How much did George and Amal's wedding cost?

How much do you think George and Amal spent on their four-day wedding extravaganza?

$5 million? $12 million?

Wrong. They spent the teeny tiny sum of $1.8 million.

What a bargain! Petty cash. Pocket money. Change from the back of the couch.

People magazine (who are obviously best friends with the newlyweds, judging by the 26 page ‘insider’ spread of photos from the wedding reception) reported that the wedding cost a lot less than all those crazy estimated reports that placed the sum anywhere from $5 million to $12 million.

And contradictory to ‘reports’ that had Amal’s family traditionally covering the cost, apparently chivalrous George footed the whole bill himself.

Here’s some wedding budget maths:

Shut down Venice for four days


Book 85 rooms at the Hotel Cipriani


The Groom’s $5000 Armani suit


The Bride’s $380,000 Oscar de la Renta dress


A cake that looks taller than George and fancier than the Queen


iPods for all the guests



Pfft. Easily afforded.

Here’s photos from the dirt cheap celebration:

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