Much has been made of Chelsea Clinton and fiancé Marc Mezvinsky‘s interfaith relationship. Although they both come from similar political families and attended Stanford University, Chelsea, 30, was raised as a Methodist while 32-year-old Marc is Jewish. However, unlike fellow WASP-turned-JAP Ivanka Trump, who studied with a New York rabbi and converted to Judaism in order to marry Jared Kushner last year, Chelsea has made no public plans to convert, which makes us wonder who will officiate her supposed $3 million wedding later this week?
A rabbi is out of the question if Chelsea has not converted, and it’s likely that a Methodist minister might make Marc’s family uncomfortable, even if they’re not super-observant. So, like many other interfaith couples, we’re guessing that Chelsea and Marc might go the non-religious route and choose a friend, judge, or a non-denominational spiritual leader to conduct their ceremony, which will reportedly be held at a lavish estate in Rhinebeck, NY, less than an hour away from the Clinton’s New York home. So, who do you think they will pick? 5 Famous Interfaith Couples
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With a guest list that supposedly includes Barbra Streisand, Warren Beatty, Sting, Steven Spielberg, and many other VIPs, only someone with immaculate oratory skills will do. Perhaps even Bubba, as former president Bill Clinton is affectionately known, will do the honors. One person, who will be neither attending nor presiding over the former First Daughter’s wedding is President Obama, who, along with Oprah, has confirmed that he will not be at the shindig. (Somewhere in Rhinebeck, we are guessing that Emn Haddad-Friedman is breathing a sigh of relief over that one.) "Chelsea Clinton's Wedding Is Going To Ruin Mine"
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While we have no idea if Chelsea and Marc will incorporate a Chuppa or be raised on chairs by their families and friends as they dance, we do know, thanks to the Washington Post, that Chelsea is planning on wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown and that guests will have to surrender their cell phones before entering (No photos allowed) and show credentials (Sorry, Tareq and Michaele.) The dress code is also black tie and the wedding cake will most likely be gluten-free, and possibly vegan, due to Chelsea’s food allergies and preferences. (Can someone please get Babycakes on the phone?)
Regardless of who officiates, we’re thinking that this might be the wedding of the year, if not the decade. Congrats and a big mazel tov to the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. Mezvinsky!