Chelsea Clinton Wedding is on Saturday in Rhinebeck

Posted by on Jul 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

Chelsea Clinton is a daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton. On this Saturday, she will going to married in Rhinebeck which is charming village of New York. And it is basking in the glory of hosting what many have dubbed America’s royal wedding. This marriage will be one of the most costly marriages.

Chelsea Clinton Wedding is on Saturday in Rhinebeck

Her father was the former US president and her mother is the US secretary of state and groom Marc Mezvinsky hang in many shop windows, and the high-profile nuptials have the rural town talking.

For this marriage, they are spending $250,000 on flowers or $20,000 on a cake. How does $15,000 to $20,000 for toilets sound? Sounds will be like the first Wedding of the Century.

Chelsea Clinton Wedding is on Saturday in RhinebeckChelsea Clinton Wedding is on Saturday in Rhinebeck

Wedding industry experts said, “When Chelsea Clinton gets married Saturday at a private estate in upstate New York, the tab could hit $2 million, $3 million or more a canapé or two above the average $24,000 that most American newlyweds will shell out this year.”

It is reported that the guest list to be around 400 to 500 and rumored to include several Washington and Hollywood heavyweights. While President Barack Obama was said to be invited, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said, “He was unaware of any plans by the president and first lady Michelle Obama to attend.”

Details have been notoriously scarce, but Sally Kilbridge, deputy editor of Brides, said industry insiders have gathered enough intelligence to sketch out roughly what sort of shindig the daughter of President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will put on when she marries her longtime boyfriend, investment banker Marc Mezvinsky.

Some estimates put the cost at close to $5 million, but Kilbridge said Chelsea Clinton won’t let it get too extreme.

Claudia Hanlin of New York wedding planning firm The Wedding Library, estimated the celebration’s cost at about $2 million. “To welcome Chelsea and Marc we’re having champagne and cake,” said Deborah Belding, 56, owner of The Rug Garden, Reuters.

Costs for some of the higher-profile items are estimated by Kilbridge:

Catering will be a cost of $750,000. Add another $30,000 for beverages.

Gown by Vera Wang, whose New York store Chelsea was photographed visiting: $20,000 not off the rack, obviously.

Cake, possibly by Sylvia Weinstock: $20,000. Expect intricate, fabulous designs.

Flowers of $250,000 will be spended. She said, “It’s going to be glamorous with a capital G.” (And this isn’t even that much, she said: Donald Trump laid out $500,000 for flowers when he married Melania.)

The cost of tents estimates $600,000. These, she joked, guarantee it will not rain.

Portable toilets: $15,000-$20,000. These will not be construction-site facilities. Think air conditioning, attendants, flowers.
Entertainment: $40,000.

Darcy Miller, editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings said, “It’s obviously a large wedding. But knowing what we do about Chelsea, she seems to be understated someone who has tried to stay out of the crowds, someone who has tried to have her own life.” Miller also brought up the logistics and realities to confront.

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  1. Wilhelmina says:

    This is not a picture of Chelsea’s new husband, Marc. It is a picture of Chelsea with her former boyfriend, Ian.

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