I just heard about Chelsea Clinton’s upcoming wedding.
You: It was announced some time ago.
Well, somehow I missed getting an invitation.
You: Yeah, me too. Are you surprised?
Not at first, since I don’t know Chelsea Clinton. Or Bill. Or Hillary.
You: You don’t know who they are?
I know who they are – but I don’t know them personally.
You: Me too. So why did you come to believe you’d be invited to a wedding you only just learned about?
I thought everyone was going to be invited.
You: That’s ridiculous.
I know that now. So I had to do some research. Turns out that the expected $3 to $5 million cost is only going to cover about 500 invited guests.
You: That’s like $1,000 a plate!
No, on the high end, it’s actually about $10,000 a plate.
You: Oh my.
If that had been the cost per person at my wedding, I’d still be single.
You: C’mon Michael, we know you love your family.
No doubt, but we didn’t spend anywhere near $20,000 on our wedding. As such, either my wife or I couldn’t have attended, let alone any of our guests. Of course I would have selected my wife to attend rather than myself, but I am not sure how well the first dance would have gone over.
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I realize I didn’t need any security at my wedding, but $600,000 for air conditioning? I got married in July in Florida, yet still “negotiated” no separate AC charge.