Here are a few suggestions for those who are interested in wedding games designed to entertain their crowd. Games are a matter of taste but can be a great source of social interaction and fun. These games are typically played after cocktail hour – sometime between dinner and dancing. They can be used for a variety of purposes including releasing tables for dinner, getting the bride and groom to kiss, and giving away centerpieces.
The shoe game
This is a bit of a wedding classic. The bride and groom sit back to back on opposing chairs and remove their shoes. The bride and groom should both be holding one of their own shoes and one of their spouses shoes. Then, have a designated person ask a series of questions about the two of you and your relationship (i.e.. “Who will be doing most of the cooking?” “Who said ‘I love you’ first?”). After each question, hold up the shoe of the person you think is the best answer to the question. Your DJ can conduct this game but due to it’s personal nature it’s better to have the MC ask the questions. Here are some sample questions.
1. Who is older?
2. Who has more siblings?
3. When you first met, who made the first move?
4. Who is the better driver?
5. Who has been in more car accidents?
6. Who studied the hardest in school?
7. Who got better grades in school?
8. Who is smarter?
9. Who is more creative?
10. Who is better at keeping surprises?
11. Who will be doing the cooking?
12. Who is more adventurous?
13. Who is more likely to get injured?
14. Who is more likely to get sunburned?
15. Who is more likely to be running late?
16. Who is the better dresser?
17. Who is better looking?
18. Who said I love you first?
19. Who starts the argument?
20. Who is first to say “I’m sorry?”
21. Who wears the pants in your relationship?
22. Who spends more money?
23. Who is going to pay the bills?
24. Who will be in control of the remote?
25. Who will be most likely to wake up grumpy?
26. Who is more likely to get lost?
27. Who is more likely to ask for directions?
28. Who is messier?
29. Who has the smelliest feet?
30. Right now, who do you love more than anyone in the world?
More questions can be found here https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/shoe-game-give-me-some-great-questions-please/07895bb0a56f145a.html
The Leg Feel Game or Cinderella game
Blindfold the groom and create a line around five woman and the bride – have everyone in the line bare a leg. The blindfolded groom must then feel each calf muscle and determine the identity of the bride. The crowd can be a real source of confusion and hilarity. You may also find it humorous to switch a man into the lineup of woman for the groom. Then proceed to blindfold the bride and create a lineup of men for her to select her husband from.
1. The bride feels a bicep while the groom feels the leg
2. The bride feels the men’s butts instead of a leg. This variation is more riskay and everyone would need to be comfortable with the idea.
3. The bride and groom can feel faces
Tie a chop-stick to the waist of the groom and his groomsmen – it should hang in mid-air. Normally string is used and the chopstick hangs a few feet in the air. The challenge is to drop the stick in the mouth of an empty beer bottle (placed on the floor). It’s not easy to do without touching the chopstick and can be quite humorous to watch. The men may sit down once the task is completed. The groom may also perform this challenge solo.
At some point during the reception your DJ or MC call out the names of a few couples that the bride & groom has provided. The couples are then made to kiss, the bride and groom have to copy the same kiss.
Find the groom
We’ve only seen this done a few times but can be quite funny. This game works best for a large wedding. The bride is asked to find the groom while all the guests are asked to waive their napkins in the air – this provides a distraction and a bit of misdirection. This should be an easy task, however a disguised grooms adds an amusing twist. The groom can wear a fake mustache, wig, change cloths or anything to throw off the bride. An example video can be seen here.
Instead of giving out wedding favors, make guests earn them with these ideas . Set up a game of musical chairs, bingo, or word games and award the favors as prizes. As an alternative, hide the favors around the hall beforehand and have the MC or DJ call out clues about where to find them. These games help everyone to get in on the fun, and the mementos of the day will be cherished even longer because of the stories behind winning them
Roman Hands and Russian Fingers:
This game is guaranteed to get the men in the audience chuckling. The bride is blindfolded while the best man places three small clips somewhere on the groom’s person. These should be in difficult-to-find places, such as the groom’s shoelaces or the back of his hair. The blindfolded bride must then find each of the clips with her hands. To make this game even more interactive and fun, allow guests to call out “warmer!” or “colder!” as the bride’s fumbling hands get closer to or farther away from a clip.
There are many versions of games involving table centerpieces. Have one guest at each table pull out a dollar, and the guests at the table pass around the dollar while there is music playing. When the music stops, whoever is holding the dollar wins the centerpiece. For a touch of class, collect the money and let the flower girl and ring bearer split it.
The money dance song
This dance is traditional for certain cultures and a bit of a fundraiser – it’s usually performed at some point during the dance. Guests are asked to pin money to the bride or groom during a special money dance song. Guests can cut in at any time with new donations, typically the bride and groom have one song each for this dance.
I knew the bride when she used to Rock and Roll
This one is more of an interactive DJ dance rather than a game. “I knew the bride when she used to Rock and Roll” is played by the DJ – during this song any guest can cut in and dance with the bride.
Bride & Groom Trivia
To release tables or just through out the wedding we will be calling out questions that the bride & groom has provided us about their life. Whoever answers the questions first will be released for dinner, get a prize or win a centerpiece!
Wedding Dress Contest
The bridal party is given a few rolls of toilet paper, who can make the best wedding dress!
Links to even more ideas
Here is a link to a forum with even more ideas including a groom bag dance!
This site has suggestions designed to spice up a wedding reception. We’ve seen the beer pong idea and could supply projector and screen for “Rock Band.”