We all would love our wedding day to be truly extravagant but few of us can afford to pick up the tab! Celebrities and the super rich however live in a different world to most of us and have hosted some of the most expensive weddings in the world! Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes for example splashed out $2 million dollars and the wedding entertainment was Andrea Boceilli! $2 million dollars seems insignificant compared to investment banker Amit Bhatia and Vanisha Mittal’s $78 million wedding in 2006 – The most expensive wedding in history!
So who are the most expensive wedding bands and wedding singers? Should you want to engage a celebrity to perform at your wedding you can be sure there will be a hefty price tag attached. Living TV commissioned a poll as part of their Four Weddings series. Stars such as Leona Lewis, Paul McCartney and Jennifer Lopez cost a cool £1 million pounds for a private performance . And they are at the cheaper end of celebrity wedding singers!
A set by George Michael will set you back £1.3 million pounds whereas Christina Aguilera is around the £1.5 million mark! For that kind of money you should expect an exceptional performance. Admirably Elton John sometimes donates his £2 million pound fee to the Elton John AIDS foundation. The most expensive act though is the Rolling Stones. A performance by them is a snip at just £5 million pounds!
At these prices it’s only celebrities and the super rich who can afford such lavish weddings. The dress alone at these types of weddings is more than the typical £21,000 wedding cost. Celebrities though have the added benefit of being able to sell their exclusive pictures to glossy magazines such as OK! to help recoup some of the cost. In the celebrity circle it’s almost a competition to see who can host the most extravagant wedding.
When planning your own wedding it’s unlikely that you can afford such artists. A popular alternative though are tribute acts. This is a much more affordable option and can be almost as good as the real thing. A price tag of £1000 is much more affordable than £1 million! The range of tribute acts is huge. You could choose to have Freddie Mercury strutting his stuff or Bon Jovi rocking the crowd. There are so many options depending on your needs. The level of musicianship good tribute acts have allow you to immerse yourself in the experience and believe you’re in the room with your favourite idol. With the sound, lights and smoke who would know the difference.
If you need advice on the type of tribute act for your event be sure to contact an entertainment agent. Good quality tribute acts rarely disappoint and can be the next best thing. Why shouldn’t you have your favourite band play at your special day – or a least an imitation. You may not have the OK! deal to help pay for it but you can say you partied in style!