Weddings are joyous celebrations, and incorporating games can add an extra element of entertainment and fun for your guests. Whether you’re planning an indoor or outdoor wedding, or looking to engage the younger attendees, here are some exciting wedding game ideas to consider.
Indoor Wedding Games for Adults
Indoor weddings provide an opportunity to keep your guests entertained, regardless of the weather. Here are three game ideas suitable for adults:
Active Game: Wedding Shoe Game
This game involves the couple sitting back-to-back, each holding one of their shoes and one of their partner’s shoes. The host asks a series of questions about their relationship, and the couple raises the appropriate shoe to answer, generating laughter and surprises.
Classy Game: Trivia Contest
Set up a trivia game related to the couple’s love story or their favorite things. Guests can form teams and compete to answer questions, testing their knowledge while also learning interesting facts about the couple.
Table Game: Wedding Mad Libs
Place Mad Libs cards on each table, allowing guests to fill in the blanks with silly or creative words to create funny stories. The completed Mad Libs can be read aloud during dinner or shared as a keepsake for the couple.
Outdoor Reception Wedding Games for Adults
Outdoor weddings provide a beautiful backdrop for games that take advantage of the open space. Here are three game ideas suitable for outdoor settings:
Active Game: Giant Jenga
The outdoors offers a lot of options for fun bridal shower games to keep guests laughing. Set up a life-sized Jenga game using large wooden blocks. Guests take turns removing blocks from the tower and placing them on top, testing their dexterity and strategy while creating suspenseful moments.
Classy Game: Croquet
Arrange a classic croquet set on the lawn, allowing guests to enjoy a leisurely yet elegant game. Provide instructions for those who are unfamiliar with the rules, and let the friendly competition unfold.
Table Game: “Ring Toss
Set up a ring toss game on a stable surface. Guests can take turns tossing rings to land them around a target, such as wine bottles or wooden posts. It’s a simple yet enjoyable game that adds a touch of nostalgia.
Wedding Games for Kids
Some bridal shower games should be specifically arranged to keep the kids entertained. Many children are okay to dance the night away, but most of them will need a space to sit down and chill. Keeping the younger guests entertained is equally important. Here are three game ideas suitable for kids:
Create a kid-friendly scavenger hunt around the wedding venue, where children can search for hidden objects or complete tasks. Provide them with a checklist and small prizes for their accomplishments.
Pin the Bouquet
Adapt the classic game of “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” by creating a large poster of a bride and replacing the tail with a detachable bouquet. Blindfolded children take turns attempting to place the bouquet in the bride’s hands.
Set up a bubble station with various bubble wands, solution, and trays. Kids can have a blast blowing bubbles and chasing them around, creating a whimsical and playful atmosphere.
Check our infographic about the “Shoe Game” that helps you to have fun:
Funny Place To Take A Photo
Photo booths are great fun, and there are so many options now! Simple stations with masks and funny glasses never fail. Props, costumes, signs, and wigs all make for some amazing photos. Outdoor weddings featuring a petting zoo may want to seriously consider including some of the animals in the booth for some added hilarity.
Check our ideas about a photo booth at the wedding:
A wedding party that prefers something a little more glamorous may want to put together an entire set. This growing trend builds out entire rooms with desks and tables, shelves and photos, and chairs and couches. Designated outdoor photo walls are also a popular option. Many of these creative photo zones feature knockout frames to stand behind and personalized wedding backdrops. Many photo booths are going high-tech with the ability to instantly upload to your favorite social media or the ability to add filters and editing options. Guests are having so much fun with photo booths these days, including one at your wedding reception is an absolute must!