Reception Fun: The Wedding Shoe Game

Part of the fun of planning a wedding is buying all the stuff. At least we got a kick out of all the shopping! From finally being able to pick up the dress to picking out wedding jewelry, there’s nothing quite like handing over that credit card and knowing that you’re getting something amazing in return for your hard earned dollars. Retail therapy could just be the ultimate antidote to wedding planning stress. But we thought it would be a good idea to remind our brides-to-be that planning a wedding is about more than just shopping. You’re also planning a party – possibly the biggest party of your whole life.

And that party should be fun for your wedding guests and you. One idea to spice up your reception is the Wedding Shoe Game, a game of funny questions and answers that’s as entertaining for those watching as it is for those playing. The Wedding Shoe Game tests how much the bride and groom really know about each other – in a very public way.

It starts with the couple sitting in two chairs, back to back. They then take off their shoes – I know, but bear with us – and exchange one shoe with one another so they each have one of their own shoes and one of their spouse’s shoes. Then the questions begin! The DJ, a chosen host, or even guests ask questions like “Who looks better in white?” and “Who has the most cash on them right now?” and “Who is the better cook?” and “Who says ‘I love you’ more in a typical day?” The bride and groom both hold up a shoe to answer – sometimes their answers will match up, but often they won’t and that’s when things get fun and playful family rivalries come out.

Of course, this game probably isn’t for anyone who is coping with a real family rivalry situation since things could easily go downhill. Play this game at your own risk, or don’t play this game but please play! We’ve been to too many somber and serious weddings that made us long for laughter. Your wedding day should be one of the happiest days of your life… so treat it that way and do what it takes to have (and show everyone else) a great time.