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Wedding games: tips for fun at the wedding


A wedding is a special day when you celebrate together with your loved ones and create unforgettable memories. To ensure your wedding is a fun event, consider wedding games. Games bring fun, interaction and a certain lightness to the celebrations. In this article, we give tips on how to make your wedding fun and entertaining.

Why Wedding Games?

They offer a way to lighten the mood and create a happy atmosphere. Games are not only fun for the newlyweds, but also for the guests. They serve as icebreakers and encourage socializing among guests, especially when families or friends of both parties are meeting for the first time. Additionally, wedding games are a great way to add a personal touch to your celebrations and create unforgettable memories.

Tips for wedding games

Before choosing wedding games, there are a few important things to consider. Here are six tips to help you find the right games for your wedding:

  1. Consider the Guests: Games should be chosen that suit the guests. Consider the ages, interests, and cultural backgrounds of your guests to ensure everyone is comfortable and having fun.

  2. Choose the right location: Think about where your wedding will take place and which games are suitable there. For example, if you're planning an outdoor wedding, you might consider games like sack races or can tossing. For an indoor wedding, on the other hand, you can choose games like a marriage quiz or a photo story.

  3. Mix of interactive games: A good selection of interactive games ensures that your guests actively participate and have fun. Games like "The Bride Kidnapping" or the "Shoe Game" are popular classics that cause a lot of laughter.

  4. Games for the bride and groom: Don't forget to plan games that focus on the bride and groom. The "marriage quiz" or a "photo story" are great ways to create fun and sentimental moments and get to know the newlyweds better.

  5. Incorporate surprise games: surprise games can provide extra excitement and unexpected moments. A flash mob performance or a surprise performance are examples of this. They will inspire guests and provide a topic for conversation.

  6. Games for children: If children are present at your wedding, you should also plan games for them. Think of kid-friendly activities like face painting or a treasure hunt. In this way you ensure that even the youngest guests feel comfortable and have fun.

By keeping these tips in mind, you can ensure that the wedding games fit your wedding and are fun and entertaining.

Interactive games for guests

Interactive games are a great way to engage your guests and set the mood. Here are some popular interactive wedding games:

  1. Bride kidnapping: In bride kidnapping, the bride is "kidnapped" by the male guests while the groom has to look for her. A fun atmosphere is created in which everyone puzzles along and joins in the excitement.

  2. Shoe game: In the shoe game, the bridal couple places one shoe in the middle of the room and answers questions by holding up their partner's shoe. This often makes for funny and surprising answers.

  3. Wedding Bingo: Hand out wedding-themed bingo cards to all guests, such as "toss a bouquet" or "catch a bouquet." Guests can fill out their cards during the wedding and receive prizes for a winning round.

  4. Wedding raffle: Organize a raffle with small prizes for your guests. Each guest will be given a number and winners will be drawn during the celebration. This brings excitement and joy to the wedding party.

Games for the newlyweds In addition to the interactive games for the guests, it is also important to choose games that focus on the newlyweds. Here are some games specially designed for the newlyweds:

  1. Marriage Quiz: Organize a quiz where the newlyweds have to answer questions about themselves and their relationship. This is a great way to share fun anecdotes and sweet memories.

  2. Photo Story: Create a photo story with pictures of the newlyweds from their first meeting to their wedding day. Guests can guess the story and make amusing comments about it.

  3. Wishing Tree: Set up a tree with small cards on which guests can write their wishes for the newlyweds. The bridal couple can read the cards later and enjoy the loving words.

These games allow the newlyweds to get to know each other even better and celebrate the love and bond that brought them together.

Surprise games

Surprise games are a great way to make your wedding celebration unforgettable. Here are some ideas for surprise games:

  1. Flash Mob: Organize a flash mob with friends and family members to choreograph a specific song. This will surprise the newlyweds and create enthusiasm.

  2. Surprise performance: Plan a surprise performance, such as a song or dance routine, that the bride and groom aren't expecting. This will provide lots of laughs and emotional moments.

  3. Fireworks: Surprise the bride and groom and guests with a breathtaking fireworks display at the end of the celebration. This will magically close the evening and create unforgettable memories.

By incorporating such surprise games into your wedding, you add extra fun and excitement and create moments that will be remembered for a long time.

Games for children

If children are present at your wedding, it's important to include games for them. Here are some kid-friendly activities:

  1. Face Paint: Set up a face paint stand where kids can transform themselves into brightly colored butterflies, superheroes or other imaginative characters.

  2. Treasure Hunt: Organize a treasure hunt where the kids follow clues and find a reward at the end. This will stimulate their curiosity and add fun and adventure.

  3. Kids Disco: Set up a kids disco where little guests can dance and have fun to kid-friendly music. This will discharge their energy and give them a good time.

DIY wedding games

Another way to design wedding games is to make them yourself. Here are some DIY ideas:

  1. Photo Corner: Set up a photo corner with props and a backdrop where your guests can have their picture taken. This will make for fun and spontaneous photos.

  2. Giant Jenga: Build a giant Jenga tower out of wooden blocks and challenge your guests to carefully dismantle it during the celebration without the tower falling over. This is a fun game that can be played both indoors and outdoors.

  3. Wedding Guest Book: Provide a DIY wedding guest book for guests to leave their congratulations and messages for the newlyweds. The bride and groom can then keep this book as a nice memory.

By incorporating DIY wedding games, you can show your creativity and create games that are perfect for your wedding.

Frequently asked Questions

  1. How Many Wedding Games Should Be Played at a Wedding? It depends on the length of your wedding and the preferences of your guests. Usually 2-3 games are enough to create a fun atmosphere without wasting time.

  2. Which games are suitable for an outdoor wedding? Games such as sack races, throwing cans, cornholes or a wedding course are suitable for an outdoor wedding. These games can be played outdoors and provide lots of fun and exercise.

  3. How can I make sure all guests enjoy the wedding games? When choosing games, consider the interests and age of your guests. Choose games that are suitable for all ages and appeal to different interests to ensure every guest enjoys themselves.

  4. Should I plan the games in advance or decide spontaneously during the wedding? It is advisable to plan the games in advance and prepare the necessary materials and instructions. This allows you to ensure that everything runs smoothly and you don't waste valuable time during the wedding.

  5. Are there any games I should avoid? Yes, there are games that can be inappropriate at a wedding, such as awkward games that could make the newlyweds uncomfortable. Avoid games that take too long or could put guests in awkward situations.

Good luck and have a wonderful wedding celebration!

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