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Wedding Reception Games + Entertainment Ideas


Wedding receptions are, under the right DJ or entertainer, an absolute blast and the celebration of your brand new marriage! There are so many ways you can celebrate but everyone knows the traditional things you do. You’re definitely going to have a dinner or at least some type of food, you’ll likely have speeches or toasts, cake, and of course dancing. However, there are other ways you can entertain your guests and celebrate outside of the traditional things that everyone does. Here are a few Wedding Reception Games that can add a ton of fun to your wedding:

Wedding Reception Games + Entertainment Ideas

Shoe Game/Newly Wed Game

The shoe game is the most commonly known wedding game. It pits the couple against each other (in a fun way) to answer questions about each other! The DJ will get the couple out to the dancefloor and will have each of them take their shoes off. One spouse will hand their shoe to the other and vice versa. The DJ will then ask the couple questions like, “who controls what you watch on T.V. the most?”. The couple will answer these questions by raising either their shoe or the spouses (their shoe if they think the answer to the question is themselves and their spouse’s if they think the answer to the question is their spouse). This is a fun way of allowing the crowd to get to know you as a couple and provides a few laughs most of the time!


Survivor is a bit of a lesser-known game but is one of the most entertaining things you can do at a wedding! During this game, the DJ will bring up the wedding party and will have chairs lined up at the front of the room so everyone can see. The DJ will then ask the group to go out and find an item like maybe a specific brand of chapstick and the last member of the wedding party to arrive at the chairs will have theirs removed. This will go on until there’s one member of the wedding party left. This game gets your wedding party involved but still provides entertainment for your guests who tend to have a laugh watching everyone search the wedding for different items.


The snowball is one of the best ways to get everyone up and dancing right when the dancefloor opens! The DJ will get the wedding party out to the dancefloor right after the spotlight dances (first dance, father/daughter, and mother/son). The DJ will then ask a member of the wedding party “if you could describe this night in one word so far, what would that one word be?”. If the response to this question is the word “amazing”, for example, the DJ will play some music and when they say the word “amazing”, the wedding party has to get people who are not dancing and get them to dance. The DJ will do this until the dance floor is full! This is a great way to start the dancing for the night.

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