As friends and family feted Chanel-clad Kim Kardashian at her Parisian-themed bridal shower at Beverly Hills’ luxe Peninsula hotel, they were treated to decadent food, drinks and goodies that included custom-made chocolate replicas of the Eifel Tower.

“Everything was paid for or sponsored by brands that wanted exposure,” a source tells In Touch, adding that Keeping Up With the Kardashians cameras were on hand to capture every moment. “E! picked up the rest.”

That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Kim cashing in on her walk down the aisle with Kanye West in Paris on May 24.

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“They realized how much their wedding was costing, so they told E! they wouldn’t allow parts of it to be taped unless the network offered them more than $15 million, which is what Kim got for her wedding to Kris [Humphries],” says a Kardashian insider.

“Her mom couldn’t help herself, either. Kris is trying to get them another $4 million for their wedding photos!”


In total, Kim stands to take away a cool $21 million. Of course, she wants to have her (free) cake and eat it, too.

She’s denied the ceremony will be filmed — “We’ve decided to keep this close to our heart,” she insisted on May 7 — but that heart is fine with collecting cash to let TV cameras chronicle “everything leading up to and after.” Says another source, “She’s taping everything else so she can get things for free in exchange for the exposure.”

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