Wedding receptions can be a lot of fun whether you are doing something traditional or something unique like these 3 fun wedding reception games. While many couples opt to stick with classic and time-tested practices, there are several new and exciting traditions emerging as younger generations begin to put their mark on the wedding industry. We will go over 3 fun wedding reception games below that you may not have ever thought of or that will give you inspiration to create your own brand new tradition.
Roll the Dice
Many couples are looking for ways to make their wedding reception more fun and interactive for their guests. One great way of accomplishing this feat is to integrate games into parts of the reception that are otherwise ordinary.
One of the most common ideas is to add a new twist on the traditional act of clinking glasses to get the bride and groom to kiss. Instead of having to endure this noisy tradition, you can have couples at each table roll a dice and if they roll a certain number; they have to kiss. If they roll a different number, the bride and groom have to kiss. This simple type of “roll the dice” game will make the kissing moments at your wedding reception more fun for the guests and less irritating for you.
First to the Buffet
Another game that many people are choosing is a “first to the buffet” game. While it has been common practice to have tables go to the reception buffet one at a time, in a sequential order, this normally mundane event can be leveraged into a fun addition to your wedding reception by simply turning it into a game.
Simply have someone walk around to each table and have them either draw a card or roll some dice to see what thy get. The table with the highest card or number on the dice gets to go to the buffet and dish up their plates first, followed by the next highest number and so on. There are certainly other ways to decide which table “wins”, so use your imagination and creativity to give this fun game your own special touch to make the event even more memorable.
Probably one of the most controversial wedding reception games is also one of the most fun and memorable. However, it takes a very open-minded couple to want to have their guests participate so directly in the choosing of their honeymoon destination, so this wedding game is certainly not going to be for everyone.
Basically, the bride and groom make a list of the places they would enjoy going for their honeymoon. The more honeymoon destinations that are on the list, the better; but make sure they are all places you would actually want to go since it may be the place you end up going. Next, you have a few options. You can either write all the destinations down on paper or draw one from a hat, or you can hand out “ballots” to each of your guests. Each guest then places and “x” by whatever honeymoon destination they are voting for and put their ballots into a box. A delegated person from the wedding party, usually the best man or maid of honor, counts the ballots and announces the winning destination. The bride and groom then make reservations and plan their exciting getaway.
While some couples would obviously prefer to choose their honeymoon destination themselves, this can be a fun and exciting wedding reception game for an adventurous or indecisive couple.