His suggestion was that we come up with a list of couples who will be at the wedding and who would be fun enough to participate in the game. We provide that list to him at the start of the reception. When people start clinking their glasses, he would randomly choose one couple from the list and call them out. That couple would then have to kiss each other - creatively as they wanted to - and we would have to copy them. I loved it. Our friends and family are super-fun and I knew they would really enjoy trying to "show us up."
So after our first dance, we took our seats. Of course, almost immediately, people started clinking their glasses. Mike announced the rules of the game and picked his first couple, who just so happened to be BM Steph and GM Matt. If I had been able to pick a couple to start off the game, I would have picked them. So GM Matt hoisted his chair up over his head, and ordered BM Steph to take a seat. And then he proceeded to fully makeout with her...
Almost immediately after we sat down, people started clinking again. This time, Mike called on Matt's cousin and her husband. They took to the dance floor, he kissed her hand, then dipped her for a big finish.
Up next was Matt's friend from high school, Braden, and his wife Stephanie. He stood her up, tied his tie over her eyes, then had their other friend, Jim, stand in his place. Stephanie nearly kissed Jim, and Braden stepped in to rescue her.
Our turn! Matt picked his brother, Mike, as his stand-in.
I'm so glad that Mike suggested the kissing game, and I think our guests had a lot of fun with it. It kept people entertained and gave the whole thing a sort of interactive feel.
Coming up, I can't get my butt off the dance floor!
*All photos from Everlasting Images