Looking for a way to make your wedding something your guests will always remember? Looking for a way to get your guests more involved with your ceremony and reception? Try adding these fun games to your special day!
Having an outdoor reception? These fun, outdoor games will be perfect for your guests to play while they are waiting on you to snap those perfect wedding photos, or if your guests would like to take a break from dancing!
Cornhole: A CLASSIC. This tailgate favorite is sure to be a hit at your wedding! Add your wedding date and your future last name and you have got a perfect keepsake to have in your yard for years to come! This game is simple and easy to play one-handed so there is no need to set down your drink! Fun for all ages!
Giant Games: There are a ton of options when it comes to giant games to add to your outdoor wedding. With these classic games, everyone knows the rules and can jump right in! They are a simple way to pass the time and create memories that your guests will cherish forever! lawngames.com will even design and ship them right to you! Plus amazon.com has a HUGE selection, or you can go the DIY route! Test you and your future spouse’s skills on working together to create a project!
Worried your guests will be looking for something more to do during dinner? Table games are the perfect solution! These are so simple, all they require is a little creativity and a printer! Each guests will get their own paper with their place settings, or just print out one paper for the table to share!
I Spy: Encourage your guests to walk around your venue and pay attention to all of the detail and planning that went into making your special day great! Have them look for a specific flower, or decoration and check it off their list! You can also have them look for other guests like the Mother of the Bride or the Officiant!
Couple Trivia: Let your guests get to know you even better! I am sure that there are things that even your closest friends don’t know about your relationship. “Who asked the other on a date first?” or “Who is the first to wake up in the morning?” You can have a section of the reception dedicated to reading the answers out loud, or have an answer key on the back!
Selfie Game: You can structure this next game like a scavenger hunt. Similar to I Spy, but with their phones! This way you have proof that your guests completed each task, and you can get a copy of the photos to add to your photo album! It is always fun to look at weddings through the eyes of your guests! Have tasks like: “Snap a photo of the bride and groom kissing” or “Take a selfie with 3 bridesmaids”.
Couple’s Crossword: This next game can also make a great party favor that your guests can complete when they are at home and the party has ended. https://crosswordhobbyist.com, or https://www.puzzle-maker.com/CW, can help you create the perfect crossword puzzle for your special day!
Mad Libs for Wedding Advice: Spread out a bunch of Mad Libs on your guests’ tables! Have fun creating funny sayings and quotes, but let your guests show their creativity and give you some actual wedding and marriage advice! It never hurts to have a little extra help!
Big Group Games:
These are games that you can play with your ALL of your guests at the same time during your reception! Get everyone involved and talking to each other as they answer questions, and share in their love for you and your new spouse!
The Shoe Game: This game has created a HUGE following over the past few years, and it is easy to see why! This is a great way to see which of your guests knows you the best, and let the guests who don’t know you well get to know you better! The game is simple: the bride and the groom both take off their shoes, keeps one, and gives the other one to the other person. Then let the questions begin. Get your DJ or member of your wedding party to read the questions aloud for everyone to hear. After the question is asked the couple will hold up the shoe of the person they think is the answer to the question such as: “Who made the first move for a kiss?”, “Who has more shoes?”, “Who is more likely to fall asleep during a movie?”, “Who’s phone has more charge?”, or “Who is the better dancer?” Have fun creating your own questions, and this game is sure to be a hit!
Wedding Bingo: Bingo is a classic game that everyone enjoys playing! The answers in the squares should be facts or statements about the couple and their life together. This can take place during dinner, or right before the dance floor opens. Play a few rounds, (offer some fun prizes if you would like) and your guests are sure to have a blast!
Big Wheel: If you have the resources to create a giant wheel, or are able to order it, you guests will have a blast! This doesn’t require any specific time during your reception, but allows your guests to wander around and spin whenever they would like! Add things on the wheel such as “Bride and Groom Kiss”, “Choose a couple to kiss”, or “Tell someone you love them”! This is a great way to get your guest to mingle and spread the love throughout your reception.
Will you have several little people at your wedding? It might help you wrangle those children if you have a dedicated “Kids Corner”. You can add simple activities to keep them busy during the reception. Their parents will thank you!
Giant Tic-Tac-Toe: You can add this to your giant outdoor games section, or you can have your own place to designate it! The kids will have so much fun, and the photos will be amazing!
Coloring Station: We have some crosswords on the tables for the adults, but try adding some coloring pages for the kiddos! Have a variety of crayons and markers so each child can show their own creativity! Be sure to have a place to collect them so that you can see their work after the wedding is over! ALSO! https://www.reallycolor.com/ allows you to update your own photos and print them out so that the kids can color photos of the bride and groom and your family!
Legos: Who doesn’t LOVE legos?! Legos will make a great centerpiece for your kids table, and will make sure that the kids attending your wedding are having fun! You can also find legos in your wedding colors so that they don’t throw off your wedding aesthetic.
Take a look at these games and do some more research and see if any of these games will fit into your special day! These games shouldn’t add stress to you or your day, but allow your creative, fun side to shine through!