I have been in contact with several venues in Maine and neither of them gave me the alcohol prices! When I asked for it, they both were surprised saying that "the couple rarely provides alcohol, maybe one drink." I know the ettiquette board clearly states that cash bars are a no-no and someone else suggested we have the bar open for an hour, then cash after but that sounds like asking for people to binge drink. I've also heard of having drink tickets. As of now, I'll be having an open bar.
I'm curious as to what you all think and what you're planning for your weddings??