NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- It must be hard for the romantics who get married not to compare their own nuptials with what Prince William and Kate Middleton get -- but there's no comparison.The royal couple are likely spending $34 million, most of it in security to keep excited Britons from becoming wedding crashers (they're basically getting married at home, although in this case that means Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace). There's an engagement ring worth $1 million and wedding band that cost about $11,000; a wedding dress that cost Kate's parents $434,000; and a reception for 600 running about $600,000, with an $80,000 cake and additional $800,000 in flowers.
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