When you want more than just guests from each reception table to interact, bring in the entire group with wedding games to please the masses.
Wedding Shoe Game
Ice breakers aren’t just for business meetings; they can also be wedding games to help guests get to know the bride and groom that much better. One popular example is the Wedding Shoe Game, in which the bride and groom are seated in chairs back to back. Shoes are removed so that the groom holds one of his own and one of the bride’s, and vice versa for the bride.
Either the DJ or a member of the wedding party reads the questions out loud for the entire reception group to hear. In response, the couple raises the shoe of the person who the answer to the question best represents. To get your guests more involved, have them submit questions into a box prior to the start of the game. For preset questions, consider the following:
- Who has more clothing?
- Who is most likely to fall asleep during a movie?
- Who has the better shower singing voice?
- Who is the better dancer?
- Who made the first move for a kiss?
DIY Tip: A great way to get guests involved is by giving each person a stick with a picture of the bride’s face on one side and the groom’s on the other. When each question is asked, guests can hold up the picture that corresponds to their guess.
Want to encourage mingling among your guests? Another wedding games ice breaker is Bingo. In this version, guests don’t sit and mark off a card as numbers are called. Instead, they have to take their card around to the other guests to find someone in the room who can claim “That’s Me!” given the clue provided, and then making it official by writing in their initials. When creating the cards, try to avoid being too generic with descriptions and think about unique clues to describe your guests. Here are some ideas:
- Birth months
- Instruments played
- Sports fan
- Odd talents
Other Large-Group Wedding Games
- Flip Cup: Back to those college glory days! If your guests are the imbibing type, you may want to include wedding drinking games like Flip Cup. To keep things from getting too out of control, fill a few of the red party cups with water or unspiked punch.
- Video Games: Not just for playing from the comfort of your couch, video games like Just Dance, Rock Band or Guitar Hero are a high-tech way to approach wedding games. You’ll need a little A/V help to get it set up in a way that’s both fun to play and watch without it stealing the reception focus.
- The Kissing Game: Not a fan of kissing when guests clink their glasses? Break out a giant DIY die (basically a large decorated square box) to decide the pucker up type. Label each side with “peck on the cheek,” “showstopper kiss,” “take a selfie kiss,” “roll again,” “bride kisses guest,” and “groom kisses guest”—or come up with your own options. Roll the die every time you hear that familiar clinking sound!
- Stand Up, Sit Down: All that sitting during the reception can be hard on guests’ backsides. Get them on their feet with a trivia game that instructs people to stand or sit in response to questions about the bride and groom.
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