A number of celebrities have reportedly opted out of attending Kim Kardashian’s wedding to Kanye West, but they may want to reconsider. The new power couple is worth millions, and are reportedly spending plenty of that money on their wedding guests. Each of their 200 guests is allegedly going to receive about $125,000 worth of goodies at the ceremony.
Grazia UK reported that the couple will spend upward of $25 million on wedding favors alone. Included in the $125,000 goodie bags? $500 bottles of Bollinger champagne, $200 Creme de la Mer products, handmade souvenir trinkets with Kim and Kanye's initials etched in Swarovski crystals, bottles of scents from local perfumeries and $250 vouchers for treatments at the hotel's spa. Even the wedding invitations, which are said to be hand-delivered, will cost a reported $1,000 each.
"Kim and Kanye wanted the invites to be as lavish as possible and commissioned a couture designer to create gold silk boxes containing a photo album of their fairytale romance and a silk invite etched in real gold leaf with a clasp of natural pearls," a source said.
Big names such as Beyonce and Jay Z, who are also good friends of West’s, will reportedly not be in attendance at the wedding this summer. According to reports, West asked Jay Z to be his best man, but Jay Z would only do so if he, Beyoncé and their daughter, Blue Ivy, were not caught on camera. “Jay agreed initially but had one condition -- under no circumstances can there be any reality TV shows filming him, his wife, Beyoncé or daughter Blue Ivy during the ceremony,” a source told DailyStar. “She [Beyoncé] purposefully keeps herself away from trashy TV and isn’t prepared to lower her standards for anyone, or any occasion.”
So West may have to look for another best man for his May wedding in Paris, since it seems like he is going to allow E! to film the wedding, after he previously allowed them to film and air his surprise proposal. Star magazine reported that Robin Thicke, Jonah Hill, Karl Lagerfeld, Oprah Winfrey and Anna Wintour have also declined the couple’s invitation.
According to Us Weekly, West and Kardashian will make May 24 the special day. The wedding will take place in Paris, less than two weeks before West’s 37th birthday.
In October, in front of her family and friends, West had a 50-piece orchestra play Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful,” before playing his own hit song “Knock Me Down.” The couple has been dating since last year, though they have known each other for about a decade. Kardashian was more than happy to say “yes,” later telling E! News, “Last night was truly magical!!! I am the luckiest girl in the world! I get to marry my best friend!"