After the church or a civil wedding ceremony, the newlyweds throw a party which is normally called the wedding reception. One important reason why this is done is to entertain their families and friends who have shared their big day with them. Wedding games and activities are a source of entertainment and play a huge part in wedding receptions. If you’re looking for wedding games for the bride, groom, and guests, you’re in the right place. We’re proud to present some of the most popular wedding games and activities we’ve seen at Nigerian weddings.
1. The Shoe Game
This involves the newlyweds taking off their shoes, with their backs to each other and the MC asks them a couple of questions. The couples are asked personal questions like
- Who fell in love first?
- Who is the better cook?
- Who said ‘I love you’ first?
- Who wakes up first in the morning?
And for those who don’t like the idea of holding your spouse’s shoes, you can use alternative items such as cutlery like #TemiDotun17
2. The blindfold game
This is where the bride or groom wear a blindfold and are asked to touch the hands of several ladies or men to identify his bride/her groom by just feeling their hands.
3. Gele game
4. Dancing competition
This game usually involves the wedding guests or sometimes the bridal party and can come in two forms –
- The usual dancing competition is done between two or more individuals, and the winner(s) are decided by the crowd and often rewarded with a price.
- Musical chairs: Here, individuals dance around the chairs with the music on. There’s usually one less chair for the number of people participating in this game so the participants have to listen carefully and fight to get a seat when the music stops. Anyone without a seat at the end of the round is out. This process is repeated until there is a last man/woman
5. The Kissing Game
This is where the couple are asked to kiss each other for as long as the MC likes
6. Giant Word Search
7. Table Games
At some Nigerian weddings, you’ll find card games, ayo as centrepieces on the table. This is a really clever way to get your guests talking and networking.
8. The Ultimate search
9. Spin the wheel
Challenge your wedding guests to spin the wheel of fortune and do whatever the wheel lands on.
10. This or That!
Here’s another new game we spotted at #MyPrinceandI planned and coordinated by Cupid Events.
11. The Limbo Game
One of our favorite wedding games ever.
12. Traditional dancers
13. Find your bride/groom blindfolded and kiss him/her
What wedding games would you consider for your wedding? Tell us in the comments section.