(Closed) Reception games

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
4038 posts
Honey bee

I’ve never attended a wedding where any games were played. If you can’t find one, don’t worry about it.

Post # 3
1294 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

You could play the knee game. You’re blindfolded and have men line up in front of you with their pants rolled up and you feel their legs/knees and try to figure out which one is your groom.

He could do a similar one, but use women’s hands?

Post # 4
1294 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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2XMOB:  Me neither! We’ll be having decks of cards and lawn games in lieu of a DJ, but I’ve never been to a wedding with games just for the bride and groom.

Post # 5
7805 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I’ve never been to a wedding with games. Food, cocktails and music are generally entertainment enough.

Post # 6
1839 posts
Buzzing bee

I agree with PPs.. I’ve never been to a wedding where the bride and groom played ‘games’ like this. 

If you can’t find one I would not stress about it in the slightest.

Post # 7
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: Sonoma

My cousin played a game which was sort of a combo of musical chairs and a scavenger hunt.  She preselected 10+ or so guests and the DJ called them up and then ran the game… It was something similar to this….


1. Item asked for must not belong to you (the contestant) or any other contestant, It can belong to a non participating guest
2. Only go find item once you hear the word “GO”
3. Each round a number of chairs will be removed
4. Those who come back must find an empty seat to continue on to the next round
5. If you do not find an empty seat then you are eliminated
6. Once you qualify for the next round you are to take the item and return it to it’s rightful owner then go find the new item. DO NOT return the item until the new round starts when I (the emcee) says “GO”
7. Winner is the last person sitting in the last chair



·A form of ID
· Lipstick 
· watch
· A mans belt 
· Coin more than 15 years old!!
· Something that gives a REFLECTION
· A picture of someone or something that is LOVED
· Business Card – I KEEP
· Someone OLDER (or SEXIER) THAN YOU! – this is CLASSIC
· Besides lipstick, Something used to improve your

· Besides a camera, something at your table worth
more than $200 dollars.

· hand sanitizer

· Besides CASH, something vital to shopping

· Toilet Paper * I ask for 1 perfect square.


Post # 8
390 posts
Helper bee

We played the shoe game and people loved it. Any older crowd has most likely never seen it before/minimally. I went to 5 weddings last summer before mine and not one played it. Don’t let the frequency you’ve seen it deter you!

We forget that most people that aren’t currently planning a wedding aren’t on pinterest so they don’t really know about this “trendy” stuff we think is becoming “overdone”.

Post # 9
7 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015

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shannymarie:   This game is very popular in french wedding. It’s always lots of fun

Usually the last object is something from the newly wed couple (ex : shoe of the bride, tie of the groom…).

It is better to play with 13 people so everytime someone loose the dj announces he/she has to do something for the newlywed couple at a particular month (inviting them to the restaurant, sending a card, cleaning their car…)

I thinkit’s great to get something everymonth from your guests durong one year!

The winner gets a present from the couple.

Post # 10
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

last wedding I was each, each table had trivia queston cards about the bride and groom. The table that got the most correct won a prize. It was fun, they’d tailored it to the groups at each table, and let people remain seated. 

Post # 11
406 posts
Helper bee

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jvictoria:  We did 3 “games”.

1. We played the shoe game – it got a lot of laughs

2. At cocktail hour the DJ had “Advice for the bride and groom” cards for people to fill out. Over dinner he read them aloud. Some were super funny!

3. After the head table and parents/grandparents got their food (buffet) everyone played a game to determine who would go next. The DJ would say a task and the first person from a table who did it would win and their table would get to go. Examples are: First person to take a selfie with the bride and groom, first person to kiss the groom (this one was halarious), loudest table, etc. It went by pretty quick and everyone had a lot of fun doing it. 

Post # 12
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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jvictoria:  I’ve seen the shoe game once and have never heard of “the kissing game”.  I am more for games the guest can join in on rather than just sit and watch. However, not overly tacky like most shower games.

How about The Newlywed Game? You’ll need a short chair and a tall bar stool. You two sit one in front of the other. For example, you sit in the short chair and your hubby in the tall bar stool behind you. Have guest ask any question they wish. The person is the back on the bar stool writes their answer on a dry ease board, then the person sitting in the short chair will verbally guess and see how many you two match.


Have a trivia game with your guest. You two come up with questions about your relationship that your guest have to answer. (“how did we meet?”)

Each table is a team, the team with the most points each wins a gift card.. You could do $5 Starbucks for each guest at that table… so 6-8 guest would be $30-40. Although, maybe only do this if you are not having more than 100 guest. Too many tables after that…

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by  BrideK2Wings. Reason: typos
Post # 13
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Or . . . just don’t have games.  It’s not a 7-year-old’s birthday party.  Honestly I’d find that a very convenient time to go to the bathroom and/or the bar.

Post # 15
852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016


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jvictoria:  I’ve never heard of games at a wedding. I don’t think that’s done in the US. Where are you from? Also, what is the kissing game? Do you mean when people clink glasses to get the bride and groom to kiss? Or is this something else? 

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