Wedding Style ♥ Here Comes the Budget: Couples try to Emulate Celebrity Weddings

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Wedding Style, Chilli Blossom

Wedding Style, Chilli Blossom (Image and flowers by Lily & May)

Celebrity weddings are affecting a growing societal trend as couples spend more money now than ever before on their big day according to experts. Following in the footsteps of superstar nuptials, the average couple tries to emulate their own celebrity wedding and are no longer being frugal when it comes to spending money on their big day.

Despite the recession, over the top weddings that offer the wow factor are becoming more popular as Brides and Grooms increase the size of their wedding budget. Event Management specialists Beyond Certainty have found that the cost of getting married has increased over the past decade and couples are splashing out on more lavish weddings.

Jessica Biel in her Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown

Jessica Biel in her Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown

The wedding industry is now worth £10bn and it seems the nation is obsessed with celebrity weddings. In Google’s annual report of the most searched for topics of 2012, celebrity weddings were a highly coveted subject.  The following weddings earned the top ten spots as the most searched for superstar nuptials:

1.)    Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

2.)    Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

3.)    Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

4.)    Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford

5.)    Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin

6.)    Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth

7.)    Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman

8.)    Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

9.)    Cynthia Nixon and Christina Marinoni

10.) Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman

Celebrity weddings in 2011/2012 made headlines worldwide as the rich and famous tied the knot including; Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge, and of course Prince William and Kate Middleton. Many celebrities such as Katie Price, Victoria Beckham and Cheryl Cole are known for having outlandish, expensive weddings. Although the average couple may not make as much money as celebrities, it seems that doesn’t stop people from planning a glamorous wedding inspired by the stars ♥

Finishing touches for the private wedding ceremony of Ryan Reynalds and Blake Lively

Finishing touches for the private wedding ceremony of Ryan Reynalds and Blake Lively

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Published On March 14, 2013 » 706 Views» Celeb crush, event, Wedding Style

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