Chelsea Clinton Is Richer Than You

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Her mother might be selling DVDs to help pay off her campaign debt, but that's not stopping Chelsea Clinton from spending a mint on her dream wedding in New York. Behold, the entirely estimated (by people "in the know") Clinton wedding budget (click the link if you want a detailed explanation of each itemized expenditure):

Tents $600,000

Flowers $500,000

Photographer/videographer $40,000

Security $200,000

Music (including sound system) $40,000

Toilets $15,000

Wedding planner $200,000

Booze $30,000

Food (wedding & afterparty) $125,000

Wedding dress $25,000

Those "tents" are actually tent tops with glass walls that you can see through and walk into and everything. They have tenting, flooring and "climate control" which means that you'll be in air conditioned bliss while all the peons who decided to have an outdoor wedding in the summer sweat their asses out of their polyester cocktail dresses. The toilets, which cost more than my entire wedding including the booze, are the subject of an entire TMZ pictorial, are considered "Presidential Series" and are described thusly by Page Six:

"The Clintons would opt, fittingly, for the Presidential Series Luxury
Washrooms, which are equipped with vanities for the ladies, sinks with
hot water, marble interior, air conditioning, skylights and flushing
toilets, plus plenty of paper products and soap," says Keri Ross at
Room To Go, Inc. "They would need three." Add a male and female
attendant in each trailer ($55 per hour), and another trailer for the
serving staff ($900).

They also feature elevator music. Which, of course means that I kind of hope that Chelsea's special day is remembered for the quality of the urinals. That would be awesome, actually. Usually people just bitch about how bad the food was or how annoying it was that they only served beer and wine or how much they spent on those wacky-ass centerpieces they lit with pink neon. Quality bathrooms are definitely a talking point.

The whole thing is a little...over the top...especially considering that most celebrities and high-profile personalities (including Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka) have toned down their weddings in light of a continuing recession where people prefer not to be reminded that there are others out there who waste what they make in a year on a bottle of Cristal Rose. Some - Meghan Fox, for example - have taken to actually having one of those white trash weddings we all try our best to avoid. Chelsea Clinton is apparently unconcerned which is not particularly surprising (plus they're both kind of fugly, so no one's going to pay for those pictures unless something's really awesome).

And in case you're wondering how she'll be paying for it all with her mom's upcoming Presidential run and whatnot, don't worry: all those campaign contributions from foreign donors that had to be turned away at the last election cycle can come back to the Clintons in the form of wedding gifts.

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  • It is pathetic how some people in Chicago feel such a desperate need to continue to try to publicize this woman with such an ironic piece and sickening title. Alert: IMHO no one of any real social class cares about her, or her ridiculously braggart wedding.

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