Post # 1
FI & I are trying to come up with a couple games for the reception. We have a centerpiece & a painting by FI at each table to give away. I figure one game can be a sticker under a place setting (easy enough) and we’re trying to agree on a game for the other. I thought the LEFT/RIGHT game is always fun but we don’t have a DJ & not sure if we should have the person announcing do more than he needs to. FI thought a quick wedding bingo game would work.. but I’m not so sure about that one (still more for the announcer). FI wants to do something fun (nothing like close birthdays or something) but something easy that doesnt need a lot of announcing. I’m making some crossword puzzles for the inbetween ceremony & reception but can’t think of how would could use that.
Do you have any ideas?
Post # 3
I have seen prizes given to the person or couple who travelled the furthest to get to the wedding.
I have also been to weddings where the MC asked everyone who was married to stand up. He then eliminated couples by asking everyone married less than 5 years, then 10, then 15 etc etc to sit down. The prize eventually goes to the couple who have been married the longest.
Take Home the Table Centerpieces
To determine which guests got to bring home the table centerpieces, emcee asks a question. The guest who answers the question correctly, gets to bring home the table centerpiece. For example, the emcee can ask the question “Who is carrying a picture of their mother-in-law in their wallet?” The first guest to raise their hand and show proof, is the lucky winner!
This game can be played for the table centerpieces at a formal shower, or at a wedding reception. Have your DJ or a shower guest play some music while you tell ONE person at each table to take out a dollar bill. As the music begins, pass the dollar around the table, make the direction of the dollar bill change a few times, and then much like musical chairs, when the music stops, the action stops. Have the person holding the dollar bill stand up, and all those standing must submit to a game of “Simon Says” (this is your chance to make your friends do some really crazy things!). After the people have been put through the ringer, say “Simon Says go back to your table. Simon says give the dollar back to the person who took it out of their wallet, because THEY are the person who wins the centerpiece!!!!” Everyone will get a good laugh at the fact that these people did these silly things and STILL did not get the centerpiece… makes for great photos as well!.
Treasure Hunt – Having a table to table treasure hunt is another fun way to find out who gets the wedding reception centerpiece.
Have the DJ, bandleader, or MC go from table to table with a pre-arranged list of items that each table has to come up with. The first guest at each table to produce each requested item wins the centerpiece.
Pick items such as a lipstick, a compact, a business card, etc.