Covid restrictions have put a dampener on the dancefloor fun but that doesn’t mean it has to be a boring night.
Here are some great seated game ideas to keep your guests entertained and laughing throughout the evening.
Create a list of trivia questions about the bride and groom for guests to answer. Have the DJ or a wedding party member read the answers. The person at each table with the most correct answers wins.
Wedding Shoe Game
Provide all guests with a wedding shoe game card. Everyone will need to guess the answers to each of the statements. Then later either the MC, DJ or a member of the wedding party reads the questions out over the microphone. The bride and groom are seated in chairs back to back. Shoes are removed so that the groom holds one of his own and one of the bride’s, and vice versa for the bride. In response to each question, the couple raises the shoe of the person who the answer to the question best represents.
Stand Up, Sit Down
A great way to get stories flowing! To play the MC or DJ announces a series of hilarious questions, prompting the audience to sit down or stand up for “yes” or “no.” Each table ends the game knowing new, interesting facts about their dinner companions and the newlyweds themselves.
Wheel of Fun
Putting a giant wheel of fun somewhere in your wedding reception is a great way to make your wedding to stand out. Then at different times the MC can pick a guest and have them spin the wheel and follow the activity i.e. Show Us Your Best Dance Moves.
Board Game Station
Round up some of your favourite board games from the back of your cupboard and lay them on a table for guests to help themselves too. Don’t forget though to be covid safe they’ll need to be wiped between each use so include some wipes and antibacterial cream at the station.
Wedding Ice Breaker Game
Warm up the tables with a deck of ice breaker cards for guests at each table to go through when they arrive at the reception. It’s a great way for guests who might not be as comfortable with each other to naturally spark up a conversation.
Wedding Advice Cards
Leave a collection of advice cards on every table and encourage your guests young and old provide you with great advice to be followed for years to come.
Pro tip, get guests to fill out including their name and other fun details as well, you’ll love looking back on it in years to come.
Wedding Toast Bingo
Wedding speeches can be filled with cliche statement. Have some fun with it by making up a bingo card so that guests can keep an ear out for them rolling off the tongs of the best man and bridesmaids and soon enough someone will have a reason to yell ‘Bingo’.
Song Bingo Game
Similar concept but create a list of all the classic wedding songs and have the guests keep an ear out for them throughout the night.
Mad Libs Game
Mad Libs or essentially a fill in the blanks game will definitely give you a giggle after the wedding day, and will be sure to make your guests laugh between courses.
Do it as an individual game or encourage one person at each table to lead the group in the table’s assigned mad lib. The group supplies random nouns, adjectives and verbs for a mystery story. Invite the leader to read out the table-built story as the grand finale.
Love a good sing along to the classics? Just because you don’t have a dancefloor doesn’t mean you need to miss out on that. Why not consider adding a late-night karaoke hour into your runsheet.
Guest Guess Who
Change up this classic game by adding small pictures of your guests at the wedding for personalized fun. This makes for a great wedding party game for guests who have known the bride and groom during different life stages.
Some great ideas to keep the laughs rolling throughout the night.
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