These days it has become quite a craze for the bridal couple to ensure that are activities available for young and old during their wedding celebrations. There are many different ways to keep your guests entertained, but classic Wedding Games are the perfect icebreaker. Before you know it your wedding party will feel like one big reunion. We’ve put together a few popular party games and lawn games for you to have on your big day! We have put together a list of great lawn games to kick off the party for you and your guests.
This is a great, entertaining game that the newlywed bride and groom can play at the reception. It is an easy to play and very entertaining game that shows how well the couple knows each other. Depending on how they answer, lots of laughs can be shared. HOW IT WORKS: The bride and groom sit in chairs, facing away from each other so that they can’t see what the other answers. Both have 2 shoes in their hands – 1 of the groom and 1 of the bride. A series of questions are asked about the couple and the bride and groom must raise a shoe to indicate who they think the correct answer is, e.g. “Who spends the most money?” Husband or Wife
Watch this video of the Shoe Game being played at a wedding:
Wedding Games to keep your guests entertained:
The Pairing Party
Every guest at the wedding should receive a task on a small piece of paper that will unite him or her with another guest that they’ve never met. This game will take some careful planning, to ensure that nobody feels left out. Instruct a guest to ‘find someone that’s interested in literature’ or ‘find a celebrity look alike’. This is a creative topic starter and will ensure a lot of laughs.
For those guests that spend endless hours at their local pub playing pool and foosball, you can hire one or two foosball tables as a part of your garden wedding games. This game will introduce a sense of competition, so just make sure that it doesn’t end up being the main event at your wedding.
Another cocktail hour favourite at your wedding garden games could be the classic ring toss or throwing of the horseshoes. This game doesn’t need a whole lot of props, just a few rings, a target pole and a sign explaining the game. A great cost-effective DIY project that is still super fun. Make it a little bit more competitive by dividing your guests into teams!
Not only will a giant chessboard look great for your wedding photography, but it will allow the intellectuals to have a go at each other. If you have enough lawn space outside for your wedding games, include one or two giant chess sets on the lawn. Often these giant boardgames are available as either a chess or checkers board – for those who prefer a game with an easier to remember set of rules.
If you are having a summertime wedding badminton will be perfect for your wedding games. Opt for the ‘old school’ look of things and give the ‘net’ a vintage feel. Badminton is sure to attract some players and it might be the perfect icebreaker for sports lovers. Maybe not the best option for all the ladies in their dresses, but why not let loose for a bit?
As a part of your lawn or indoor wedding games, you can have a limbo pole. With a bit of festive music in the background and some friends that will be more than happy to bend over backwards, you cannot go wrong with this party favourite.
If you have a big lawn area available with a stable platform you can give giant Jenga a go. Jenga can be played by as many people as you like and it is a very creative wedding games feature. There will be a lot of tense moments and burst of laughter surrounding this game.
Bring out the child in your guests by having them play cornholes (also known as bean bag toss). These cornholes can be decorated to suit your wedding theme and the winners can receive a special gift. This is one of the classic lawn games, so most people will know how to play it – simple and fun!
He Said, She Said
Hand out lists asking questions about the bride and groom to your guests for a fun twist to the usual how-well-do-you-know-the-couple game where your guests get to see how much they know about your relationship.
Alongside these waiting wedding games you can serve cocktails and snacks so that those not interacting, don’t stand around empty-handed. Keep these games outside so that there is still a sense of tradition and focus on you as the bridal couple inside the reception area.
For more ideas or to check out the original photos displayed in this post and their credits, have a look at our Wedding Games board on Pinterest. If you need some more inspiration; we also have some Bridal Shower Games and Kitchen Tea Games for you to look at.