In all the weddings I've been to, only two have had an open bar (beer and wine, only). I've only attended weddings in the North East. I see this topic pop up frequently on the boards here, and most responses are passionately in favor of hosted open bars. I did not feel nervous about our choice to provide a hosted open bar at cocktail hour, and cash for the rest of reception(excluding a complementary champagne toast) until joining this site. I'm interested in what other Maine couples think about this...and if you feel comfortable sharing, I'm interested to learn:
1)Are you offering a hosted open bar for the whole thing/ hosted bar for part of the wedding w cash rest/ fully cash or dry?
2) If you are offering a hosted open bar, what estimates did your venue/caterer give you for this?