Nobody likes a dull and boring wedding reception with just plenty talks. The wedding reception is excepted to be fun-filled, with lots of laughters and memories edgeed into the minds of all attendees. Whether you’ve chosen to have your reception in a hall or an open field, here are some fun game ideas to spice up your ceremony:
1. The Shoe Game
The shoe game can be played whether in an open field or an in-house/hall wedding. We recommend it for an in-house hall wedding though. Here, the couple takes their seats in front of their guests backing each other. They both hold up a shoe inhand. The Master of Ceremonies serves as the host by asking the couple some questions which they must answer simultaneously. If their answers correspond, it is a win-win for both of them. If both provide different answers, their answers will be checked against the answers provided by someone who knows the couple very well.
Some of the questions that can be asked include:
- Who apologises first?
- Who cooks better?
- Who says ‘I love you’ more?
- Who cancels out on the other more?
While the game involves just the couple, it sure will keep their guests laughing and enjoying the moment.
2. Truth or Dare
Whilst the shoe game involves just the couple, you can spice things up by having a game that involves everyone. Truth or Dare is the perfect table game for guests to interact with each other. It helps shy guests get out of their shells and it promises to be much fun. Here is how you can do it:
Create a couple of truth and dare card questions and drop one on each table. This will enable everyone to participate in the game. However, truth and dare can be very tricky; make sure you don’t have questions or dares that will make your guests feel uncomfortable.
3. The Gele-Knoting game
The Gele game is typical for Nigerian weddings. This game can involve an array of people; it could be played by wedding guests, members of the bridal train or groomsmen, or the couple themselves. Here, individuals are asked to knot a Gele (head tie) on volunteers or each other in record time. The one with the best know wins.
What’s a wedding reception without dancing?
A dancing competition is the game best fit for most events, especially a wedding reception. It can involve guests, members of the bridal train, groomsmen or the couple.
5. Board and Card Games
One way by creating interaction and networking among your wedding guests is by providing board and card games on their tables. Board games such as Scrabble, ayo or Ludo are perfect to create laughter and interaction between guests. You can also use card games such as Whot or poker. You should try it!
6. Word Search
Best fit for an open-field wedding reception; a giant word search game is not a bad idea to spice up your ceremony. You can be a little creative by including personal trivia about both of you and allowing your guests to find them out on the giant word puzzle.
7. Bride and Groom Trivia
At each table, you can leave questions about yourselves; the guests can fill out the answers to these questions while they seat enjoying the party. Towards the end of the ceremony, the MC reads the answers of each guest out loud. The guests with the most correct answers go home with a gift.
8. The Blindfold Game
This is a pretty straightforward game. The groom or bride is blindfolded and asked to locate her/her partner among a group of people. The task is simple, find your spouse and kiss him/her.
9. The Kissing Game
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In the kissing game, the MC asks the newlyweds to kiss for as long as he deems fit. They win if the task is completed.
If you have kids at your wedding, this is the perfect game.
Create a section for the kids. Make lego available. Allow the children to create masterpieces from their imaginations. This helps keeps the kids busy.
11. Spin The Wheel
Have a giant wheel available for guests to spin. Write out instructions on the spinning wheel. Guests are expected to do whatever the wheel instructs them to do. This game gets the involvement of everyone.
12. A Giant Jenga
A giant Jenga is a good way to get your guests involved. Stack up the blocks and get building. Guests are able to use the avenue to relate one with another, start conversations and network while having so much fun.
What’s the best way to embarrass yourselves as a couple or your guests? Karaoke! Well, except you and your spouse are great singers.
A beautiful game idea at your wedding is to get your guests to attempt singing.
14. Sack Races
Yes! You read right. Sack Races!
Don’t you want the feel of childhood once again? If you do, then sack races are perfect for your wedding day game plans. You can pitch singles against married, fiance against fiancee, husbands and wives, etc.
This game is all-inclusive; both adults and kids can participate. It is best for an outdoor wedding.
15. Scavenger Hunt
We all love treasures. A little bit of treasure hunting on your big day is an excellent idea.
Leave hints to where the treasures are hidden on the table of your guests. Make sure treasures are hidden within the nook and cranny of your venue.
This makes it easier for your guests to network and bond while having fun.
There you have it, 15 games to play at your wedding reception.
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