Is Chelsea Clinton Having a $2 Million Wedding?S

We know that Chelsea Clinton's wedding is in Rhineback New York at Astor Courts. But how much will it cost? Politics Daily has a ludicrously detailed article on the subject, but here's all you need to know.

The article is about 4,500 words and if you're looking for the textual equivalent of the extreme discomfort and panicky feeling that comes with planning an actual wedding then go ahead and read it. But all you need are the numbers:

  • $100,000-$200,000 to rent Astor Courts
  • $500,00-$750,000 for two dinners and cocktail hours
  • $200,000 for tents
  • $250,000 for flowers
  • $40,000 for the band
  • $25,000-$40,000 for a "good wedding photographer"

Somehow this all adds up to $2 million, or about $4,000-$5,000 per person. This is insane. Now, I'm sure Chelsea Clinton's wedding doesn't even break into the top 1,000 most expensive weddings in history, but, still: $250,000 for flowers? According to the article, this is more than Jenna Bush spent on her entire wedding.