Post # 1
I’ve always been so confused by this at weddings – the bride and groom will request that people don’t clink glasses for a kiss. I never understood why! I’m sure there are legit reasons why people hate it so much, but if everyone hates it, why do guests do it in the first place? I just feel like it sets this weirdly antagonistc tone at the start of the wedding when people start clinking and someone announces that they should stop or do something embarassing if they want to see the bride and groom kiss.
I personally think its sweet, but then I don’t really mind kissing my fiance. 🙂 Why not just go with it? Like I said, I know people must have good reasons, so I’m curious to hear it.
Also – does anyone else like it? I’m sort of excited for that part!
Post # 3
I freaking love that part of weddings, I hope somebody does it at mine! I guess people find it annoying if people do it too often? I’ve never seen it done more than once or twice in the night though. I love any excuse for kisses.
Post # 4
I love that part of weddings as well, but we are doing a Christmas theme so we are making keychains as favors that have jingle bells on them. They will be asked to ring the bells for us to kiss instead of clinking the glasses.
Post # 5
@BookishBelle: +1 weddings are all about love. Why wouldn’t you want any possible excuse to kiss your SO
Post # 6
@NavyBride16 – OMG I loooove that. Now I want to go to a Christmas wedding!
Post # 7
Ya I just think it is annoying if people do it too often. I have seen weddings where the bride and groom can’t even manage to finish their dinner before it is cold because people are clinking their glasses every five minutes. Like once or twice over the course of the night is cute but it can get really overboard sometimes.
Post # 8
I was at a wedding once where an overly ethusiastic (aka drunk) guest clinked a little too hard. There was a lot of broken glass and blood involved. Not what you want at a wedding. So I have a bad association with the tradition.
I do like the general idea though, I like when couples have alternative like the jingle bells a PP mentioned. At one wedding the DJ announced that if someone wants the couple to kiss then their group needs to stand up a sing a song. A whole table would stand up and start sining a cheesey love song (one group did You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ just like in Top Gun), it was really silly and fun. And since it invovled more effort it kept it from happening too much.
Post # 9
My DH really hated when people clinked glasses at ours. We had plenty of PDA at our wedding obviously, so it’s not that he minded smooching in front of people, but something about having to stop what he was doing because someone was commanding him to kiss bugged him.
At one point, someone clinked, and he had a mouth full of food, so he had to chew really quick. After that, he started looking really grumpy at clinkers, and they eventually stopped.
Post # 10
@Kit_Kath – Oh dear God! I knew there was a good reason in there, I just didn’t realize it would be as extreme as that! There’s a wonderful reason to hate it.
I don’t think any of my guests are the type to get that drunk… I hope!
Post # 11
@Kit_Kath: I love that idea! I’ll have to save that for the future haha.
Post # 12
I have never heard of this!
But don’t break my glasses..
ETA: Can someone explain it to me? I think I’m getting confused..
Post # 13
Eh I think it’s cute if they do it every once in a while, not like every 5 seconds.
Post # 14
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
I love it, can’t wait for people to do it for us 🙂
Post # 15
As long as there’s not a jackass who does it every 2 minutes, I think its really cute.
Post # 16
I hate it. I have a schedule and a plan for how the night will go. I don’t need people clinking their glasses and demanding a kiss…