Quizzes for guests at reception?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4824 posts
Honey bee

What is Mr’s Middle Name

What is Mrs’s Middle Name

Where did they go on their first date?

Where are they going on their honeymoon?

Post # 4
1986 posts
Buzzing bee

I wouldn’t, it seems like a pretty dumb idea. I’m a grown woman, I don’t need to be “quizzed” when I’m at a formal event.

Post # 5
47 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t think it is a “dumb” idea, I just question why it is needed.  Are we at such an attention defecit point that guests have to be entertained with quizzes to keep them involved?  I honestly believe that just attending your wedding should be enough without the extra stimulus needed.  It just seems a bit gimmicky to me, and not what the wedding is really about.

Post # 6
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Maybe instead of a quiz you could put random awesome facts about you two or things people noramlly wouldnt know about you! Almost like the surprise of a Snapple top! And you can repeat them, they all dont have to be different or the same!

Post # 8
643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

In my experience, I’ve been quizzed at showers before, but not the wedding!

However, I heard from a friend who attended a wedding where if a table wanted the bride/groom to kiss the MC asked them a question about the bride, groom or them as a couple 🙂 and someone at the table had to know the answer for them to kiss.

Post # 9
4824 posts
Honey bee

@Yankee Fan Bride: While I agree, she wasnt asking our opinions on weather or not she should do it. She was asking for question suggestions.

Post # 11
439 posts
Helper bee

I think this is a totally fun idea.


I was thinking about making Trivial Pursuit style cards for our tables (I am a Trivial Pursuit junkie…I own like 8 different editions).  We have to kill some time in between the wedding and reception because Fiance refuses to have a first look and the wedding and reception are at the same place.

I plan on doing the categories off of the original Trivial Pursuit game:  geography (blue), entertainment (pink), history (yellow), arts and literature (brown), science and nature (green), and sports and leisure (orange).

I’m thinking about these as some of the questions:

Geography:  What city was button/fi’s college in?

Entertainment:  Who is button and fi’s favorite comedy team?

History:  How old were button and fi when they first met?

Arts and Literature:  I could probably come up with 1000 questions for this category because I have two degrees in literature.  The easiest one would be “What does button have her college degrees in?”

Science and nature:  still working on this one, but Fiance is a chef, so something related to cooking and science.

Sports and leisure:  What sport were button and fi participating in when they met?


Post # 13
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have played something similar to this at bridal showers…. but I also read about something like this at a rehearsal dinner, a bonding way to bring the two families together… give them something to have in common.  Two teams or something and questions … someone reading the questions.  That way both families get to know each other. 

I like the idea of doing it at the wedding too!

Post # 14
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

One sort of ‘get to know you’ we did in college was a game where you had the facts and someone else was that person. Maybe you can make little cards, some with questions and some with the answers, and the guests can get to know one another while trying to find their ‘match’ at the table. You can give them one card that just has multiple Qs and As on it to prevent clutter. 

I think the trivia thing is fun, and good conversation starter. Maybe other Qs like favorite sports team, best date ever, worst date ever, etc etc. Just silly little things that those who may not know your birthplace like Auntie Kay can still make up funny answers and get in on the chit chat. 

Post # 15
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I was going to try to do something about the guests at that particular table.  Some of us will be attending weddings where we don’t know a bunch of people or just aren’t the dancing / social types. Gives those people something to do. I’d do some multiple choice questions where the most ridiculous answers are the right ones. That might be interesting. you could start by making a list of interesting things about each other (separately and as a couple) and pulling from there.

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