(Closed) At the reception, will you kiss to clinking glasses or something else?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Newbee

I love that idea, I may have to steal that . I absolutely hate the clinking glasses too but I have no idea how to stop it either.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

I detest this tradition, and my dad’s side is notorious for this.  I think I am going to have our DJ ask for guests not to do it.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2007

Ooo I thought it was annoying too! We gave our guests 3 options to make us kiss. 1. Sing "Take me out to the ball game" with home team replaced with Padres (we’re big baseball fans!), 2. UCLA 8 clap (i’m a ucla alum! and proud of it! 🙂 ), 3. If people do clink (cause there are always those people who forget the rules), our emcees picked a random number from a bag, and asked that table a trivia question about us. They had to get the question right for us to kiss. It made it alittle more interesting and made the guests work harder to get us to kiss.

 You can pretty much do anything you want with this and people are good at participating!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

At my friend’s wedding this summer she put printed song lyrics to love songs on every table. They made an annoucement that your entire table had to stand up and sing to get the couple to kiss. It was a HUGE hit! People quickly enhausted the songs provided and moved on to their own. Our table sang "Love Shack" starting with the part where they yell, "You’re WHAT???" We silenced the entire room! Obviously, it can get rowdy but it was a ton of fun and the bride and groom loved it.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Oh man, I remember clanking glasses every 5 minutes as a kid! My poor aunt and uncle! After a while I think they ignored it and it died down. The trivia idea sounds much cuter and less annoying. I’m not really sure if we’ll have that rowdy of people that want to sing songs.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I feared the clinking, and was happy (and somewhat surprised) that there was none!  Hm…in retrospect, maybe that’s cuz we confiscated the silverware! (We had wooden chopsticks and black plastic cutlery for those who couldn’t/wouldn’t do chopsticks.)

I recently read a bride’s story where she and her husband made anyone who clinked come up on the dance floor with their S.O. and demonstrate how to kiss, otherwise they wouldn’t do it. Depending on your guests, that could put an end to it!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I really do’nt think there’s any way to avoid it.

However, at my cousin’s wedding they had a large jar with all the couples’ names in it, so when they had to kiss they drew out the names of a couple and they also had to kiss.  I think it deterred it somewhat because people didn’t want to have to kiss too! 

Post # 12
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Wannabee

At a friend’s wedding, they asked everyone who wanted to make the bride + groom kiss make up a silly haiku poem.  It worked out pretty well and cut down on the annoying noise!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I am thinking of doing something like girliusedtobe.  I think we’re going to make it really hard for them!  I would like our guests to write a little song and then they have to sing it.  Solo, no group songs.  I figure that combining a tough task of writing a song with the embarassment of singing a solo will vastly reduce the number of times we have to go through the whole routine, and if anyone can be bothered to go through with all that, then we’ll oblige them with a kiss!  Plus I think it will be pretty funny if anyone gets up to sing.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I agree the clinking is high pitch. But my friend had bells on the tables with cute colored ribbon and they doubled as favors. I think the bells sounded nice when everyone was ringing them together.

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Bumble bee

Wow, how have I never head of this? I guess I didn’t go to a lot of weddings as a kid or was too busy shaking my cute little behind. I’m glad I caught wind of this before my own wedding so there can be no clinking and clanking.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I recently attended a wedding and the clinking really got on my nerves.  I also am not a big fan of having the bride & groom kiss on demand.  As someone at my table put it, “They’re not performing animals!”  I’m glad that no one clinked at my wedding.  But, to each his own, and for those of you that enjoy it – let them clink away!

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