If money was no object

Am I the only one stressed out by all the holiday prep? I’m not cooking anything for Turkey day (I’m a vegetarian, anyway), but I still have plenty to do. When things get out of hand, I relax by imagining I’m a billionaire who can pay someone to take care of ALL THIS STUFF. If you, too, want to be a mental billionaire, have a gander at Forbes’ article on billionaire weddings.

The Trump heir finds romance

Here we see Donald Trump Jr. and his (surprise) model wife. They, like the Trump chump himself, tied the knot at the palatial Mar-a-Lago estate, which boasts a $45 million grand ballroom.

Forbes asks:

What kind of wedding would you have if money were no object? How about one with 10,000 flowers, 45 chefs, a 200-pound Grand Marnier Cake and live performances by Billy Joel and Tony Bennett.

Personally? I think I’d still have a modest wedding…but I’d have that modest wedding somewhere utterly gorgeous and I’d pay for all of my guests’ travel expenses. How about you?

9 Responses to “If money was no object”

  1. Leah says:

    I think a good chunk of it would go to the dress… not necessarily because I want something incredibly lavish, but because I don’t have the body shape most modestly-priced lines design for, so I’d want something made for me so it fit beautifully, had the proper proportions, and suited my vision. But I think I’d agree with you that even more important than that would be to be able to ensure that the people I love most could be there and enjoy themselves at no cost to them. I think I’d still have my small wedding, but I’d probably upgrade to an incredible planner to reduce my stress as much as possible. Oh, and unlimited cash flow would make for a heck of an open bar.

  2. Never teh Bride says:

    I like your style, Leah.

  3. patient one says:

    I think I must be hungary, but the first thing that comes to mind is food. I would rent out one of those Shogun/Japanese places where they cook in front of you for the reception.

    I know, I know, not very imaginative. NO I know, I would fly everyone to Japan and have real Shogun chefs cook for us! There we go!

  4. Never teh Bride says:

    Now there’s an idea! Maybe I’d fly in the most experienced veggie sushi chefs I could find…

  5. Kristin says:

    I know music is subjective, but I have to question the billionaire’s taste in performers. Christina Aguliar? Kylie Minogue? Billy Joel? I don’t get it.

    I’d definitely go somewhere sunny and warm and bring the guests along. I’d want a forest of tasteful flowers and floral type things. Flowers for everyone!

    And then a nice reception with the London Symphony Orchestra providing the music.

  6. Twistie says:

    I think my wedding would have been much the same as it was. I would have sprung for some slightly fancier food and a couple pros to do the set up and tear down of the buffet, maybe flown in a couple people who couldn’t make it then without a bit of assisstance, but other than that…no, I like exactly what I did and would do the same no matter what the budget available. It wouldn’t have been as meaningful to me if I hadn’t made so much of it with my own hands. That’s just the kind of gal I am.

    It meant a lot to me that the few professionals there were my friends (and of course I paid them their going rates!). It was important to me to make my own wedding lace. I love that my father did so much of the food. As for the place…well, not only was it exactly the sort of place I’d been dreaming of since I was seven years old, it was also where my brother was married and where my best friend was married. Who needs exotic and expensive when perfect is already in your backyard and affordable on a budget?

    No, even if I had millions to spend, my wedding wouldn’t have changed significantly. Between my personal tastes and my control-freak nature, I can’t imagine anything that would have made me happier than what we did.

  7. I would have had a planner I think to deal with all the crap and the problems. and we would have had more people, and seafood options, and I would have had wedding cars (which we couldn’t afford). Plus we would have had a slightly larger guest list as I fear we alienated some friends even though we only had the best intentions.
    And we would have had a video guy

  8. Never teh Bride says:

    Wooooooo, Dataceptionist! Congrats, lady!

  9. the Unfashionista says:

    I would get a wedding planner and definitely fly my guests from where they lived to the wedding location. Oh, and pay for my bridesmaid’s dresses and expenses. I would probably have a large guest list, and would have an at-reception baby-sitter type so the kids could be entertained and their parents could have fun.
    The food would be fantastic and I would have many different buffet stations with all types of food, so everybody would be well-fed and then they would also get a doggy-bag at the end of the night. (I was at one catered event that did this and it was very nice.)
    The most important thing I would probably do? Not register or recieve gifts, and have all of my guests make charitable contributions instead of buying me stuff I don’t need cuz I’m a millionaire.