Actor Dax Shepard has revealed his recent nuptials cost just $142 (Gbp95), including gas to and from the courthouse.

Shepard ended his long engagement to actress Kristen Bell on 17 October (13) when a trip to the Beverly Hills County Clerk Office to obtain a marriage licence turned into the couple's wedding day.

And now the actor admits the 'big day' was so unplanned it saved him and Bell a fortune in a lavish affair.

He says, "We went to the Beverly Hills Courthouse, and all in, with fuel to get there, $142 out the door."

But he admits the couple got what they paid for - a very quiet and lonely affair that courthouse staff dubbed the worst wedding ever.

He tells pal and U.S. chat show host Jimmy Kimmel, "It was just Kristen and I at this lonely courthouse so they brought us this cake with 'The World's Worst Wedding' (written on it)... How many people can say they threw the world's worst wedding?"