My fiancé and I will both graduate with our bachelors 7 weeks before the wedding. He is contracting with the Army so our date is set around his schedule. I am starting nursing school a couple of months after our wedding with aspirations of being a nurse practitioner. I'm not wanting to spend a ridiculous amount of money on our wedding and one cost cutting option we have is allowing the venue to serve the alcohol and charge $2 per drink to offset the overall cost. I have gotten so much backlash about a cash bar (which they accept cards too so it's not just cash) but in all honesty, why is it considered so "tacky" or "rude?" All weddings I've been to in the U.K. have cash bars and it's normal there. Will people really be that upset if they have to pay a couple dollars for a drink?