Even people who don't follow the life and times of the rich and famous seem to take an interest when they get married. This year's royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton caught the attention of the world, and three months later as they make their way to Canada and the United States, the hysteria hasn't worn off.
For those getting married in the near future, there may be very few pointers to be gained from these weddings but for those who have a spare $5 million to spend on their wedding, we have some resources to get you started. Below are our top five most expensive weddings of the 21st century. For you numbers-types, we adjusted the amounts for inflation and converted them to American dollars using currency rates from the date of the wedding.
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills [socialitelife.com]
Date: June 11, 2002
Cost: $4.2 Million
This ultra-high dollar event is the most secluded and low profile of our five. Former Beatle, Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, a model who lost a leg in a motorcycle accident, married on June 11, 2002 at Castle Leslie, a secluded luxury castle in Ireland. The 300-person guest list was not disclosed but rumors place all the former Beatles, Bill Clinton, and many heads of state from all over the world. After a ceremony, guests danced on a large dance floor as well as rode in a luxury yacht throughout the event.