The Shoe Game

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We did the shoe game at our reception in lieu of a first dance and it was a big hit.  We sat back to back on the dance floor and had our DJ ask us a series of questions (about 30).

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

One of the groomsmen incorporated the shoe game into his speech at the rehearsal dinner at a recent wedding I attended.  It was cute, the only hitch was that he told them to each take off a shoe and give it to the other person to hold, but forgot to tell them to also take off the other shoe and hold that themselves.  It got a bit confusing and there were some awkward pauses since the couple didn’t know the rules and they were not explained completely, haha.  

I think it’s cute and fun and definitely more interesting to watch as a guest than some of the other traditions!  Just make sure the rules are explained for all playing and watching.  🙂     

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

pnkprttygrl:  Both my husband and I compiled a list of questions together and sent them to our DJ (without looking what questions the other person wrote).

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Had never heard of this! Had to google, its like the UK game show Mr and Mrs, sound like a lot of fun.  

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I just heard about this a few weeks ago and we are going to do it, too. Our DJ knew exactly what it was and he asked for our Best Man and Matron of Honor’s emails so he can have them come up with the questions. I can’t wait to do it!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We did the shoe game at our wedding. We did it right after dinner – we sat back to back in chairs right in front of the head table. Instead of actually doing our shoes (we were both wearing sneakers and they were the same colours, so it would’ve been difficult for guests to tell whose was whose) we did Barbies to symbolize me and Ninja Turtles to symbolize my husband. We told our wedding party ahead of time that we wanted to do the game and they came up with all of the questions – we didn’t get to see them at all before we were asked them! I thought not seeing them before was better, then we just answered on impulse instead of thinking about them beforehand. It was a big hit at the reception!!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I’ve only seen it on TV. I thought it seemed lengthy. Guests were talking, milling around, going to the restrooms… I think it would be great at a rehearsal dinner, where the people know you better.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Our DJ suggested it, and after YouTube’ing it, I think it looks like fun.  We’re pretty low-key type people, so this will probably be as exciting as the evening gets.  We’ve nixed the garter/bouquet tosses, and our preference in music (and most of our guests) is 70’s and 80’s stuff.

As long as your FI has a sense of humour, I think you’ll both get a kick out of it.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

pnkprttygrl:  Fi and I are planning to do the shoe game as well! I didn’t know about it until I saw some YouTube videos and thought it would be a lot of fun. We’re hoping to schedule it sometime after dinner, but before dancing starts.

I found a site with a list of suggested questions, and they say to keep it at around 20 questions which should last no longer than 5-10 minutes. 

http://www.southboundbride.com/the-newlywed-shoe-game/

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

pnkprttygrl:  PLAY IT!! OMG it was so much fun. We had never heard of it before and our DJ came up to us at dinner and asked if we wanted to play a game right before opening the dance floor. We played and it was a blast! People commented on it all night. We agreed on every answer but 2 lol and those were pretty funny ones. 

It was super quick, maybe 25 questions and 4 mins long. It was a great transition from dinner to dancing. 

I suggest not knowing the questions befor hand.  Let your DJ or someone else pick the questions. It would be no fun if you already knew the questions and decided on the answers.

I think you absolutely should play 😀 

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