No one wants a boring wedding reception, and engaging your guests throughout your wedding celebration is something that we really try to drive home with couples that we meet with. This can be done in a number of ways, but one way that works really well are icebreakers and games during the dinner portion of the reception. It really helps getting your guests energized for the rest of the night, and no one wants to stop the reception midstream. Here are some excellent ideas to engage some FUN!
Who gets the Bouquet?
Here is a great idea if your wedding celebration is lacking single ladies. This regular activity can be made fun if a game is played with it. What can be done is that in a transparent bowl, some rose buds should be kept. Afterwards, announcement should be made that out of all the unmarried female guests, the one who guesses the number of buds in the bowl correctly, will get the bouquet from the bride. In the evening, the bride should personally go and present the bouquet to the winner.
Solve the Puzzle!
If you are looking for some unique wedding reception games and ideas, then this one fits the bill to the tee, although you will need to do a bit of preparation beforehand for it. You and your partner can start by making a list of all the words that have some sort of relation to a wedding reception, such as wedding gown, bride, groom, church, centerpieces, decor, etc. Once you have done that, jumble up the alphabets in each of these words and make another list of these jumbled words. Take out several copies of this new list and during the wedding, hand them over to each of the guests. The guest who is correctly able to guess all the words is the winner. For the prize, if the winner is a man, he gets to dance with the bride and if it’s a woman, she dances with the groom.
Who is the Best Poet?
To keep all the guests interested and to add a bit of creativity and romance to your wedding reception, you can have an on the spot poetry contest. On the wedding reception day, hand over paper and pen to each of the guests to write their poem. Carefully select the theme for the contest. You can even ask your guests to start their poems with something like,”Michael and Sandra are made for each other” or “Michael and Sandra are married today”. Give the guests fifteen minutes to write their poems. After that, invite the ones who want to share their poem with the rest. When the poetry recitation has ended, collect all the poems, paste them on a chart and let it hang on the wedding reception venue, for everybody to see.
Musical Chairs During Dinner with a Twist
Although, this is a very common game, yet it can add to the fun quotient like none. To play this game, remove one chair from each of the tables. Then ask the band or the DJ to play some music. When the music is being played, the guests move in circles around the table. When the music stops, the guests have to sit on the chairs. The guest who is left without a chair, is out of the game. After this, another chair is removed, followed by guests moving in circles and then trying to occupy one of the chairs. Following the same pattern, the guest who is left in the end, at each table, is the winner. He gets the table centerpiece as a prize.
These are some ideas on wedding reception games. The more you involve the guests in the games, the more they will be fun for them, as well as for you. So, whether you decide to have the above mentioned games on your special day or some other ones, plan them in such a way that they lift the spirits of your guests at the party, and they remember your wedding reception for days to come.
We have a ton of other great ideas to make your celebration fun, call us, or email us for some ideas or to set up an appointment.
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