Wedding Reception Games: Three Ways to Make your Reception More Fun!
A wedding reception is always a good time with its dance floor and traditions. But some weddings are in need of that little spark of fun and humorous entertainment. We’ve narrowed it down to the top three most successful and entertaining Wedding Reception Games that will not only make your guests glad they attended, but will also ensure that your reception is memorable.
The Shoe Game:
The rules are quite simple. Two chairs are set up back to back, therefore the people sitting will be facing opposite directions. After the bride takes a seat in one of the chairs, the groom will then remove both of her shoes as well as one of his own in front of the audience. The bride and groom will both be holding one of each shoe. Once everything is set up, a series of questions will be asked. The bride and groom will then raise the shoe of who they believe answers the question best.
For example, the first question could be “Who is older?” The bride and groom would then raise whoevers shoe they believe is older.
Since the two are back to back, only the audience can see their hesitation, reaction, and answers to each question. This game will have the crowd laughing, gasping, and aww-” ing all within the time span of this one game. This is also a very successful game for rehearsal dinners and engagement parties.
Examples for Questions Include:
1) Who wakes up first in the morning?
2) Who takes the longer shower?
3) Who spends the most time getting ready to go out?
4) Who is more into their looks?
5) Who is the biggest flirt?
6) Who is the more serious person?
7) Who is more creative?
8) Who is the jokester?
9) Who is more outgoing?
10) Who is more likely to get injured?
11) Who made the first move?
12) Who said “I love you” first?
“He says… She Says…”:
This one takes some preparation but is a lot of fun for all your guests. Start by e-mailing the bride and groom with questions. An example question is “How did you know he/she was the one?” Once they’ve replied, take the best answers and remove any gender references.
This game works best as a table game. On cards, take those best answers and place them next to the newlywed’s names. Put pencils out on the tables with the cards and let your guests circle who they think said what.
This game is fun to see how well everyone really knows the newlyweds. The sweet and funny answers will tell a lot about their relationship.
This scavenger hunt is a great way to give the guests a fun and challenging activity while not forcing everyone to participate. Disposable cameras will be laid out amongst the tables next to cards labeled “iSpy.” On these cards there will be a list of things for guests to try to find and take pictures of. Some ideas are “a kiss,” “a polka dot tie,” or the more challenging, “the mother of the bride crying.”
Not only will this game challenge your guests and give them something fun to do when they aren’t dancing, but beautiful moments will be caught on camera for the bride and groom to enjoy.
Wedding Reception Games are an effective way to amp up your reception and bring your guests closer together. If you’re looking for a way to ensure you smile when looking back on this big day, adding these games that produce fun memories while being personal to the couple is a great option.