Top 10 Bridezilla Weddings of the Decade

Posted by on 30 Dec, 2009

We’re on the brink of a new decade! During the last ten years, we’ve seen some of the most extravagant weddings ever. Before the clock strikes midnight and a new year begins, let’s take a look back at the best bridezilla weddings of the decade.

10. Star Jones

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The ultimate bridezilla got her 2004 wedding to Al Reynolds sponsored by plugging products on The View. How tacky. Three years later, she divorced because she was “tired of footing the bill.” Um….

9. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise

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Katie Holmes isn’t the bridezilla, it’s Tom Cruise. Long ago, we gave him the title of biggest bridezilla of all time because of his Napoleon complex and control issues. Katie can’t even wear heels! His couch jumping proclamation of love started it all. TomKat got their storybook ending with a grand $2 million dollar wedding in Lake Bracciano, Italy. The couple spent $180,000 on wine and champagne. Groan.

8. Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey


Only a detail-oriented bridezilla could pull off this fairytale wedding. Simpson had to be one of those girls who carried a wedding binder around in high-school. To add to her bridezilla street cred, Simpson wrote a book about having a celebrity-style wedding on a budget, titled I Do: Achieving Your Dream Wedding. (There was nothing “cheap” at her wedding, except for Lachey) The couple divorced a few years later.

7. Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar

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Hurley was rumored to have worn 13 different dresses at her $2.5 million dollar wedding to Arun Nayar. More than two dresses makes you a bridezilla in our book.

6. Speidi

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One Hollywood name, two weddings, countless reality shows. Need we say more? There’s no question in our minds that Speidi is one of the biggest bridezillas of the decade, after all, in 2008 we awarded Spencer bridezilla of the year. But who’s the bigger bridezilla, Spencer or Heidi?

5. Melania Knauss and Donald Trump

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Donald Trump does everything big, so it’s no surprise that he went for the big bridezilla wedding. The couple spent a whopping $500,000 on flowers that likely wilted days later. Try and Trump that.

4. Madonna and Guy Ritchie

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Madonna and Guy Ritchie had a $1.5 million dollar wedding in the year 2000 at Skibo Castle in Scotland. Always the trend setter, after Madonna’s Scottish soiree, castle weddings were en vogue. The couple divorced in 2008.

3. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

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Remember how much everyone adored Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt? Their wedding was a lavish $1 million dollar Hollywood soiree with champagne and lobster. The star-studded guest list included Cameron Diaz and Courteney Cox. Sadly, America’s favorite couple divorced in 2006.

2. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

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They spent $100,000 on mouth watering Godiva Chocolate wedding favors and he proposed with a 10-carat marquise diamond. On their wedding day, the Mumbles in Swansea, Catherine’s birthplace lined the streets with flags and banners. You know you’re a bridezilla if your hometown has a small parade for your wedding!

1. Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

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$1.5 million dollar wedding in 2004. A reception featuring entertainment by Hootie and the Blowfish. A massive fireworks display and a-list celebrity guests. What happened during the vows that lead to Woods cheating with nasty diner waitresses five years later? Money can’t buy true love!

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  1. On 03 Jan, 2010, hope chests said:

    I love the list! But what I noticed is that some ended up separated. It is not really about the wedding but it is all about the marriage!

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  2. On 04 Jan, 2010, wedding photographers in Orlando said:

    Those are some very expensive weddings, where does it all go to

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  3. On 06 Jan, 2010, John's Wedding Ring said:

    It feels nice to see the couples…Sadly some of them are separated with time.. Rightly said “money can not buy everything at least not love

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  4. On 21 Jan, 2010, Leslie Jenkins said:

    Amanda,
    I loved this post so much. Goof to see Tiger Woods made it into your website ;-) I think you should add a link to it from bridetide.com. Could bring in some new faces to this website.
    Let me get straight to the point here, friends of mine at Exclusively Weddings said if I ever ran into a quality wedding related website (like this one) to ask if they might be interested in accepting some type of sponsorship? Is it possible to have them listed in the navigation? How much do you charge for something like that? What kind of monthly traffic are you running? Can they just get a simple text link in your navigation instead? (blah…blah…questions they wanted me to ask can be boring can’t they?)
    On a personal note, I am also interested in exchanging blog links with you on your blog. How would you like your blog listed on my wedding blogroll? I can probably get you added within a day or two if interested under any text you wish.
    Look forward to hearing back from you either way and keep up the great posts!!

    Sincerely,
    Leslie Jenkins
    Editor

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  5. On 19 Nov, 2011, David Edwards said:

    Hmm … want another candidate for a Bridezilla wedding of the decade? Ty this one:

    http://expensive111.blogspot.com/2011/04/worlds-most-expensive-wedding-of.html

    Vanisha Mittal, daughter of Indian tycoon Lakshmi Mittal. Want to know how much her wedding cost? Try $78 million. That’s right, her wedding cost as much as a medium sized hospital here in the UK. The wine bill alone ran to $1.5 million. There are entire African countries that have a smaller GDP than this.

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