Kissing bell that doubles as place card holder…great idea or totally annoying?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Kissing bells are
    cute : (4 votes)
    9 %
    annoying : (42 votes)
    91 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    msfreemis:  I think the concept is cute, but you and your groom may be annoyed by the end of the night.  As a guest, I probably wouldn’t take this favor home with me though.  That being said, I do think they make an attractive place card holder.

    Post # 3
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    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    After the 3rd or 4th glass clinking, everyone seems annoyed at whoever starts it. The bells will be even more tempting. If there are little kids around, forget about it. 

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I don’t know how many guests you’re having but if they all use the bell you won’t be able to eat, you’ll be too busy kissing all night! Maybe one on the table but not one each!!

    Also, I would not take this home.

    Post # 5
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    309 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    personally I think all those things are annoying- the bells, clinking glasses. So obnoxious.

    I’m also a firm believer that favors don’t have to be expensive, but should at least be meaningful for a guest. Those are cute, but I’d leave mine behind for sure.

    Post # 6
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    1236 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

    I definitely would not take one of these home as a favor; what would I do with it? They’re cute, but not practical …

    Post # 7
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    1107 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Annoying and I would not want to take it home

    Post # 8
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    2654 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Not for me but if you want to be making out all night more power to ya! lol

    Post # 9
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    8708 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Cute, but no. We had nothing like this at our wedding and people were making such a fuss to get us to kiss. We were getting a bit of annoyed at the whole situation.<br /><br />I wouldn’t take it home with me. At best it’d be used as a joke when I want my husband to fetch something from me. It would probably be tossed out.

    Post # 10
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    8071 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    My friends had little bells as a favor (vaguely downton abbey themed wedding) but no note explaining. She honestly didnt intend for it to happen, but a persistant group got the whole room ringing their bells until they finally relented and kissed. It brought a lot of energy to the room and it was fun and memorable.

    I like having it in the house. We use it jokingly sometimes.

    Post # 11
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    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    msfreemis:  I went to a wedding that had this and I thought it was very cute and fun. It wasn’t irritating sounding at all and it didn’t mess up the night with overuse even tho the bells were one per person. I don’t think there were kids at the wedding tho.

    I never really thought of the bell as a gift, but after all the free food and alcohol and dancing and company, I wasn’t lacking a gift or favor. They had a lil poem or explanation like your pic on the bell saying what to use it for. 

    Post # 12
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    2132 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I think it is cute, but you may be annoyed by the end of the night, especially if there are children at your wedding.  It also kills 3 stones not really needed.  Guests will just tap on a glass to have you kiss, favors are completely optional (and honestly who really wants to take a bell home?), and a folded piece of paper will suffice as a placecard.  I would say only get if you find a good deal.  I looked at them and found them to cost a dollar a piece- for an average size wedding you end up spending more than 100 on something that holds a card and will surely end up in the trash.  I’m probably a bit more on the practical side though.    

    Post # 13
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    1473 posts
    Bumble bee

    We used something very similar at our wedding and we weren’t annoyed! Sure, we kissed a lot more than some couples, but we didn’t feel it was too much.

    Post # 14
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    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    This whole idea of clinking glasses for kissing is alien to me. It doesn’t seem to feature in any of the UK weddings I’ve been to! I’m not sorry either, it has to be said because I really didn’t want MY wedding to turn into an artificial kissfest.

    However, clinking glasses is one thing. Ringing a bell has the potential to be hugely distracting and an annoyance all round.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    I wouldn’t consider it a ‘favor’… some might keep it as a keepsake but for me personally, it’d go straight into the garbage after the wedding.  (However I do think the particular bells you choose are very pretty!) 

    Clinking on glasses is free…. so I don’t see a ‘need’ to purchase bells for that purpose. It seems to be a readily known fact at weddings and I don’t think anyone needs a reminder or note to do it. (You may want them to forget by the end!) 

    Instead I’d use the money towards a favor… even if it’s just an inexpensive bag of buttermints or candy. You could still use the favor as place cards by attaching a tag. And even add a cute note about clinking glasses if you’d like.

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