so, i'm getting married next year. and everyone has LOADS of opinions on what i should or shouldn't have at my wedding. i scour magazines, websites, and bridal books, looking for ways of saving money and still accomplishing wedding greatness.
but the thing that really bugs me? is the disdain for the cash bar.
as soon as you mention "cash bar", people look as though they've swallowed a lemon. let's break it down:
1. i'm putting two bottles of wine on each table. one white, one red. also included is the champagne toast. want more booze? take your happy ass over to the bar and buy some.
2. not everyone in the family drinks! i'm not going to cut back on the guest list in order to afford an open bar that only SOME people will use.
3. i didn't realize my wedding was your chance to get your drink on. dude, drink at home! go out with a nice guy who will cover your drinks! find a nice hobo who's willing to share! brew some moonshine! it ain't rocket scientry, people.
the thing about "tacky" is, no matter what, someone will find my wedding to be so. some people will love it, some will hate it. you can't please everybody, so why try? and if your focus is not on the fact that matt and i are getting married, and instead is on the fact that we're making you pony up for booze, then i hope you bought us a nice toaster.
word to your mother.