Bride-to-be Chelsea Clinton, 30, was spotted getting her nails done with a girlfriend in NYC Sunday. Perhaps it was a trial run for her wedding day, which is scheduled to take place this coming Saturday, July 31?
In case you haven't heard, the only child of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be exchanging vows with investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, 32, in what is promising to be the wedding of the year.
Obviously, the details of Chelsea's nuptials have been shrouded in secrecy, leaving the press to dig up any little tidbit they can about the main event on their own. Even guests have pretty much been left in the dark about the festivities; all the initial invitations said were that the ceremony would be held somewhere within a two-and-a-half-hour radius of Manhattan.
Around 400 people are expected to attend the exclusive celebration, believed to be taking place in Rhinebeck, New York, at Astor Courts, the lavish former estate of John Jacob Astor IV. That's actually a pretty small guest list when you consider all the folks the Clintons know. In order to keep the number low, invitees had to have some sort of personal connection to the bride and groom other than being buds with Bill and Hillary. While President Barack Obama, Barbra Streisand, and Steven Spielberg are rumored to have made the cut, White House Press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that the Obamas will not be in attendance. Guess they didn't want to bring any more attention to the wedding, which is sure to be a media circus!
With the help of Claudia Hanlin, one of the nation's top wedding planners, ABC News estimates that Chelsea's nuptials could cost as much as $2 million if not more, which is definitely pricier than the "down-home" celebration former President George W. Bush threw for his little girl, Jenna, when she got hitched two years ago at the family's ranch in Crawford, Texas, for approximately $100,000.
Click here to check out the estimated breakdown of Chelsea's wedding.