What is the ettique in Canada in this regard? I am looking at saving costs where I can, as my FI has a huge family and we do not want to cut anyone out. My FI and I do not drink and neither does a lot of our guests, however FI wants alcohol at our reception because he says it is tradition and 2 because most of our family does drink. So I am like well then we are having a cash bar. My mom is against that, so I am willing to compromise and either offer 2 free drink ticket per person over 18 or have open bar for the cocktail hour, then cash bar after that. People in my family I have talked to seem okay with it, however when reading on the ettiquette chat board it seems it is a taboo thing to have cash bar. Any thoughts here?