Post # 1
Do you have any ideas of games that might involve the guests as well??
I was thinking about the newlywed game. Anyone play this at their reception? Did it go well??
Can I get some questions? I found a few, but some don’t apply. Please keep them clean as well will be at our church & my 12, 8 & 7 year olds will be there!
Post # 3
I’ve been to a wedding where they played a version of it. They sat back to back and had a shoe in each hand (one of their own and one of their spouse). They were asked questions like Who’s the better driver? Who said I love you first? etc, and they held up the shoe of who they thought it was, and everyone applauded/laughed when the answers were the same/different.
As a guest it was okay. It was fun for the first couple questions, but after twenty questions it was way too long. It also just seemed more like a shower game than a wedding reception.
Post # 4
Ive never been to a wedding where games were played.
Post # 5
@Mudonthetires: Yeah I dont want it to go longer than about 10 questions, but I don’t want to play the shoe game either.
@out4answers: Well since there will be no drinking or partying then there has to be some entertainment.
Post # 6
We had games during the “cocktail” hour, but they worked well because of our outdoor venue. We had horseshoes, corn hole, cards, etc. We also did a DIY photobooth that was super fun, and very easy (and cheap!) to setup.
Post # 7
@simplifiedbride: I thought about some outdoor games, indoors, like cornhole, because the fellowship hall at our church is pretty big.
Please, please tell me how you setup an inexpensive photobooth because I would LOOOOOOOOVE to do this!
Post # 8
@DevBrown05: +1 on the DIY photobooth!!
Post # 9
We are having a “lounge” area with a couch and some arm chairs with a board game set out (maybe Apples to Apples, that is pretty popular), a giant Jenga game that FI built, a Wii (for adults! Not kids), and a Photobooth.
Post # 10
The Kissing Game went over very well at our reception. We got a few couples to kiss to the songs we chose and the crowd voted for the winning couple. We chose four couples: engaged, newlyweds, married for 5-10 years, and married the longest (40+ yrs). The bride and groom were supposed to do a reanactment of the winning kiss. It was the highlight that people are still talking about five months after.
The good thing for us was that the crowd was still laughing and oohing and ahhhing that they forgot that we were supposed to reanact the winning kiss. We got away without having to.
I missed that it was at your church. We asked the couples to keep it PG-13, but they were all rather animated. Maybe this won’t be appropriate for a church reception. Or maybe. Depends on the couple and the crowd.
Also, the photo booth was the biggest hit!
Post # 11
For our wedding I made Thank you cards for each place setting; the back had one of three ‘games’ – An I Spy card where guests had to take photos of each item on the list, a crossword puzzle about us as a couple, and a Mad Libs card. Those who got done first could bring them up to the dj for a ‘prize’ (extra koozies we had from our bach/bachelorette parties). We instructed guests to turn the mad libs in in the card box. They were fun to read the next day!I also had a couple decks of card out with a sign: “Dancing just not your thing, grab some cards and play to win”. And instead of the photobooth I had photoprops next to the bar. I figured at the very least people have camera phones now, or you could lay out disposable cameras. The props were a HUGE hit and were so fun to see pics of later! (they were also an item on our I Spy list).
Here is a quick screenshot of the games:
And fun with photo props:
Post # 12
@DevBrown05: I went super simple, and used Mrs. Pincusion’s tutorial. http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/08/23/build-your-own-photo-booth/
I used a pvc pipe frame for the backdrop, a shower curtain from anthroplogie as the fabric backdrop, and a digital slr camera on a tripod. I had a little sign that said something like Are you ready for your closeup? Grab your friends, find a prop, strike a pose, get a buddy to snap your pic. Photo swill be available to view online, or wait for your best pic to arrive in the mail. After the wedding, I made a fb album and shared it with all the guests, then their best pics I printed at walgreens, slipped into a paper photo frame, and mailed with their thank yous. No one was hindered by not getting their photos at the wedding, and I really enjoyed not having to deal with computers, printers, etc. setup at the venue!
The Set Up:
An example of the pictures:
The Photo Frame w/ Photobooth pic sent with our Thank You cards:
Post # 15
I LOVE THE PHOTOBOOTH!!!!! I also love the Ispy & Mad libs……
THANK YOU SO MUCH LADIES, Believe I have a few ideas now!!!!!!