George Clooney’s Wedding On a Budget
So how do you create the perfect wedding on a budget -- if your budget is $13 million?
Well, if you're George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin, here's what you do:
Hold your wedding in a scenic location that is
easily accessible to all of your friends and wedding party. Someplace affordable, like a 14th-century palace in Corrier della Serra, Italy.
Invite the cream of the A-List celebrity crop. This list includes Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Bono, Matt Damon, Ellen Barkin, Julia Roberts, Bill Murray and more.
Get Lana Del Rey as your wedding singer. (Reportedly, she charged Clooney a seven-figure rate to perform.)
The wedding dress should be off the non-discount rack over at Oscar De La Renta.
Your wedding officiant should be someone who won't charge you much. George grabbed his pal, the former mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni.
Give your wedding guests some small tokens to treasure your special day forever. Small tokens such as iPods and speakers with a playlist created by the bride and groom.
Plan a place for all of your wedding guests to stay that is affordable and near the wedding venue. Nothing less than a seven-star luxury hotel, Hotel Aman, for the Clooney-Alamuddin wedding.
And you can't forget about the food for the wedding party! You need to keep it simple and economical, and Clooney did not disappoint with the selected meals of lobster, lemon risotto, fried polenta and mushrooms -- along with cases of the highest quality tequila made by a company you co-own (Casamigos Tequila).
To read more about the other thrifty ways George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin spent that $13 million, click on the links below!