Very true. Yet, it should not take that much money to make that happen. They should have set a strict modest budget and stuck to it. They can make a huge deal out of it and have a great inaguration on the cheap, they just don't want to. They enjoy spending frivolously to show they don't give a damn.
If you are planning a big birthday party for yourself and are given a $500 budget, are you going to then plan a $500,000 party and just expect your family then to make up the difference because you feel you deserve it? Get real people, and put this into perspective.