Unlike the solemn atmosphere of wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions are a time to celebrate and enjoy the company of family and friends. And what better way to kick off a party than with some fun games? Plus, having some light games gets your guests talking and laughing while you’re doing your photoshoot or touching up on hair and makeup.
If you don’t know where to start, we’ve put together a list of fun wedding reception games that you can take inspiration from:
Of course, you’ve invited your nearest and dearest family members and friends who know plenty about you. But they might not know other details about your relationship, like where you met or how long you’ve known each other. Some questions to include would be:
It’s up to you to make the questions easy or as challenging, tailoring them to the bride’s and groom’s personalities.
Keep your guests moving by listing at least 20 moments for them to capture with their phones. Not only is this fun to do, but it also gives you more pictures of your special day.
Some examples would be:
Be creative and make it fun. Don’t forget to remind guests to use your wedding hashtag when they upload it on social media so you can easily find all the photos.
The rules for this game are pretty straightforward: play a song and let the guests guess the title of the song. Be sure to include some wedding classics, popular love songs through the decades, and even the songs meaningful to you as a couple.
Break the ice by letting your guests play this fun game by standing up when agreeing to a statement. Have the host announce a series of funny questions, prompting the guests to stand up if they agree or sit down if they don’t.
Here are some starter questions to get your creative juices flowing:
You can come up with as many questions as you’d like to help your guests learn more about themselves and each other.
Get all your guests out of their seats and onto the dance floor by playing some of the best dance tunes. When the DJ suddenly stops the music, they have to come up with the best pose. Choose a winner for each round, and be sure to give them some fun prizes.
Pro Tip: If you’re inviting kids to your wedding, make sure you include activities for them, too. You can set up a coloring station or an art station and assign someone to keep an eye on them. This will definitely keep them occupied for hours!
Wedding reception games are a great way to break the ice and get your guests to interact with each other. With these fun, lighthearted games, you can help everyone have a great time and create lasting memories. So go ahead and try these for your wedding—they’re sure to be a hit!