It seems that the media tends to create a public fascination for events that most people would otherwise overlook. The private Chelsea Clinton wedding is a great example (glad the media hype was kept at a minimum). And most corporate and association events keep a low profile until someone in the political arena stirs up visibility.
So, my question to event planners is: Does the media sometimes go to far when they invite themselves into what would be an otherwise private event? What steps have you taken to help keep private events, well, private?
- I agree with Judith, when you live in the public spotlight there is a sense of expectation. Considering the money and power that the family has there is no reason why they could not have had a private family function and then had another, more public affair, so the public could celebrate someone who they watched grow up in the most public of ways.
- —Guest Garrett
Special Events Coordinator
- In my opinion, she is the President's daughter, we supported him for 8 years thru good and bad. The U.S. in in such a depressed state right now, economically as well as emotionally. Even the Royal Family gave their people something to celebrate with the royal wedding. A Presidental wedding would have been very uplifting, but their decision to keep it so private just tells me they don't give a care about their supporters. Count me out!
- —Guest Judith