Are most bars in the Boston area for weddings you have been to cash bars or open bars?
I'm asking more for my own curiousity than for wedding planning. I always read on the boards people say "people in XXX always have cash bars" or "I'm from XXX and I've never seen a cash bar" so I'm curious what everyones' experiences are.
My sisters both had cash bars because my parents weren't so interested in paying for people to get drunk at the wedding and my brother had an open bar (by consumption) for the whole wedding. I was just at a wedding that was an open bar (wine/beer/soft drinks) for all except the last half hour when it switched to cash.
We haven't decided what we're doing for our wedding yet. We may end up having a beer and wine reception instead of a total open bar due to budgetary constraints (we will be paying for everything ourselves and are still saving for a down payment for a house and don't want to blow all of that on 5 hours of our lives).