Post # 1
Hey! My fiance and I are getting married next May but we recently went to two different weddings and oh man, I forgot about one tradition that is murder on the ears.. the dreaded clinking your fork against your glass in an effort to get the newly married couple to kiss. I HATE that sound and would like to offer our guests an alternative way to get our attention (and a cute photo op) but I’m drawing a blank. I need help, ladies!
Post # 3
@chelsea205: I went to a wedding where they announced the clinking of the glass was being replaced with an open mic. They set up a microphone in the front of the room and people had to come up and tell a joke, give marital advice or tell a story about the bride & groom. After each, the B&G would kiss.
I’ve also seen the idea that a couple comes up and kisses and then the B&G have to reenact the kiss… which could get pretty hilarious and/or sweet depending on if his frat brothers do it or your great-grandparents.
Post # 4
What about kissing bells?
Post # 5
1) bring hula hoops and in order to see the bride and groom kiss the person has to get up from the table and shake their hips! The bride and groom kiss for as many seconds as it is in the air
2) in order to see the bride and groom kiss the guest has to tell a funny joke. If it makes the couple laugh then they kiss!
3) in order for the bride and groom to kiss they have to answer triva questions about the couple correctly
Post # 6
@MexiPino: Those are awesome options! I especially like the telling a story/joke/marital advice, we’re having a smaller wedding (around 120 people) and I’m always looking for ways to make it more personal, I think this would work! Thanks so much 🙂
Post # 7
My friend who got married this summer had a ‘Kissing Menu’ — she had a really cute rhyme about how clinking just won’t do and then they had to do something to get you to kiss. It could be sing a line from your favorite love song, start a conga line, tell your best (clean) joke, or show us (the bride and groom) how you would like us to kiss and we’ll immitate it. It was a HUGE hit.
If you search for it on google or pinterest, you can find lots of suggestions for what to add on it. Just don’t forget to tell your DJ so he can hand over the mic if need be.
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
We won’t have glasses so it won’t be an issue. But even then, it’s not a tradition in our families or among our group of friends to clink glasses. The easiest way to stop it is to ignore i and/or not kiss when they clink glasses. Most guests will get the point pretty quickly.
Post # 9
I’ve seen a ton of different things, sing a song with ‘love’ in it (with your table), a mini putt putt, give a piece of advice to the bride and groom
The best one I saw was you ask the couple a question- for example, who calls their mom the most? Then the bride and groom have to raise a shoe (either hers or his) for the answer of the question. If they raise the same shoe (either both pick him or her) then they pick out of a hat a couple to kiss. If they answer differently, they have to kiss. It got people up and asking questions because they weren’t on the spot to kiss their SO if the couple answered the question the same. If you don’t want to use shoes you could have a bride and groom sign.
Post # 10
@chelsea205: I went to a wedding where you had to stand up and sing part of a love song to make them kiss!
Post # 11
@ginmar: I love the shoe game!!! That’s one game at a wedding that I don’t mind 🙂
Post # 12
Whenever glasses clinked, my sister ran up to DH and kissed him on the cheek. That was fun!
Post # 13
Many wedding in my area play the kissing game. You put a number of couples names in a bowl/hat that are attending the wedding. Then someone can come up and draw a couple from the bowl. That couple has to kiss and then the bride and groom copy/mimic the type kiss. I’ve seen some really creative kisses or just pecks or whatever! The paster and and wife got down on the floor at one wedding and were rolling around lol. It also is limited by how many names are in the bowl so at least it doesn’t get really old/lame if it goes on for too long. We asked our MC to draw one to get the game started and he also drew a few more between courses. Other guests came up to draw a name as they pleased.
I also included a little saying for the MC to announce about each couple that was drawn. I.e. “Mary and Mike are friends of the bride and groom. They are engaged to be married in just 2 months!” or “Betty and Lyle are grandparents of the bride, they have been married for over 50 years!” or “Glen and Martha are aunt/uncle of the groom. The groom was there ring bearer at their wedding 19 years ago”
Post # 14
We did “kiss a groomsman” – if people wanted me & my husband to kiss they first had to kiss a groomsman of their choice.
I’ve also seen:
-putting green (hole in one for you to kiss)
-tell a joke to make you kiss
-tell a short story about the bride or groom
Post # 15
@chelsea205: Hate the clinking glasses too! We’re doing trivia! I made up a little rhyme and will put it in a frame on each table or make tiny print outs on the other side of the menu
“If you want to see a kiss
Pick a question from this list
If you get the answer right
you will see a kiss tonight!
If you get the answer wrong
you’ll serenade them with a song!
Feel free to borrow it! 🙂
Post # 16
I made my guests get up and sing. If they wanted a show, they’d have to give us one first. We had two people sing – a table with some of my dad’s relatives and my man of honor.