The thrifty newlyweds, Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell.
Talk about low-maintenance celebrities! When Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell said "I do" at the Beverly Hills Courthouse on October 17, it was a no-frills event for the well-liked twosome, which the "Parenthood" actor discussed for the first time on Monday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
"I'm a frugal person. Your wedding, when I was there — thanks for having me — there were helicopters overhead," the 38-year-old said, referring to Kimmel's lavish July wedding to Molly McNearney in Ojai, California. "It felt like an episode of 'M*A*S*H. ... Not that I was counting your money, but I was counting your money because it was flying out the windows. They were setting it on fire at the place." "We all appreciated it," Dax, who attended with wedding with 33-year-old Bell, continued, "but I made a mental note when I watched that. I thought: I'm going to go a different route. So we went to the Beverly Hills Courthouse and — all in, with fuel to get there — $142 out the door."
Dax mentioned that while his "Veronica Mars" star bride has a wedding ring — which we assume is in addition to the $142 price tag — he opted not to get one. Though that could change. Kimmel, who bought his band (as well as a replacement … already!) for about $300 at Costco, offered to take the actor ring shopping at the wholesale store. While Dax and Kristen, who welcomed a daughter Lincoln in March, didn't invite any guests to their wedding, they had two friends meet them after the ceremony and their pals brought a cake which seemed fitting for the comedic couple. "It was just Kristen and I at the courthouse, so they brought us this cake afterwards: 'The World's Worst Wedding,'" he said, sharing a photo of the message on the cake. "How many people can say they threw the world's worst wedding?" World's worst? Nah. It sounds pretty perfect to us.