Chelsea's Wedding Tab: $3M to $5M

No problem for the Clintons, who made $109M from 2000-2007
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2010 9:52 AM CDT
This Dec. 1996 file photo shows Chelsea Clinton, right, sitting with Marc Mezvinsky in Hilton Head Island, SC.   (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File)
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(Newser) Previous reports estimated that Chelsea Clinton’s wedding would cost a cool $2 million, but the real number is probably more like $3 million to $5 million. Wedding experts run down the costs for the New York Daily News, from $600,000 air-conditioned tents to the $150-a-pop invitations and $100 place settings for each of the 500 guests. At the more conservative $3 million estimate, the total cost comes to $6,000 per guest.

But it’s not all designer dresses, fancy food, and $15,000 port-a-potties (yes, $15,000 for “outhouses” that are much nicer than your bathroom at home—TMZ has pictures). Because of the high-profile nature of the event, security will probably run at least $200,000 (even though the White House confirms President Obama won't attend)—or more if they opt to shut down air space or pay police to monitor traffic. Overcome with Clinton wedding fever? Click here for 10 things that would make Chelsea's big day even more awesome.

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