It must be nice to live outside of the regular economy! Although the average wedding in the Detroit area is just over $28,000, according to Forbes, here are the 20 most expensive weddings.
The 2002 wedding of Liza Minelli and producer David Gest tops the list, with their total wedding budget coming in around 3 million dollars. Their cocktail hour featured a 60-piece orchestra and Tony Bennett. Michael Jackson served as the Best Man as Elizabeth Taylor was the Maid of Honor
Cake has been a part of wedding celebrations since the Roman Empire. Back then, there wasn't even icing, and the common tradition was for the groom to break the bread over the top of the bride's head, to signify his dominance over her!
Many brides today spend an incredible amount of time and effort, in an attempt to make their wedding different, and as unique as possible. But every wedding has many of the same basic elements and traditions: the white dress, the best man/maid of honor, the wedding cake, etc. But where do these traditions come from? This time, we'll look at the Maid of Honor & Bridesmaid.
The Maid of Honor (or Matron of Honor if she is married) originally referred to the female attendant of a queen. Typically it is the bride's closest friend or sister. The tradition of the Maid of Honor (and Bridesmaids) is thought to have originated from Roman law, which required ten witnesses in order to outsmart evil spirits. These evil spirits were believed to be present at all marriage ceremonies. So the Bridesmaids would all dress in identical clothing to the bride and groom, so that the evil spirits would not know who was getting married.
Tom Santilli has been in the Detroit wedding industry since 2002, and in that time has established himself as one of the top in his field. His company, Complete Video Solutions , was named as the #1 Best Wedding Videographer in Detroit by local brides and Channel 4 5 consecutive years, 2010-2014, and was currently inducted into TheKnot.com's "Vendor Hall of Fame." He also has won several awards for his wedding production, and is a member of WEVA (Wedding & Event Videographers Association.) As the Detroit Wedding Examiner, he has helped hundreds of brides with their weddings, with a local knowledge not found anywhere else. Being in the industry for so long, he is an expert in all areas of wedding planning, not just videography. He welcomes your questions, article suggestions, or feedback, and he can be reached