The most loved bride and groom are the ones who are always thinking of how to make their wedding day the most fun. After all, nobody likes a boring wedding. So, you are looking to make your wedding reception a festive and fun affair, one that your guests will never forget. In addition to the flowing drinks, a killer wedding playlist, and a delicious feast, there is nothing quite like getting the party started with wedding reception games. They are a fantastic way of breaking the ice and keeping your guests entertained all night long. Just remember, not to overdo it as it is still a wedding and the main focus is you. Keep your guests entertained and having lots of fun with one of these super exciting games listed below.
Wedding Lawn Games
Take advantage of a gorgeous outdoor venue and the beautiful weather by kicking off your wedding with these wedding lawn games. Set up your games on the grass for both groups or couples. When choosing your games select ones that are suitable for your wedding theme and colours.
Giant Connect Four
Take things up a notch with a giant outdoor connect four. This game is perfect for both kids and adults alike. Take your guests back to their childhood with this great fun and competitive game. To add an extra touch, you could paint the counter pieces in two of your wedding colours and let the connecting fun begin.
A vintage-inspired and classic garden game. Ring toss will bring your guest’s competitive side out. Make the game super easy by yourself with painted glass bottles and your rings out of lengths of rope and away you go.
A giant version of Jenga would definitely take your wedding to the next level. It is a must-have outdoor game that everyone will enjoy.
Why not add cute notes or dares to the bricks? Make sure your photographer takes surprise photographs of the guest’s reactions when the tower falls. Create some great memories.
A classic, simple, and fun game that is sure to draw your guest’s attention. Incorporate your wedding theme by painting all of the counters your wedding colours.
Wedding Table Games
Once your guests are sitting down for the dinner reception, there can be a lot of downtime before everyone is called to the buffet table or before the food is served. Avoid any awkward moments, encourage your guests to mingle, and have plenty of fun by providing wedding table games.
I Spy is one of the most popular table wedding games. It is a win-win for the newlyweds and the guests. The activity of this game involves the guests using their own personal cameras, to seek and find pictures of different moments from your special day. Here are some of the pictures that you could take:
- A funny face
- A group selfie
- A tasty treat
- A picture of the bride in her dress
- A kiss
- A sparkling drink
You could also share the photos you took on social media.
Test your guest’s knowledge about the newlyweds and create a crossword puzzle based on information about the bride and groom. The person or couple with the most correct answers is the winner.
Bride and Groom Trivia
Create trivia questions for guests to answer about the bride and groom. One lucky guest at each table will get to win a prize. Have a party member or even the DJ read the answers. Whoever answers the most questions correctly wins the prize.
Why not add some popular board games to each table for your guests to play? Some crowd-pleasing games would include a deck of cards, dominos, game of life, and many more.
Big Group Wedding Games
Bring all of your guests together from each table and get everyone interacting with a group game.
Get your guests interacting with each other with a great game of wedding bingo. In this version, your guests don’t sit and mark off a card as numbers are called. This game involves creating cards with unique clues to describe your guests. Some ideas could include:
- Birth months
- Odd talents
- Instruments they play
- Sports fan
Your guests must take their cards around to other guests and find someone in the room who can claim “that’s me” with the clue provided, and make this official once the answer is correct by writing their initials on the card.
Wedding Shoe Game
The wedding shoe game is another great way of getting to know your bride and groom that bit better. Your bride and groom will be seated in chairs back to back. Their shoes must be removed, the groom holds one of the bride’s shoes and one of his own and the bride holds one of the groom’s shoes and one of her own. Before the game begins, get your guests more involved by having them place questions in a box about the bride and groom. The DJ or a member of the wedding party could read out the questions aloud to the entire reception. These questions could include the following:
- Who is the better dancer?
- Who has more clothing?
- Who is a better singer?
Stand Up, Sit Down
Get your guests up on their feet with a great trivia game that will instruct them to sit or stand up in response to questions about the bride or groom.
Wedding Games for Kids
Keep your little ones entertained with activities and games just for them.
Couples Colouring Book
Colouring can keep kids entertained for hours, and best of all it is mess-free! Place a colouring book with great pictures inside, some crayons, colouring pencils, and even some stickers to help them personalise their own colouring book.
Who doesn’t love a pinata game? Keep the pinata to your wedding theme with a giant cake or even the bride and groom’s initials. Fill the pinata full of candy. Even the adults can get involved with this one!
Rent a giant bubble blower for a pretty effect that kids will just love.
Photos from wedding at : Millhouse Slane
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