Before we get
to the games, a word of advice. When it's time for you to kiss each
other, you must stand up. No sitting. No little pecks. No rolling
eyes. Make it look like you're enjoying yourselves and the company
of your guests. Okay, let the games begin....
On cards or
small pieces of paper, write out a bunch of question that have
to do with the bride and groom and place them in a bag, box, any
container will do. If the question is answered correctly, the
bride and groom kiss. If the question is answered incorrectly,
you have 2 options: no kisses and the guest takes his seat or
you penalize him by getting him to do something.
A - you could
keep the questions on the podium and any guest can grab the microphone
to read the question and answer it.
B - you could
keep the container on the head table, the guest would walk up
and pick a question but the MC would read it.
C - A table
could just yell, "TRIVIA!" and your MC would ask that
table the question.
- What is
the bride's and/or groom's middle name (if either of you have
- Where did
the bride and groom meet?
- How many
people are at this wedding
- On what
date did the bride and groom get engaged?
- Where are
the bride and groom going on their honeymoon?
- What is
the bride's Dads name?
- Where does
the couple live?
- How many
pets do they have?
- Where did
- How many
inches taller than the bride is the groom?
- Where was
the engagement ring bought?
- As of today,
how many years have they been together?
- What was
the first change the bride made in the groom's life?
- What was
the name of the innocent feline who gave its life so the couple
could live together?
- If the
bride had been married when she was five years old, who
would she have wanted to marry?
- Where did
the groom go to High School?
- Which of
the guests (not a family member) has the groom known the longest?
I'm now trying
to locate a little kids beanbag toss game. You know the ones where
there's a box with flaps with X's & O's on them and you toss
the beanbags into them. If I find one of these I want to paint
each flap with a different picture (sort like kissing dice) and
then people will have to do what that flap says.
A- I have
also seen little silver (or gold for that matter) bells that can
be put at each place setting with a little card explaining the
purpose of it. This way no glasses get broken
B- We had
tiny little bells on the guests tables, and every time the DJ
played "RING MY BELL" the whole room went nuts...we
ended up kissing more then we had dinner...not that I am complaining
from a table goes to pick the piece of paper with the word or
phrase on it and has to act it out for their table to guess
Pick a charity
that has special meaning to you, put a donation can on the head
table. Your guests will have to pay if they want to see you kiss.
One Babbler's idea is, for every $1 given to charity we will kiss
for 1 second
up different items with chopsticks. The harder the item to pick
up the better the kiss. Have the 3 levels of difficulty separated
on a banquet table and set up on the dance floor. Put tent cards
with the titles of the levels. Once an object has been picked
up, it is removed from the table.
Easy items: golf ball, another chopstick, a flower
Medium Items: a single grain of rice, a ring, a grape
Hard items: a heavy book, something slippery, a CD, a piece of
paper, a coin, a marble
not into games and want to keep it simple and easy, stick with
tradition. Your guests will only clink their glasses 4 or 5 times
A - Couples
get up and stand in front of the head table and kiss. The bride
and groom have to copy whatever their guests did...everything!
B - We put
all the names of couples in a hat with ours in there 25% of the
time. Each time glasses were clinked, the MC pulled a couple's
name and they showed us how to kiss. Everybody seemed to like
A guest has
to go up to the microphone and tell a clean joke. If you are having
an "Adult" reception, the choice is yours whether you
want to allow any joke. You might put a "no swearing"
rule in though.
FLY A PLANE
their own paper airplanes and then they have to sail them across
the room and land on a certain spot (perhaps on the head table
or another target!). If they succeed, we will gladly oblige them
with a kiss!!!
COMES DA JUDGE
has an envelope on it that is sealed. The envelopes contain things
that each "table" has to do to get the bride & groom
to kiss (i.e.; everyone do the Hokey Pokey, everyone do body shots
etc....). The wedding party members are the judges and have large
cards with numbers on them. After each performance everyone at
the head table holds up their scores for all to see (like figure
skating judges do)
Place a putting
green in the middle of the dance floor. If the guest gets a whole
in one, the bride and groom kiss
Leave a hula-hoop
in the middle of the dance floor. The guest must hula using his
waist and the couple has to kiss for as long as the hula is spinning
dice, that are as soft as a pillows. Normally there are numbers
on 4 sides and lips on 2. A guest rolls the die and if it falls
on a lip, the bride and groom kiss. There are many variations
to this game when the dice falls on 1, 2, 3 or 4:
A - The guest
has to go around the room and kiss the same number of people as
the number he rolled
B - The couple
or DJ has already decided what action each number represents:
- give marital
couple in the room had to kiss (DJ or MC has a list of names)
- try again
a trivia question about the B&G, if they are right, the
- do a shooter
- do a tap
dance (DJ has a River Dance CD ready to go)
And so on.
You can get your guests to do anything you like, well almost anything.
had to write a limerick and come up and read it. We had them do
it as table groups and it was a great way to get people who didn't
know each other talking to other people at their table. People
got really into it and some of the tables got competitive with
each other. Plus I collected all the limericks and put them in
my scrapbook. It's a great memento.
spin so see whether we kiss or whether they 1) make a toast to
us, 2) donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3) drink a shot
of liquor at the bar or 4)-hula hoop for 30 seconds.
a card and remove the body part stated. If they succeed without
having the buzzer go off, the bride & groom kiss. If they
fail, they must kiss their date's body part, i.e. if their card
said knee then they'd have to kiss their dates knee, etc. FUN!
AND DIDN'T KNOW IT
Place a paper
and pen at each table. Each table has to write a love poem, then
come up to the podium to read it. Make sure that the poems are
collected immediately after they have been read. Your MC or the
wedding party member sitting closest to the podium could have
A SONG WITH THE WORD "LOVE" IN IT
A whole table
stands up and starts singing. When they finish serenading you,
time to kiss
We are going
to name our tables with titles of things that are important to
us, like: the street name of our first house, where he proposed,
the name of the place where we met and so on. If people want us
to kiss, they have to come up and tell us the story behind the
We had our
guests come up to the microphone and give us a piece of wedding
advice. The better the advice, the better the kiss. I was amazed
at what kind of advice people came up with ~ some were very hilarious!
It was great!