With Jess said to be taking inspiration from the recent royal wedding of Kate and William, she's said to have vowed to pals, "I'll outdo her!" - referring to Kate's now world-famous Alexander McQueen gown.
"Jessica will be spending upwards of [Dh3.6 million] easily," a source told In Touch magazine about the wedding, which will take place on the Hawaiian island of Kauai - with 30-year-old Jess saidto have selected the date November 11, making her wedding day 11/11/11. And they've even earmarked 11.11am for the ceremony.
Meanwhile, Nick took to his Twitter last week, to spill, "Damn, this is getting expensive. Good thing she's worth it," about his upcoming wedding to former MTV presenter, Vanessa Minnillo, set to take place ina few weeks. And insiders say Nick has drastically upped the budget on his wedding, after discovering that his ex-wife was going all out on hers.
"It's only natural there would be some competition," spilled our LA mole, who adds that Vanessa was apparently furious to learn that her four-carat engagement ring cost half the amount of the five-carat Dh1.8-million ring Nick gave Jessica. "Nick will do anything to make Van happy, even if it means spending big."
"Jessica's flying more than 50 family members and friends to spend a week partying with her and Eric in Hawaii," said a pal. Ominously adding, "She's picking up the tab for everything."
Jessica's wedding costs
- Budget Dh3.6 million+
- Wedding planner Dh540,000
- Guests' airfare Dh180,000
- Rings Dh360,000
- Hair and make-up Dh90,000
- Flowers Dh36,000