12 Celebrity Wedding Dresses With The Heftiest Price Tags

If you've chosen a wedding dress in the past or plan to do so in the future, you likely know that there are a few different aspects to consider that all factor into the cost. Along with the fabric that is used and embellishments that are added, the price of the dress will change based on the designer who created the dress, as well as any necessary alterations, according to Brides. All those details considered, a typical person in the United States pays about $1,600 for a wedding dress, although the price tends to range anywhere from $500 to $4,000.

Of course, that's what a typical person pays for a wedding dress. When it comes to the rich and famous, they tend to pay a lot more — just consider how expensive royal wedding dresses have been in the past (hint: many brides could trade in their gowns for a luxury sports car). Granted, that's because, along with opting for gowns that use the best materials and are made individually by incredibly skilled hands, they are also often custom-designed and feature as many pricey personalizations and costly touches as the star desires.

Are these gowns worth the money? Well, you can decide while checking out some of the most expensive celebrity wedding dresses that have ever been worn down the aisle.

1. Julianne Hough's wedding dress was sheer beauty

When Julianne Hough married Brooks Laich in 2017, she wore two very different wedding dresses. Hough's ceremony gown was a more traditional option while the other Marchesa design featured a shorter, fitted section as well as lengths of sheer fabric that showed off quite a bit more of her body. The unique bridal look was reportedly worth $20,000, per E! News.

2. Paris Hilton's dress was inspired by a royal gown

Paris Hilton married entrepreneur Carter Milliken Reum in November 2021 and certainly seemed to be determined to make her lavish wedding an event to remember. That included wearing an Oscar De La Renta wedding dress that cost $25,000 and was inspired by the gown worn by Grace Kelly during her royal wedding back in the '50s.

3. Jessica Simpson sparkled in her wedding gown

When Jessica Simpson married former professional football player Eric Johnson in 2014, the pair spent $1.4 million on their wedding. According to E! News, $30,000 of that rather large budget went towards the singer's Carolina Herrera dress which absolutely sparkled along with the bride's radiantly happy smile.

4. Kim Kardashian had three top-dollar wedding dresses

Back in 2011, Kim Kardashian married former NBA player Kris Humphries and wore not one, not two, but three wedding dresses on the big day. All stunning Vera Wang creations, they each cost $25,000, putting the total of her gowns at a pricey $75,000.

5. Nicky Hilton's wedding dress cost more than her sister's gown

Before Paris Hilton wore a $25,000 wedding dress, her sister, Nicky Hilton, wed James Rothchild in 2015 in her own gorgeous — and much more expensive — gown. Wearing a Valentino dress that cost $77,000, per Us Weekly, it, unfortunately, got stuck on a car wheel on the way to the ceremony.

6. Princess Eugenie was a regal bride

Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank in October 2018 while wearing a Peter Pilotto dress that had a distinct V-neck, an open back that showed off her scoliosis scar, and a long train. She paired the dress — which cost around $260,000, according to The Knot — with a super-expensive emerald tiara borrowed from the queen.

7. Meghan Markle's bridal look was understated elegance

When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were married in May 2018, a few months before Princess Eugenie tied the knot, the bride opted for a Givenchy dress which was designed by Clare Waight Keller. The simple yet stunning boatneck gown cost around $265,000, according to Vanity Fair.

8. Kate Middleton's wedding dress was royally expensive

Sarah Burton was the designer behind the $434,000 Alexander McQueen dress that Kate Middleton wore when she married Prince William in 2011, according to Business Insider. Along with the stunning gown with lace that covered both her shoulders and arms, Kate wore a delicate veil and another of the queen's incredible tiaras, per The Knot.

9. Princess Diana's dress takes the royal wedding cake

Princess Diana married Prince Charles in 1981 wearing a dress that was longer, puffier, and more embellished than the dresses worn by modern royals. It was also more expensive. While it would have been worth around £90,000, per Harper's Bazaar, it would now be in the range of £347,260 or $448,572.

10. Kim Kardashian's wedding dress cost a fair fortune

Kim Kardashian's 2014 wedding to her now-ex Kanye West was an extravagant $12 million affair, according to The Daily Mail. The event included her custom-made Givenchy dress which cost a staggering $500,000. That's right, half a million dollars just for the dress!

11. Grace Kelly's wedding dress inspired countless others

Back in 1956, Hollywood star Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Even back then, her now-iconic Helen Rose silk and lace wedding dress — the one that inspired Paris Hilton's gown and countless others — cost around $65,200, which would now make it worth around $623,000, according to The Knot.

12. Serena Williams' wedding dress was worth a Grand Slam prize

When Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian married in 2017, she wore three wedding dresses, one of which was designed by Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton, the same woman who had created Kate Middleton's gown, per Hello! A ballgown that was sleeveless but paired with a sheer cape, the incredible ensemble cost $3.5 million. "I felt like a princess and superwoman all at once," Williams wrote on Instagram of Burton's stunning gown. With a price tag making her dress the most expensive wedding gown of all time, there's no question why Williams felt like royalty on her big day!