Was having a drink with a friend last night and she mentioned a wedding she attended. She was really surprised/insulted/chagrined that they had a cocktail hour (complimentary) and then after that a cash bar. I said that it was pretty common and that we did that for my first wedding (lo those many years ago lol) as it was a big wedding and parents (nor I) could afford free flowing liquor. I have also attended alot of weddings with the same. She thought it was tacky - what say you?