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What the Sex and the City Wedding Really Cost

The Sex and the City reboot has got us feeling nostalgic so we look back at Carrie and Big’s wedding cost as well as other movie weddings and TV show wedding ceremonies to see how much they would have actually cost in real life…

Ever wondered how much iconic movie weddings would cost in real life? Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big would splash out the most cash, but it would take Monica and Chandler from Friends the longest time to pay off their big day. 

 

New research by F. Hinds calculates how much elements of iconic TV and weddings in film would cost in the real life, as well as how much time it would take the happy couple to pay off the full amount, based on their salary and realistic monthly contributions to a wedding fund. 

Movie Weddings

Sex & the City Wedding: How much Carrie and Big’s Wedding Really Cost

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When it comes to movie weddings, the Sex and the City movie tops the list in terms of cost. Unsurprisingly, Sex and the City financier John James Preston (better known as Mr. Big) and successful author and fashion icon Carrie Bradshaw would have the largest wedding day bill overall. Their wedding day would cost a whopping $181,365 (£130,900) in the real world, a massive amount considering Big ended up leaving Carrie at the altar the first time around. 

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TV Show Weddings

Friends Wedding: How Much Monica and Chandler’s Wedding Really Cost

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Friends’ Monica and Chandler would have spent $62,950 (£45,434) on their wedding day at the Pierre Hotel in NYC. Despite their seemingly normal lifestyle, the two would definitely be able to afford it in real life, with a combined salary of $180,000 (£129,879) for their Data Analyst and Head Chef jobs. However, their wedding would take the longest time to get paid off based on a realistic wedding fund monthly contribution of $2,498 (£1,800) for two years. 

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Brooklyn 99 Wedding: How Much Jake and Amy’s Wedding Really Cost

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The research shows Brooklyn 99’s Jake and Amy would have the least expensive wedding overall, with the total cost coming out at a mere $876 (£632.25). This is due to them having to get married at the police precinct after a criminal planted a bomb in their venue. They also managed to get a full refund through wedding insurance, which brings the total cost down by a hefty amount. 

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Eastenders Wedding: How Much Mick and Linda Carter’s Wedding Cost

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Tying the knot on New Year’s Day, after a whole lot of drama, Mick and Linda Carter would have spent £20,243 on their country manor wedding in real life. With a joint monthly income of £53,630 (and a monthly contribution of £1,134), it would have taken the pair 1.5 years to pay off the cost of the wedding. 

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Mick would have spent the least amount of money for his outfit, as the pink dressing gown he got married in would cost just £20.50 in the real world!

The Office Wedding (US): Jim and Pam’s Wedding Cost

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Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly, the beloved TV couple from The Office (US), had the most sensible wedding day bill overall, spending just $1,483.20 (£1,085.89) on their big day at Niagara Falls. With their combined salary of $74,123.95 (£54,268), they could comfortably pay it off in six months. 

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TV SeriesCoupleCost of WeddingJoint SalaryJoint Monthly ContributionTime needed to pay the wedding off
Sex & The CityCarrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big$181,365
(£130,900)
Over $1m
(£829,782)
$15,024.76
(£11,000)
1 year
FriendsMonica and Chandler$62,950
(£45,434)
$180,000 (£129,879)$2,498 (£1,800)2 years
EastendersMick and Linda Carter£20,243£53,630£1,1341.5 years
The Office (US)Jim and pam$1,483.20
(£1,085.89)
$74,123.95 (£54,268)$341.47 (£250)6 months
Brooklyn 99Jake and Amy$876 (£632.25)$196,000 (£141,424)Full amount1 month

When it comes to the price of the outfits, fashion icon Carrie Bradshaw takes the top spot with the most expensive gown: the iconic Vivienne Westwood designer dress she wore for their first wedding would have cost $25,275 (£18,504.46) in real life. 

While EastEnders’ Mick Carter would have spent the least amount of money for his outfit, as the pink dressing gown he got married in costs just £20.50. 

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