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5 Of The Most Expensive Bravo Weddings

If you want to see a lavish function held by someone who might not have the cash to cover the price tag, you probably watch Real Housewives. No one throws a luxurious party quite like the ladies who go above and beyond to impress their friends and fans.

The only thing better than a big soireé is an even bigger wedding. You can absolutely count on Bravolebrities to bring the bling and bring the sting that comes with getting the bill. With wedding season on the horizon, let’s look at a few of the most expensive Bravo weddings.

Real Housewives Of New York / Bethenny Frankel

Back in 2010, Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel was pregnant and in love. Fast forward to 2023 and Beth has been in love about 3 or 4 times since she sent Bryn Hoppy’s dad packing. But before Jason Hoppy became enemy number one, he became Bethenny’s husband number two. Luckily for Bethenny, Bravo threw a wedding spinoff her way and maybe handled a bit of the cost.

Bethenny’s Getting Married? captured all the antics as Beth prepared to head to the altar and have a baby. The RHONY spinoff saw Alex McCord and Ramona Singer attending the big event. The ceremony was held at the Four Seasons where the price can shoot as high as $200K. Bethenny had a small event, with only 80 guests in the Pool Room of the venue. Additionally, her dress was gifted, as the engagement announcement brought offers of gown designs for free. The honeymoon for the new couple was also at no charge. At the time, Bethenny said, “I’m paying for guests, and there’s probably some perks that Bravo’s worked out. Any perks that Bravo’s worked out, great!”

In addition to an expensive wedding, she didn’t have to fully fund herself, the photos from Bethenny’s marriage went for upwards of $25K, which sparked a bidding war between media outlets.

Real Housewives Of Atlanta / Eva Marcille

Well, this goes to show just because you don’t have a lot of money doesn’t mean you can’t spend a lot of money. Unfortunately, it also shows sometimes true love doesn’t last forever (see previous entry). Eva Marcille wasn’t on Real Housewives of Atlanta for long, but she did a lot during her tenure. She got married, she had kids, and she took Marlo Hampton for a bus ride that Marlo is still trying to recover from.

When Eva married Michael Sterling (RIP Relationship October 2018 – April 2023) she didn’t intend to spend a whopping $350K on the nuptials. Initially, Eva planned on shelling out between $80 – $100K, which is nothing to sneeze at. The couple also implemented a “No kids, no plus ones, and no ankles” policy at the shindig. According to BET, Eva spent $1,000 per her 235 guests to ensure a good time was had by all. The cost of her flowers was $20K alone. Eva didn’t let financial rumors plague her on this one. Not even NeNe Leakes’ sour puss could take the shine off of Eva’s expensive day.

Real Housewives Of Atlanta / NeNe Leakes

Speaking of Ms. Leakes, her second marriage to Gregg Leakes was also a show-stopper. When the RHOA OG tagged Gregg in for number two, Bravo gifted her a whole spinoff called I Dream of NeNe. This 2013 affair had NeNe in two wedding gowns and a ton of headlines. One of her dresses was rumored to cost about $20K and was encrusted in Swarovski crystals.

The total for NeNe’s joyous occasion clocked in at about $1.8 million. Guests attended the lavish ceremony at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta Hotel. In a twist that surprised almost everyone, in July 2013, NeNe was sued by her wedding planner. TMZ reported the company behind the event planning alleged NeNe didn’t pay her bills in full. Dream Design Weddings wanted over $889,900 from NeNe for their troubles.

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Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills / Lisa Vanderpump And Pandora Vanderpump Todd

We all remember this one. In Season 2 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa Vanderpump’s dreams came true. LVP was thrilled when her only daughter Pandora Vanderpump Todd finally got engaged to Jason Sabo. As soon as Pandy nabbed that ring, Lisa started the planning process. She wanted an extravagant but intimate gathering and brought in Kevin Lee to make it chi-chi-chi. There was an air-conditioned tent with flora and fauna galore. The price of the wedding invites was a whopping $15K and featured a huge box people probably didn’t know what to do with.

Over 200 people attended Pandora and Jason’s event and the total cost was around $1 million. Surprisingly, the gown was a mere $6,000 and included hand-sewn roses with diamonds. I’m sure it comes as no surprise the theme of the afternoon had an obvious pink hue with suspended floral arrangements and flowers encompassing the chandeliers. If you watched the action go down on RHOBH, it was truly a glamorous and romantic little get-together.

Real Housewives Of New Jersey / Teresa Giudice

Here’s an interesting one. It might be for the best, but the total cost of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice’s wedding to Luis Ruelas hasn’t been fully revealed. Because Teresa has had previous large financial issues which resulted in prison, and Luis filed bankruptcy, I’m kind of glad we don’t know what they actually spent on this… lowkey affair. That said, it’s safe to assume because all of Teresa’s fake wedding hair cost $10K, this was probably a VERY expensive afternoon. BTW, the majority of the high hair cost was the $7K worth of human hair and about 1500 bobby pins. That’s not me being sarcastic. Those are legit numbers.

Tre’s dress was designed by Mark Zunino. His gowns go for roughly between $3K and $5K. It featured 300 yards of hand-draped English netting and the train was over 100 inches long. The couple held court at Park Chateau Estate & Gardens in East Brunswick, NJ where wedding packages can reach $350+ per person. About 220 people showed up, but her brother and his wife stayed away. Fun fact; because Ramona Singer leaked Tre’s wedding invites, more security had to be hired which shot up the total cost.


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