I dunno, I respectfully disagree with this statement. I provided all the alcohol at my own wedding, because it was important to me to provide that as a host, but most weddings I’ve been to have had a cash bar, and I didn’t think less of the couple because or have a worse time because of it. At this point, I look at an open bar wedding as a nice surprise, rather than an expectation. But I’ve also always felt that people shouldn’t go into debt over a wedding. I chose a very reasonably priced venue in part so that I could budget more on the food & drinks for our guests.