A source told the New York Post's Page Six that the music power couple regarded the affair as too down market.
According to the report they 'shunned Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding because it was too low-rent for the Jay Z/Beyoncé brand.'
A source told the paper: "Beyonce wasn’t going to allow a Kardashian to socially climb her. And Jay didn’t want Kanye with Kim, he thinks it’s bad for business."
Instead of travelling to Paris and then on to Florence with the wedding party in May, Mr and Mrs Carter opted for a quiet weekend in the Hamptons wit their daughter Blue Ivy.
After the ceremony which drew worldwide publicity, Beyonce tweeted: "Wishing you a lifetime of unconditional love. God bless your beautiful family.