As seen in the comments section of a thread about Go Fund Me weddings:
Some friends of mine actually charged people to come to their wedding. I know that sounds gross, but hear me out. They have a huge friend network and were a queer couple so didn't have much support from family. They realized they could either invite all their friends and not serve any food or booze, or they could have the food/booze but only invite a tiny fraction of their friend group. They didn't like the sound of either of those, so they got creative. They charged people $65 to attend their wedding and made it open to pretty much anyone who wanted to come. They insisted on absolutely no gifts, and made sure to let people know they should not in any way feel obligated to attend if they couldn't afford it (or didn't want to). They also told everyone the wedding would be a highly entertaining event (with the money they were able to afford circus performers!) so they'd get their money's worth, and any money they had left over got donated to a charity that helped transgender youth. I'm sure they lost a few friends who thought charging for a wedding was tacky, but it was worth it to them. I thought it was great.