The guests needed a place to stay in Paris. Many of them arrived on May 19, and their accommodations were at the Hotel George V. This is a five star hotel with the average room starting at $750 per night. When the wedding party shifted to Florence, guests stayed at least one night at the St Regis, Westin Excelsior or Four Seasons. The rooms at these establishments cost $885 per night. Kim and her family stayed at the Villa San Michele which cost, at the bottom end, $1,800 a night per room.
The Bachelorette dinner for Kim and her girlfriends at the Hotel Costes cost roughly $190 a plate. People estimated that this cost $4,100. Of course there was the transportation which took guests to and from the Florence airport. They had around 50 vehicles rented, costing them around $70,000. No estimate on how much the private jets cost that took the guests from Paris to Florence, but it probably wasn't cheap.
If you're going to attend a wedding, you'll want to look the best. 'The wedding guests were treated to hair and makeup professionals. Estimates averaged around $350 a person totaling over $65,000.
To rent the Forte di Belvedere, without doing anything for the wedding, is rumored to have cost over $409,000. After one figures in the lighting, construction and everything else they had to have to make their day memorable, the cost soars much higher.
No wedding is complete without a few floral arrangements. Forget the standard types of flowers that most couples have, like roses or baby's breath. They ordered tuberose. by the bushels. This flower is very rare in May, but it was necessary for their wedding because of the wonderful scent. The cost has been estimated to be $136,000.
The guests have to eat and the couple had to have the top chefs Giorgio Pinchiorri and his wife Annie Feolde prepare the wedding feast. This is estimated to be in the tens of thousands of dollars, not including the 7-foot wedding cake that the couple had.
Kim's custom Givenchy Haute Coulture wedding gown from designer Riccardo Tisci cost roughly $500,000. Even baby North West had to have a gown that matched her mother's, so the price is even higher.
What do you think North's dress looked like? Are you happy that the wedding is over? Do you think that the money they spent on the wedding could have been better spent elsewhere? Let me know in the comments section.