Previously, it was reported that the network that airs Keeping up with the Kardashians, E!, would pick up the tab for the original estimated cost of $250,000 for the wedding. It was later claimed the couple would marry in France. However, it’s looking increasingly like there will be a rehearsal dinner in Paris, France, a pre-wedding guided tour of Versailles and then a ceremony in Florence, Italy.
“Versailles is booked and paid for by E!,” a source says. The source adds, of the constant change in venue, “They were furious when Kanye demanded to change the venue [From France to Italy], since the French government wouldn’t let them break the rules and let them marry there without living there for [40 consecutive] days. So they moved that part of the wedding to Italy, their way around that French rule.”
“They’re still doing something in Paris. Both are supposed to be ‘weddings’ except neither will be legally binding. So there will be huge parties, and some wedding traditions, but no actual ‘I dos,’” the source added. “Kanye still thinks that the French government will come around [before May 24] because of who they are, which is why he orchestrated having so much international spotlight on Italy in light of the change. Kim is staying totally and completely out of it.”
“This part of their nuptials is all about Kanye and his fashion contacts and European friends,” the source claimed of the 100 invited guests. “Hardly any of Kim’s side will be there. She’s promised her friends a more normal wedding celebration later this summer in LA.”