14 celebrity wedding facts that will blow your mind!

Original by Alice Rimes via Wedding Ideas, and supported by Weddingbuy.co.uk.
Known for their lavish lifestyles, celebrities aren't exactly going to simmer down when it comes to their wedding day.

So we decided to sift through some of the best celebrity nuptials and reveal the craziest facts we could find! From the proposal, to the invitations, to the gifts: we think some of them are just showing off...

Jay Z and Beyonce

You better put a ring on it!

Jay Z liked it so he put a ring on it, but it wouldn't have been right popping the question to the diva that is Beyoncé without an 18-carat emerald cut diamond costing around five million dollars, surely?

An expensive taster

Holly Valance and Nick Candy's wedding wasn't known for being the cheapest, and this began from the moment the invitations were made. With each invite reportedly costing around £300, the guests were given a taste of what they were going to get on the actual day - pure luxury.

Rock goddess

Rock chick Avril Lavigne didn't want to be too separated from her notorious goth look on her big day. Her vision was for the wedding to be "over the top", and she certainly made it that with a gloomy-yet-gorgeous red and black colour scheme in a medieval French castle.

Nicole Richie Joel Madden

Real-life luck

Nicole Richie's guest list didn't just stop at friends and family. Her wow factor came in the form of a real-life elephant who made an appearance on the big day. Apparently they're good luck, is anyone tempted?

A large guest list

A slightly more traditional wedding came from Kate and Wills, but we're thinking the number of those that attended might be one of the biggest we've heard of. Think: the huge congregation that filled Westminster Abbey, as well as all of you at home. With an estimated 300 million people watching worldwide, imagine the wedding day nerves!

Lots of flower girls, lots and lots...

Although Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottala aren't together anymore after getting married in 1993, her decision to have no less than 50 flowergirls cannot go unmentioned!

kate moss wedding

Only the best for Ms Moss

You might think that most celebrities have everything they want in life, but apparently Kate Moss was short of crystal ashtrays before her wedding, asking for fourteen of them, at about £240 each, in her gift list.

100-year-old romance

James Righton from the Klaxons splashed out £3,000 for a 100-year-old olive tree as a wedding gift for Keira Knightley. And to top it off, he had their initials and the date of the wedding carved into the bark - what a romantic - and possibly something you could copy?

Crystal-encrust everything!

Jamie O'Hara gave his gorgeous girl Danielle the wedding gift of a crystal-encrusted Bentley costing around £200,000. A bit more glamorous than poor old Keira's olive tree! But which would you prefer?

Family flight packages

Family is an important part of any wedding day and what could be more generous than Wayne and Coleen Rooney splashing out on private planes to get their loved ones there for their big day.

Celine Dion

Go big or go home

Almost being able to be a landing strip for the Rooney's private planes, Celine Dion's bridal attire (including a 20ft train), was certainly attention-grabbing. Her vintage wedding dresses taking 1,000 hours to complete was topped by a headdress weighing, a headache-inducing 7lbs.

A £1,000 slice of cake

With all of those guests, Kate and Wills were going to need a big cake. And the eight-tiered design by Fiona Cairnes did the job perfectly. With one of the 650 pieces being set to fetch around £1,000 at auction, we wonder if anyone actually ate theirs?

beckhams wedding

Cheeky cake toppers

David and Victoria Beckham left nothing to the imagination with their wedding cake, which was topped with nude sculptures of the newlyweds - delicious?!

An army of staff

And who were going to dish out these slices of Posh and Becks, but only the small number of 437 staff? Would you be able to fill that many jobs for your big day?

Have you planned anything for your wedding that might be seen as a bit 'out there'? Why not talk to our brides on the Wedding Ideas Forum about your fun-filled ideas!