Chelsea Clinton's wedding will run between 2-3 mil.Do u think thats 2 much ?

Jamaica
July 29, 2010 5:15pm CST
I heard that Chelsea Clinton's wedding will run between 2-3 million. Do you think that is too much money to spend and also do you think that people are going overboard with spending money on weddings. Everybody wants a fairytale wedding but there has to be a limited.. Right ?? Wedding experts say Chelsea Clinton's gala this weekend could run upwards of $2 million to $3 million. That compares to the roughly $24,000 most American newlyweds spend on their special day. Details have been notoriously difficult to pry loose, but industry insiders have gathered enough intelligence to estimate some of the costs of Saturday's wedding. Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is marrying investment banker Marc Mezvinsky. The most expensive item? Catering, estimated at $750,000 by Brides magazine deputy editor Sally Kilbridge. Toilets could run about $15,000 to $20,000. My outlook: I personally love the Clinton's and i guess they would not be the first family to go overboard with a wedding. The problem that I have is that people are starting to spend so much money on weddings and no time trying to make the wedding work. I have three friends that spent a arm and a leg on getting married and by the first year they were separated.
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@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
29 Jul 10
That sure sounds like a helluva lot for a 1 day event,based on those "average" figures..$750k just for the catering alone? how many guests are attending? does that include the venue,or just the food alone? I'd love to see the breakdown of the total costs when it's all over..Still,it's not My money paying for it,and I'm not on the guest list,so it's none of my beeswax but for the curiosity value! Good Luck to the Couple..the event's probably going to be a Media Circus..
• Jamaica
30 Jul 10
from what is posted on yahoo the Clinton-Mezvinsky nuptials are expected to have 400 to 500 guest. They said some estimates put the cost at close to $5 million, but Kilbridge said Chelsea Clinton won't let it get too extreme. This is the link where you can read more of the breakdown on cost. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100729/ap_on_re_us/us_chelsea_s_wedding
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
30 Jul 10
There's plenty of Guesstimates there from people in the industry that don't seem to be directly involved,and the family are keeping details quiet...There's lots of different opinions being voiced on the article,many bashing Billary and events while in office..My take is,it's money going back into the US Economy.
• Japan
29 Jul 10
I think this is too much for just a wedding. I mean walking down the aisle is one of the happiest moment for us woman but for the 2-3 million just too much and might just end up seperation
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• Jamaica
29 Jul 10
I agree that this is too money for one day.
• Japan
29 Jul 10
Yupabsolutely
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
30 Jul 10
Wow! That's a lot of money! She she be more thoughtful by giving some of her budget to charities and people who are suffering from natural calamities. If I have money as big as that, I am not going to spend for only one day. I think if she is smart enough, she's going to think long terms and think that the celebration is not really important but the union between her and her husband to be.
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• Jamaica
30 Jul 10
I always say the sametime and yet I think that is the reason why I will never be rich because I would end up being poor because I would give all my money away to the poor anyway.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
29 Jul 10
Yes, I really do think that is too much to spend on a wedding. I know everyone wants a fairytale wedding and they can have one but to each his own. I really know that you can have one without spending that much. I may be bias because of the situation I am in at this moment. I am financially unable to do anything right now because I am jobless, unemployment benefits has run out, I am now at the mercy of the Lord. And that is what I am thinking on the line of right now. So my opinion may not be fair at this time in my life. I do wish her all the best in her upcoming wedding.
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• Jamaica
29 Jul 10
I agree and I also wish her the best of luck.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
29 Jul 10
Personally, I think it's in very bad taste to spend so much on a social occasion in the current economic environment. I realize they are national figures, but I feel, as such, they should be setting an example of keeping things reasonable instead of acting like they are royality. $15,000 for luxury port-a-potties? Come on...their butts don't deserve any better treatment than mine does. I also hear that Chelesa has 2 wedding gowns...one for the church and one for the reception. I think they need a reality check.
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• Jamaica
29 Jul 10
I agree with you 100%. I am still laughing after reading what you wrote about the port-a-potties. That is priceless.
29 Jul 10
Probably too much but If you have the money why not use it??
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
29 Jul 10
Because there are better things to do with it. If they have that much extra money, why not donate some to charity? Or maybe have about few hundren weddings for those who can't afford one?
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• Jamaica
29 Jul 10
Yes it is hard to see such money spent when there are people suffering in the world.
29 Jul 10
lacieice you obviously don't know much about the Clintons then, They have done a lot for charity and just because you give money to charity does not mean you can't use your own money for what you want to do.
@tweetbird (161)
• United States
30 Jul 10
It's not too much for the Clintons. They're millionaires. $2M to a millionaire is like $2,000 to $24,000 to an average person so no, I don't think it's too much. They're probably spending more than that for the honeymoon, the house they will live in and more. The rich live much different lives than the rest of us. I know of guy who was complaining to me that he only had $210,000 in the bank while his partners had over $4,000,000. Law firm. Go figure.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
30 Jul 10
whether it's too much or not would depend on the bride's income and status Chelsea's parents have more money than average people so I guess she doesn't go with limited budget like most people to me of course it doesn't make sense to spend that much but I don't have the income and status she has (well her parents income) plus I pay for my own bills and mortgage Chelsea probably will rely on parents for that too I don't know if she works, if she does, that's additional income for her whether her marriage works or not, again that's her problem to deal with even in that regard, I think it will be trickier for the groom to get out of the marriage, it's not like marrying an average person
@katiesueg (259)
• Italy
30 Jul 10
Yes, that is a lot of money, but as long as it's the Clintons who are paying for it and not the taxpayers, it's none of my business or anyone elses. Certainly they are not the only ones who have gone overboard on lavish weddings. As long as you don't put yourself into debt just to put on a show, if that's what you want to do more power to you. I would rather put money towards a house, the honeymoon trip, or start saving for an early retirement than spend all that money for a wedding. When I got married, I actually would have preferred eloping, saves a lot of fuss and bother, but when I came to Italy to get married my husband promised a small simple wedding. Problem is the Italians idea of a small simple wedding and mine greatly differed. 60 people at the town hall and then all sitting down to dinner was my idea of a decidedly crowded event. The Clintons can obviously afford the money. If they gave a very simple wedding they would probably be accused of being cheapskates. When you are as famous as they are I don't think it matters what you do, people are going to criticize you, so they may as well give one helluva wedding and let the chips fall where they may.
• Philippines
30 Jul 10
I guess they could spend all that since they are moneyed people and of course Chelsea is their only child and the Clintons would like to give her the very best they think she deserves. Every parent would do that if they have money I mean sky is the limit right? lol but for simple folks like us here a simple one is enough. Yes, I agree people should be more concerned about life after the wedding. The wedding is the easiest part but making the marriage work is a full time job you cannot escape.
@BStuff (498)
• United States
30 Jul 10
It's a double edge sword for me because I've never had the amount of money as they have so I can't say for sure. However, in my state now I would say yes. That money could feed a lot of starving children and families in this enconomy. I would feel selfish using that much for a wedding. Just one single day, though I don't hold commitment or marriage high on my lists for life. On their side though they probably already give so much money and time to charity and foundations that since they have that amount to spare it's not really a big deal at all to them.