Bubbles & Bells as Wedding Icebreakers
Fun for all, bubbles and bells start the party!
When you think of bubbles, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps you remember back to your childhood days where life was carefree and silly. You blew bubbles widly and chased after them haphazardly. Or perhpas the term bubbles makes you think of a warm, relaxing bubble bath. Possibly the word bubble reminded you of blowing bubbles with bubble gum or blowing bubbles in water. Bubbles are also found in sparking champagne - a popular wedding toasting drink.
No matter what initial image came to mind, whatever you thought of most likely invoked a good feeling; a warm and happy memory. That same feeling is what you want your guests to capture during and after your wedding. You want your guests to have warm, cozy, fun memories of your wedding for years to come.
If you have been involved in a wedding before (in any role) or you have already begun planning your own wedding, you know that weddings can often be tense events. Some guests are frazzled from being stuck in traffic, others are stressed because their outfits are wrinkled, some may have bored children, while others may be teary-eyed over the event. To break the ice and help guests unwind and loosen up a bit, wedding bubbles make the perfect little extra that they need to remember to have a good time and relax.
Even though they are an inexpensive gesture - they show thoughtfulness - that the bride looked into every detail for her guests. Bubbles are available in many different shapes, styles and colors and can even be personalized with ribbons, bells and other tie ons. These are the perfect little token of appreciation and encourages everyone - from the children to the adults to be silly and to have some fun!
Bubbles also make the perfect send off from church or the reception, guests can toast their happiness to the newlyweds in a sea of bubbles. Bubbles also look beautiful in wedding photographs - they reflect many different colors of the rainbow.
Wedding Bells / Ring For A Kiss / Kissing Bells
Traditionally, reception guests will tap their champagne glasses with their flatware as an audible request for the bride and groom to kiss. Where did this tradition originate? The clinking of glasses creates a bell like noise. In years past, and by those who are superstitious yet today, that noise is said to repel the devil. Many couples today follow the ritual of kissing as glasses are clinked, taking the opportunity to "connect" when the devil is not around to create havoc.
In todays modern world, where do wedding bells or ring for a kiss bells come into play? If you are not superstitious, you will find that kissing bells or ring for a kiss bells as they are sometimes called, also encourage fun, good times, and cheer, similar to blowing wedding bubbles.
Guests want to see the newly married couple kiss. Guests want to see their newly married bliss in full glory. Perhaps some guests remember back to thier own weddings, are reminded of their love, or are just happy to see the new couple be happy! Kids love to ring the little bells too. Bells like bubbles, create a sense of unity among the guests, and invite them to have fun too!
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