Post # 1
This is a first kiss article that I got off the web somewhere. I have had it for quite awhile. I can’t remember where I got it, but it does have some good advice.
The best thing about the ceremony…….the kiss!! How do you pull off an appropriate ceremony kiss without coming across as a total makeout session?
Here’s a couple of hints:
- Make eye contact with EACH other only (even a glimpse out of the corner of your eye towards your friends can change the dynamic of the moment)
- Try not to let your guests know exactly how much tongue is involved (obviously!)
- Don’t make the kiss so short your guests might wonder if you’re really attracted to each other, but don’t make it so long guests have the opportunity to skip out on you without you noticing (studies show roughly 4 seconds is the average)
- Smile & keep your eyes fixated on each other while you are announced to the crowd as Mr & Mrs.
- Turn toward your audience
- Strut all the way to the reception!
Post # 3
Haha, would have been nice to know for ours! We went a little longer than the 4 seconds and there were a couple wolf whistles and nervous giggling afterward.
Post # 4
lol, we are going to try to practice, so we don’t get those or the “guests might wonder if you’re really attracted to each other” response.
Post # 5
I have seen some recent pics where you can clearly see the grooms tongue … so gross, I think about 3/4 of the first kiss pics have visible tongue in them!
Post # 7
I think we did all of this except for when we were announced husband and wife we looked at the crowd. It felt natural to look at the audience as we were being announced.
Post # 8
these are great hints. When we kissed (I didn’t realize it until I saw the pictures) I was so paranoid about our noses hitting awkwardly that I turned my head almost totally sideways. Looked so awkward!
But I went to a wedding a few weeks before ours where the bride and groom literally both had their tongues out before their mouths met. They made out for a full 25 seconds before finally separating, flushed. The rest of their guests were flushed as well…from totally embarrassment! I’ll never forget how awful that was!
Post # 9
MollyE: It will probably be natural for us to look at the crowd too, but we are going to try not too. I love the pictures of the couples that are looking at each other while being announced.
That would just seem like forever, if you were one of the guests lattelove.
Post # 10
Multiple little kisses after THE kiss, hugs, giddy excitement all make for great pictures. What doesn’t make for a great picture? The .1 second pec. HOLD the kiss so your photog can get a few frames off. If it’s too quick it may get missed. 🙂
Post # 11
This was really helpful, and a good reminder to practice, which we need. Definitely want to avoid any awkwardness. Thanks!
Post # 12
Great advice KLP.
You are very welcome verosara.
Post # 13
I’ve been told to expect a dip. I told him good luck because bending isn’t something my dress really allows me to do. I just hope I don’t fall over!
Post # 14
hahaha this topic always makes me think of this ;o)
Post # 15
This is cute! Fi and I have been practicing our “church kisses.”
Post # 16
thanks for the advice=) good article!! aw the weddingsinger..such a great movie;)