Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may not be getting married on May 24 after all. The celebrity couple had planned to wed outside Paris, but they reportedly did not know that one of them has to reside in France for at least 40 days prior to the wedding.
Radar Online reports West and his fiancée only learned about the French law recently. “Kim and Kanye were unaware until recently that France required a residency requirement prior to the marriage. Kanye has an apartment in Paris, but he doesn’t live there full-time,” a source says. French law also requires that there be two wedding ceremonies.
“The religious ceremony has to be performed after the civil ceremony (never before). The minister, priest or rabbi will require a certificate of civil marriage before any religious ceremony takes place,” the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., told the entertainment site.
According to Us Weekly, West and Kardashian planned on making May 24 the special day, less than two weeks before West’s 37th birthday.
Grazia UK reports the couple will be spending 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.
In October, in front of Kardashian's family and friends, West proposed to her with accompaniment from a 50-piece orchestra play Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful,” before playing his own hit song “Knock Me Down.” The couple have been dating since last year, though they have known each other for about a decade.