
The Danasha Luxury Gown is a sparkling piece of haute couture designed only for Danasha Luxury by Jad Ghandour.
This is one of the most expensive wedding gown which merges the most glamorous materials, together with an exceptional fabric and style that has been customized to apply complementary diamonds and gold.
Peacock Feather Wedding Dress
Estimated Cost: $1.5 Million
The Peacock Feather Wedding Dress is really an incredible and one of the most expensive wedding dresses that you can see.
The Peacock feather wedding dress has been hand sewn from 2,009 pieces of peacock feathers. And, it took about eight months for 8 creators to complete the gown. The dress was unveiled at the wedding expo held in the capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province, Nanjing.
Yumi Katsura’s White Gold Dress
Estimated Cost: $ 8.5 Million
Yumi Katsura is a Japanese designer who fashioned this $8.5 wedding dress in 2006. Made from silk-satin and embellished with zari-embroidery handiwork, the dress is decorated with 1,000 pearls, a green 8.8 carat diamond emblem, and a 5 carat white gold diamond, one of the two existing in the world.
For a few months, this gown reigned as the most expensive wedding dress in the world.
Diamond Wedding Gown
Estimated Cost: $12.2 million
This dazzling and stunning look was planned by two charming designers Martin Katz and Renee Strauss.
Renee Strauss is known for her popular bridal salon in Beverly Hills. Her wares have been featured in Hollywood productions like General Hospital, He’s Just Not That Into You, Because I Said So, and Coyote Ugly. Her teammate in this effort, Martin Katz, is also famous in Beverly Hills as a designer and jeweler. His creations have been worn by leading Hollywood ladies such as Angelina Jolie, Hilary Swank, Carrie Mulligan, and Claire Daines.
The wedding gown consists of close to 150 carats of diamonds that were decorated into it with the help of lace.
The cost of this gown is about $12.2 million, making it one of the most expensive wedding dresses in the entire world.
Should your wedding dress be expensive?
Is an inexpensive wedding dress less special than an expensive one?
Wedding dresses have long been a symbol of a woman’s social status. But, whether you have a huge budget or a little budget, you deserve to feel special in your wedding dress.
Remember, even the most expensive wedding dress does not guarantee you a unique gown, so as long as the dress makes you feel like royalty it shouldn’t matter how much it cost.