My best friend's wedding is coming up and I'm planning her bachelorette. Just a few questions:
1) is it appropriate to ask for *non-mandatory* financial help with paying for the facility rental? (i.e. contributions appreciated but not required)
2) If so, when is the appropriate time to ask? In the invite? By phone after RSVP? At the party? I can cover the costs and don't want anybody to feel obligated or feel like they can't come because of the cost, but I'm travelling from pretty far and already have a ton of expenses.
I know a few of the girls, but not all of them. There are 10-15 total. Total expenses ~$4-500
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