► "I believe in spending within your means. But I say if you don’t want to give the gift, don’t give it. I know people love to get their panties in a wad about crowdfunding and it’s certainly nothing I would ever do, but if Amanda wants to do it, let her.” —Ariel Meadow Stallings, author, Offbeat Bride

► “It feels very au courant. In any wedding, there’s usually a contribution coming in from family members, but Amanda Knox is bypassing all of that and going straight to her fan base. She’s saying, Who’s out there, who loves me? Now help pay for my wedding.” —Kristen Tsiatsios, owner, Jubilee Event Engineers

► “I would never count on anyone else to make my dream happen for me. It doesn’t matter if they’re friends, family, or strangers. No one dictated that Amanda needed to get married on this date and if she doesn’t have the money, she should push it until she can pay for her own event.” —Kevin Moulder, owner, Tres Lechería by Cubes Baking Co.

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