Some Great Wedding Game Ideas
We've all been to receptions which are normal - we meet not to mention celebrate the new married couple, watch them dance, and enjoy cake with each other. Yet imaginitive couples often take pleasure in coming up with enjoyable games that include the whole guest list.
Including the guests is an excellent technique to get people away from their chairs, meeting people they may not otherwise know and feeling like they are actually a part of the celebration, and not simply observers.
1 exciting and active game that may be played by all your guests, including grandma as well as the young children, is "want it now".
In this game, you designate a master of ceremonies (when you have a DJ for your wedding party, this person can serve as the DJ). The MC will have a list of "wants" organized prior to the reception. Everyone sits at their tables, and waits to hear the command. The MC says he requests someone with painted toenails. All the females with painted toenails run to the front of the room, near the MC. Each time a table sends somebody into the front first, they receive a point.
Points must be tallied during the course of this game and prizes awarded towards the end of the game. Make sure to have some obvious "wants", as is the painted toenails, or a man with a mustache or a child with a pink dress. But also include some surprises, like "a man with a brown purse" which will require a man to locate a woman at his table with the brown purse and run up to the front of the room with that.
Another fun wedding reception game that includes all of your guests is musical chairs utilizing men as the chairs. All the men line up and kneel on one knee. The women begin playing the game of musical chairs, but when the music stops, they need to find a knee to sit on. No "chairs" are removed in the course of the version of the game, but instead people are eliminated when either the man falls down when the woman finds his knee or when the woman falls down. Both are out either way, and if both of them fall down, also they are both out then (as well as perhaps a bit beaten). This is a enjoyable game that often brings on gales of laughter and adds to a relaxed reception atmosphere.
Whether a lot of guests are traveling a good distance to the wedding or don't know many other guests, it's always fun to incorporate a game which will allow them to now only get to know one another but the bride and groom as well. For this game, you'll need a MC again, which can be an incredibly outgoing member of the wedding party or the DJ. The reception guests are broken into two groups, which can be as simple as having people count off "1, 2, 1, 2" etc until the entire guest list is either a "1" or a "2". After the two groups band together for the duration of the game.
The DJ, or MC, offers a series of questions relating to the bride and groom. The teams should function together to answer the questions, then as quickly as possible provide the answer. The bride and groom will verify if the answer is correct or not. This is an excellent way for otherwise "stranger" guests to get to know the other and still have some fun in the process. It's also an excellent technique to get to know the bride and groom!
Organizing games at a wedding reception is a great way to get people involved making them feel they are actually part of the celebration. It's also a method to fill time, if the wedding planners know this isn't a "dancing" group or if you want to loosen people up for a long night of celebrating. Whether a small or large wedding, reception games work for just about any group.
In addition, don't assume wedding reception guests will be offended or annoyed by these lively games. Most of the people report back to wedding planners they truly enjoy being more active and having fun games to play during a wedding reception.