Urgh... this one bugged me the first time I read it and it bugs me more every time since. Yes, it may be some hyping by the reporter, but there are enough direct quotes that get to me.
“She’s paying for the whole thing. She’s a single mom who has worked the last two years tirelessly as a construction and estate manager to pay for it."
I really dislike people who whine, especially publicly, about the consequences of financial choice that they've made. As we well know, it's possible to have a wedding that doesn't take two years to save for -- and the HC are just as married at the end as they would be otherwise. Good for her mom to work and save for something that is important to the family, but don't expect any sympathy over it.
Her expectations are, IMO, a bit out of whack:
“But Chelsea Clinton has taken what was supposed to be a special day for me turned it into hell.”
Sorry, but "hell" doesn't describe a situation where people might be inconvenienced. It just doesn't. It appears that the worst outcome might be a longer delay between the ceremony and the reception. That's not hell (and, despite the headline-writer's hyperbole, it's certainly not "ruined.") It's only "hell" or "ruined" if her expectations included perfection.
Life lesson: It's a special day only for you, sweets; not for Ms. Clinton and not for the rest of us. The only thing that can really turn this into "hell" or "ruin" it is your attitude.
I suspect that there's some sour grapes happening over Ms. Clinton's privilege:
So at this point, the thought of Chelsea with her 400 guests and coterie of wedding planners sets off the other bride-to-be. “We’re in a recession, we don’t have the highest paying jobs (her fiancé is a book-conservationist). I’m happy for Chelsea but she’s got planners and I’ve got my mom.”
Life lesson: Unless you're one of about a dozen people in the world, there's always
going to be someone who can afford more guests, or pay a wedding planner when you have to do it yourself.
I'm not always fond of "think of those worse off than you" arguments, but really. There are posters right here on eHell who would be overjoyed to have a mother alive or sane enough to help plan a wedding. The bride needs to quit caring about other people's money and pay attention to what she has.