George Clooney Spent Millions on Wedding, But Magazine Photos Profits Go to Charity

by 3:07 PM PDT, September 30, 2014

On the happiest day of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's lives, it was charity that came out as the real winner.

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Exclusive photos of the couple's wedding are rumored to have been sold to People and the British tabloid Hello! for around seven figures, and the money will be donated to charity.

People's 25 exclusive photos include shots of the 30-minute ceremony, the star-studded parties and other candid moments. Hello!'s pictures are a part of their special 40-page report, which goes on sale October 1.

But that's not the only thing that cost seven figures.

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Speculation as to the price tag of Clooney's "I do"s has placed it anywhere from $4.6 million to $13 million, as Clooney booked the entire Hotel Cipriani exclusively for his wedding guests, which included Matt Damon, Anna Wintour, Bono, Cindy Crawford and John Krasinski. Taking over that entire building cost an estimated $60,000 a night.

Other big expenses include: transportation (George paid for his guests' flights out of Venice and their travel around the Italian town), flowers (probably in the ballpark of $250,000), booze (final bar tab came in around $88,000 minus the free Casamigos) and more!

Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, wed during a private ceremony at the Aman Canal Grande in Venice, Italy on September 27 after announcing their engagement in April. Alamuddin walked down the aisle in a custom Oscar de La Renta gown amid a weekend full of stunning designer fashion.

For more details on Clooney's nuptials, check out the video below.