Crate and Barrel Ultimate Wedding comes with some serious strings

Crate and Barrel Ultimate Wedding prize comes with strings
Crate and Barrel Ultimate Wedding prize comes with strings

It sounds like a dream come true for the recently engaged: a $100,000 wedding designed by an event planner to the stars. That's the grand prize of the Crate and Barrel Ultimate Wedding contest. Couples simply have to upload a photo, tell their love story, describe their dream wedding, and their "everyday dream day" -- world peace? -- in 100 words or less. And the rest of us can vote. It sounds like a cool opportunity if you can forward your entry page to an army of family, friends, Facebook friends and Twitter followers.

There is no such thing as a free wedding, though: some of the restrictions that come with the Grand Prize are startling. Not only are you obligated to do all the press that comes with winning -- you're promoting Crate and Barrel, after all -- but the company and event designer get the final say on your "dream wedding." From the official rules page: