JFK Jr. Wedding

JFK Jr. - Carolyn Bessette Wedding


JFK Jr. Wedding

JFK Jr Wedding ChapelSpeaking of lavish wedding and wealth, consider the JFK Jr. wedding to Carolyn Bessette.

JFK Jr. was born and raised in the White House during his father's presidency. He had wealth, fame, good looks, and at the time of his wedding was being groomed by the Kennedy clan for a high-profile political career and an eventual presidential run in his father's footsteps.

The storied JFK Jr. wedding to Carolyn Bessette in the fall of 1996, however, contrasted sharply with JFK Jr's wealth. It was a picturesque yet humble ceremony on the uninhabited Cumberland Island off the coast of Georgia. The venue was a small chapel (above) that did not even have electricity.

What were the ornaments for the ceremony?

Just two branches tied together into a cross. The lone costly item was the bride's dress. The point is this: those confident about their wealth don't have to splurge or try to to show off with a lavish wedding.
Also consider this: every 5 seconds, a child dies from starvation somewhere in the world, and the cost to have fed that child a nourishing meal is only 19 cents per day (source: World Food Program).

So instead of spending $30,000 or more to run with the herd, why not keep it simple, save yourself the time and the stress (the primary sentiment that many couples express after their weddings, which become high-stress, year-long productions, is relief rather than joy) and donate the money your save to saving the lives of children?

Based on the World Food Program numbers above, you can feed nearly 900 kids for a month, long enough for them to be nourished back to health, for $5,000. For $50,000, that number rises to 9,000 kids, and for $500,000, you can save 90,000 children.

Please think about that. By having a smaller party for one day, you can save the lives of hundreds if not thousands of children. Can you think of a better way to start your marriage than to save the lives of that many children?

Something else. You clicked that your wealth isn't a blessing. Are you sure about that?

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