Games to Play at Your Houston Wedding

The Anniversary Game

All married couples and newlyweds are invited onto the dance floor.  We start the music.   We start by saying anyone married for one day or less please exit the dance floor.  Then every few seconds or so, the D.J. will ask everyone that has been together for 6 months, a year, two, three, and four to leave the dance floor. Then 5 years, 10 years, etc. This continues until we get to the last two couples.   Then we will count up until one of the last two couples leaves the dance floor. The D.J. will prompt the crowd to applaud them. We invite the newlyweds back and ask the older couple to share their secret for a successful marriage.

The Shoe Game

     We start by placing two chairs back to back on the dance floor and invite the bride and groom to sit and make themselves comfortable by taking off their shoes.  Once the shoes are off the dj will ask the bride to give one shoe to the groom and the groom to hand one of his shoes to the bride so the couple has two different shoes, one in each hand.

     Designate a “caller” who will come prepared with a list of questions to ask you and your new spouse.  If you don’t want to put any of your guests to work, your dj will gladly do it.  

     Each question the couple is asked should start with “Who…?,” as in “Who is the pickier eater?,” or “Who has the better shower singing voice?”  You can even get your guests involved by asking them to write their own questions for the caller to read come game time.  The caller should start with simple questions and gradually move to more personal ones as long as you both are comfortable answering them—and letting your friends and family hear them.

Once you’re asked a question, raise your partner’s shoe if it describes their tendencies and your own shoe if it represents yours.  Your partner should do the same.  The trick is you can’t see your spouse, so you’ll have no idea if they’re answering the same way you are—although you’ll probably be able to tell by your guests’ reactions.  Of course, after a few drinks, you and your partner’s answers might get a little unpredictable.  But those surprise moments are what make the shoe game so entertaining—especially if you both don’t know the questions ahead of time.

The questions can be as general or customized to the couple as you’d like.  And word to the wise, know your audience before asking super-personal or raunchy questions. (In other words, don’t ask anything you wouldn’t want to be asked in front of your family and friends.)

Here are some ideas:

1. Who came up and said hi first?

2. Who has the better shower singing voice?

3. Who’s throws their clothing on the floor?

4. Who wants kids first?

5. Who is the pickier eater?

6. Who said I love you first?

7. Who chose the honeymoon location?

8. Who fell in love first?

9. Who’s more likely to leave dishes in the sink?

10. Who will always lose their keys?

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