Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's Wedding Extravaganza Was Expensive, To Say the Least
You've seen the pictures. You know all about the quickie romance and lightning-fast engagement (and that super-sweet bachelorette party), but now that we're all basking in the afterglow of the Nick Jonas-Priyanka Chopra wedding, it's time to do the math. Between three days, multiple events, and all the travel, Brides estimates that the whole affair cost upwards of $500,000.
India's Daily News and Analysis puts the venue as the highest-ticket item. The couple's Christian ceremony took place at the Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, a five-star hotel that used to be an actual royal palace. Jonas and Chopra booked the entire hotel for four nights at $92,000 per night. Oh, and the hotel built a helipad just for the event, so guests could get shuttled to and from the property as quickly as possible.
Catering for the pre-wedding festivities alone cost another $61,000. With parties at the Haldi, Sangeet, and Mehendi. This included the Hindu ceremonies, which, according to the Times of India, had a dance performance, musical events, and traditional touches, like henna. The total? $42,000.
Ralph Lauren custom made the bride and groom's outfits, so there's no putting a price on creations from one of America's most legendary designers. Adding in flights for the guests, the carved wood invites, and all of the other extras, like flowers, snacks, transportation, and fireworks — yes, fireworks — sources put the grand total close to $500,000. Jonas' brother, Joe, has plenty to live up to when he has his own wedding in the upcoming year. But what can top a multi-day Indian extravaganza? Well, his fiancée, Sophie Turner, is a Game of Thrones alumnae, so there's no telling what that ceremony will entail.