We’ve all gone to the typical types of receptions, when we greet and congratulate the newlyweds, watch them dance, and eat cake along with them. On the other hand, innovative couples often take pleasure in devising amusing activities that include the whole guest list.
Involving the guests is a great way to get people out of their seats, introduce them to individuals they may not have met otherwise, and make them feel as like they are an integral part of the celebration rather than only spectators of it.
Want it now is a game that everyone of your visitors, even granny and the little children, can participate in since it is both a fun and active way to pass the time.
You will be the master of ceremonies if you want to play this game (if you have a DJ for your wedding reception, this person can serve as the DJ). Prior to the beginning of the reception, the MC will have a list of “wants” prepared. Everyone proceeds to take a seat at their respective tables and awaits further instruction. The MC has said that he is looking for a person who has painted toenails. Everyone in the crowd who has painted toenails rushes to the front of the room, where the MC is standing. A point is awarded to a table whenever it is the one that brings someone to the head of the line first.
Throughout the course of this game, points are going to be recorded, and at the conclusion of the game, awards are going to be distributed. Be sure to include some clear “wants,” such as painted toenails, a guy with a moustache, or a youngster wearing a pink outfit. These are all examples of things that people desire to see. But you should also throw in a few twists, such as “a guy with a brown handbag,” which will force the man to search for a lady at his table who is carrying the brown purse and then bring it with him to the front of the room.
Another enjoyable game that may be played with all of the guests at the wedding reception is musical chairs, with the men playing the role of the chairs. Everyone in the line gets down on one knee and forms a line. When the music stops, the ladies start playing a game of musical chairs, but when it’s over, they have to locate someone’s knee to sit on. In this version of the game, there are no “chairs” that are taken away; rather, players are eliminated when either the man falls down when the lady finds his knee or when the woman falls down. Neither of these scenarios include the removal of “chairs.” Both are eliminated regardless of the outcome, and if both players go down, they are also both eliminated (as well as perhaps a bit bruised). This is a delightful game that often results in raucous laughing and contributes to the laid-back ambiance of a wedding.
It is always a good idea to incorporate a game that will help the guests to not only get to know one other but also the bride and groom. This is especially important if many people are travelling a significant distance to attend the wedding or don’t know many of the other attendees. Again, you’ll need an MC in order to play this game. The MC may either be the DJ or a very extroverted member of the wedding party. The guests of the reception are separated into two distinct groups, and this division may be accomplished by something as simple as having individuals tally off “1, 2, 1, 2” and so on until the complete guest list consists of either a “1” or a “2.” After that, the two teams decide to work together for the remainder of the match.
The disc jockey or the master of ceremonies will pose a number of questions to the bride and husband throughout the reception. The teams need to consult one another in order to come up with answers to the questions, and then they need to give those answers as rapidly as they can. It will be up to the bride and groom to verify whether or not the response is right. Guests who would not normally interact with one another may take advantage of this opportunity to get to know one another while also having a good time at the same time. In addition to that, it’s a fantastic opportunity to get to know the bride and husband!
At a wedding reception, planning activities and games is an excellent way to get guests engaged and give them the impression that they are an integral part of the celebration. It is also a method to pass the time, particularly if the wedding planners are aware that this group isn’t a “dancing” group or if you want to get folks more relaxed before a long night of partying. Games during a wedding reception may be played by almost any party size, so feel free to bring them with you.
Also, you shouldn’t automatically assume that the attendees at the wedding reception would be insulted or bothered by these active games. The vast majority of guests have said to wedding planners that they really appreciate being able to participate in additional games and activities at a wedding reception.