Kim Kardashian Wedding Means Big Bucks for Kim and Kris and Kris!
The Kardashian/Jenner family may be vying to make their claims of American royalty status seem like a reality, but that doesn’t mean they have to shell out any money to make their daughter’s “fairy tale wedding” come true. Unlike Britain’s actual royals, who had to put on a great show of throwing a “budget” royal wedding, the Kardashian clan isn’t just reveling in their $500,000 plus extravaganza. They are, according to The Hollywood Reporter, turning a profit.
Between the $1.5 million dollar photo deal with People Magazine, which also published Kim’s engagement photos, and the $100,000 a spot advertising dollars going to E! for the wedding special being built around the event, the Kardashians are set to make a tidy sum off their daughter’s big day. And that doesn’t even begin to include the freebies.
With the kind of exposure that this wedding promises to get, wedding industry players of all stripes have offered the couple free goods and services. Kim has upwards of 9 million followers on Twitter. With those kind of eyes following this American Reality Princess’s every move, it’s little wonder that many vendors, including Vera Wang, are willing to work in exchange for a few positive Tweets.
Compared to the 200,000 circulation of wedding magazines these days, it’s easy to see why it’s worth it to Vera to provide Kim with a $20,000 wedding dress. It’s also been worth it to Tao, a Los Vegas hot spot, to provide Kim with $50,000 to host her bachelorette party at their club, and to Designer Lehr & Black to make Kim’s invitations, costing the company at least $10,000. Hansen’s Cakes also jumped on the publicity opportunity, gifting the couple their $6,000 plus wedding cake.
What do you think? Is all of this extravagance good fun, or frivolous, overly commercialized overkill? Will you watch Kim’s wedding special when it airs?