Q: Is it tacky to have a keg at the reception? We're supplying the liquor, and bottled beer is more expensive.

A: "If you're having an outdoor barbecue celebration, a keg could fit in fine," says Jennifer Brisman, president of Jennifer Brisman Weddings, New York. "But it won't work for anything more formal." One way to cut back on your liquor bill at a formal wedding is to serve bottled beer, wine and soda, and forget about mixed drinks.

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