How Chelsea Clinton’s $3 Million Wedding Stacks Up To Other Celebrity Nuptials
We’ve already shown you the $15K porta-potties that the Clintons have rented for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, which folks think will be going down this Saturday at the estate owned by John Jacob Astor IV in upstate New York. (Though, no one really knows for sure because it’s a tightly guarded secret.) Wedding experts are estimating that the big day will set the Clintons back somewhere between $3 and $5 million. Some of the big-ticket items: an estimated $200K for security, $600K for deluxe, air-conditioned tents, and whatever they shelled out for the Vera Wang or Oscar de la Renta dress. Supposedly, the invitations for the wedding cost $150 apiece. And the Clintons will, no doubt, be paying to shut down air space over the estate so that paparazzi can’t cruise by in helicopters. [NY Daily News, MSNBC]
So how does this stack up to other mega-over-the-top celebrity weddings? We’ll give the Clintons the benefit of the doubt and go with the lower estimate of $3 million.As you can see in the chart above, unless the higher number is actually the right one, Chelsea’s wedding won’t outdo the $3.5 million fete thrown by Liza Minnelli and David Gest. But she outdid Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ wedding by a cool million, topped Tiger Woods and Elin Noredgren by $1.5 million, and made Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s wedding look puny by $2 million.