Here are the facts: thanks to crowd-funding, there’s a man now balls-deep in potato salad; and similarly, couples are begging strangers to hand them money on silver monogrammed platters for wedding day merrymaking. Ipso facto, one could argue they’re all polar bear killers.
Haven’t your guests done enough?
If (and most likely when) your wedding campaign doesn’t go potato salad-viral, there likely won’t be enough willing strangers to foot your bill. In which case, who is left to supplement those donations but your family and friends -- people who already RSVP-ed yes to buying you wedding gifts, booking hotel rooms, and flying coach from Chicago in between a crying infant and a man with acrophobia.
Oh -- and if she’s a bridesmaid, she’s purchasing a dress that face it, she’s NEVER going to wear again. Simply put, that’s asking A LOT of your guests. And I promise that even if they love you, they will still resent you on some level for putting them in that position.