How Much Would Your Favorite Big-Screen Wedding Really Cost?

Once you get engaged, you start to see wedding movies in a whole new light (did they seriously invite 572 people to the Father of the Bride wedding?!). But no matter what your budget looks like, these on-screen nuptials will help you dream big as you plan your own special day.

Father of the Bride

George Banks might not be pleased about his daughter Annie’s upcoming wedding, but no one can accuse the man of scrimping on the budget! In the movie, George is shocked to find out that it’ll cost him $250 a head — but since this came out in 1991, the price tag for a wedding like this these days is even bigger.

The Look
A similar style from Suzanne Neville could be purchased today for about $4,200, plus $550 more for the veil.

The Venue
Annie’s wedding takes place at her parents’ home in California, so there was no venue fee. However, they still didn’t get off cheap, as renting a tent likely cost $26,000. Add in the cost to rent lighting ($20,000) along with tables, chairs, and linens ($17,000), and you’re looking at one expensive venue fee!

The Décor
The gorgeous white flowers lining the church aisle would cost about $17,000, says Birch. That’s not including the $23,000 they spent making their tent look festive with centerpieces and other flowers.

The Food
With a guest list of 572 people (yikes!), Banks would be looking at about $172,000 just for food.

The Planner 
Add in an extra $25,000 for someone to coordinate all of this craziness, and you’re good to go!

Total cost: $304,750