Long gone are the days when going to a wedding meant sitting in a church for five hours listening to a speech,
then heading to a reception for a few more hours and clocking off for the night. Nowadays, weddings can be full day affairs, but they are full of fun and activity that continues well into the night as your guests dance and celebrate with you. Planning this kind of wedding can feel overwhelming – how can you keep all your guests entertained and energized? The answer, of course, is games. People love games, and events like a wedding gives us all an excuse to have fun and be a little bit silly again. Games come in all shapes and sizes, and here are some of the best options to keep your wedding day full of fun.
If you are planning any sort of outdoor wedding, lawn games are a brilliant idea. This is because they aren’t time specific, and don’t need further organization. Instead of trying to gather everyone together for a group game, you can simply set them up and let guests play with them as and when they wish. This can help keep them entertained whilst taking the pressure of you and allowing you to enjoy your special day. Some great options include Cornhole (for more information on custom sets and cornhole bags, click here), Giant Jenga and Connect Four – all of which will take your guests back to the fun of their childhood!
These can be great bonding experiences for your guests to get to know each other, especially if you’re having a large wedding with lots of different people. By the time you get out on the dance floor, you want everyone to feel like they’re friends – and word games are a great start. You can set up a pub quiz with each dining table as a team, asking them questions about how well they know the bride and groom. A prize for the winners never goes amiss either! Heading back to your college days, you could also play a version of ‘Never Have I Ever’, where everyone who has done the statement has to stand up and/or drink. This will help your guests get to know each other whilst providing laughs and a bit of risque entertainment as well.
Physical and Dance Floor Games
Challenges is a great game, where the groom (or bride!) challenges a small team to complete a set of tasks until a winner is left standing. The tasks can be anything from ‘bring me a sock that isn’t yours’ to ‘touch the nearest table’. The other guests will enjoy watching your friends make fools of themselves, and may even start cheering on their favorites! Once you get dancing, you can also spice it up with dance challenges. A great way to do this is creating dance-offs where guests have to dance in different styles which are given to them, for example the Robot, or Elvis Presley. After a couple of drinks, this will be a sure-fire hit to get people moving!