Fun Wedding Games That'll Keep Guests Laughing
At the end of the day, your wedding is a party. Granted, it's probably the largest, most important party you and your groom have ever hosted, but the entertaining essentials are still the same. Good food, good music, and good people almost always guarantee a good time. Still, it helps to have a few tricks up your sleeve. Enter these exciting wedding game ideas.
From puzzles and Mad Libs to bean bag racing and a classic game of corn hole, adding a little action to your reception, whether it be for kids or adults, is never a bad idea. Plus, wedding games are a natural way to encourage interaction and include your guests in your big day. Maybe you want to build in an icebreaker to ensure that your friends and family meet their tablemates. Or you might just want an activity that's going to keep kids busy so their parents can enjoy themselves on the dance floor.
For the best wedding games for guests both young and old, check out the following ideas. We didn't stop at just games, though. You'll find plenty of wedding activities as well, like splatter dart and old-fashioned photo booths. However you decide to bring a bit of fun to your big day, there's an idea here that's guaranteed to have your guests saying, "Best wedding ever!" upon departure.
Kids (and adults!) love this strategic game in regular size, so they'll get a kick out of the super-sized version.
Planning a carnival-inspired fête? Go big or go home with a small-scale Ferris wheel. It'll delight your guests and make for the ultimate couple photo.
Tic Tac Toe
Make like this bride and groom and set up wooden Tic Tac Toe sets on tables. Let little guests take them home as keepsakes—their parents will thank you.
If you're getting hitched outside and during the day, set your attendees up with a traditional ring toss game. It'll keep everyone busy during cocktail hour!
Ask your guests to keep this wedding wheel—sectioned with all types of sweet and funny commands like "Show us your best dance moves!" and "Bride and Groom kiss!"—spinning all night long.
How Well Do You Know Each Other?
The quickest way to get guests laughing? A game that tests how well the bride and groom know each other's quirks. All this requires is a list of prepped questions and signs with both your names. Simply raise the name that best fits the question—just get ready to agree to disagree on who does the dishes more.
Throwing an outdoor garden party? Your fête won't be complete without the classic game of croquet. Be sure to set up a helpful sign with rules, so youngsters new to the sport can join in on the fun.
While your attendees wait for your walk down the aisle, set them up with a simply activity to pass the time. A word search, complete with a set of crayons, is just as entertaining for adults as it is for kids, and will definitely keep little ones in their seats.
If you're thinking about setting up an interactive craft, remember that most people won't want to ruin their wedding finery. A dart paint board is a fool-proof solution. Simply ask guests to throw darts at paint-filled balloons attached to a blank canvas (à la that Princess Diaries scene!)—from a safe, splatter-proof distance, of course.
Encourage guests to break the ice and work together in completing a tough puzzle. See how far you get by the end of the evening!
Each reception table will host a mix of different people—guests with different careers, hobbies, and interests. This inherently makes each table a pretty strong trivia team. Let guests that aren't dance-inclined engage in a battle of the brains with each other or neighboring tables.
For a hilarious spectacle, break up your wedding party into bridesmaids versus groomsmen to see who can hit the high striker harder. Our bet is on your 'maids, hands down.
These chuckle-worthy programs aren't exactly a game or activity, but they're guaranteed to get a few guffaws. Instead of simply listing out the processional, keep guests engaged (and awake!) with hilarious anecdotes, readings, and more.
While many couples are now opting for open photo booths with backdrops, we're still all about the old-school enclosed version. After all, a photo strip of your best friends packed into the small space makes for the ultimate keepsake.
Speaking of photo booths, upgrade the comedy with a box of cute and quirky props. Just be sure to get a snap of all your groomsmen wearing boas.
The Shoe Game
Similar to "How Well Do You Know Each Other?" this game requires both the bride and groom's shoes to answer silly questions.
For this competitive lawn game, pair up guests who haven't yet met to get everyone mingling.
Friends large and small enjoyed racing each other in sacks customized by the bride's friend.
Engage budding Picassos with just-their-size coloring books and chunky gemstone crayons that little fingers can easily grasp.
For an outdoor wedding, we can't think of a more appropriate source of entertainment than yard games. Everyone's all-time favorite? Corn hole, of course.
Partake in a few rounds of karaoke! Make like this bride and groom and belt out a power ballad at the end of the night.