Kim Kardashian seems to have the Midas touch: everything she touches or her she puts her name on turns to gold. Well, in her case, platinum.
Her fairytale wedding to basketball player Kris Humphries was no different.
Kim's wedding has reportedly cost approximately $10 million. But that $10 million is just a drop in the bucket compared to the at least $17.9 million the E! reality TV star has reportedly made for just saying the word I do.
According to New York Post, that was amount Kim and her husband Humphries made for turning their wedding into a media extravaganza. And from here on out it seems the new husband and wife will be wearing green.
This is how the money will flow to the couple after the wedding, according to what sources told the Post.
- The exclusive photo rights were sold to People magazine for $2.5 million.
- The biggest bucks will come from turning Saturday night's ceremony into a four-hour, two-part TV special called Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event, which will air on E! in October. The special is expected to pull in $12 million to $15 million for the Kardashian family franchise and for the show's producer, Ryan Seacrest. Experts told the paper that the wedding likely didn't cost the celebrity couple much, if at all anything.
- Kim got three $20,000 Vera Wang gowns for free ? one for the ceremony and two for later in the evening, and $400,000 worth of Perrier Jouet Champagne also gratis.
- Her $15,000, 10-tiered wedding cake with chocolate-chip icing and black and white decorations made by Hansen's Bakery was comped, too.
- Additionally, the $10,000 worth of invitations by Lehr & Black were free.
- The $3 million in wedding bling -- including the couple's $1 million nuptial bands and Kim's $2 million engagement ring, all by Lorraine Schwartz -- was deeply discounted.
- Even the $50,000 bachelorette party was sponsored, by Tao of Las Vegas.
- The $3 million in wedding jewelry to include the couple's $1 million nuptial bands and Kim's $2 million engagement ring, were all by Lorraine Schwartz, and was deeply discounted.
- The $50,000 bachelorette party was sponsored by Tao of Las Vegas.
The post summed up the payments the couple received as:
- $15 million plus profit for four-hour, two-part wedding special on E!
- $2.5 million for exclusive photos with People magazine.
- $300,000 for exclusive engagement announcement with People
- $100,000 for exclusive rights to bridal shower with Britain's OK! Mag
- $50,000 to have bachelorette party at Tao in Las Vegas
The things they got for free are summed up as:
- $15,000 to $20,000 Hansen's Bakery wedding cake
- $20,000 Vera Wang wedding dress and fittings
- $40,000 for two more Vera Wang evening dresses
- $400,000 in Perrier Jouet Champagne
- $150,000 in hair and makeup for photo shoots and TV home video
- $10,000 in Lehr & Black wedding invitations
What was deeply discounted?
- $2 million 20.5-carat engagement ring and $1 million wedding bands by jeweler Lorraine Schwartz.
Check out this YouTube video from E! News.