(Closed) games, sketches and other fun things to do

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
3232 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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mary90:  I like the usual dinner, dancing, maybe a photo booth. I think games are unnecessary at best, painful at worst. 

Post # 3
2449 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We did something similar to this. There are tons of examples on Pinterest if you search wedding reception photo scavenger hunt. Honestly, I have no idea of people used it or not, but it was an easy cheap and colorful way to add a little something for the tables and give people an option.

we also did a photo corner with props And glow bracelets but had a few out of control kids swipe all the props and throw the hundreds of glowsticks all over the dance floor. I think people would have enjoyed those I’d they’d had the chance too. (We just shouldn’t have invited that family-our mistake!) 

good for you for thinking of your guests and wanting to make it fun! 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 4 months ago by  HeyJude72.
Post # 4
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Games seem inappropriate for an adult event, to me.

Post # 5
3031 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

The only fun game i’ve seen recently at a wedding is “the shoe game”. The bride and groom play. There’s a list of questions and they sit back to back and answer questions like “who’s family is the craziest”. It usually has lots of laughs. Look on youtube for examples.

Post # 6
488 posts
Helper bee

I have been to a wedding that had like the eye spy.  The couple registered with a phone app called WedPics (its free) and put little instructions on each table how to dowload it and use it – super easy.  Then they had the list and guests just uploaded their photos to the app.  Then the bride and groom can go to their account and see all the photos people took.  I have also been to one where they’ve had disposable cameras on each table.  It seems to entertain people quite a lot, just don’t rely on it to get many serious photos haha.

Another one was a “fill in the blanks” type activity.  So it was a sheet of paper with the bride and groom’s story and you had to fill in..  Something like “X and Y met ______.  The first thing he said to her was ____________” It was about a page long, and you could make it as silly or as sweet as you like.

I think little things at the table are good.  Nothing where people need to get up and potentially feel awkward.  More just some fun time-fillers in between courses, while waiting for speech, dance etc.

Post # 7
2959 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I went to a wedding last year that had a bunch of lawn games and such. No one played any of them, just danced and drank.

Post # 8
1519 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

We played the shoe game at ours. Our MC also set up a hoola hoop at the front for people to use. The longer that they hoola hooped, we had to kiss for the same amount of time. I was surprised at how many people actually did it. The person who hoola hooped the longest was our photographer at 30 some odd seconds!

I had a couple things on the tables for people to do. I had books for them to write messages for us on certain anniversaries. I also had a trivia sheet for them about our guests. Even though we had a fairly small wedding (about 60 ppl), we had every continent (except for Antarctica) represented. So, I had a sheet of paper for people to figure out who was from where.

I know games at weddings get a bad rap, but who cares? I love games. It depends on the general atmosphere of the wedding and on your group of people. 

We didn’t have any dancing at our wedding, it was more of a dinner party atmosphere. If we had had dancing, it would have been the most awkward dance party ever with no one dancing, including the bride and groom!

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