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January 21, 2021

Wedding Reception Game & Dance Ideas

Wedding receptions are SO much fun! Let’s be honest, it’s what people are there for. Food, cake, and dancing, what could be better than that?

Well, we LOVE wedding receptions and it’s always fun to get to party it up with our couples and see them smiling and laughing with their loved ones. 

To help, we wanted to share some of the fun games and dances we’ve seen at weddings that make the party even better! If you think we missed anything, be sure to leave a comment below with your favorite wedding game. 

Shoe Game

We love this game! It always cracks the guests up when couples play it. The best part is, it only requires the shoes you’ll already be wearing. Here is how it works. 

The bride and groom sit in chairs back to back so they can’t see each other. Then each person takes off their shoes, each person will have one of their own shoes and one from their spouse in their hands. So, the bride has her own shoe in one hand and her groom’s shoe in the other. And vice versa for the groom.

Once that’s done, then the fun can begin. Questions are asked by a DJ or band leader and the couple answers the questions by holding up a shoe.

For example, “who is the better driver?” – if we were answering this question, I would hold up Mitchel’s big shoe (he would also hold up his own shoe because we both know it). “Who’s the better cook?” I would hold up my shoe (and he better hold up mine too!)

It’s a really simple game but makes for a lot of laughs and it makes for some very cute pictures.  

Picture Scavenger Hunt 

This is another really simple game that can be great to look back on. All you have to do is create a list of “scavenger hunt” pictures for them to find during the reception. All they have to do is snap a picture of the tasks on the list. 

Create your list of scavenger hunt items (snap a picture of the couple kissing, get a picture of a happy couple dancing, get a picture of you eating cake, etc.) and print out the list to put on every table. 

You can use polaroid cameras and then have the photos developed, or everyone can use their own phones and post the pictures on IG, send you the pictures, or have an email they can send them. Find whatever is going to work best for you, but regardless you get to enjoy all the fun pictures. 

Bride and Groom Trivia 

This is a similar game to the scavenger hunt, but instead of taking pictures the guests are going to be answering questions about the happy couple. All you have to do is print out a list of questions for them to answer about you and your NEW husband or wife. 

You can use a lot of the same answers as you would for the shoe game (e.x. Who is the better driver, who will be the first to hog the shower, etc.) or you can make up some crazy questions, like what movie would you use to describe the married couple, what’s the first TV show they should binge watch, and so on. 

Decades Dance

This is one of the sweetest “games” that we’ve seen at weddings and it’s all on the DJ (or whoever has a microphone) to control.

Here’s how it goes. You have to get EVERY married couple on the dance floor and start playing a nice slow song for everyone to dance to. 

Then you start calling out years of marriage and any couple who has been married less than that has to leave the dance floor. You keep going up, and up, and up until there is only one married couple slow dancing on the floor who has been married the longest. Lots of times, it’s the bride or groom’s grandparents, which is sweet!

Then the last couple on the floor gets to give a piece of advice to the newlyweds. It’s a fun game to play and an excellent way to pass along some words of wisdom.  

We hope these help you spice up your reception and give you some ideas to fill the time!

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