(Closed) Reception Help!!!!!!!!!! Games.

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Fiance and I are thinking about doing a couple rounds of trivia (like you might play at a bar…so maybe not formal enough for your wedding).  So the DJ will ask the questions…each table will come up with a team name and try to answer the questions…we’ll tally up for the winners to get a prize.  We figure it will be fun for the guests at the table to mingle and snack and give us a little time to breathe, eat, and take in the moment.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@JandM17:  whats the shoe game? I am looking for ideas as well! 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@JandM17:  We’re doing bride and groom trivia (in our wedding program), shoe game, puzzle escort cards, bouquet toss w/prize givaway, and guest libs so far.  I’m thinking about adding a photo scavenger hunt as well.  I wanted to do passive games, so guests could choose if they wanted to participate.  I’d love to hear what other bees are doing though.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@housebee:  can you please tell me where you’re getting the games? Like what is shoe trivia and how is it played? guest libs–what does that mean? how do you make it?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The shoe game is where the bride and groom take off their shoes and hold one of each in each hand (one shoe from the bride, one shoe from the groom). They sit back to back so they can’t see each other and the DJ asks questions like “who is the better driver? who is the better cook?” and they raise the shoe of the person who they think is better. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it being done at receptions.

The only other game I’d suggest is I Spy – come up with a list of pictures you want your guests to take. This way, at the end, you’ll have a ton more pictures than you probably would have!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@lawbride88:  Here’s a link to a bride that did the shoe game at her wedding (there are pictures and some sample questions) http://www.rebekahhoyt.com/blog/2012/2/21/wedding-inspiration-the-shoe-game.html

I did my own custom wedding guest mad libs, but there a lots of templates that you can download online (I made mine in InDesign/Photoshop).

As for the escort puzzle pieces, I just took our engagement pictures and cut puzzle pieces out of them and glued table numbers to the back.  Then I placed each piece into small card with a belly band and the guests’ names.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

This is my very first post here, so I hope I’m doing this right 🙂

I have a game suggestion—it’s one we recently played at my sister’s wedding, and it was really fun. Basically it involves the guests being asked questions such as “Were you in school with either the bride or groom” or “Are you wearing a Suit”, etc. and if they want to answer with “yes” then they stand up. The bride and groom however can’t see the questions (they’re standing in front of the questions that are being projected onto a screen/being held up by someone behind them) and then have to guess what the questions are according to the group of people who stood up. The bride and groom can then compete against each other to see who thinks of the question first, or they can just team up together to guess the question. The great thing about this game is you really get your guests involved, and you can personalize and tailor your questions according to your guests, making sure that there’s a variety of questions so that all of your guests were able to stand up at least once. You can also make the questions as tame or as wild as you want, depending on your guests, or just how the atmosphere is at the time. We had quite tame questions, but the last one was “Have you had sex today” (the wedding started at noon) and it was a pretty risky question, but one couple actually stood up which had everyone in hysterics and the bride and groom did manage to guess the question! But again, questions don’t have to be risky, they can also just be “Have you travelled out of the country/state to be here” or “Did you shave this morning”, etc!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lawbride88:  I’ve seen so many different ones on Pinterest. Here’s an example:

 

Basically, come up with a list of photos that your guests should try to capture. Perhaps even make your own flickr account where they can upload them to!

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