110+ Wedding Games For Reception To Guarantee Unlimited Fun

Weddings are all about customs and rituals, but there is no harm in adding fun wedding games to make the affair lively and enjoyable. With lip-smacking delicacies, amazing music, and drinks, games are now included in most traditions to make the day memorable for the couple, their families, and other guests. After the couple exchanges vows, the guests can celebrate the momentous ceremony with some wonderful games.

As the day of the nuptials comes closer, you might need some new ideas to include in the games list. Keep reading if you are looking for unique, entertaining, and fun games for a wedding party.

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110+ Wedding Games

We have curated a list for the couple, guests, and children to make your arrangements simpler.

Wedding Games For Bride And Groom

It would not be possible to exclude the bride and the groom from the celebration when having fun. Here are some exclusive wedding games for the couple.

1. Wedding shoe game

It is designed for the bride and groom; both of them have to sit facing their backs and exchange one of their shoes. The guests have to ask the couple a few random questions, and they have to answer by raising their shoes. The fun game helps the crowd understand the couple better.

2. Wedding-themed tennis balls

If you and your partner are tennis fans, enjoy a tennis game at the wedding. Decorate the tennis racket and balls with attractive designs and colors to match the wedding vibes. Play and let the photographer capture candid shots.

3. Test your partner

It is a fun game for the bride and groom to assess their chemistry. The guests at the wedding can ask them random questions, such as their partner’s birthday, favorite food, color, or place. It is an interesting way to test their bonding and compatibility.

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The partner who gets more right answers will be the winner. They can the losing partner to perform a simple dare, like humming a few lines, or flaunting their dance moves.

4. Memory game

Are you curious to know who has the sharpest memory among the two? This mind-blowing game will entertain and help the guests check out who is smarter—the bride or the groom. Put some belongings of the two on the table and ask them to view carefully. Then, remove the items and ask them to write details about each other’s items.

5. Cake smash bet

An exclusive game of jubilation for the bride and groom can be a good addition to the wedding event. Invite all the guests and ask them to vote on whose face they would like to see the delicious cake. The one with the maximum votes will have the cake smashed on their face.

6. Never Have I Ever

To play, the bride and groom take turns sharing statements beginning with “Never have I ever” related to wedding experiences. For example, they might say, “Never have I ever forgotten the wedding rings.” Whoever has experienced that scenario puts a finger down. The first one to put down all their fingers is the “winner.” Guests can also join this activity and make it more fun and interesting.

7. Guess the family member

A newlywed couple might not be aware of the members of the other side. Guessing the family members is an exciting game that tests the guessing ability of the bride and groom and can give everyone loads of giggles and laughter.

8. Romantic rhymes

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This wedding game can ignite romance between the couple. The bride and groom have to write a poem for each other using rhyming words. Even the guests can join the fun by penning down poems for their spouses.

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Make sure to capture all the fun moments during these games to cherish in the years to come.

9. Paper dance

It is a popular game among couples as it brings them closer to each other and enhances the beauty of the dance floor. The game requires a couple to spread a sheet of paper and dance on it. In the second round, fold the sheets in half and dance on it without stepping out. The game continues, and the couple, who stays on the paper till the last level without stepping out, wins.

10. Eating competition

Nothing can beat the eating competition at the wedding event. Select the favorite dishes of the bride and groom and let the battle begin. Set up an amazing prize for the winner.

11. Identify her elbow

Blindfolded groom identifies the bride’s elbow among bridesmaids, creating comedic moments. This game adds a hilarious twist to the traditional wedding festivities and keeps guests entertained.

12. Recognize the groom by dance

Similar to Identify Her Elbow, but the bride is blindfolded, dancing with guests while the groom dances with her. Guests enjoy the guessing game. This game adds a playful and entertaining moment to the dance floor, involving both the bride and groom.

13. Marriage match

A humorous quiz where one partner wears noise-canceling headphones while the other answers multiple-choice questions. The headphone-wearer must match their partner’s answers without hearing them. This game adds laughter and interactive fun to the reception while testing the couple’s knowledge of each other.

Lawn Games For Wedding

Go green with your guests. If you have enough space on your lawn or at the wedding venue, try these games.

14. Jenga

It is a classic game of block stacking that can give a funky look to the wedding tables. Everyone at the wedding can enjoy the game at their tables. If you have large blocks, then all the guests can play on the lawn too. For instance, the bride’s side can be one team, and the groom’s side can be another. You may also ask your guests to sign a piece of the block and write a sweet message for the couple on it. It will remind you of the special day.

15. Connect four

It is an amazing game to add to your wedding event that involves several players. You would need a board with several holes on it and two sets of colored discs. Color the pieces to match your wedding theme. Now place four discs of the same color to form a row and gain a point. Both children and adults can enjoy the game at the wedding and create excitement around.

16. Ring toss

It is a classic carnival game that can bring out the competitive spirit of the guests. To add some vibrancy and fun, write the names of all the ladies on the bottles. Use colorful bottles to make the game attractive. Now let the gentlemen throw the rings on the bottles and watch the fun while pairing for a dance.

17. Water balloon toss

In this delightful wedding game, guests form teams of two and stand facing each other in two lines. Each team receives a water balloon. The objective is to toss the water balloon back and forth between partners. However, if a participant pops the balloon, their team is eliminated. With each successful catch, both team members take a step back and continue the toss. The team that manages to keep their water balloon intact till the end emerges victorious. This entertaining and refreshing game adds a splash of fun to the celebration.

18. Ladder golf

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One more game to play on the lawn is ladder golf, where the point is scored by throwing the bolas on the rung. Bolas are two balls attached by a rope. The ladder consists of three rungs, with the top rung having the highest point, followed by the middle and lower ones. When the bolas is thrown at the ladder, the rung at which it gets struck will decide the point. You can decorate the ladder and bolas with colors and wedding designs.

19. Corn hole

Corn hole is one of the perfect and amusing lawn games for your wedding event. Get a wooden board and some corn bags. Paint the board to match the hues of the party. You may also add some pictures, messages, or dates on the board as decorations. Throw the corn bags in the hole, from a distance, to fetch the points.

20. Badminton

Children and adults can play the super-easy game. Set up a badminton court on your wedding lawn and asks guests to join the game. To make it more attractive, replace the net with a macramé curtain or wall hanging so that the décor matches the wedding vibes. Make it competitive by keeping the bride’s family and the groom’s family. If you are playing during the night, add some twinkling lights on poles and the net.

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Playing these games helps all the members to know each other better and fosters family bonding.

21. Giant checkers

Use spraying paints or chalk to draw checkerboard on the pavement or in the garden area. You could even use a rug with a checkered pattern. Get two sets of giant checker pieces (disc-shaped) of different colors and place them on the checkerboard on the opposite sides, just like the chess. Now toss a coin to decide who will make the first move. The game begins by moving a checker forward one square diagonally.

22. Horseshoes

This game can be played between the bride’s team and the groom’s team. It involves throwing horseshoes at the stakes placed on the ground from a certain distance. To make the game more interesting, color the horseshoes and the stakes with vibrant shades.

23. Giant dice

It allows all the guests to participate and mingle with each other to create excitement. The best thing is that you can play several games, such as Yardzee, Yarkle, Snake eyes, Balut, or Pig, with the dice. You may also play Sailor’s journey, where you need three dice.

In round one, throw three dices and set aside the highest scoring dice. In round two, throw two dice and set aside the highest scoring dice. In round three, throw the last dice and add up all the numbers. The same goes for the other players. The player with the highest score wins. So shake the dice and begin the fun.

24. High striker

An interesting game for the wedding event, high striker, decides who is the strongest one and has more strength. So, the bride’s team and groom’s team can compete against each other. It’s fun to watch both the teams hitting the lever hard with a hammer to ring the bell at the top of the tower.

25. Lawn target shooting

Set up a safe and fun target shooting game using soft Nerf guns or water guns. Guests aim at targets or floating objects, adding an exciting competitive element.

26. Glow-in-the-dark lawn bowling

Arrange a nighttime game of lawn bowling with glow-in-the-dark pins and balls. Illuminate the lawn with fairy lights for a magical atmosphere as guests enjoy this unique twist on a classic game.

27. Giant Kerplunk

Create a gigantic Kerplunk game using a wire mesh frame and a multitude of colorful balls. Guests take turns removing sticks, trying to avoid letting too many balls drop through the holes.

Outdoor Games For Wedding

Take advantage of the pleasant weather. Arrange these outdoor games at your wedding event and make it more radiant.

28. Hula hoops

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Hula hooping is a great way to enjoy playing outside, especially if your wedding venue is the beach. Wrap the hula hoops with the wedding colors and click pictures with the guests while hula hooping. No competition is required here.

29. Space hopper race

Space hopper race is a variation of a sack race, but the thrill is unlimited here. It is an all-time popular game that keeps the guests engaged and entertained by sitting on a giant rubber ball and bouncing all through the way to reach the target.

30. Musical bouquet chair

This is a wedding twist on the classic musical chairs game. When the music starts, guests who are seated on these chairs must quickly pass a bouquet of flowers around the circle. When the music stops, the person holding the bouquet is eliminated and must vacate their chair. Continue until there is one person left with the bouquet, who is crowned the winner.

31. Ring the bell

Set up a bell or gong at a distance, and challenge guests to toss rings or bean bags to ring the bell. Adjust the difficulty by varying the distances between the players and the target.

32. Giant pick-up sticks

Hold all the sticks and drop them on the ground. Let your guests pick them up one by one without moving the other sticks. The steadiest person will be the winner. You can color the sticks as per the wedding theme.

33. Limbo set

If you like fun and laughter and want your guests to have a fantastic time, this will be the perfect game. Set up a limbo game with music, decorate the area with twinkling lights, and create a playful atmosphere. This game is played by standing behind the limbo stick, leaning backward, and then moving under the stick while dancing. The players should not fall or touch the stick while moving. So watch your guests when it’s their turn to go low.

34. Swingball

Everybody loves the game swingball. It can be installed with a solid base tower having a spiral head and an attached ball. The goal is to hit the ball, so it reaches the top or bottom of the pole. It is a super easy game that can be enjoyed by all the guests the whole day and night.

35. Tic-Tac-Toe

Instead of the usual paper and pencil, set up a large tic-tac-toe board with oversized X and O blocks. Guests take turns placing their chosen symbol on the board. The first one to complete a row, column, or diagonal with their symbol wins.

36. Twister

The classic game is at the top of all-time favorite games. You can bring your twister mat or even spray paint on the grass to make colored patches. Ask the opposite team to use their flexibility and perform as you call out the color and the hand or feet to be used. Play with a signboard or music and enjoy to the fullest. Playing twister in your wedding dress will be a lot more fun.

37. Giant memory game

Create a large-scale memory game with matching pairs of oversized cards. Guests take turns flipping over two cards at a time, trying to find matching pairs.

38. Bocce Ball

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Set up a bocce ball area for friendly competition, allowing guests to enjoy the game informally. Guests can engage in a relaxed yet entertaining game while socializing outdoors.

39. Customized family rounders

Organize family rounders with bat and ball during your wedding event. Full of laughter and fun, it can entertain the guests. This is a striking game where rounders or points are scored by hitting the ball and then taking a round of the circular pitch. Make teams for the bride and groom and arrange prizes for the best player and the winning team.

40. Volleyball

No one can deny including volleyball in your wedding event. Host a volleyball match for the guests, make teams, and include personalized caps and tees. To make the event memorable, add finger foods and music, too.

41. Giant dominoes

Set up a giant dominoes course in an open area, with oversized dominoes that guests can place in a line. To play, participants take turns setting up dominoes to create a chain reaction. As the dominoes topple over one by one, it creates an exhilarating visual spectacle. This game is not only fun to play but also entertaining to watch, making it an excellent addition to outdoor wedding festivities.

42. Advice relay

Set up a relay race where teams of guests must race to deliver marriage advice cards from one end of the venue to the other. The team with the most cards successfully delivered wins.

43. Ring treasure hunt

Hide small faux rings or ring-shaped objects around the venue and give guests a list of clues to find them. The guest who collects the most rings wins a prize.

44. Sack race

Perfect for a summer evening, it is a must-game to be added to the wedding list. From young children to adults, sack races can be played by putting both the legs into the sack and then hopping steadily to reach the target point. The person who reaches the target first wins. To make it more attractive, get colorful and printed sacks that match the wedding décor.

45. Tug of love

Put a wedding twist on the traditional tug of war by using a heart-shaped rope and encouraging guests from the groom’s and the bride’s side to compete in a friendly “Tug of Love” match.

Wedding Games For Kids

If there are many children in your family, arrange some special games to keep them cheerful and occupied.

46. Scavenger hunt

Children may get restless and bored by sitting and watching the wedding rituals. Arrange a scavenger hunt and keep them engaged. You can ask them to take pictures of random things, such as a pair of shoes, laughing people, someone wearing a white hat, dancing people, bride and groom, and wedding cake. Anyone who does everything should be rewarded.

47. Coloring station

It is yet another good idea as children like colors and get busy with them. Arrange coloring books, crayons, and doodle papers at a few tables. You can also decorate or cover the entire table with butcher paper so that they can directly draw and color in their place.

48. Cake decoration

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This is a delicious and mouth-watering game for the children to decorate the cakes at their will. Provide the tiny tots with a cake base, gems, candies, sprinkles, cream, and other decorating stuff. Arrange a safe corner of the hall for them and watch them enjoy.

49. LEGO centerpieces

Creating centerpieces with LEGO pieces is a great idea for the children to have fun. Arrange LEGO packs on the kids’ table and let them make their masterpieces with the blocks. Don’t forget to treat them for being good at the event.

50. Guess the jellybeans

This is a wedding game that engages guests, especially children. A jar filled with jellybeans is displayed, and participants must estimate the number of jellybeans inside. Each guest writes down their guess, and later, the person with the closest estimate wins a prize.

51. Magical moments: Abracadabra

To enchant your young wedding guests, consider hiring a magician to perform a captivating magic show. The magician will entertain both children and adults with a series of mesmerizing yet straightforward tricks and games.

52. Wedding I spy

Provide children with a list of items or moments to “spy” or find throughout the event. These items can include a flower bouquet, a glistening piece of jewelry, or the bride and groom sharing a kiss. Children can document their findings in a designated booklet or on a checklist. “Wedding I Spy” keeps kids engaged and entertained while adding a playful element to your wedding.

53. Hopscotch

It is an outdoor game for the children. Draw the hopscotch grid on the ground, give them some pebbles, and let them enjoy as they want to.

54. Giant snake and ladder

This is an exclusive wedding game designed for kids attending the ceremony. Enliven the atmosphere by introducing a giant snake and ladder mat. Kids will relish the opportunity to relive the joys of the classic game on a grand scale.

55. Jigsaw photo-puzzle

It is a creative and time-consuming game for the children where they have to solve photo puzzles. To give this game a wedding touch, include photos of the wedding event, such as the bride, groom, venue, or food item.

56. Cake piñata

It is a perfect game for the lovely and energetic kids. Get a piñata that suits the wedding theme and put loads of candies into it that will be a highlight for them. Ask all the little ones to whack on the piñata and relish the sweets. To make it competitive, you can have a bride’s and a groom’s team of children.

57. Cootie catchers

It is popularly known as a paper fortune teller and played by making a papercraft by folding it inside. Make the game a bit more exciting by using origami papers, custom designs, and calligraphy. Fill it with interesting questions for the children. Now flap the catcher up-down and side-by-side. Stop, look inside and ask the question to the children. Watch the fun and excitement while they jump around and play.

58. Hanging donuts

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Yummy! Who doesn’t want to eat donuts? Try the delicious game by hanging the donuts on tree branches. Tie the hands of your little ones and ask them to eat the donuts without touching them. It could be a challenge, but it is lovely to watch tiny tots trying their best for the donuts.

59. Crafts table

Arrange a DIY space for the children and provide all the materials, including stickers, ribbons, craft papers, glue, markers, glitters, and stamps to make wedding cards and crafts. Let them make anything they want to.

Games For Wedding Guests

Try these games at your party to keep your guests entertained.

60. Find the guest

This unique wedding game is perfect for breaking the monotonous mood of the party. Create a list of descriptions about the mystery guy or lady and hand it over to the guests. Let them investigate at the venue and search for the mystery folk.

61. Wedding charades

Similar to classic charades, but with a wedding twist. Guests act out wedding-related scenarios, such as proposing, cake-cutting, or catching the bouquet, while others guess the action.

62. Flip cup

It is one of the popular drinking games perfect for the adults at the wedding. Fill the cups with juice, soft drinks, mocktails, and water and go flipping.

63. Ageless love

This game involves the participation of the couple’s mothers. To play, gather a collection of 8-10 photos of the bride and groom from their infancy to their teenage years. Ask the mothers and create an answer key for yourself with their correct ages. Display these photos in random order on a poster board, assigning each a number. During the game, guests must match the photos with the correct age. This game provides a charming glimpse into the couple’s past and engages guests in friendly competition.

64. The After Eight challenge

Place an After Eight chocolate thin on each guest’s forehead. The challenge is to move the chocolate from the forehead into the mouth without using hands.The person who successfully consumes the chocolate in the quickest time is declared the winner. unique challenge.

65. Wedding Pictionary

Set up an easel and whiteboard or large paper. Guests take turns drawing wedding-related words or phrases while their team tries to guess what they’re illustrating. It’s a fun twist on the classic game.

66. Mini golf

Get two left-handed and two right-handed clubs. You don’t need to watch this game in detail. Just have the guests play it as they wish. In the end, get the scorecards.

67. Guess the location

This wedding game is tailored for couples who love to travel. Gather 8-10 photos of the couple taken throughout their relationship, emphasizing various locations. The goal is to have guests guess where each photo was taken. It doesn’t have to be really famous places; pictures that were taken from a restaurant, park, or club that the couple frequent can also be used.

68. Wedding Day: Escape Room

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Set up a mini escape room experience where guests work together to solve puzzles and find clues related to the bride and groom’s love story.

69. Date nightjar

Create a fun date night jar for the wedding event and let the guests share their ideas and suggestions on a piece of paper and put them in a jar. The guest with the unique idea will get the prize, and the newlyweds will enjoy the date night.

70. The marriage recipe

Guests provide ingredients for a successful marriage (e.g., love, patience, laughter) and compile them into a “Marriage Recipe” book for the couple.

71. Wedding bingo

It is an ice-breaking game for the guests. It’ll help them interact with others in a friendly way. Gather all the guests when unboxing the gifts. Any guest who guesses five gifts right will get a surprise gift.

72. Dance battle of hearts

Organize a dance duel between the bride’s side and the groom’s side, allowing guests to showcase their dance prowess. To enhance the variety and enjoyment, ensure there are dance performances on different music genres. This game promises an abundance of joy, with guests feeling the thrill long after the dance battle ends.

73. Wheel of fun

Create a giant wheel with different activities written on it, such as “kiss your partner,” “show your dance moves,” or “kiss your date.” Ask your guests to spin the wheel and wait for the activity they get.

74. Word search

Transform the chalkboard or whiteboard into an interesting word search that guests can keep trying all day long. Fill the board with letters randomly and make your guests search for the words. Show your creativity by including words related to the bride and groom. Use permanent paint to write the letters and provide chalk to encircle them.

75. Poker

Set up a poker table with a choice of poker variants, and let your guests enjoy a night of card games. With numerous poker versions available, choose one that is easy to play to ensure everyone can participate.

76. Karaoke harmony

This is a game that shines brightest when guests are in high spirits. Post-dinner, set up a karaoke machine or hire a karaoke service. Encourage your guests to take the stage and sing their favorite songs.

77. Name that wedding tune

Enlist the services of a skilled DJ who will play snippets of famous wedding songs. The catch? Guests must guess the song title within a time limit of 5 seconds. Keep score or award small prizes for correct answers. This game encourages active participation, laughter, and friendly competition as guests eagerly listen and guess the tunes.

78. Wedding puzzle hunt

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Hide puzzle pieces throughout the venue. Guests must search for the pieces and collaborate to assemble a photo of the couple. The first team to complete the puzzle wins a prize.

79. Freeze dance

When the music starts playing, guests hit the dance floor and groove to the beats. The twist is that when the music suddenly stops, participants must freeze in their current dance pose. An enthusiastic judge or DJ monitors the dance floor, and anyone still moving when the music pauses is eliminated. The last dancer standing wins a prize.

80. Guess the fictional love duo

Prepare cards with the names of iconic fictional couples from literature, movies, or television. To play this game, a person has to draw a card and hold it over their head in a way others can see it. To guess the couples, the person holding the card can only ask yes-or-no questions. For example, they might ask, “Are they from a classic novel?” or “Is it a superhero couple?”

81. Dart art wall

The game is best suited for artistic couples. Put a large blank canvas on the wall and stick different colored balloons on it. Don’t forget to add colors in the balloons, so when the guests pop up the balloons, the colors splatter on the canvas, creating a masterpiece for the couple.

82. Wedding Toastmaster challenge

Select a guest to serve as the Toastmaster and moderate a fun, impromptu toast competition. Guests can take turns delivering spontaneous toasts with humor and creativity, showcasing their public speaking skills.

83. Wedding speech trivia

After heartfelt toasts, challenge guests with a trivia game based on the speeches. Test their memory of the words spoken and award prizes to those who remember the most touching or humorous details.

84. Love song lyrics challenge

Share snippets of lyrics from iconic love songs and encourage guests to guess the song title and artist, fostering an atmosphere of musical nostalgia and engagement.

85. Wedding cake walk

Organize a delightful cakewalk with gameplay akin to musical chairs. Slice the cake into a few pieces and decide on a winning slice of cake. Guests walk around a circle of cake slices and stop when the music ceases. The guest on the winning slice gets a sweet slice of cake! Continue till all the pieces are eaten.

86. Honeymoon destination match

Engage guests by having them guess the couple’s honeymoon destination. Reveal the correct answer during the reception, generating anticipation and excitement.

87. Musical hearts

Attach love notes or trivia questions to heart-shaped cards and challenge guests to find matching halves to create pairs before the music ends.

88. Themed photo booth

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Who doesn’t love to get clicked by the cameras? Get as many props for the guests to make the event merrier. Arrange a themed photo booth and let everyone take selfies and group photos. Add flowers and other props to the photo booth. The best picture will win a gift from the couple.

89. Hot lava love

Place heart-shaped mats or cutouts on the floor, and guests must navigate the reception area without stepping on the floor—only on the heart-shaped “islands.” If they touch the floor, they’re out, but they can rejoin the game by performing a sweet or funny task.

90. One minute to win it

Host a series of one-minute challenges related to weddings. For example, guests can compete to see who can fold the most napkins into intricate shapes in one minute or who can tie the best bowtie in the shortest time. Keep the challenges fun and lighthearted.

91. Sardines

In this wedding-themed version of “Sardines,” the bride and groom hide together at the beginning of the game. Guests search for them together as a group. When someone finds the couple, they quietly join them in their hiding spot. As the game progresses, the hiding group grows until everyone discovers the bride and groom together. It’s a sweet and interactive way for guests to bond.

Wedding Table Games

Isn’t waiting for the food at the table boring and awkward? Worry not; start playing these table games to entertain your guests.

92. Wedding advice

Provide some cards and pens to the guests and ask them to write down their best advice for the couple. These wise words will mean a lot to the newlywed couple as they can apply those bits of advice in their married life to have a smooth start. You can even ask the children for adorable advice. Include a special section for advice during the honeymoon too.

93. Wedding word scramble

Offer scrambled wedding-related words for guests to unscramble and solve. This brain-teasing game not only entertains but also reinforces the wedding atmosphere, inviting guests to work together and solve puzzles, enhancing the overall enjoyment of the reception.

94. Video game station

If you are a game lover, arrange a video game station at the wedding event. Ask your guests to bring their video games, consult a VR rental company, and connect the video games. Invite all the guests and start playing an exciting multiplayer activity.

95. Wedding photo caption contest

Display candid photos of the couple and let guests compete to come up with the best captions. This game adds a touch of humor and personalization to your wedding as guests put their wit and creativity to the test, generating memorable and often hilarious captions for cherished moments.

96. Bride and groom trivia

Place a printed sheet at the seat of every guest. This sheet should contain questions about the bride and groom where answers have to be given in true or false format or have multiple choices. The guest with the correct answers will take the centerpiece home.

97. Wedding-themed riddles

Include riddles with wedding themes on each table for guests to solve during the reception. These riddles will not only entertain your guests but also engage their minds in a delightful challenge, sparking conversations and friendly competition as they work together to decipher cleverly crafted clues.

98. Love in colors

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To create this interactive activity, choose a memorable photo of the bride and groom and transform it into a coloring book page. Provide guests with colored pencils and copies of the coloring page at their tables. Once completed, the coloring pages can be collected and bound into a lovely coloring book, becoming a cherished keepsake for the newlyweds.

99. Couple’s crossword

It is an amusing way to test the guests’ knowledge about the new couple. Create a crossword and let the guests answer the couple-related questions. The person with the maximum points will win the prize.

100. Dare to do

Write the dares on small chits of paper and ask the guests to pick one in each round. You can keep the dare level according to your guests, such as “kiss your partner,” “tickle a family member,” or “take a selfie with the cutest person.” Don’t forget to record it.

101. Photo scavenger hunt

Create a list of wedding moments for the guests, such as kissing, cake cutting, and couple dances. Ask them to click the pictures of the enlisted moments with their phones or cameras. The guest with the best click will win the game.

102. Table dance

It is an amazing way to keep the dance floor occupied throughout the wedding party. Mark each table with numbers and turn on the playlist. Keep a note on the table, showing the list of table numbers along with the song to be played. It will remind the guests of which song they have to dance to.

103. Table acrostic poem

Guests can collaborate to create an acrostic poem using the couple’s names or a meaningful word. This poetic activity fosters creativity and sentimentality as guests come together to craft a heartfelt message that the newlyweds can cherish as a keepsake of their special day.

104. Wedding A-Z challenge

Provide a list of wedding-related items or words, one for each letter of the alphabet, and ask guests to complete the list. This alphabet-themed challenge encourages guests to think outside the box as they brainstorm and share creative responses for each letter, adding an interactive element to the table.

105. Breaking the ice

At each table, place a set of icebreaker cards featuring interesting questions or prompts. These cards serve as conversation starters and encourage guests to share stories, memories, or fun facts about themselves or the bride and groom.

106. Song Bingo

Create bingo cards with different wedding-related song titles instead of numbers. As the music plays during the reception, guests listen attentively and mark the corresponding titles on their bingo cards. The first guest to complete a row, column, or diagonal shouts “Bingo!” and wins a prize. This game infuses a musical element into the celebration, encouraging guests to enjoy the diverse range of love songs played throughout the evening.

107. Wedding Taboo

Provide a list of wedding-related words that guests must describe without using specific “taboo” words. This game will have guests laughing and strategizing as they try to convey wedding-related concepts without uttering the forbidden words, creating an amusing and engaging experience for all.

108.Funny wedding raffle

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A raffle with unexpected prizes adds humor to the reception. This game adds an element of surprise and entertainment, making it an enjoyable part of your wedding celebration.

109. Mad libs

Get printable mad lib cards with a wedding theme for your guests. While the guests sit at the table and socialize, circulate the cards among them and ask them to fill them out. Ask them to read out the sentences one by one so that everybody can enjoy and laugh out loud.

110. Predict the speech

As guests arrive, provide them with a piece of paper and ask them to write down their predictions for the duration of the bride’s and groom’s speeches. After the speeches, compare the actual times to the guests’ predictions and award a prize to the person whose estimate was the closest. This game adds an element of anticipation and friendly competition to the reception, encouraging guests to make their best guesses.

111. Stand up, sit down

Hosts ask humorous questions, and guests stand up if they a or sit down to agree. A fun icebreaker to learn more about fellow guests and the newlyweds. This engaging game fosters connections and reveals entertaining facts about the wedding party.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are there any wedding games that are traditional in certain cultures or regions?

There are many wedding games associated with certain cultures and regions. For instance, in India, there is a traditional game called “Joota chupai” where the bride’s sisters have to steal and hide the groom’s shoes. Later, they ask for money or a gift from the groom if he wants his shoes back. Some other games are “Ring Fishing,” “Untying the knot,” and “Bouquet Toss.”

2. What are some DIY wedding games that can be made at home?

Some DIY wedding games are “Jenga,” “Cornhole,” “Connect Four,” “Wheel of Fun,” “Themed Photo Booth,” and “Mad Libs, the Wedding Edition.”

3. Are there any classic party games that can be adapted for a wedding reception?

“Pictionary,” “Karaoke,” “Charades,” and “Musical chairs” are some examples of classic games which can be adapted and played at a wedding reception.

4. How can wedding games be customized to fit the theme or style of the wedding?

If you have a particular theme or style for the wedding, you can customize the wedding games accordingly by matching the colors and incorporating the elements of the theme into the games. For instance, creating a scavenger hunt with things that match the wedding theme or setting up a photo booth with props inspired by the wedding theme.

The wedding day is the most memorable and happiest day for a couple, and these wedding games will add more joy to the day. These games can involve all the family members along with the bride and groom and let them have a memorable time. But it is important to remember that the games should be selected keeping in mind the guests’ comfort level and should help develop communication between them. These games will also help develop a good bond between the new members of the family and make their relationship stronger. Inform the guests about the games during the pre-wedding preparation so that they are more prepared. Toasting for the new couple after the game will boost everyone’s morale as well.

Infographic: Games That Can be Played At A Wedding

Weddings are a big deal for the bride, groom, and guests as well. So, why not ensure that the guests have fun at the wedding, along with the bride and groom? In this infographic, we have picked out and listed a few games and activities that you can include in the list of events for the wedding.

game and activity ideas for a wedding (infographic)

Illustration: Momjunction Design Team

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Key Pointers

  • From paper dance to cake smash, games can make your wedding reception exciting.
  • You can plan lawn games or outdoor games such as giant checkers or twisters to involve a maximum of your guests.
  • Children can be kept engaged and entertained with hopscotch, scavenger hunt, etc.
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