Want to see some make-outs? Pony up for charity instead of glass clinking #Reception Advice#glass clinking#steal-this-idea#traditions March 3 2016 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Kyle Perison Photos by Kyle Perison We saw the loveliness that was Hailey and Delainy's elegant outdoor wedding, but one detail we really loved was their alternative to the glass-clinking-kissing tradition. Instead of having guests clink their glasses to get the couples to kiss, they solicited a small donation for charity, the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. If you have a cause that you'd like to support, this seems like a low-pressure but high fun factor way to raise some cash. Go see the rest of Hailey & Delainy's wedding! More glass-clinking alternatives: Stop the violence against glassware: 6 sweet-ass alternatives to clinking the glass Are you like me -- a person who HATES the glass-clinking tradition? I was so a-feared of this happening at our wedding, but didn't think ahead enough to figure out… Read More Use the glass-clinking tradition as peace-keeping hack The more I think about the glass clinking tradition, the more I think I may use it as a tactic for peace-keeping. Read More Roll for it: Make guests work to get you to kiss If you're dreading ye olde "clinking of glasses" when guests want you to smooch during dinner, maybe making them work for it will give you some time to scarf some… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS A unicorn wedding with burning love on the playa NEXT How to DIY a floral wedding arch in one afternoon Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] This seems like a terrible idea to me. Don't kiss when people clink if you don't want to, but don't solicit money from your guests, especially for a charity when you can't be sure they even support that particular charity. And what about people who want to involved in this tradition of doing something to have the bride and groom kiss, but don't have money to spare or again, aren't comfortable supporting that charity? 1 agrees Reply There was a whole epic conversation about this on Facebook today: https://www.facebook.com/offbeatbride/posts/10156782969375727?comment_id=10156782992055727&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R0%22%7D Reply I think this is a really cute alternative idea. We used solo cups at our wedding so there was nothing for guests to clink. We also didn't have an alternative because the whole "kissing on cue" thing just didn't appeal to us at all and no one seemed to miss it in the slightest. I actually think this trend may be going out of style, at least in my area, because I've only seen it done at ONE wedding I've ever attended. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.