The Real Costof Movie Weddings
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Whenever a movie wedding hits the big screen, there’s always the thought of how much it would really cost to recreate. We selected 10 of the most iconic wedding scenes to see how much it would cost if you wanted to replicate them for your big day.

The Hangover

Stu may not remember the special day, but we sure do. You can recreate the iconic shotgun wedding at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas, complete with wax figures as witnesses and souvenir photos. Now all you need is Stu’s grandmother’s ring!

The Hangover

Stu may not remember the special day, but we sure do. You can recreate the iconic shotgun wedding at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas, complete with wax figures as witnesses and souvenir photos. Now all you need is Stu’s grandmother’s ring!

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Venue at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas

$1,500

Yellow Dress and Cowboy Hat with Veil

$24

Four Novelty Powder Blue Suits

$168

High Roller Mugs, Baseball caps and Calendar

$75

Grandmother's Ring

Free

Total Cost

$1,777

Sex andThe City Movie

Although Mr. Big and Carrie’s first attempt marrying at the New York Public Library was unsuccessful, their real elopement was much more meaningful. Their city hall “I do’s,” simple breakfast with close friends and necessary Manolo Blahnik blue satin pumps can easily be recreated for under $2,000.

Sex andThe City Movie

Although Mr. Big and Carrie’s first attempt marrying at the New York Public Library was unsuccessful, their real elopement was much more meaningful. Their city hall “I do’s,” simple breakfast with close friends and necessary Manolo Blahnik blue satin pumps can easily be recreated for under $2,000.

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Marriage License

$35

Ceremony in New York City Hall

$25

Manolo Blahnik Blue Satin Pumps

$965

Vintage Suit Dress

$181

Casual Brunch

$700

Total Cost

$1,906

ForrestGump

Forrest and Jenny’s union was simple, yet meaningful. By tying the knot at home with close family and friends, they cut down on costs and focused on what was truly important—their love for one another.

ForrestGump

Forrest and Jenny’s union was simple, yet meaningful. By tying the knot at home with close family and friends, they cut down on costs and focused on what was truly important—their love for one another.

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Ceremony and Reception at Home

Free

Vintage Wedding Gown

$500

Groom and Ring Bearer Matching Suits

$600

Bouquet, Flower Crown, and Ceremony Flowers

$2,000

Rental Chairs & Wedding Arch

$129

Total Cost

$3,229

Runaway Bride

After running out of her wedding four times, Maggie and Ike finally wed during a private ceremony atop a hill. The simple nuptials can easily be accomplished with an officiant, close friends and of course, two horses for the bride and groom.

Runaway Bride

After running out of her wedding four times, Maggie and Ike finally wed during a private ceremony atop a hill. The simple nuptials can easily be accomplished with an officiant, close friends and of course, two horses for the bride and groom.

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Lace Embroidered Wedding Dress with Offthe Shoulder Capped Sleeve

$4,800

Suit

$500

Wedding Rings

$1,000

Bouquet

$200

Officiant

$500

2 Hour Horse Rental

$200

Total Cost

$5,500

My Big FatGreek Wedding

The Portokalos and Miller families may mesh like apples and oranges, but Toula and Ian's big day truly showed that in the end they're all fruit. Their Toronto wedding can be replicated with the right decor, plenty of flowers and nonstop music.

My Big FatGreek Wedding

The Portokalos and Miller families may mesh like apples and oranges, but Toula and Ian's big day truly showed that in the end they're all fruit. Their Toronto wedding can be replicated with the right decor, plenty of flowers and nonstop music.

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Venue at Ellas Banquet Hall in Toronto

$2,500

Flowers

$4,200

Windsor Briday Wedding Dress

$2,000

Wedding DJ

$2,000

Food and Drink

$15,000

Bottle of Windex

$15

Total Cost

$25,715

I Love You Man

Peter and Zooey’s wedding took on a destination wedding feel at a private estate in Malibu, California. To rent a similar venue, it costs upwards of $22K, but with simple decor and wedding attire, it’s possible to accomplish the same ceremony without breaking the bank.

I Love You Man

Peter and Zooey’s wedding took on a destination wedding feel at a private estate in Malibu, California. To rent a similar venue, it costs upwards of $22K, but with simple decor and wedding attire, it’s possible to accomplish the same ceremony without breaking the bank.

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Private Estate Rental In Malibu

$22,000

Wedding Dress

$350

Orchids and Yellow Calla Lilies

$2,000

Groom and Best Man Band

Free

Officiant

$500

Altar

$1,000

Total Cost

$25,850

The Godfather

You may not be able to rent the Corleone residence, but you can replicate Connie and Carlo’s “I do’s” at a similar Staten Island estate for around $20,000. Just make sure to stock up on wine and hire an engaging live band to truly recreate the extravagant Italian wedding.

The Godfather

You may not be able to rent the Corleone residence, but you can replicate Connie and Carlo’s “I do’s” at a similar Staten Island estate for around $20,000. Just make sure to stock up on wine and hire an engaging live band to truly recreate the extravagant Italian wedding.

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Staten Island Estate Rental

$18,195

20-piece Live Band

$25,000

Hand Sewn Wedding Dress with Trailing Veil

$15,000

Tuxedo

$500

Food and Wine

$10,000

Flowers

$3,200

6 Foot Tall Wedding Cake

$6,000

Total Cost

$30,795

Bridesmaids

Helen couldn’t help but fit in one last surprise at Lillian and Dougie’s wedding—Lillian’s favorite band, Wilson Phillips. While renting out the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is on the lower end of the budget, hiring celebrity talent raises the price tag on this unforgettable wedding.

Bridesmaids

Helen couldn’t help but fit in one last surprise at Lillian and Dougie’s wedding—Lillian’s favorite band, Wilson Phillips. While renting out the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is on the lower end of the budget, hiring celebrity talent raises the price tag on this unforgettable wedding.

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Venue at Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

$1,100

Catering and Rentals

$8,520

Ellie Saab Wedding Dress

$7,000

White Tuxedo

$700

Event Lighting and Neon Sign

$1,500

Entertainment by Wilson Phillips

$75,000

Total Cost

$93,820

Father of the Bride

Annie and Bryan’s wedding might have taken place at home, but that didn’t take away from its extravagance. At $250 per head on the food alone, a wedding of this caliber can easily cost around $200K.

Father of the Bride

Annie and Bryan’s wedding might have taken place at home, but that didn’t take away from its extravagance. At $250 per head on the food alone, a wedding of this caliber can easily cost around $200K.

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Venue

Free

Helen Rose Wedding Dress

$4,300

572 Guests at $250 a Head

$143,000

Rentals, Flowers and Decor

$40,000

Live Band

$8,000

Frank Eggelhoffer Wedding Planner

$4,000

Total Cost

$199,300

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

Who can forget the incredible scene from Bella and Edward’s wedding? According to wedding designer Tammy Polatsek’s interview with the Bridal Guide, it would cost around $300K to recreate the decor of the Cullen wedding.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

Who can forget the incredible scene from Bella and Edward’s wedding? According to wedding designer Tammy Polatsek’s interview with the Bridal Guide, it would cost around $300K to recreate the decor of the Cullen wedding.

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Carolina Herrara Wedding Dress

$6,990

Tuxedo

$600

Flowers and Decor

$300,000

Venue in Squamish, British Columbia

$4,500

Officiant

$500

Total Cost

$312,590