Surely it comes as no surprise that Kimye’s spectacular and extravagant celebration was also one of the most expensive ceremonies in some time, and while there are no exact dollar amounts for absolutely everything, E! News can give you a guesstimation on their big day.
According to top-end wedding planner Jinane Kafrouny, who has been at the cutting edge of luxury wedding planning for the last quarter of a century in Italy and is a senior event manager with Weddings Italy, owned by Regency Events, Kim and Kanye’s nuptials cost around $2.8 million (and that doesn’t even include Paris!).
“Cost of such an event would approximately be 2 million euros excluding flights, hotel stays and the French leg of the event,” Kafrouny tells E! News.
So let’s break down what we can of the bill:
Andrea Bocelli: “Most expensive would be hiring Bocelli and the rental of Forte di Belvedere. Bocelli normally charges from 100,000 euros to a million euros as long as the event is close to his home. Bocelli is probably their friend so the cost might of been low.”
Catering: “Catering company typically charges between 300-400 euros per person for such a menu inclusive of the wines.” Since there were approximately 200 people at the reception, the grand total would be somewhere near $110,000.
Forte di Belvedere: As previously reported, Kimye allegedly spent an estimated $400,000 to rent the historic venue for their ceremony.
Jets: Hunt & Palmer aviation Flight Services Manager Richard Hurrell tells E! News that the price to fly 200 people back and forth from Florence to Paris on an aircraft would cost anywhere from 37,500 up to 60,000 euros per aircraft, which comes to an estimate of $74,000 per aircraft.
Hotels: Joëlle Edwards, owner of Joëlle Marie Events, exclusively tells E! News, “The couple had paid for 100 of the property’s 170 rooms at the Westin Excelsior to accommodate many of the wedding party.” An estimated cost for one night at the Excelsior for 100 rooms could range up to 50,000 euros or $68,000.
Paris Dinners: One of the lavish family dinners at the Costes restaurant had a bill that was 2,400 euros ($3,282.72), while the pre-celebration ladies dinner was nearly 300 euros, or $409, per person.
Lana Del Rey Remember Yeezy surprised Kim with a live performance by the “Summertime Sadness” singer during their pre-wedding celebration in Paris? That reportedly cost him $2.8 million. Yep, you read that right. The singer’s rep has not confirmed the amount.
—Additional reporting by Senta Scarborough and Claudia Rosenbaum
To see the road to Kim and Kanye’s wedding—from Los Angeles to Paris to Italy—tune in to the new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, premiering Sunday June 8 on E!.