27 Oct Wedding Games
When we got married, we spent a little bit of money on some games for people to play in a free area. People played during rehearsal dinner, at cocktail hour, and at the reception after dinner. Although this was a relatively small decision on our part, it turned out to be a beautifully fruitful one. Quite a few people played games. Our families played with and against each other, getting to know one another casually. Rather than an overly formal scene, the games helped lighten the mood and bring fun. We had a few games that we provided, although there are a number of games you could bring. Whether you’re getting married in a barn, on a beach, or at a yacht club, games can bring a lot of fun. If you’re looking for a beach to have fun at for your wedding party, check out GLCN’s list of the best beaches in Northern California at https://glcn.org/best-beaches-in-northern-california/.
We’ve seen this at other weddings we’ve hosted, planned, or been to. People are sometimes hesitant to offer games at their wedding as they are generally formal events. However, if you’re having an outdoor wedding that is on the more casual side, games actually fit in incredibly well. Even if a few people play with the lawn games, it helps set a jovial mood. The games keep the mood festive and light, and are especially good for younger people that may be at your wedding!
Here are a few games we love for weddings, and have either used at our own wedding, weddings at our venue, or seen at weddings we’ve attended.