Top 5 Most Expensive Weddings Ever!

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1. Prince Charles & Diana

Also called the ‘Wedding of the Century’, this royal wedding cost around $110 million, a number yet to be beaten. Watched by 750 million people worldwide, the wedding was broadcast in 74 countries. There were 27 wedding cakes in total for the 3500 guests who attended the ceremony. Several years later, this wedding still remains a sensation.

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2. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makotum & Princess Salama

This Arabian wedding cost about $100 million and the wedding was a celebration over a 7-day event. An amphitheatre was built specifically for this purpose to accommodate their 20,000 guests. Guests were flown in on 34 private jets and the couple awarded a bright red Mercedes to the main performer of the wedding!

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3. Vanisha Mittal & Amit Bhatia

She is the daughter of India’s richest man, Lakshmi Mittal. The wedding was estimated at $78 million and was held at the Palace of Versailles, France. Invitations to the guests were on a 20 page silver book that included plane tickets and rooms at a five-star Paris hotel. There were more than 200 different dishes on the menu for the 5-day festivities.

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4. Prince William & Kate Middleton

This royal wedding cost $34 million with the second most expensive dress worth $400,000, worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. Costs mounted with an $80,000 wedding cake and flowers worth $800,000. The Queen also hosted a luncheon for 600 people and 1900 guests were present at the wedding ceremony.

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5. Kim Kardarshian & Kanye West

The wedding cost $30 million and the celebrations lasted for an entire weekend in both France and Italy. Kim wore the most expensive wedding dress, a custom-made gown by Givenchy estimated at $2.1 million. Lana del Rey was paid $2.8 million to sing at their pre-wedding party and there were flowers worth $75,000.

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Be it a wedding in space or a simplistic wedding in your home, collect funds online and make your wedding a grand celebration. Set up a wedding fund on Shareagift to make your dream wedding come true.

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Top 5 Amazing Marriage Proposals

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Everyone seems to complain about how stressful planning a wedding can be but we know that getting the proposal right can be just as hard! This week we have searched high and low for some of the best and most outrageous marriage proposals from across the Internet. Take a look though our top 5 amazing ways people have proposed for some inspiration!

1 – Via The Local Paper

Steve English decided to propose to his girlfriend through the press and made a page, which he slotted into her edition of the Eastern Daily Press. When she got to the page he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.

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The article read “I love you with all my heart. We’ve been with each other for years and my love for you grows more each year. You are a beautiful and caring person and have always been there for me 100% through the bad times. My family adores you and I cannot imagine my life without you in it. Now we are expecting our first child I hope you will say yes and make me the happiest man alive.”

2 – Via Lip Dubbing

Issac Lamb, an actor from Portland, proposed to his girlfriend with the help of 60 friends and family who helped perform an elaborate lip dubbing dance routine whilst she watched out of the back of a moving car. Intrigued? Take a look at the video and see how it all worked.

3 – Via Optimus Prime

This proposal from China saw a man spend over £6000 building a replica of the transformers hero Optimus Prime to impress his girlfriend into marrying him. The replica took just over 10 months to build and was twice the height of a coach.

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4 – Via Film Trailer

Film fan Matt Still decided the best way to propose to his other half was on the big screen. He convinced his girlfriend to go to the cinema with a friend and then arranged for the cinema to play a fake trailer before the movie that had him asking her father for permission and then making his way to the cinema to find her. Check out the video for her amazing reaction.

5 – Via Graffiti

Jeff Gurwin decided to use a mural in New York’s East Village to propose to his girlfriend. With the help of a friend he turned the graffitied mural into an amazing marriage proposal and got down on one knee in front of it to pop the question. Take a look at the timelapse video he took whilst creating the artwork.

If you have recently got engaged and are saving up for a wedding Shareagift is the perfect platform to save for your wedding fund. On the other hand if you are thinking about getting married but are worried about the cost you can use Shareagift to fund anything from the wedding ring to the marriage ceremony. When it comes to weddings Shareagift has you covered, from the marriage gift list to the honeymoon fund we can help you raise cash for anything and everything!

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There are so many things to consider when getting married from the choice of the best man and head bridesmaid to the wedding fund planning, and the DJ or band dilemma. One of the biggest decisions that any couple have to make when planning a wedding is where the ceremony is going to be held. We have chosen our top 5 weirdest wedding locations, which could help to inspire your wedding venue choice.

5 – In Space

It is now possible to make a reservation with Virgin Galactic to get married amongst the stars. Their first ever tourist space flights are available to book now and according to The Daily Mail Richard Branson is keen to be the first man to marry a couple in space. However, if you’re keen to give this a go you best start saving, the full price of $250,000 or £161,381 is to be paid as an up front deposit.

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4 – The Zoo

If you’re both animal lovers what better way to get married than surrounded by lions, tigers and monkeys! This magical setting will not only be amazing for wedding photos but will entertain guests of all ages. Just be weary that your wedding dress may not be in one piece by the end of the day!

3 – Antarctica

With floating hotels, a quaint Russian Orthodox church, snow tipped peaks and oh so many penguins, it is no surprise that many couples have chosen the snowy fields of Antarctica to tie the knot. Just be weary that the guest turn out may not be too great considering that it is miles away from anywhere, is freezing cold and is only accessible by helicopter.

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2 – Shark Tank

If you have ever dreamed of an underwater wedding this is the closest you will get without having to ruin your wedding dress or suit. Many aquariums are now offering wedding packages with the ceremony usually taking place under the glass tunnel so that you can be as close as possible to shark or fish onlookers.

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1 – Transylvania

If you’re looking for more of a gothic or horror themed wedding then Dracula’s castle in Transylvania is the perfect setting for a creepy and memorable ceremony. Commonly known as Bran Castle, you can rent it for 500,000 euros and can invite up to 50 guests.

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If you are saving for a wedding, Shareagift can help you raise cash towards your wedding fund. We have had users collect for all sorts of wedding themed funds including a fund towards planning a bachelor party, planning a hen party, marriage gift list pages and honeymoon funds.

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Get ready to ride the emotional roller-coaster of your life with this list of top 5 Youtube wedding proposals…

The 19:57 From Euston

If you’ve ever ridden on the London Underground, you would know that it is certainly not the stomping ground for romance. But, somehow – with the help of the Adam Street Singers, they’ve managed to set the scene for the most lovely proposal.

Spencer’s Home Depot Marriage Proposal

Whilst thinking he was shopping for lights, Dustin’s day was brightened up by a flash mob proposal. I personally love the awkward looking relatives jigging along.

Card Trick Proposal

Here is a magical marriage proposal. He even went to the lengths of convincing her that he wasn’t interested in marriage a few nights before the occasion!

Childhood Love

A beautiful proposal made special by the fact that these lovebirds have known each other since they were 10! Try not to cry…

Plot Twist Proposal

Finally… I won’t ruin the surprise…

However crazy or ordinary the proposal – they are nevertheless one of the most important parts of someone’s life. Make it that bit more special with Shareagift. After all that, you’d need help with the wedding to match the proposal. For help with planning a wedding take a look at Our Top 5 Sites For A Stress Free Wedding!

You can collect money from friends online towards your wedding fund for the perfect wedding to follow up that perfect proposal!

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Top 5 Sites For A Stress Free Wedding

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According to the Daily Mail planning a wedding is the 9th most stressful experience you can go through in life. To make things a little easier we have come up with a list of 5 of the best sites to help relieve some of the pre-wedding stress. If you need help planning, organising or saving for a wedding these sites which will be right down your alley.

1 – Hitched

This is the ultimate wedding planning website, it allows you to create to do lists to make sure nothing is forgotten, it keeps track of your wedding fund, has a calendar for appointments, has a guest editor tool and can even help you plan where everyone will be sitting. There is also an app available via the Apple and Google Play stores, which lets you keep on top of all your planning on the go.

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2 – Appy Couple

Amongst other features this website allows you to set up an RSVP page. Just get your guests to download the app or log on to the website and they can say whether they will be coming or not. It then collates all the responses and lets you know how many people have accepted the invite. You can also update your event with any news or changes to the wedding, which will be automatically sent to those who have RSVP’d.

3 – The Knot

One of the most stressful decisions that a bride has to make is which wedding dress she is going to wear. The Knot helps make this decision that little bit easier. They offer thousands of wedding dress ideas. With an easy to use filter that lets you categorise dresses by designer, price, dress length, neckline, fabric and many more, you will have found the perfect one in no time! The website also features a number of other search features including bridesmaid dresses, wedding rings and wedding accessories. They also have an app, which is available via the Apple app store.

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4 – Wedding Party

This site allows you to see your wedding from the eyes of your guests! Once your guests have created an account they can upload photos they have taken during the day and the site will put them all together in one place. They arrange the photos so that you get a minute-by-minute timeline of the day from the eyes of your guests. You can also print out free posters and place cards to make sure people know to use it and their app allows guests to upload photos straight from their phone.

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5 – Shareagift

Shareagift allows you to collect money from friends and start saving for a wedding. Whether it be getting money together for a honeymoon gift list, planning a stag do or saving towards your wedding fund we have you sorted every step of the way. Shareagift provides an easy, safe and hassle free way to collect money online to help you with your wedding fund. Head over to our website now and take a look at how we could help you fund the perfect wedding!

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