Reception Games Ideas

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 16
438 posts
Helper bee

I have always just found the shoe game to be awkward. You just had a marriage ceremony, I am going to assume the couple know each other pretty well and don’t need weird q&a to prove it. 

The only reception game I have seen that was interesting was a photo scavenger hunt. There was a list of things and people posted their pictures using the couple’s hashtag in insta/Facebook. So those who wanted to have something to do other than chat could but it wasn’t required. Required games oddly break up the flow I think. 

Post # 17
657 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I am on the other side of the spectrum here. 


I love games. I came from a family who (of adults) who regularly play games together a way to bond. Games such as: Catch Phrase, Trivia, Pictionary etc.


And I have always enjoyed games at weddings. The shoe game is funny and usually gets a few laughs. I’ve seen the Creat a wedding dress with tiolet paper done by the wedding party, which is also pretty entertaining. 


But I suppose it would depend on the group you are inviting. My fiances family would not be as engaged with the games as they play zero games when they have family gatherings. 

Post # 18
395 posts
Helper bee

To be honest I am not so sure games or dancing is such a big thing.  OF course a lot depends on your crowd.  If they are y oung and clubbing then drinking and dancing could be up there or if they are dancers.  But it is often around 10 pm when the dance gets going or so after the dessert, speeches, thorwing of garters and bouquets, cake toss and standard dances – couples first dance which can be super awkward if they are not dancer and if they insist on playing a song for 3.5 minutes – it is so so awkward.  then if the music is too loud those who don’t want to dance can’t hear one another.

I have seen things like casino night, or games that encourage partiicpation.  I have seen some 
Fun” games with prizes sort of at least get people talking ie hitting a pinata, musical chairs, a  Versiion of family feud, price is right – sort of entertainment with a good “host”.  betterif you had for a prize a new car lol.  


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