If you were a multi-billionaire, you probably wouldn't mind spending a couple of millions on your child's wedding or party, even if you know that's enough to feed an entire village of hungry people in poverty somewhere in the world.
But for the publicity, fame and glamour, such extravaganzas are probably worth it.
Here is a list of lavish weddings and parties that normal people like us can only dream of, beginning with the most recent.
1. Russian oligarch’s daughter - £7.7 million (S$13.8 mil) wedding
One would think a wedding between two of the richest families in the largest country of the world would leave no expenses spared.
Lolita Osmana, 22, daughter of Russian energy oligarch Eldar Osmanav, exchanged vows with Gaspar Avdolyan, 29, son of telecoms millionaire Albert Avdolyan at Los Angeles' iconic Dolby Theatre last Saturday, July 1.
The Oscars-inspired wedding featured US$2 million (S$2.8 million) performances by Lady Gaga and Jason Derulo and was complete with stars printed with guests' names, like those along the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The occasion also featured US$500,000 worth of flowers alone, with huge bouquets of red roses atop and surrounding guests' tables and white roses filling every surface of the altar.
Just when you thought it couldn't be any more elaborate, the couple also had a 10-tier cream and gold cake to cut, adorned with huge white sugar flowers.
2. Crown Prince and Princess Olympia of Greece - 50th and 21st combined birthday party
It's no wedding, but it was no less extravagant.
While this birthday party might be lacking of glamour (and flowers) as compared to the afore-mentioned weddings, the Greek royal family sure know how to hold an 'epic' party, as coined by guests.
Guests on the invite list for the bash on July 1 included aristocracy, royalty, and celebrities like Nicky and Paris Hilton and model Poppy Delevingne.
The Princess knew how to have fun as well, as she donned a Steven Khalil studded and embellished dress accompanied with a long nude tulle skirt.
A spiky crown adorned with flowers and a pair of platform Gucci trainers then completed her look, screaming "fun" from head to toe.
3. Swarovski heiress - S$1.2 mil on wedding dress alone
Needless to say, the daughter of the Swarovski empire could ask for as many blings as her body could carry.
Designed by Filipino designer Michael Cinco, Victoria Swarovski's dress cost over S$1.2 million dollars and weighed 46kg, with 500,000 of her family's crystals, according to UK's Mirror.