(Closed) Smoochie clinky glass thingy?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Another question I’m wondering is… how do you make people understand that you’re NOT doing it?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

ugh, i hate this. yiska, if you have any ideas, please send them my way! i don’t want to seem like a debbie downer but i *hate* this!!

ps — is that the technical term for this? =)

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

At a family wedding a few years ago they also didn’t like the clinking thing, so if the people at a table wanted them to kiss, they needed to sing a song to the bride and groom with the word "love" in it. Cute idea.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I don’t know if I even like the idea of kissing in front of everyone after the ceremony.  It seems like performing too.  I think people are much more tied to that ritual than the clinking glasses though.

I don’t know if there’s a name for it… I’d be much more willing to perform for a song though too, yeah….I’ve seen that idea too Natalie.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Uh NO – My DJ will have specific instructions to let people know, clinking will not get you a smoochie!

We are tossing around ideas right now of what to do in  it’s place:

Make them sing asong with love in it

Make them Hula Hoop or something equally finny

Make them kiss if we have to kiss – pull a name outo f a hat thing (which would bring the clinking back in but at least we;d be taking someone down with us..hehe) 

I’m still trying to find something unique and fun.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2007

This never even occurred to me before my wedding, but people did this. It isn’t my thing and we told them that the next person to do it would have to give a speech (which made them stop!). I wanted to just enjoy my dinner instead of add yet another thing we HAD to do that night.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I went to a wedding recently where the bride & groom had a different thing planned for each "clinking". They slapped five one time, another time they bowed… and people got the idea. It was a cute idea.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I went to a wedding last year where the couple didn’t want to do the glass clinking thing.  So instead the MC said if you would like to see the bride and groom kiss, you need to need to kiss your sweetie first.    At first nobody joined in,  but then his grandparents got up and went to the Mic and said "Married 45? years and still in love" and then kissed.  it was cute,  soon all the aunts and uncles, and guests took their turn to go up to the mic.    Me and my Fiance were friends of the groom,  but we had just gotten engaged the night before so we went up and he said "engaged 19 hours" and gave me a kiss. 

It was really cute to see how long everyone had been together.  Although now typing it out,  it does sound like a lot of extra kissing. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

My cousin and his wife – big golfers – had a putting green strip thingy up in front of the head table. If you wanted them to kiss, you had to get up and sink a putt. It all was great until once, when the entire bridal party was standing up and leaning over to watch the putt, they pushed a little too much and the entire head table went over.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I went to a wedding where you had a sing a song that had something to do with kiss (i.e. kiss was in the lyrics or the band name) it was very fun

I’m not a big fan of the clinking either…

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I recently went to a wedding over seas , the FOB had to explain the whole clinking thing. I like the sing a song idea! But I don’t knot if my Fiance would go for it.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I get annoyed with the clinking of the glasses or bell ringing for a kiss thing, too.  After a while, you can tell the bride and groom start to get annoyed with it and they just want to finish their dinner in peace.

I went to a wedding where they did the thing where your whole table had to stand up and sing a song with "love" in it.  It worked really well and I think every table sang.  Lots of fun!

At a recent wedding, the bride and groom had the DJ announce right before the toast that they will only do a glass-clinking kiss for everyone once.  He had everyone get the glass clinking out of their systems right then and the bride and groom shared a nice, long kiss.  That did the trick since no one clinked for kisses the rest of the night.  I think I will have the DJ do this at my wedding.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

Generally if the clinking starts happening and the bride and groom don’t kiss, they’ll get the idea. It really depends on who your guests are though…at some weddings it won’t even come up.

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