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where the Sultan's daughter Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah, 32, married a 29-year-old civil servant. The ongoing week-long celebration is estimated to involve 2,000 guests and will end this Sunday night when the newlyweds are presented at court. The ceremony itself, according to the UK paper The Daily Mail, took place in the Istana Nurul Iman Palace, a 1,700 room palace that's home to the Sultan and his family. The princess's older brother, heir to the throne of Brunei, married in 2004 at a speculated cost of $5 million, reports say, but wedding planner Maya Kalman, founder of Swank Productions in New York City confirmed Yahoo! Shine's suspicion that this wedding might cost much more than that. "The rule of thumb for our average luxury wedding is $1,000 per guest," Kalman says. "I would guesstimate that a no-holds-barred event like this could easily be $15 to $20 million." Those figures include only wedding itself. Additional celebrations throughout the week could be an additional $15 to $20 million, Kalman speculates. --Valerie Isakova

Possibly the most lavish wedding the world has ever seen happened Friday,

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  • sickofpolitics 2012/09/22 13:27:56
    Truely the human species is severely dysfunctional.
    sickofpolitics
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    That money could feed the hungry and shelter the homeless. Why would someone spend that much money on a wedding when there are so many people hurting around the world. Just disgusting!!!!

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  • Jerry 2013/08/10 15:47:57
    Truely the human species is severely dysfunctional.
    Jerry
    The better billionaires donate their wealth, some build spaceships or electric cars ...
    This man has to have hundreds of Rolls Royces and gold everywhere.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/09/22 15:52:48
    Truely the human species is severely dysfunctional.
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    It was probably an arranged marriage.
  • sean 2012/09/22 15:48:39
    Gee and I thought $420.00 was a lot for a weeding dress?
    sean
    +2
    when i weed.. it just costs me around a few dollars for gloves...i didn't know their was a special outfit to weed for women.
  • Bingo's Faddah 2012/09/22 15:08:11
    Is there to spend as they wish
    Bingo's Faddah
    +1
    The way it used to be in the USA was that you get to do what you wish with your money; after taxes of course. I guess maybe it's the same in Brunei. Your post does bring up an interesting issue: Greed.

    I feel that any money one has after paying bills and buying everything you need and want is "extra". Rather than letting it sit in the bank or handing it over to corporations as investments the extra money should be given away. If you don't need it, why not put it where it can do some good?
  • zbacku 2012/09/22 14:52:58
    Is there to spend as they wish
    zbacku
    +2
    One can spend whatever they want. If they have the money, they can spend it any way they please. However, my wedding cost $10 Bucks and I'm still married after 36 years.
  • Jerry zbacku 2013/08/10 15:52:19
    Jerry
    It's not exactly his money. Being absolute monarch, he owns the whole country and it's industries.
    Granted, his subject live well but his lifestyle is way too much compare to them.
  • Sister Jean 2012/09/22 14:21:11
    Is there to spend as they wish
    Sister Jean
    +1
    their $$$$$
  • Rustie 2012/09/22 13:34:17
    Gee and I thought $420.00 was a lot for a weeding dress?
    Rustie
    +2
    That's a lot of money to send your daughter home with a guy that can beat her and rape her anytime he wishes.
  • sickofpolitics 2012/09/22 13:27:56
    Truely the human species is severely dysfunctional.
    sickofpolitics
    +3
    That money could feed the hungry and shelter the homeless. Why would someone spend that much money on a wedding when there are so many people hurting around the world. Just disgusting!!!!
  • Jerry sickofp... 2013/08/10 15:56:37
    Jerry
    I agree. He could be doing something against the Islamic extremists and prove that Islam is a religion of peace.
    Until the "nice" Muslims do that, Islam is not religion of peace.

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