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### Here Comes the Bride

On Saturday, Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton, married Marc Mezvinsky in New York. The entire wedding, attended by 500 guests, is believed to have cost about \$3 million! Here are estimates of just some of the costs: designer wedding gown, \$24,900; jewelry, \$250,000 mother-of-the-bride's gown, \$15,000, flowers, \$40,000; wedding cake, \$12,000; air-conditioned tents, \$600,000; security, \$200,000; and place settings, \$100 per guest. Based on a \$3 million total, about how much money was spent on expenses we didn't list?