Reread Maggie's post and imagine I said it.ETA - for our wedding we had minimal flowers to put more money towards the open bar. Trust me, nobody paid attention to the flowers but they remember the stocked bar.
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I'm surprised that people are advocating a dry wedding over a cash bar. As a guest, I would rather see a cash bar than a dry wedding. Don't get me wrong -- open bar is best (FI and I are cutting back on other areas - - flowers and favors- - so we can host an open bar for our guests.) That being said, I understand that it is not financially possible for all people to host an open bar. They can only host what they can afford. But if I'm at a wedding reception and there is music and dancing, I want a little wine, beer or liquor to get me dancing. I'd rather spend $5 bucks and buy my own glass of wine than sit there sober at your wedding reception. Just my opinion.