Bella Edwards Twilightwedding Numbers
We're just going to say it — recreating the wedding in ' The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 ' is easier said than done.
For starters, not every bride and groom are as gorgeous (and skinny) as Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Secondly, and more importantly, most people don't have the Cullens' endless cash flow accumulated over centuries and centuries. Sadly, the average 'Twilight' fan hasn't had that many years to save for a wedding.
Still, we were curious what it would take, so we asked wedding planner Rebecca Joyce from Just About Married to help us break down the 'Breaking Dawn' nuptials by the number and approximate the Cullens' budget (assuming they had 100 guests).
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The Dress: Custom Carolina Herrera gowns start at ,000. (Before you totally hyperventilate with sticker shock, remember that you can get the official replica by Alfred Angelo for only 9).
The Veil: 0
The Headpiece: The diamond and sapphire clip Renee and Charlie give Bella on her wedding day is a family heirloom and is therefore priceless. (However, you can pick up a precious stone-free replica at Hot Topic for ).
The Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Swan Embellished Satin Pumps, ,295 at Neiman Marcus .
Hair & Makeup: Free. Bridesmaids (and future sisters-in-law) Alice and Rosalie did the honors.
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The Invitations: ,125. Connor Fine Engraver & Stationer designed the invites for the movie. Each envelope is hand-addressed and finished with a silver tissue lining and wax seal. According to The Hollywood Reporter , this starts at apiece (and you always want to order 125 percent of your ideal number of guests).
The Venue: Holding the ceremony and reception in the Cullens' backyard saved the gang a pretty penny.
The Officiant: 0
Flowers: ,000 to ,000 would cover the vast and opulent flowers, 'as well as the supporting structures, installation and labor costs,' Joyce says. Keep in mind the white blooms covered the entire altar, the aisle and created a canopy over the entire event. No way Emmett could handle all of that.
Bridal Bouquet: 0
Custom-Made Benches: ,000. 'It looks like they seat only four people each, and would cost about 0 per bench to make,' Joyce explains.
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The Band: ,000, assuming they played as guests arrived and throughout the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. This also includes the cost of having a wedding band learn Iron and Wine's 'Flightless Bird, American Mouth' for the first dance.
The Food: ,000. Even though they're not human, we're sure the Cullens wouldn't miss a beat and would serve the finest gourmet meal available in Forks. Figure the 0 per vampire went to a blood bank in an effort to avoid them dining on the other guests.
Table Linens and Other Rentals: ,000.
The Drinks: ,000. Charlie Swan makes a reference to expensive champagne, so we figured on two cases of either Dom Perignon or Veuve Cliquot. Given that most of the guests were underage (or at least 'underage') or preferred something of a richer hue, that should cover the bar.
The Cake: ,000.
Outdoor Dance Floor: ,000, also includes lighting.
The Grand Total: 7,448
See more from the wedding, honeymoon and throughout the film in our 'Breaking Dawn' edition of Get the Goods.