If you are on the hunt for entertaining wedding reception ideas, download these fun wedding games printables. Enjoy engaging budget wedding ideas for fun that the bride, groom and guests will love!
When planning a budget-friendly wedding, entertainment can be so costly. With the invention of Pinterest, a collection of wedding ideas awaits but so does the cha-ching when you add all these wedding inspirational photos to your Pinterest idea boards. I am here to tell you, it’s possible to have an amazing wedding and lots of fun while saving a penny or two on the entertainment when you add party games.
What are some Unique Wedding Reception Ideas?
If you want your big day to be memorable, it’s important to make it unique. Come up with your own trends and add special touches and unheard of ideas to your wedding celebration. This makes your wedding stand out so that the couple and guests are talking for years to come .
A few unique wedding ideas for the reception include…
- Repurpose Vintage Décor. Visit Goodwill, thrift stores and your grandmother’s attic. Use old finds to repurposed wedding decorations.
- Decorate with Fruit. The cost of flowers can add up quickly. Decorate with fruit. Not only do you have an edible table runner, citric fruit looks beautiful in a bowl or can be used in the center of a plate as a place card holder.
- Wine Tasting. Turn the event into wine tasting party. You control the amount of alcohol served saving on the bar tab.
- Hire a Band for One Hour. To get the entertainment and festivities started, hire a mariachi band or carnival dancers. This gets everyone up and moving. Once your wedding party is glued to the dance floor these individuals can slip out while you keep the music playing on a pre-set wedding playlist.
- Video Game Station. It’s its fitting to the bride or groom, set up a video game station. this can be fun for younger guests or adults who are still kids at heart.
- Wedding Piñata. Who doesn’t love candy? Have a wedding Piñata for the guests and wedding party. You also can have a candy bar for everyone to enjoy more sweet treats.
- DIY Ribbon Wands. Tie ribbons to wooden dowels. They bring wedding décor to the dance floor when the guests sway them in the air. They also are a fun exit for the bride and groom.
- Hire an Artists. Art work can be expensive plus sometimes the art isn’t even personal. Get a painted portrait of your big day when you hire a local artists. It’s two birds with one stone as you are left with a beautiful canvas to display in your home after the big event.
- Play Wedding Games for Entrainment. Entertainment like DJs, bands, an emcee can be quite costly. Have a member of the wedding party lead the entire group in wedding reception games. This an be played at any location and with any size guests list but it is especially perfect for a backyard wedding or small wedding.
Of course, we think the best ideas is adding games to your wedding reception. Games are great way to get people talking, laughing and getting to know one another!
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Wedding Game Ideas for Reception
When planning the entertainment for your reception, wedding games are a must when it comes to budget wedding ideas. They are very affordable, are excellent ice breakers for meeting new people, and they provide activities for the venue.
These wedding games are not for everyone but they make a perfect activities addition to a backyard wedding or intimate wedding. Take a look at some of our favorite wedding games. These games can be played on the wedding day, at a rehearsal dinner or even during a bridal shower.
Donuts on a String
Who said this is a kids party game. While this would be a great wedding game for the kids, adults will love it too! Forget the donut wall for a wedding, have donuts on a string. Guests have to work for this tasty snack. It provides oodles of fun and a sweet treat as a reward.
Wedding Story Mad Libs
In this wedding Mad Libs version, you need someone who knows the bride and groom well. It might actually be the bride and groom themselves. Have the bride and groom write a narrative. This can be a story about meeting, their favorite vacation, getting engaged or another memorable event. Remo common adjectives, nouns, verbs and even adverbs. Have guests replace these missing words with their own words. These stories can be collected for the couple later or one person can share this wedding table game aloud to the guests. Plenty of laughter ahead.
The Shoe Game
When you are removing the garter or tossing the bouquet is an excellent time to introduce the shoe game. The bride and groom sit back to back. Each holding one of their own and one of their spouse’s shoe. A leader asks a series of questions like “who is the spider killer” or “who is most likely to run late?” Instead of answering the question aloud, the couple raises the shoe of the corresponding question. See how well the bride and groom know each other!
Just like beer pong, only classier. In this fun tabletop game, line up plastic glasses in a triangle. Allow players to toss ping-pong balls into prosecco filled glasses. There is no loosing in this adult drinking game as everyone gets tasty sips while playing.
Wedding Dare Cards
I bet you have never played truth or dare at a wedding. Well this wedding table game is just a series of dares. Each table is given a dare on their name place card. For every guests that completes their dare, the table scores points. The table with the most points at the end of the evening, wins.
Stand Up, Sit Down Wedding Game
This is a great ice breaker game for many events. In this trivia game, guests will stand up and down based on questions either about the bride and groom or about the wedding guests. For example, stand up if you are wearing blue, stand up if you think you have known the bride and groom the longest, etc.
Building Block Centerpiece Creations
If you love an interactive activity that is hands-on, this activity is for you. Instead of spending on costly centerpieces, add LEGO blocks to the table. Guests will create their own wedding centerpieces and tablescape using building blocks. Best centerpiece wins dips at the buffet line or an extra slice of cake.
Wedding Photo Scavenger Hunt
Save on the cost of the wedding photography when you bring forth a wedding photo treasure hunt. Each table will get a disposable camera and a checklist of wedding photos to take. This an include the bride and groom sharing kisses, the best dance moves on the dance floor, a funny face, cutting the wedding cake and more. You can even get a photo of all your guests by asking each table in the wedding hunt to take a group selfie in the photo booth or with the hand held camera reversed. It gives you a variety of photos for your wedding photo album as seen through the wedding guests eyes and not the wedding photographer.
Couple Fortune Tellers
Have paper fortune tellers at the table. Guests can spend time crafting fun date ight ideas…..
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At the end, add them to an oversized date night jar as date night ideas for the happy couple.
Suck It Up Relay Race
If you love a good minute to win it game, this wedding idea is for you! Using those pastel soft mints and straws, move mints from one bowl to another. The trick is you cannot use your hands. Only your mouth and the straw. See who can complete this task the fastest to be declared the winner.
If you don’t have an Emcee master of ceremonies, DG or a wedding party member that is willing to lead these games, you can also consider getting some common wedding games online. These games will be self lead. While these wedding game ideas are not as budget-friendly as our printable wedding games, but they are fun nonetheless. In addition, many of these lawn games can be used at future events including birthday parties, tailgates, picnics, family reunions and more.
Personalized Word Search
Giant Yard Chess
See a full list of linked Online Reception Wedding Games found in our Amazon Store.
Wedding Games Printable
If you are looking for low-cost wedding ideas that will bring instant entertainment to your event, we have your back. This Wedding Games Printable Set can be used at the wedding reception, the wedding rehearsal and/or a wedding shower.
These wedding activities will keep the bride, groom and wedding guests entertained! Download 10 printable wedding table games with instructions and supply list. These wedding games include some traditional and classic games as well as unique wedding games that will stand out.
What you get with purchase:
10 Wedding Reception Games PDF
Wedding Game Instructions
Wedding Props & Supplies List
Shoe Game Questions Printable
Wedding Dare Questions Printable
Stand Up, Sit Down Questions Printable
Paper Fortune Teller Template Printable
Outdoor Wedding Games List
This is a non-editable set. It is a digital file you will download to your computer (tablet or phone) and then print. The wedding printable set includes nine printable pages including the copyright permission page for printing. Download your low-cost wedding reception games today!
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