(Closed) Icebreaker in the Reception

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

Instead of having people clink glass or ring bells to have you kiss, have tables sing a song. It goes like this…people around a table have to stand up and sing a song/verse/chorus with the word "love" in it to get you to kiss. Everyone around the table has to participate and no songs can be repeated. Then another table will think of another song and they stand up and sing…this goes on until people run out of songs! It allows them to relax more with those around their table and livens the atmosphere.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I am putting little boxes on the tables (in our colors) with fun questions on them for table conversation starters (For example, If you could meet anyone dead or alive, who would it be? etc). There is a book called If…that has fun/creative questions. This also has significance for FI and I because we play the "question game" during long runs. There will be a note explaining this lining the lids of the boxes.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I am putting little boxes on the tables (in our colors) with fun questions on them for table conversation starters (For example, If you could meet anyone dead or alive, who would it be? etc). There is a book called If…that has fun/creative questions. This also has significance for FI and I because we play the "question game" during long runs. There will be a note explaining this lining the lids of the boxes.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I am putting little boxes on the tables (in our colors) with fun questions on them for table conversation starters (For example, If you could meet anyone dead or alive, who would it be? etc). There is a book called If…that has fun/creative questions. This also has significance for FI and I because we play the "question game" during long runs. There will be a note explaining this lining the lids of the boxes.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think we’re going to have everyine share storeis in order to get us to kiss, this way when the mingeling time comes around eveyone will know a little something about the person that told the story and may even have something in common with them "Hey I watch Sweeney fall up the siatrs once too – what a kultz"

FYI – I do fall up the stairs. On a regular basis….lol. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

ooh. this is great. does anyone else have suggestions for ice breaker games?

Post # 10
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Wannabee

My husband and I had a lot of friends from very different parts of our lives.  Most of them had never met before our wedding day so we really wanted them to talk to each other since we think they are all very cool, but we knew we wouldn’t have time to make introductions … so we came up with the idea of a game.  We gave each table a number and a trivia question which went with a little story about us.  We knew that at the wedding there were at least 2 or 3 people who could answer each question.  (most of them were things a person could also independently know)  To give a bit of incentive, we let everyone know that there would be prizes for the top three scoring answerers.  We figured with a prize on the line people would be willing to go from table to table to look at all the questions and that people would be willing to talk to try and get more answers. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

We are doing little "did you know" tidbits at each setting. We have assigned tables but not seating (does that make sense?) Basically just a slip of paper on the napkin with a factoid about us.. for example "did you know TallBride’s favorite food is mongolian BBQ?"

not sure how much of an ice breaker this will be but its personal and individual

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

For the question about ice breaker games. We created human bingo cards as an Ice Breaker game for our engagement party.  similiar to Kiran except we created a bingo card, and everyone had to walk around and talk to someone. you could only ask the person you were talking to one question/conversation. So if you did not get your answer and thus a signature you had to find someone new. 

It was a big hit.  If you google Human Bingo you will get some links with information

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2006

I like the "did you know" cards and sharing stories.  I would just be cautious of doing anything that people are required to participate in.  I personally hate being forced into ice breakers and forced to play games. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

 cootie catchers are also an option…just google cootie catchers and you should find examples…we’re thinking of doing one at each place setting…

Post # 15
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Worker bee

Not quite an ice-breaker, but I think it will help people get up and mingle – we’re putting family wedding photos out on the cocktail tables, and we’re using photos for the table numbers as well.  Hopefully people will move around to look at all the photos, and share stories about them.

Also, we’re using name tags as escort cards, to prevent the awkward ‘can’t remember his/her name’ moments, as several of our relatives and friends have already met.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve seen these Wedding Mad Libbs somewhere online that you can order (or create yourself) that seemed really cute.  

We are having our wedding in Denver, but most of our guests are from out of town, so I’m doing a Denver history lesson essentially.  Each table is named after a historical sites in Denver and I’m listing fun facts about Denver as they relate to that spot.  I think it should be fun way to get the conversation started.

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