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  1. Wild wedding records

    Take a look back at some of the wildest wedding titles in Guinness World Records.

    Largest TV audience
    The largest TV audience for a wedding occurred on July 29, 1981, during the marriage of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer. It was watched by an estimated 750 million people in 74 countries. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Most bridesmaids to one bride

    Accompanied by 79 bridesmaids, ages 1 to 79, bride Christa Rasanayagam married Arulanantham Suresh Joachim at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 6, 2003. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Largest dog wedding ceremony

    The record for the largest dog wedding ceremony was achieved by 178 dog pairs who sealed their marriage with a bark on the notes of the wedding march at the “Bow Wow Vows event” organized by the Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center in Littleton, Colo., on May 19, 2007. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Longest wedding veil

    The longest wedding veil is over 11,017 feet long and was worn by Sandra Mechleb at her wedding to Chady Abi Younis in Arnaoon, Lebanon, on Oct. 18, 2009. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Most crystals on a wedding dress

    The most crystals on a wedding dress totals 43,008 and was achieved by Cosmina Englizian and presented at an event organized by E-Mariage in Romania on March 24, 2010. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Most marriage vows renewals by the same couple

    Lauren Lubeck Blair and David E. Hough Blair married each other for the 99th time on Oct. 11, 2010, at Logan's Roadhouse in Gallatin, Tenn. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Oldest bridesmaid

    Edith Gulliford was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Kyra Harwood and James Lucas on March 31, 2007, at Commissioner's House, Chatham, U.K., at the age of 105 years and 171 days. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Largest wedding underwater

    The largest underwater wedding was achieved by 261 divers who took part in the marriage ceremony between Francesca Colombi and Giampiero Giannoccaro at Morcone beach, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Italy, on June 12, 2010. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Largest wedding bouquet

    The largest wedding bouquet —for the wedding of Suresh Joachim and Christa Rasanayagam in 2003 — was more than 197 feet long and featured 1,500 flowers, including roses and carnations. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Largest wedding cake

    The largest wedding cake weighed 15,032 lbs and was made by chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino, Uncasville, Conn., and displayed at their New England bridal showcase on Feb. 8, 2004. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
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Video: Will royal wedding be the ultimate reality show?

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    >>> the royal wedding 27 days away now and whether online or tv, this will be watched by billions. thomas roberts joins us with more.

    >> it forget about real housewives , even american idol . the royal wedding is the real global reality show . it's going to be big. think will and kate plus 2.5 billion. that's the number of viewers worldwide expected to tune in to the royal wedding whoing on television. an estimated 800,000 people will line the streets to catch a glimpse. but millions more will see it online and join the festivities through blogs, social media and apps. all of it means this wedding could be seen by a third of the world's population. there's so much television programming planned that the " wall street journal " as bubed " wall street journal " could you bed dubbed it the ultimate reality show.

    >> i don't think anybody dare mention that to the queen.

    >> reporter: 750 million people watched the wedding of the century prince charles and diane made in 1981 . americans were fascinated. many held early morning viewing parties. nbc's jane pauly covered the event.

    >> we don't have any royals of our own and we love a show, we love spectacle. the british just know how to do spectacle.

    >> reporter: the modern wedding of prince william and kate middleton is a dream come true for television programmers. thousands from news organizations will be in london to cover the event and cable stations are planning special wedding shows. the kardashians will keep up by airing wedding episodes. even the disney channel is planning to celebrate by arg princip airing principals ess movies.

    >> this is a highly produced fantasy show. it's disney. so that's how we should look at it.

    >> reporter: with all the fairy tale programming, television and cable networks are hoping to attract the royal watching public. and to capitalize on what many think will be must see tv. and if you want to seat wedding who see the wedding in person, businesses and homeowners are selling space outside their properties to folks who want to watch the royal procession in person.

    >> thanks very much. here with more on the build up, camilla, tharng thank ps fos for joining us. have they embraced or acknowledged the fact that this will be different because of the explosion of media outlets?

    >> bracing more modern television. 1981 , there was no internet, there were no digital photographs . so everything happened perhaps slightly slower pace. now of course you've got updates on twitter and facebook every second. in fact the royals themselves know that that is the way people are embracing the news. and so they've announced a lot of the issues around the wedding via these social networking sites . so you have announcements on twitter, facebook, rather than just your standard press release. so things are certainly changing and becoming more modernized.

    >> when you go to weddings, i think we recognize a lot of young people like to write their own script, go off script, buck tradition. any chance we'll see that here or will they with this kind of international pressure stick to a very tight script?

    >> they've got the best of the both worlds really because on one hand they're having this reception with the queen that she's hosting at lunch time , which is very much the reception that they have because they're royal. and then they've got their evening reception which prince charles is hosting, the dinner and dance. and that's more the wedding that you and i would know, the more intimate bash so in that way they're getting away with it. but there are protocols to follow and it isn't an average wedding . so everything is timed to the absolute second. the minutia is worked out in advance. and what makes it completely different is how many people are involved. we know there's going to be a huge military presence at the wedding , for instance. that takes huge coordination. so they're trying to get their own say, but at the same time, they are working to a script certainly.

    >> and notice william hwilliam has ackno wledged pre- wedding jitters, which is common. how does he handle this sort of thing knowing so much attention will be on this wedding ?

    >> well, to be fair to william, he's got a lot better. when we saw him at the press conference to announce the engagement, he was much more relaxed in the company of the press than he had been. he doesn't really like the press. he doesn't like the scrutiny or the spotlight. he has not very good memories of how diana was pursued by the paparazzi. so it's not that natural and he is quite shy. that said, he knows his responsibilities, he knows everyone's watching, he knows the world wants to be a great occasionally and i'm sure he will stand up to the plate. but at the same time, it's understandable that he's nervous. most grooms are and yet they won't be watched by billions. and kate will no doubt be feeling the same.

    >> a lot of attention to be on one couple. camilla, thanks so much.


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