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Chelsea Clinton and investment banker boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky married on July 31 in a highly secretive affair that cost approximately $3 million. To avoid the media, the event was held on a posh private estate 90 miles north of Manhattan.

1. What was one of the least expensive items at the wedding?
2. What percentage of the total costs (assuming that the $3 million total is correct) was paid for portable potties?
3. Using all the information presented in the video and article, itemize each cost and calculate a total. How close do you come to $3 million? What costs could be missing or do you believe the estimate is too high?

Source: (2010). Chelsea Clinton Wedding Could Cost $5 Million, July 29. (Retrievable online at
Staff. (2010) Clinton Wedding Cost to Top $3 million. KTLA News, July 27 (Retrievable online at,0,106194.story)