Wedding Rehearsal Dinner and Alcohol
As the parents of the groom we are hosting the wedding rehearsal dinner. Our plans are to invite the entire wedding party, as well as any family that is coming from out of town. This puts the number of attendees at approximately 40 - 60.
Given the number of people who might attend, we are trying to keep costs down. We have found an ideal place that is very reasonable to rent. We have also been in contact with food caterers. The buffet entree would be provided by the caterer; we would provide all other food including appetizers, salad, rolls, dessert, soft drinks, coffee and tea.
If we include beverage catering (a requirement for this one place if we are to have alcohol), then it will cost anywhere from $900 - 1,200 (an estimate).
What is the etiquette when it comes to liquor at a wedding rehearsal dinner? Is it acceptable to not have any liquor? Or would this be viewed as being cheap?
I would appreciate a quick answer since we are trying to finalize our plans this week.
Thank you in advance for you input.