Liza Minnelli & David Gest
Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor would find themselves at a wedding again 11 years later, at the wedding of Taylor’s best friend Liza Minnelli. The famously flamboyant actress got married for the fourth time to David Gest in 2002, in a ceremony that cost $3.5 million, or $4.2 million when adjusted for inflation.
The over-the-top wedding included an 850-person guest list that included Donald Trump, Elton John, and Rosie O’Donnell—just to name a few. They reportedly spent an estimated $40,000 on a six-foot, multi-tiered sponge wedding cake, in addition to around $700,000 on flowers. Entertainment was provided by 54 different acts, including Natalie Cole, who sang her father’s “Unforgettable” as Minnelli walked down the aisle.