Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici got hitched in the most beautiful wedding we could possibly imagine. Catherine got to be in charge of a lot of the planning, picking the "grown sexy" theme and working with celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss. But the best part? They made bank to get hitched on live TV!
E! Online sources revealed back in October that SeanCat earned "roughly the same amount as [Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum]," whose December 2012 wedding was aired over a week after the actual event took place. While we're already jealous that they made money just for doing what they already were gonna, our dollar-sign pupils got all ahooga when we found out that they made SIX FIGURES for the wedding.
If you're looking for an exact number, we can't help you, as whether that check was closer to 100k or 999k is a closely guarded mystery, but we can safely say we’d be satisfied with either sum.
That’s especially true when you consider they're getting a free wedding, too! Everyone knows the common folks' wedding can be super expensive, but this wedding had to be glamorous enough for a two-hour special. And according to Life & Style, ABC dished out $250,000 for the big day! While that's not quite the 1 million dollars they spent on Trista andRyan Sutter’s 2003 extravaganza, we highly doubt they skimped on SeanCat's elaborate affair.
And if you compare it to Ash & J.P.'s, the little Bachelorette's wedding dress alone cost $70,000, with an additional $75,000 for the gown’s detachable, cathedral-style train!
And as for whether that quarter-million for SeanCat's wedding included the dresses or not, we'd say probably notsomuch. The lady of the moment wore an amazing Monique Lhuillier gown, and she even had a dozen bridesmaids who got to sport the couture for the big day. So, let's just start adding up the cost of shoes, dresses, bouquets and bridesmaids gifts, then multiply that by 12... and, let’s just say we passed out for a minute when we arrived at our own rough estimate!
All talk of money aside, the wedding was not only gorgeous and a total tearjerker, it was also clear that Sean and Catherine could not be more in love.
Want to relive the big day? We've got you covered on the moments leading up to the wedding, the vows, first dance, and a full recap, as well as some behind the scenes shots. Enjoy!