(Closed) Traditional clinking glasses or….

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’ve been to several weddings where you have to sing a song with the word ‘love’ in it (in any language).

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh! And my aunt and uncle had giant paper dice.  If you rolled any combination of 7 they would kiss.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

we might put bells on the tables for guests to ring instead of or in addition to clinking glasses.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think we are just going to ignore this tradition…

But, at the last wedding I was at the DJ had all of the guests names (I’m assuming on pieces of paper) and he would randomly call a guests name, and that guest and his/her SO would get up and “act out” a kiss.  The bride and groom were then supposed to imitate the kiss.

This would be awkward if you pulled a shy guest’s name, but I suppose you could “rig” it, too….

It was cute.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Personally, I don’t think you should do anything to encourage people to watch you kiss in public.  You want to spend your time enjoying your guests, eating your meal, talking with your friends and family, and dancing the night away!  But if you want it, really want it, don’t go through the expense of buying more doo-dads like bells.  Let them clink away.  If you have them sing or tell a joke, you are taking away time from your band or DJ that you hired with good hard earned money to entertain your guests; unless you are looking for a filler when the DJ or band goes on break.  Our band said they’d provide some CD music that we select ahead of time.  If you decide you don’t want this ritual, tell your close friends and family.  Monkey see, monkey do.  If no one in your circle starts the clinking, sooner or later it’ll fade out, if your closest know you don’t want it.  You didn’t say if it was important to you or not.  If it is, great.  If it isn’t, that’s fine, too.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

we used miniature bells that explained the tradition. It was fun at first and we used them at my friends’ weddings, too! They didn’t get used after dinner. People liked to ring them mid-sentence for us

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

People at our wedding did the clinking glasses thing.  Luckly we only had to “perform” twice, it would have gotten really tiring if people had constantly done it.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I recently went to a wedding where the glass clinking was continuous (and there were only like 50 guests!).  So, we decided to do the love song thing that bamm mentioned.  We’re going to have my dad mention it in his speech before dinner starts.  This way, it’s really funny to hear the people sing, it’s less annoying, and more than likely less frequent!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We totally ignored this at our wedding.  I think Mrs. Sea Breeze played a funny dinner game.  She wrote about it here.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are also going to ignore this at our wedding. If people “clank” we will probably do an exaggerated eye roll and kiss but after awhile we will just say “no, we are trying to talk/dance/eat/breathe/fillinactionwordhere”

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I hate this tradition sooo much. I love Sea Breeze’s game that they played. My aunt and uncle had quotes about love on the tables and when someone read one they would kiss. I think the singing thing is hilarious. 

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