Post # 1
I know that guests usually clink their glasses to try and get the bride and groom to kiss.
I’ve seen a “spin the wheel” style kissing game where the guest has to do a challenge first.
Another is “demonstrate how you want us to kiss”
Just wondering what other creative ideas/games there are?? Thanks!
Post # 2
im not sure about any of this. Sounds a bit cringy. I’ve never heard the clinking glasses idea before. Maybe it’s a regional thing.
Post # 3
In Russian weddings, the guests yell, “Gor’ko”, which means “bitter” to ask the bride & groom to kiss (which is supposed to make it “sweet”!) They usually do it after drinking vodka, which is bitter. I think it’s a fun tradition.
Post # 4
most halls wont let you clink glasses any more because they break, which is why these new games happen.
Recent ones i’ve seen
1) B&G put little bells in front of peoples seats they could ring
2) mimick the kiss
3) If you wanted the B&G to kiss, you had to kiss the Bride’s Brother first (he was totally game, it led to some hilarious photos of him dragged out of his seat to be kissed by friends and family)
PLEASE don’t make people sing!
Post # 5
Do people still do these things? I dont think a single person clinked glasses at our wedding or did anything to ‘make us kiss’. Our freinds did the bell thing and you could tell they regretted it, people would NOT STOP ringing the bells! Just cuz they were there.
Post # 6
I’ve been to a wedding where they had little bells for you to ring to make the B&G kiss. They had them in little baskets at the end of each row during the ceremony with a note/poem that said to ring them as they leave the aisle together, and to ring them during the reception to make them kiss.
Post # 7
My best friend had sort of a “game” with their guest and them clinking their glasses. First, every member of the bridal party had to pick a bottle of some kind of drink that represented their relationship with the bride/groom. Most people picked alcolohic beverages, but some picked juices and sodas. Next, each person made a little speech about how that drinks relates to their relationship with the bride/groom, then pours the bottle into a huge punch bowl. After everyone was done, the DJ made a speech that if anyone started to clink their glasses, the DJ would call them out and whoever did this had to go take a shot of the concuction in the punch bowl before the bride and groom could kiss. It was fun, and later into the reception people just drank what was leftover. It actually didn’t taste that bad either!
Post # 8
Sing a song with love in it????
Post # 9
OMG haha, this totally does sound cringeworthy, doesn’t it?
Not that we want to stand up there and make out in front of everyone. But especially in a Chinese wedding, the guests will keep clinking their dishes or glassware with their chopsticks for forks until bride and groom kiss, and sometimes they are relentless, will keep doing it until you kiss. Actually even in western weddings, I’ve been to a few where the guests do this.
So I’d rather challenge people to do something instead, just so they’re not hitting the plates all the time.
Post # 10
Go to Etsy and look up kissing menu. It gives guests ideas on what to do if they want you to kiss.
Post # 11
oh it’s just me being all British and uptight I expect.
Post # 12
in my experience, some people will still always clink their glasses to get you to kiss! No matter what else you might ask them to do, haha
Post # 13
One couple had three balls near their sweetheart table and requested that their guests had to juggle the balls for them to kiss. I think they only had 3 requests all night.
Post # 14
I think it is a Mediterranean tradition – Italian and Greek that has been adopted. I didn’t come across it til the 2nd last wedding I went to, and the bride and groom were equally clueless 🙂
According to an Italian friend it’s common for them.
Post # 15
We got our guests to go up and sing a kareoke song (thinking that would dissuade them from trying). I think forcing the bride and groom kissing is so tacky, just IMO. Sigh, alas I shouldve known my friends and family have no qualms making asses out of themselves and we even had a congo line going at one point. It actually was fun as a lot of table did group songs lol