According to an international news agency report, wedding industry experts peg the Clinton wedding expenditure at around $2 million, $3 million or more.
These figures come in sharp contrast against the average $24,000 that most Americans shell out for weddings. Some estimates even put the Clinton wedding cost at close to $5 million.
While an average American wedding has around 150 guests, Chelsea's wedding is expected to have 400 to 500 guests.
Sally Kilbridge, deputy editor of Brides, who expressed confidence that Chelsea would not go beyond the 3 million mark, said, "I'm going to say 2 to 3 million. Just because I don't know if they will go that over the top when it comes to every little item of the wedding, and possibly because it's not really Chelsea Clinton's style."
Here are some estimated costs put together by Kilbridge:
- Gown by Vera Wang - $20,000
- Cake, possibly by Sylvia Weinstock - $20,000
- Flowers - $250,000
- Catering - $750,000 + $30,000 for beverages
- Tents - $600,000
- Portable toilets- $15,000 to $20,000
- Entertainment - $40,000
Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former US president Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be saying 'I Do' to her longtime boyfriend, investment banker Marc Mezvinsky on Saturday, Jul 31 at a private estate in New York.