I will start out by saying that I am not a fan of cash bars at weddings. I don't like when guests have to pull cash out of their own pocket during a hosted reception.
My reception is being held at a golf course that has a fully stocked bar. In order to keep costs reasonable, we are hosting beer (miller lite, yuengling lager, and a craft beer), three varieties of wine (red, white, blush) and a rum punch as a signature cocktail. We feel like this covers a wide variety of tastes.
My venue asked me at our last meeting if we would like to have the full liquor bar open as a cash bar. My initial reaction is no, but my dad and FI say yes. They don't think many people will take advantage of it, but they don't see a problem in the option.
My question is it tacky/wrong to give guests the option of purchasing drinks that aren't hosted?