Wedding Day Activities

Keeping Your Guest Entertained

Submitted by Grace

I was looking through a magazine and was reading about games to play during the reception at a wedding. Help your guest turn awkward silence into warm camaraderie with clever games that will encourage socialization. Entertainment for your guests, you don’t want the boring event where you are sitting there waiting for the next part. Games to play during the wedding that include bride and groom and also guest or games to entertain guests while bride and groom are going from table to table. One game that I thought was cute is the Kissing Tree Game, The guest pull a question from the tree, the DJ or MC reads question (questions about the bride & groom only). If the guest correctly answers the bride and groom will kiss. Giving a prize would be cute also.

Another game was I Knew You When…. This bold time line serves as a three- dimensional reminder of when you first met your guest. How to play: During cocktail hour, each guest sticks a flag into the year she met the bride or groom. How to make it: Save clip art on a disk. Have it printed on oversized paper and mounted to foam board at a print shop. Cut flags from origami or scrapbooking paper; punch two holes and thread a corsage pin though. Stick into fabric-wrapped foam bard on a try.

Double The Fun, Hoping your college roommate chats up your future husband’s childhood friend? Find- your-match cards are a sweet way to ensure they’ll meet. How to play: Announce the rules early in the evening. Each guest will receive a card with a name of one half of a famous couple-and will have until the end of the night to fine its mate. Make it: Download and print heart cards into cards stock. White a famous pair on each card, with one name on either side of the heart. Cut out card along their outer edges, and then cut each down the middle with decorative scissors. Place one card at each table setting.

Famous Couples
Adam & Eve

Beauty & the Beast

Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins

Bonnie & Clyde

Elvis & Priscilla

Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire

Joanie & Chachi

King Kong & Fay Wray

Bogart & Bacall

Lois Lane & Clark Kent

Lucy & Ricky Ricardo

Daisy Buchanan & Jay Gatsby

Carrie & Mr. Big

Scarlett & Rhett

Romeo & Juliet

Charlie Brown & Little Red-Haired Girl

Tarzan & Jane

Elizabeth Bennet & Mr. Darcy

Ozzie & Harriett

Claire Huxtable & Cliff Huxtable

Blondie & Dagwood

John Lennon & Yoko Ono

My favorite game that I really liked was What’s In A Name; Some guests are too shy to share their life stories. Help them bypass the small talk and go straight for the good stuff with introductory cards that reveal shared interests or personal triumphs. How to play: When a guest slides out her place card she’ll see an arrow pointing to the left with the name of the person seated there, plus an interesting tidbit ex: “Joel was a Connecticut tap-dancing finalist!.” A second arrow shares info on the person seated to her right. Make it: Download editable clipart, and then customize a card for each guest. Print onto card stock and cut out, using a craft punch to round the corners.

Martha Stewart Weddings

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