Inside: Games to Play at a Wedding Party (Showers + Rehearsal Dinner).
Yay, you’re engaged! Now it’s time to start planning all the wedding celebrations. From engagement parties, couples showers, and the rehearsal dinner there is so much to plan and get ready for. No party is complete without a couple of festive games to bring a little fun. We put together the best list of games to play at a wedding shower, rehearsal, and on the big day.
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Games to Play at a Wedding Shower for Couples
Here are a few of our favorite fun games to play at a couples wedding shower.
Which one is a lie: This is a great game to use as an icebreaker to start off the wedding shower. Go around the room and have the guests introduce themselves one at a time, telling three different experiences they’ve had with the bride (one of which is a lie). The person who can correctly pick out the lie earns a point. The guest with the most points at the end wins.
How old am I: A few days before the wedding shower, ask the parents of the bride and groom for pictures from their childhood, ranging in age from baby to teenager. Number the pictures and place them around the room. Give each guest a sheet with a numbered list where they can guess what age the bride and groom were in each picture. The guest with the most correct answers wins a small prize.
Trip down memory lane: This one tests the memory skills of the bride! At some point during the shower, have each guest write down a personal memory they have with the bride (anonymously of course) on a piece of paper. Once all the guests have completed their memory, have the bride read each one out loud and try to guess whose memory it is. If the bride guesses incorrectly, the guest gets a prize!
Games to Play at a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
Pin the ring on the groom: Start with a poster-sized picture of the groom (can be printed at your local copy/print shop) and give each guest a faux wedding ring (a sticker would be ideal but a plastic ring will work just fine)! Taking turns, each guest is blindfolded, spun around and pointed in the direction of the picture. They must try to pin the ring on the groom as close as they can to his finger. The one closest to the finger wins!
Groom the Balloon: We definitely want the groom looking his best for the wedding, so let’s practice our shaving skills. This game will make sure we are skilled barbers. To play this game, each player will need to shave a balloon without popping it and within the one-minute time limit. When the clock starts, the player will need to spread shaving cream all over the balloon and proceed to shave the balloon. The player that accomplishes this within one minute gains a point to add to their tally. Make sure to fully blow the balloons up so they are tight. This will make shaving them easier.
Put a Ring on It: You can’t have a wedding without the perfect ring. Let’s give the ring some attention with this fun minute to win it game. To play this game, each player will be given a ring pop that they will need to try to eat within one minute.
Take the Cake: To play this game you will have each player paired off. Both players will be blindfolded and they will need to each feed their partner a cupcake within the one-minute timeframe.
Games to Play at a Wedding Party
Newlywed Game: There are a couple of ways to play the Newlywed Game. You may choose to ask a couple of questions and have them come up with answers on the fly. However, this approach can be tricky and slow, since the couple will need time to think. With that in mind, here’s a breakdown of how to play the Newlywed Game at a wedding.
Giant Jenga: Who doesn’t love the classic block-stacking game Jenga? The traditional tabletop version adds a dose of fun and whimsy to any tented or outdoor reception area. Alternatively, upgrade to a life-size set of blocks that friends and family can build and destroy (and build again).
Wheel of Fun: To encourage guest interaction, consider creating a custom wheel of activities that can be spun throughout the reception. This creative option includes details like “Pick a Couple to Kiss,” “Show Us Your Best Dance Moves” and the classic “Bride & Groom Kiss.”
Giant Word Search: Transform a chalkboard into a creative word search that your guests can try their hand at all evening long. The trick to DIY-ing this word search game is to write the individual letters in permanent paint and provide chalk only for circling words. Get creative and include personal trivia about the two of you as a couple for guests to find.
The Wedding Shoe Game
How to Play Wedding Shoe Game
The wedding shoe game is an increasingly popular reception activity. While many still haven’t heard of it, it just might be played at the next wedding you attend, click here to get the rundown on how it works.
When to Play the Shoe Game at a Wedding
The best time to play the wedding shoe game is after cake. This is the perfect time because it’s after the mean (if you’re serving one) and everyone is most likely seated and paying attention to the game.
Print out your very own FREE copy of the wedding shoe game here!
More Fun Game Ideas You’ll Love
- Outdoor Wedding Game Ideas – Looking to make your wedding reception a fun and festive affair your guests will never forget? In addition to a delicious feast, flowing drinks, and a killer wedding playlist. Some couples like to get the party started with wedding reception games, ice-breakers, and other interactive experiences, which might include everything from classic lawn games to bride and groom trivia, a photo scavenger hunt, a well-stocked photo booth and plenty of activities to engage the kids, too.
- Minute to Win It Bridal Shower Games – Have you jumped on the Minute to Win It craze yet? If not, you are definitely missing out. They are such fun and simple games to put together and a blast to play. From tossing bouquets to saying yes to the dress these Minute to Win It Bridal Shower Games are a blast!
- Bachelorette Party Games – Planning a bachelorette party can be super stressful because there are so many things to think about. But girl, I’ve got you covered with the games and activities. Here you’ll find twenty-five printable bachelorette party games.