Are you wondering how to get all of your guests involved in your wedding day? Well, we’ve got the perfect solution. In this blog, we’re telling you some of the best wedding day games your guests will love!
Your wedding day will be one of the most magical days of your life, and what better way to add a little more fun than to play some games with everyone you love?
Perhaps you’re thinking of planning some wedding games because you and your partner love games. Or maybe you want to find an easy way to get guests mingling and having a good time? Either way, wedding reception games are a fantastic idea.
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Before we begin, you’ll have to assess the ages of your guests, as some games may be too tricky for younger guests. We recommend purchasing or hiring a few kids’ wedding games for younger ones, there are plenty of options to choose from, like a huge tic tac toe.
It’s also a great idea to create activity packs for the younger guests. These may include colouring and other simple activities. Having board games and activities planned will keep them entertained throughout the day.
Fun wedding games – indoor wedding games
One lovely wedding game that creates a beautiful keepsake is a jigsaw. To get guests involved, each person will receive a different part of the jigsaw on the table. At points throughout the day, guests can head over to an area and place their jigsaw pieces in the correct place.
Many couples choose to use a personalised jigsaw that relates to their special day. For example, a photo of the couple or the venue. Whichever you choose, this is a lovely way to get guests involved and be a part of something that you can keep forever.
Wedding games – I Spy
I Spy is a great, traditional game that can be played anywhere, but this version is a little different. In this game, each guest will receive a piece of card with instructions on what they need to look for. When they spot what’s on the card, they must snap a photo that can be printed after the wedding.
This is a lovely idea for guests to capture special moments during the day. The cards may tell guests to look for things like a group of guests laughing, the bride dancing, the wedding cake and more!
Another fantastic game idea that will get your guests working together and having fun is a search game. This one will work well for children and adults. For example, you could ask guests to find the smallest thing they can find and bring them back to the table or the most unusual item they can find.
This is a great way to get guests mingling around the table. It’s particularly good if some of the guests haven’t previously met. Another option is to ask guests to bring the items they find to the dance floor, this can work best when there is a wedding host.
Outdoor wedding game ideas
If you’re planning a wedding outside, then there are even more options to choose from. Here are some fun wedding game ideas for outside.
How about some field games like a ring toss game or croquet? These games are a fantastic way to get everyone up and about. Of course, many of these games are weather dependent, but hopefully, you’ll be in luck on your special day.
If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, have you thought about adding teepees or marquees for a little bit of shelter? They can be good to allow wedding guests to get out of the bright sunshine too.
Jenga is always a winning game choice, so why not purchase a giant version for your guests to play at the wedding? Or, perhaps you’d like to play a giant Connect 4? Either way, using a classic game is a great way for everyone to get involved with the fun on your wedding day.
Couples’ wedding game ideas
There are many options for couples’ games that can make everyone laugh.
Mr and Mrs wedding game
The most common is the Mr & Mrs game. You could ask someone close to you in the wedding party, like a best man or maid of honour, to organise the game’s questions. That way, the newly weds don’t know what’s coming.
Wedding reception group games
Many couples like to test how much their guests know about them, so they create a range of paper games. These wedding table games can include a word search, crosswords and general trivia questions about the couple. These can be lots of fun, especially when there is a fun prize involved. You could ask guests to work with others on their tables or in families. You could even plan wedding guest bingo!
Other wedding games
- Shoe game
- Photo scavenger hunt
- Arcade games
- Wedding wheel
- Photo booth with fun props
- Beer pong
Games are a great way to have fun during the wedding reception or for guests to enjoy when the couple are busy having photographs taken. Games are a must-have if you want to introduce a playful element to your day! We hope this blog has helped you to find some wedding game ideas. Don’t hesitate to contact us for all of your wedding planning needs.