Roll for it: Make guests work to get you to kiss #Reception Advice#geeky#glass clinking#role playing games#steal-this-idea July 5 2012 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photo by Anne-Marie Bouchard 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 food before it starts again. Karen and Ian used a little game involving a big, inflatable D20. The trick was that the would-be glass clinker would have to roll this big dice and get a number between 11-20 to get them to kiss. Roll anything lower and they have to kiss someone! You can see the full description of the game in Karen and Ian's hilarious program, "So you're going to sit through a wedding." 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 Rachelle & Eric's rainy improv-tastic casual cookout wedding NEXT The "Tie the Knot Festival" wedding weekend Show/Hide comments [ 15 ] Ugh, I'm so sick of the clinking glasses thing, so this is great! I'd be planning on doing something with trivia…like someone in the crowd has to answer a random Trivial Pursuit question before we'd kiss. We completely forgot to set something up beforehand, and it was only after our wedding that I realized no one tried to clink anyway! I don't know if this is because drinks were served in plastic cups or bottles (although there were mason jars on the tables) or if people just forgot because it's us. Reply I love the multitude of non-clinking options. It gives us one more extra way to make our wedding a bit different. We're putting a jar full of wrapped candy (hershey kisses or something) of two different colours. If one colour is picked we kiss, if the other is picked they kiss somebody. I like that we have some sneaky control of how many of each colour goes in, we may not have to kiss at all! 1 agrees Reply I went to a wedding once where if you wanted the bride and groom to kiss, the entire table had to stand up and sing a bit from a song with the word "love" in it. Hilarious to watch grandpa get up and sing "Loooooove shack!" 12 agree Reply We wanted to do this exactly! But our families were just not into it. 🙁 We ended up having to give in to the dreaded clinking a few times, but then I made sure everyone was walking around and dancing and away from their glasses very soon after dinner. Oh well. Reply We are doing this with Trivial Pursuit questions! People will come up to us with the box, and pick a card and a category. If they answer correctly, we kiss. If they get it wrong, we pick who they kiss. 5 agree Reply I love the clinking! I went to my nephew's wedding (he is only 5 years younger) in Florida (I'm from Michigan) and only the Michigan people even knew what the clinking meant. I think it is cute, classic, playful, and a tradition I totally want to keep. But I can see why you wouldn't want a bunch of people forcing you to kiss in front of them… bit creepy really. Figures the only wedding I start a clink is the only one where almost no on understands :/ 3 agree Reply Haha, this is great! 😀 I love when D&D is incorporated into real life. 4 agree Reply This is a thing? I have never heard of this till now. And hasn't happened at a wedding I've been to yet. I think if this clinking happens at our wedding me and my boy are going to think everyone has gone a little mad. However, inflatable d20s are great. I may have to get one. Reply They don't clink in Florida? How interesting! I love finding out all the little regional wedding stuff differences! There oughta be an educational grid or something for that in case you go to an out of town wedding so you don't show up and act like a cretin doing something regionally inappropriate. 7 agree Reply I may have to steal this idea! Awesomeness Reply We're having them roll regular dice. If they roll 7, we'll kiss, anything else, they have to kiss someone else. Snake eyes, they have to put a dollar in the jar. Reply Just went to a wedding where everytime the glasses were clinked, the name of a couple attending the reception was drawn and they had to kiss, and then the bride & groom had to kiss copying the first couple's kiss. Let's just say there were some pretty interesting (and sometimes acrobatic) kisses! It was adorable and hilarious. 2 agree Reply Love it!!! My future-hubby and I are definitely going to do this! This is going to be fun ^_^. Reply Is the clinking really that common? Will we have to tell guests not to do it? Reply Also dislike clinking. Sure, it's cute, but if the couple is shy, it can be a bit uncomfortable. Yes, weddings are a place for public displays of affection, but if that's not your thing, ideas such as this (to reduce the kissing on demand) can really help to destress. I love that if you roll anything else, the roller has to kiss someone. How did you decide who they had to kiss? 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. 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