Newly-wed and soon-to-be-divorced Kim Kardashian probably hasn't even had time to open the hundreds of wedding presents that she and Kris Humphries were given for their spectacular August 20 wedding, and now they have officially split there is the dilemma of what to do with the gifts.
"When it comes to wedding gifts, polite protocol deems that if the marriage lasts less that six months then they should definitely be returned to the buyer," Lizzie Post, co-author of Emily Post Etiquette, 18th Edition told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Kim filed for divorce from the New Jersey Nets player on Monday, citing "irreconcilable differences."
The short-lived couple's gift registry at Geary of Beverly Hills alone added up to $172 million and included a $7,850 Baccarat crystal vase and $38,400 worth of Torchon dinnerware. They were also registered at the more practical houseware store, Williams-Sonoma.
"She should add a note saying: 'Thank you for your love and support, we have decided to end our marriage and we wanted to return this gift to you,'" said Post, adding that they should also make sure that any store credits go back to the person who bought the present.
"The only exception is if they were personally monogrammed or had been used," she added.
Considering they were only married 72 days, many of the gifts probably haven't even taken them out of the boxes!
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"If there are guests who haven't sent a gift yet - they have until three months after the wedding before it's considered rude - then they are now off the hook and don't have to."
But, when it comes to Kim's $2 million, 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz ring though, that's hers to keep as a souvenir of her short-lived marriage.
"Technically the ring is a promise to get married and she did that, so she should not have to give it back," explained the etiquette expert. "It is hers now so she can do with it whatever she wants."
Now the marriage is over, the next step is dealing with the emotional pitfalls of the subsequent divorce.
I'm sure your world was rocked and you spent the day crying into your tissues over the news that Kim Kardashian's 10million dollar wedding joke is over, 72 days post marriage.
Should she keep the ring? Should she return the gifts? If you went to a wedding and the marriage lasted less than 3 months, would you expect your gift back?