(Closed) What do you think of this idea? (Instead of clinking the glasses for us to kiss)

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What do you think of our idea?
    It's a great idea! Very creative! : (56 votes)
    52 %
    Don't like it, it's weird. : (48 votes)
    44 %
    Other: Make suggestion below. : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 5
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    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    i think it is a nice idea! especially with a cute sign infront of where they would put the donations so they know where their money is going.

    Post # 6
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    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    How are you going to know someone made a donation so that you may kiss?  The purpose of the annoying clinking is to get your attention…maybe after they donate they make a noise of some sort-bell, clickers, flash a light??

    Post # 8
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    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I think it’s a creative idea; but am in the camp that would think it was strange and don’t like it.  It makes me think of those donation jars on counters at restaurants or at the grocery store.

    Also, I wouldn’t go up and make a donation to see a couple kiss.

    Post # 10
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    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    It’s a cute idea, but I don’t think it will stop anyone from clinking their glasses. 

    Post # 11
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    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @Lyndzo:  Honestly, I don’t think asking for donations at a wedding is the right place and time.  If you want to make a donation as a favor, I’m all for it (and I usually dislike doing donation favors!).  But, that’s the farthest I’d take it. 

    ETA:  If you want to raise money for charities of your choice – what about doing a:  in lieu of wedding gifts, please donate to “X” or “X” and put the reasons why.

    Or, you could also say a percentage of all cash gifts will be given to “X” and “X” charities… 

     

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Eh… I think it’s a very sweet idea but it has the potential to go either really well or very poorly.  Charites can be tricky because people may not like the two you picked and don’t want to support them (like PETA).  It’s not that people are against curing cancer or whatever, they just don’t agree with how the donated money is handled (Koman Foundation is a good example of this).

    Another thing to consider is that not everyone carries cash on them (I typically don’t) and thus they wouldn’t be able to partake – which could be a bummer for some (I know I would be bummed). 

    Also, it could be kinda awkward for guests to come up to your table and donate in front of everyone.  How would everyone know that someone donated?  Would you have a bell you’d ding (like the kind you find at front counters in stores)?  You might want to consider that so then it’s not just the one person who donated watching you kiss (holy creepiness!).

    Do you have anything against the sound of bells?  I went to a wedding where they had little bells at each place setting and a card letting guests know that if they wanted the bride and groom to kiss that they should ring the bell (I’m sure there was a nice little poem, but I really can’t remember what it was).  I thought it was adorable (and different) and very cute when the bride rang the bell because she wanted a kiss.

    Post # 13
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    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Lyndzo:  What a cute idea. What about having a little bell to ring on top of the boxes.

    Maybe you could also include a ‘wish box’ for those that don’t want to give to charity for whatever reason. They can still take out the time to write out advice or a memory for you, and then ring the bell. 

    ETA- I see other bees suggested bells as well 🙂

    Post # 15
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    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think it’s a great idea!  But like a pp said, I doubt it will stop people from clinking glasses

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