Wedding Games – a playful path to a happy marriage

Wedding Games – a playful path to a happy marriage

Whether in large groups or only with your closest friends, entertaining games are key for a good mood and atmosphere at your wedding. You can choose which game(s) to play depending on your wedding guests. The bridal pair should consider using wedding games to either break the ice or get rid of uncomfortable silences that may arise, especially if your boss or colleagues are on the guest list. With careful selection and adjustment according to the guest list, the right wedding games can ensure that you’ll have great memories, funny photos, and a successful reception all around. Besides the classics like the garter or bouquet toss, we’ll show you 8 fun and ice-breaking games that are sure to create great memories and funny photos.

Games for the Newlyweds

The Marriage Aptitude Test

Even if it’s too late to evaluate the compatibility of the bride and groom after the wedding, the marriage aptitude test is amusing for all of your guests. For this game the bride and groom sit in two chairs with their backs to each other. Both of them receive a beer bottle and a rolling pin. Someone then asks the newlyweds questions such as “who can park better,” “who is better with money,” or “who makes more of a mess?” The rolling pin represents the bride and the beer bottle represents the groom. The couple answers by holding up one of two. Since the bride and groom have their backs to each other, only the wedding guests can see if the two share the same opinions or not.

Wedding Games – Blind Trust

Blind Trust

Even if it’s too late to evaluate the compatibility of the bride and groom after the wedding, the marriage aptitude test is amusing for all of your guests. For this game the bride and groom sit in two chairs with their backs to each other. Both of them receive a beer bottle and a rolling pin. Someone then asks the newlyweds questions such as “who can park better,” “who is better with money,” or “who makes more of a mess?” The rolling pin represents the bride and the beer bottle represents the groom. The couple answers by holding up one of two. Since the bride and groom have their backs to each other, only the wedding guests can see if the two share the same opinions or not.

Wedding Games – Balloon Darts

Balloon Darts

For this wedding game you’ll need a balloon for every guest as well as a bulletin board. Every guest receives a piece of paper on which they write their name and a personal I-owe-you gift for the newlyweds such as a neck massage, grill party, or a night of babysitting. The pieces of paper are then put inside a balloon, blown up, and pinned to the bulletin board. At a later point in the evening the wedding couple can throw 6 darts at the balloons. The popped balloons and their corresponding gifts can then be claimed by the couple at a later date.

Wedding Games – Helping Around the House

Helping Around the House

Whoever is faster, better, or more careful with household tasks will succeed at this game. The bride and groom first sit across from each other at a table. On each side of the table there are small household tools prepared such as a knife, a pot with water, potatoes, fabric, buttons, and a needle and thread. Then the pair has to complete certain tasks such as fill the pot with peeled potatoes or sew on a button. You should choose several judges ahead of time. The judges can evaluate the performances according to things like speed or accuracy.

Wedding Games – Trip to Jerusalem

Games for the Guests

Trip to Jerusalem

This classic is most likely well-known from children’s birthday parties or school festivals. However this game is also perfect for loosening up the atmosphere at your wedding. Using chairs, helium balloons with long strings are first attached to the ceiling above the dance floor. There should be enough for every player minus one. The guests dance to music and as soon as the music is shut off, everyone has to try to snag a balloon from the ceiling as quickly as possible. The player who comes up empty-handed is eliminated.

Wedding Games – The Cinderella Dance

The Cinderella Dance

At many weddings not all of the guests know each other and small groups are often created. In certain circumstances this can cause problems for the vibe of the reception. This is a great wedding game to break the ice. First, all of the women lay one of their shoes on the dance floor. Then all of the men have to search for the shoe they like best. Afterwards the men have to search for their “Cinderella” who is wearing the other shoe. Once the couples have found each other they can get their groove on on the dance floor.

Wedding Games – Community Work of Art

Memorable Wedding Games

Community Work of Art

With just a canvas and a little paint the wedding guests can create a memorable gift for the newlyweds. It’s best to place the canvas or white sheet along with an assortment of paint near the entrance of the reception. You could use a motif such as a pre-printed or already-painted tree that has to be beautified with the colourful fingerprints of the guests. The community work of art can also be supplemented with the names of the bride and groom as well as the date of the wedding.

Wedding Games – The Weekly Post

The Weekly Post

To make the magic of the wedding day last as long as possible, you can first divide up 52 postcards among the guests. The guests can then write wishes of congratulations or something comical. Then each postcard is labelled with a date on which the guest should send the wedding couple their postcard. These are sure to put a smile to the couple’s faces and bring back memories of their magical night for the rest of the year.

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