Let the Games Begin: Infusing Fun into Your Wedding Reception

We’re not saying your wedding is going to be boring (no way!), but guests love activities. It’s a fact. Avoid the before and after-dinner slump with fun, festive games for your guests to enjoy. From a simple “How well do you know the couple?” crossword, to an olympic sequence of lawn challenges, there are games suitable for every couple and every type of wedding.

Here’s a round-up of some I do-themed games for the big day: 

WHAT’S 14-DOWN?: Got a printer? You’ve got a game! Use a free online crossword generator to create a custom crossword about you, the couple. It looks cute-as-can-be at each place setting and doubles as a natural conversation starter among table mates.

cute idea to keep your wedding guests entertained during dinner - wedding crossword. How well do you know Mr & Mrs....?

WED-LIBS: Also a DIY print job, WED-LIBS (the wedding take on Mad Libs) is a quirky conversation starter. Place them at each setting, or in a basket tied with coordinating writing utensils and twine like below.

Wedding Mad Libs!  Great way to entertain guests.  via Something Turquoise

HE SAID, SHE SAID: How well do your guests know you guys? You’re about to find out.

Perfect for a shower...He Said She Said Trivia Game Printable Custom by SplashOfSilver

OLD-FASHIONED FUN: Probably not the best idea for a black tie affair, but if a down-home bash is in your future, guests will love getting involved in old-school sack races.

giant game wedding reception | Save Your Budget with Fun and Quirky Wedding Party Games

LAWN LOVE: Horseshoes, croquet, giant chess?  Nothing gets guests involved quite like a little lawn competition.

Round-up of super fun and unique wedding lawn games! I think giant Jenga might be my fav!!! #diywedding #weddinggames

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Yard Games: Jenga An oversized Jenga game is a cinch to create — all you need to do is take a trip to the hardware store for some lumber and have each cut to the same length (a traditional Jenga set uses 54 blocks).