Eight million pounds sterling is almost 13 million US dollars based on recent exchange rates. Think about that. $13 million dollars…for a wedding. That’s approaching Rap star money. In truth, we have no idea how this number was arrived at, since who would actually know? Of course the ‘lucky’ father of the bride will have bills of some kind, the hotel, the food, maybe the dress and of course the booze bill. If we take at face value the estimated count of high profile guests at the wedding which apparently hovers at around 100, that means that each person’s attendance cost somewhere in the neighborhood of between $100,000 to $130,000 apiece.
They must be good friends. But how does that even possibly add up? We’ll assume George sprung for the odd water taxi and picked up the occasional bar tab. So that leaves a lot of money thrown around for the guests and their comfort on the grand occasion. Having first hand knowledge of the extortionate prices in Venice for everything involving food and fun, it still stretches credibility that the $13 million tab can be accurate. It makes good headlines; who wants to say that it was a $50,000 wedding?
But let’s just say the number is accurate and the father of the bride gets stuck with the bill that resembles a telephone number. That’s a lot of money to pay to get rid of a daughter, even if it is to arguably the world’s most eligible bachelor George Clooney. Based on what’s known about the bride, Amal Alamuddin, she seems to be more the catch! She’s young, an accomplished lawyer, attractive and obviously from a wealthy family. George…well George is an actor… a good and famous one of course, but…to spend $13 million to get the deal done? Seems molto costoso to us.