Have you ever watched a celebrity function on your TV and wondered how much that particular dress that the actress is wearing, might have cost actually? Do you secretly dream of owning the wedding wardrobe of a particular actor or actress? Well, Bollywood has always been known for its splendour and extravaganza. Starting from the shows, award functions to the private parties and ceremonies, Bollywood never fails to surprise us or in fact impress us with its great grandeur and pomp. And such has been the case ever since the very beginning of the industry when the stars used to be larger than life personas. This is more so when it comes to the celebrity parties, especially the weddings where the whole occasion comes down to a grand celebration of expensive designer dresses and latest couture and fashion trends. Be it the top names and the big shots or the second rate stars, a wedding ceremony is no less than a star studded occasion where the whole industry almost descends to flaunt their clothing treasures, be it in terms of the latest fashion, the international brands or the price. In fact, the more the brand value of the celebrity or the star, the more expensive and amazing the dresses get. Naturally, a marriage or wedding ceremony in the industry is no doubt a rather huge issue. Here we talk about Most Expensive Wedding Dresses Worn by Bollywood Celebrities:
The lavish grandeur of a bollywood wedding
Apart from the lavish accommodations in the seven star hotels, the most exotic and wide range of cuisines and the jaw dropping venues, the most attractive and exciting of all becomes the dresses and the jewelleries where every single celebrity is out there to outdo the other. The top heroes and heroines of the Bollywood industry, who are known for their keen fashion senses and their knack for dressing up, are on a spree to indulge in their passions. In fact, such is the craze that a number of fashion trends and styles have been known to have born from such occasions and events. The star couples never shy away from spending crores on these gala events and the expensive dresses are very much a part of the whole show. These superstar couples indeed leave no stone unturned to make their union a memorable one, not just for themselves or their friends and family but for the whole industry and for the public, in general.
The Famous and Expensive Weddings
It has been seen time and again, that when it comes to their wedding, very few super star celebrities prefer a small and quite party. Most look to throw a grand one with all their friends and family, including the media and the press.
Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty
The trend of such lavish weddings started long before but was set in motion with the Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra wedding, who spent about Rs 4 crore back then. Her wedding saree with red swarovsky crystals embedded on it, and other ceremonial sarees were all designed by the famous designer Tarun Tahiliani while the groom’s dresses were all done by the designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil. It is rumoured that her wedding saree itself cost her around 50 lakhs! She even went for uncut diamonds and emeralds for her wedding. Her kundan sets and jewelleries were no less eye catching and expensive.
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor
Again, the Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor wedding was a star studded and lavish affair in every sense of the term. A truly royal ceremony, the Pataudi marriage cost them around a big fat Rs 10 crore. The Bolly heroine Kareena Kapoor wore the beautiful and amazing wedding sharara of her mother in law Sharmila Tagore, the former Bollywood leading lady. The five day long nuptial saw an array of fabulous dresses by various internationally acclaimed designers.
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai
The wedding ceremony of the Junior Mr. B, Abhishek Bachchan and the former Miss world and Bollywood actress, Aishwarya Rai, was no less royal with a whooping Rs 6 crore as the total cost and that too quite a few years back. The grand affair was indeed a larger than life event with all the big shots of the country assembling to bless the gorgeous couple. While Aishwarya wore a stunning red and gold zari work saree by designer Neeta Lulla and Sandeep Khosla, Abhishek wore dresses by Kolkata based designer Sharbari Dutta and Mumbai based designers of international fame, kay Sons. The fabric of his golden sherwani was specially woven by traditional weavers from Benaras.
Again, among the most recent weddings, was the one between Arpita Khan, superstar Salman Khan’s sister and Delhi based Businessman, Ayush Sharma where a fantastic amount of Rs 5 crore was spent. The bride chose a vibrant red and gold designer lehenga for her wedding by the designer duo Abu and Sandeep. She even had a series of separate dresses by the designer duo and also by the Kolkata based designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee for the different marriage rituals and the ceremonies. Apart from the exensive dresses, the awesome jewelleries were no less special and costly.
Imran Khan and Avantika Malik
Then there is also the very recent wedding between the current Bollywood heartthrob Imran Khan and his childhood sweetheart Avantika Malik. It was a wonderfully glitzy affair with the total wedding cost amounting to a large Rs. 5.2 crore and Karan Johar being the unofficial wedding planner. Apart from the grand invitation card and the lavish venue, the main focus was on the dresses that the bride and the groom wore which were especially designed by the famous Bollywood designer Manish Malhotra.
The five days of the wedding that include the mehendi ceremony, the sangeet dance performance, the haldi rasm and finally the wedding and the reception, all come with specialised and pre ordered dresses not just for the celebrity couple but also the bridesmaids and the families. The sparkling images and the personas of the star couple and the celebrity guests are rightly contrasted with the expensive diamond and Swarovski gifts they exchange and the expensive designer wears they splurge in. While the top designers like Manish Malhotra, Wendell Rodricks, Tarun Tahiliani etc are hired for the expensive lehengas and sarees, professional photographers of the B town are no less in demand. Reportedly some of the A list actors of Bollywood have been said to spend above 40 to 50 lakhs on a particular wedding saree or lehenga and the average range varies between 10 to 20 lakhs, no less.