For all you Sex and the City fans out there, this one's for you!
If you are Carrie Bradshaw's biggest fan (I love her, too), then I know you are tapping your foot and checking your watch for the big release of the Sex and the City movie. Buy your tickets ahead online now! Since the previews and reviews have spread the news that Carrie and Big are to be married in the movie, I thought we could examine the potential cost of their on-screen wedding. The New York Post covered the filming and each detail that went into the wedding scene. If after seeing the film this weekend you are inspired to throw your own Bradshaw-Big wedding, here is what you can expect:
Carrie is wearing a Vivienne Westwood gown. Along with the veil, the price of Carrie's wedding gown starts at $18,000. Average U.S. cost for a wedding gown: $1500
The Christian Dior "Gladiator platforms" Carrie wears for her wedding day cost $770. Interested? You can find them on eLuxury.com. Want them covered in rhinestones? Add another $100.
Bridesmaids, beware. Think $300 is pricey to ask your girlfriends to pay for their dresses? Try $3,000. The Zac Posen dresses that Miranda wears as a bridesmaid costs $5,300 for floor-length, $3,200 for knee-length.
At the wedding, Carrie carries a bouquet of white roses and ranunculus, costing upward of $350 for the single bouquet. Her bridesmaids' bouquets would cost around $200 each.
Want to host your next big event in the same place Carrie does? The reception is held at New York Public Library's Astor Hall and McGraw Rotunda. The price for renting the space starts at $50,000. Don't forget to add on the price of a ceremony space (the library does not allow ceremonies) and transportation to your reception.
Overall, Carrie and Big's Sex and the City wedding would easily cost upward of $1 Million. Compared to the average U.S. wedding cost of $28,732, this event is definitely not one to be missed! Have fun at the movies, and let me know how you like it! I'm seeing it myself Friday!