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Whenever wedding movies hit 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 movie scenes to see how much it would cost if you wanted to replicate them for your big day.
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!
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 and the 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.
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
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.
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
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.
Lace Embroidered Wedding Dress with Off the 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 Fat Greek 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
The 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.
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.
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
Tell us what your favorite wedding movies are. There’s a chance you can recreate them for your own big day!