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Fun Games to Play at Your Wedding

The large majority of wedding receptions restrict the entertainment to the dance floor or the live band performing. You won’t be able to get everyone out on the dance floor, however, so how do you keep your audience entertained and more involved during a long reception?

One of the more fun and entertaining alternatives to the dance floor is by playing some group games. From time killing games to more interactive and exciting ones, here are a few you can incorporate into your big day.

Lawn Games

If you are having an outdoor wedding, lawn games are one of the best ways to take advantage of the space available and the nice weather. With a plethora of different options to choose from, here are a few fan favorites:

  • Cornhole: A classic bean bag toss game, individuals or teams compete to land the bean bags on the board or in the hole for one or three points respectively. The first to 21 wins! As a creative touch, you can make your own board and put wedding photos or a bride and groom silhouette.
  • Oversized Board Games: Everyone loves the interactivity of board games, so blowing them up to more life-size proportions will make it even more enjoyable. Making your own four-foot tall Jenga board out of wood blocks or a giant checkers board are sure to be a hit with your guests during mingling time.

Table Setting for a Wedding Reception or Event

Table Games

If your guests don’t know each other that well at their tables, or you simply want to provide them a way to interact with each other, there are several table games you can try out:

  • Mad Libs: A classic for both kids and adults, create your own wedding-themed mad lib for your guests to fill out and put in a box for you. This will give you hours of laughter and gives them a great way to have some fun.
  • Wedding Advice: Whether you place a notebook at the table, or just leave out slips of paper for your guests to fill out, have them write you a note or give you some marriage advice to open on your 10-year anniversary.

Group Games

Group games are one of the best ways to get the entire group interacting with each other and can provide you with a little fun and relaxing time if you have been stressing out about the wedding for months. If you are wanting to interact with all your guests, give these game a try:

The Shoe Game: A classic at many weddings, the shoe game is one of the more humorous games to try out at your wedding as it allows guests a closer look at your lives. The bride and groom will each hold one of their own shoes and one of the other person’s shoes. Have your MC ask a question such as “who is the better driver?” You will then raise the shoe of the person you think it is. 

Try out some of these games to create lively and exciting atmosphere at your wedding.