Post # 1
I was playing around on Pinterest the other day and found a game called “The Shoe Game”. I researched it a little more and it looks WAY fun. I read it aloud to my FI and he said we should definitely play it (we are corny and cheesey like that). Has anyone been to a wedding where it’s been played and had a good reaction? Just wondering? Here’s the details in case anyone is wondering? The Bride and Groom get on the dance floor in chairs facing back to back and the bride gets a groom’s shoe and the groom gets a bride’s shoe. The Dj has a list of Q’s (ie Who is a better driver, who is smarter, who made the 1st move, who got better grades in high school, who is more likely to get injured etc…) and he asks the Q and the bride and groom hold up the shoe of the person they think the answer fits. The fun is to see which ones match. The Dj can add their own Q’s and make it fun and get the audience involved and let bridal party members ask Q’s if they want:)
Post # 3
@mjwyatt84: I think the shoe game is really fun, but just make sure it doesn’t go on for too long. Not everyone wants to know every single intimate details of your lives. Otherwise, go for it!
Post # 4
Yep, we had this at our wedding. My mom made it up so it was pretty tame, and not too detailed, and maybe 12 questions long. The guests seemed to think it was fun.
Post # 5
i think it’s a cute idea, but at the same time i think it’s really weird for a reception. i feel like games should be reserved for bridal showers and bachelorette parties, not the actual wedding itself. i personally wouldn’t want to sit through that at a reception- guests are there to eat, drink, and dance!
Post # 6
I think it’s super cute but I’m worried about you not having enough time for it. When would this take place – after dinner but before dancing? Are you doing an engagement party?
Post # 7
@mrs_brownie: See I have ALWAYS felt the same way you do! But there isn’t a time when both he and I are there together to play this game? hmmmmmm….I dunno. I spoke to my coordinator and she said the dj LOVES this game and it’s a huge hit? I dunno? It’s an afternoon wedding.
I agree with everyone about not wanting it to go too long. Maybe just 10-12 Q’s for sure:)
Post # 8
I’ve been to weddings where this was done and never enjoyed it. Seemed that most guests tuned out. So know your audience. Lots of people would enjoy it, and lots wouldn’t. Know which group your guests are in.
Post # 9
Maybe it would be better suited for the rehearsal dinner? It’s a cute idea.
Post # 10
I’ve been to at least 3 weddings that have done it. It is pretty cheesy but it also gets lots of laughs.
Post # 11
I’ve been to one wedding that had it and it was super fun to watch. I think they had about 10-15 questions and it only took about 10 – 15 minutes to play. Most of the time was pausing for laughter from the guests.
My friend who had the shoe game said that games of this sort are a big part of asian weddings, so it was expected at her reception that there would be games. They actually had another game where they blindfolded the bride and they had 6 guys (her husband + 5 friends) roll up their pant leg and she had to feel each one of their calves and determine which was her husband. This one was also funny!
Post # 12
ahh no I have not.. But I love this!!! I just told FI and we are soo doing this!! Thanks for the idea!!
Post # 13
@mjwyatt84: We are having a very untraditional wedding reception with no garter, no father daughter dance, no bouquet toss, etc. My FI actually found this game online and suggested we do this. So, it’s in our program! My FI is a super jokester so, I think it will be a lot of fun! I have my sister, my MOH, coming up with the questions and giving it to our emcee so, our responses will be genuine. 🙂