Kardashians Cash in with Wedding Coverage Bidding War

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    These two lovebirds also happen to be quite entrepreneurial about their nuptials.

    Most brides spend money, not make money, on their lavish weddings — but then, Kim Kardashian isn't like most brides.

    The reality starlet is raking in millions with her wedding Saturday to professional basketball player Kris Humphries, The Hollywood Reporter says.

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    The couple has sold People Magazine exclusive wedding photos for $1.5 million, sources told The Hollywood Reporter, and that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the media coverage deals the high-profile couple has struck.

    OK! Magazine shelled out $100,000 for exclusive bridal shower coverage. People Magazine spent $300,000 months ago for the scoop on the wedding announcement. And of course, the network E! is paying a pretty penny for its two-part special covering the wedding, set to air in October.

    That's not to mention plenty of expensive accoutrements that the couple received for free, the better to promote their brands. A Vera Wang gown that should have cost $20,000 cost Kardashian nothing.

    With takings like that, Kim and Kris could nix their wedding registry and spring for its crystal candy jars and thousand-dollar spoons themselves.

    Selected Reading: The Hollywood Reporter, ABC News