In today’s world, you can rake in millions from your own wedding ceremony, especially if you’re a Kardashian.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the weekend nuptials of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” reality star Kim Kardashian and NBA star Kris Humphries generated $100,000 in ads, a $1.5 million photo sale, and millions more in TV promotions.
The ceremony, which E! will air in a two-part special this fall, is expected to earn the network $13 million in ad revenue. Yahoo! News notes that some of the profits are “sure to find its way into the Kardashian pocketbook.” (RELATED: Kardashian ties the knot with Kris Humphries)
Let’s not forget about the wedding photos, which were reportedly sold to People magazine for $1.5 million. The pictures have not yet been released, but Yahoo! anticipates a first glance early this week. Kardashian’s mother Kris Jenner was reportedly behind the magazine deal.
According to Yahoo!, designer Lehr & Black is believed to have crafted Kardashian’s invitations free of charge, costing the business a minimum of $10,000. Las Vegas nightclub Tao provided the bride $50,000 to host her bachelorette party at the popular party spot. Hansen’s Cakes gave Humphries and Kardashian a free cake. (The company’s cakes usually price around $6,000.) Kardashian reportedly even got her $20,000-plus custom Vera Wang gown on the house.
Kardashian married her fiance of 2.5 months Saturday in Montecito, Calif. in front of several hundred guests. Stepdad Bruce Jenner walked Kardashian down the aisle, and sisters Kourtney and Khloe served as co-maids of honor. Guests were reportedly instructed to only wear black or white to the extravagant affair.