When it comes to celebrity weddings, what’s ‘unofficial’ is as much fun as what is ‘official’. Rumour has it that Priyanka and Nick Jonas’ wedding pictures are going to be given exclusively to an international publication for a whopping 18 crores or $2.5 million.
This amount can easily cover the cost of banquets, bling, baaraat, band and baaja. Rumour also has it that one of the ceremonies will be held in Jodphur which means that it will be high on the royal quotient. PeeCee not wanting to be seen far behind bestie Meghan Markle?
Meanwhile with Deepika and Ranveer’s wedding around the corner, all eyes are on Lake Como and Villa De Balbianello. Yes, it is hard to pronounce but if the wedding planners can, so can you. Here the name of ‘The Wedding Filmer’, who has arrived in Lake Como, was subtly announced by ‘The Wedding Filmer’, himself.
Vishal Punjabi who had been behind the camera for Anushka and Virat’s quiet affair under the Tuscan sun has already had ‘exposure’ to Italy. So, he seemed naturally hand picked, like a vineyard grape, to do the same for Deepika and Ranveer. We’re sure that his videos will be a keepsake for the couple.
When your celebrity client has a few million followers on Instragram, just the sight of her in one of your creations is enough PR for you for three years.
So when celebrity brides talk money with their favourite designers, the conversation usually goes something like this:
Bride: Babes so how much is this one? I just love it! Trust me to chose the most expensive lehenga no?
Designer: Oh don’t worry sweetie, just give me the making charges okay? And you can send me back the jewellery two days later, or I’ll have Bala pick it up from mummy when you’re on the honeymoon. By the way I have some dreamy silk boxers for him – on the house of course!
While the above conversation never happened, it is a well known fact that designers seldom ask for the sticker amount for the outfits they give their celebrity brides. While weddings for us are net-net, a loss, a celebrity bride can cover all her costs with an exclusive photo spread on a magazine. And trust us, Priyanka Chopra isn’t the first one to do so and nor will she be the last.