Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter have asked their guests to only give ‘cash’ gifts on their wedding, to support their honeymoon fund.
Jenner, 34, and Carter, 29 are tyng the knot next week on Saturday with a 70-guest wedding party at the Nihi on Sumba jungle resort, about 250 miles east of the city of Bali in Indonesia. The two are planning to spend large sums of money on their honeymoon there as well.
The honeymoon suite alone is going to cost the couple at least $6,000 per night, while other expenses include a spa safari for every guest before the wedding.
The resort, previously named Nihiwatu, where the couple is going to spend their special days has been named Travel + Leisure’s ‘Best in the World’ twice and has astonishingly high rates.
According to Page Six, instead of registering for the usual wedding gifts such as fancy cappuccino machines, toasters and what not, the soon to be married couple have asked their guests to hand in ‘cash’ gifts as part of their honeymoon fund.
They told the guests, “We appreciate you coming from far and wide and your attendance is as great a guest as anything. But (we) are asking for money, not gifts. (We) have set up a donation link.”
The couple has even started their own Honeyfund account for people in the general public to come and donate money for their luxury honeymoon. An insider told Page Six, “It struck me as odd for people so well to do to be asking for that.”
Brody and Kaitlynn “are entertaining guests this evening with a party in the tropical jungle on the edge of Nihiwatu beach, preceded by a traditional Sumbanese horse race,” and have asked the guests to wear ‘beach formal attire’ for the wedding itself.
After the wedding ceremony, there will be a ‘follow a candlelit path’ to the reception where the guests will enjoy cocktails in the forest. They will then indulge in a ‘tropical feast’ at the exact same spot where Brody Jenner proposed to Kaitlynn Carter.
A source said, “Oh my goodness, everyone is so excited. The guests are having the time of their lives. They are in paradise, literally” as the next day the guests will enjoy a barbeque and a movie under the night sky.
Caitlyn Jenner and half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner will not be attending the wedding. Caitlyn is busy due to work, while the sisters did not even bother to respond to the wedding invitation.
Brody Jenner told People, “My two little sisters, we never even heard from them. They never even RSVP’d I don’t think. We sent them an invite but we just never heard anything back. Well, they’ll be missed. I would have loved to have had them there.”
Caitlyn Jenner, on the other hand, is planning to throw ‘a big party for them when the newlyweds return to town‘, to show them there are no hard feelings and she genuinely is busy.
Brody Jenner proposed to Kaitlynn Carter while on a trip to the Sumba Island two years ago. This weekend, ‘they will marry in a ceremony on the cliffs with the ocean backdrop.’