29+ Fun and Must-have Wedding Games for Couples & Family
Wouldn’t you love hearing riots of laughter at your wedding?
Here is a list of wedding games that your family and guests can play to add a little fun to the wedding!
Indians are not just famous for its Rasmein (rituals) but also for the fun games we play at weddings. The games and activities arranged for the guest by the couples is a great way to lighten the mood as well as to increase the bonding between families. Be it the haldi ceremony or mehndi function, pool party or after sangeet party, all these quirky games fit in any possible event and double the fun of the wedding.
But then choosing the right games for the guests is a tougher deal too. Choosing games that will be suitable for all the age groups is one hell of a task. We’ve picked out some of the most fun games for your friends and family, which will also act as a perfect ice-breaking opportunity. Go through these games and make notes for yourself!
1. Beer Pong
Beer Pong is quite a fun game that is included in most of the weddings these days. Known to be one of the hype drinking games, this one is mostly covered in pool parties, sangeet after parties or beach parties.
2. Fish the Ring
This game has been in our culture since ages now. This game involves just the bride and grooms wherein they have to fish the ring which is thrown in a container full of milk. Also, a saying which goes along with this ritual is that the one who wins maximum games is said to rule over the other. An entertaining game for friends and family too!
3. Hula Hoop
A well-known game amongst the Millenials, this one involves the participants of mostly lesser age to keep them busy. But you can also put up some gifts and prizes for the guests who win the competition.
4. Kite Flying
Kite flying is undoubtedly very famous and played by adults as well as children of all ages! A very liberating game where the participants in teams compete with each other on who cuts the maximum kites! A slang which is very famous and you might be aware of “Kai Po Che! “, what a feeling it’ll be while screaming that!
This classic dance game for Indian Weddings which includes you to bent backwards and cross a horizontal pole without touching it. A fun tip regarding this game is trying it after being down with a few drinks will add spice to it.
6. Marriage wishes for couples
Giving out positive vibes and wishes never gets old! Writing down best wishes for the couple will not just make them happy but make you feel good too. Also, having an installation where the guests can hang the scribbled wishes would be great too.
7. Shoe Game
This game is not just famous in India but foreign countries too, while the bride and the groom play it, it is quite an entertainment for the guests who are watching it. In this game, the couple is asked to sit back-to-back with each other and then answer questions related to their relationship. The couples respond by raising the hand in which they are holding their shoes.
8. Giant Snakes & Ladders
A game played since we were kids is this one, but the only difference being this is not on a small board! Roll down the big size snakes & ladders game and let your guests enjoy playing it. Roll the huge dice and let your friends take their turns to climb the ladders or get bitten by the snakes.
9. Tarot Card Reader
Having a tarot card reader at your wedding can be quite engaging for your guests because who isn’t curious about knowing their future? Other than that, a talking parrot can be funnier, I guess.
We’ve always played tic-tac-toe on a paper, why not try it on a large board this time! Playing it with large boxes can be quite engaging and exciting. A personalised touch to the game could be instead of having naughts and crosses, go for the initials of the bride and the groom and go for winning your side.
11. Tug of War
“Dum Laga Ke Haisha” You would’ve heard this slang numerous times in your life. But the use of this slang is at max when playing tug of war. Two teams on either side of the rope, pull each other and the team which is successful in making the other team fall on the ground, wins! Double the fun by adding punishments for losing teams or prizes for the winning ones.
12. Untying the knot
Untying a knot is one task that is easier said than done! You can have this fun game at your wedding and see how much patience and tactics do your guests portray. Also, to add some crisp have a few gifts for the winning people.
If the venue of your wedding offers you some lawn or beach, then you should go for organising a volleyball game between the two teams. Also, keeping funny punishments for the losing side and gifts for the winning ones is a great touch up.
14. Wedding Karaoke
I’m sure a lot of your relatives love to sing, despite not having a very great voice. Here is a fun game for them, wedding karaoke! Just make two teams and sing with everyone like a face-off. This is a perfect game for having a gala time with your family and have a bonding session.
15. Wheel of Fun
Putting someone in funny situations or give dares can be a pretty fun game, right? Same is the game called wheel of fun, wherein there are dares written on the wheel, and the wheel is spun. Wherever the mark stops, the person has to do the dare. This is one of the gripping game with loads of laughter and fun involved.
A blackJack game in the list of games will surely turn heads of all those casino lovers! A perfect game for the pool parties and the after-parties which keep your guests super indulged and busy.
17. Giant Jenga
Jenga is a super fun game that keeps you on your toes all through the game. A little difference in concentration will lead to the whole Jenga tower falling on the ground. Also, having a funny punishment for the defaulter will add spice to the game. Go for it!
18. Cricket Match
Be it indoor or outdoor wedding game; no game can beat the hype of a cricket game! Keep a cricket match in your list of games and see your guests having an ultimate face off against each other.
19. Saree Tying
It is easy for the ladies to tie a saree for themselves, but the real deal comes when the men have to tie one for themselves! Have a riot of laughter at your wedding by keeping this wedding game on your list. Also, having a fun photoshoot after that is like a cherry on the top!
A fun game that’ll keep the kids rolling is the trampoline game. With adults participating a bit too, this game will keep the kids at the ceremonies engaged and have fun at the same time.
21. Musical Chairs
This is one of those games which never gets old. A game that’ll keep you running and active all through is this one. Run around and sit on the chairs as fast as you can, and win lovely prizes for yourself.
22. Paper Dance
A romantic game which should be enlisted because the other couples out there would like to try some quirky stuff too. The game demands the participants to get in a pair of two and dance together in a full-sized newspaper. The catch of the game is that, with every stoppage of music, the paper will be folded once. The couple who survives till the last without stepping on the ground wins the game!
23. Identify your bride
For all the men who brag about loving their wives, this game could be a perfect test for them. The wives are supposed to have a ghunghat (trail) before their faces, and the husbands need to identify which of the ladies is his wife.
This is one game which we have been playing since childhood. Having this game on your wedding will surely give the guests a rush through the memory lane and let them live their childhood memories! Moreover, having prizes for the winners will surely keep them all motivated and curious.
25. Gunnysack Race
Another game from childhood is the gunnysack race! All you’ve got to do is hop into your sack and start running to win the race. Moreover, another customisation you can have is to personalise the sacks with your name initials.
Every family function is incomplete without a game of Tambola! So, this one game has to be on your list no matter what. Strike of the numbers and win amazing prizes. This one is quite an engaging game and will keep all your guests ready to win.
27. Golgappa Challenge
Golgappa is an essential fast food for the Indians, then why not keep competition regarding it. For all the golgappa lovers, this game is perfect and also keeping prizes for the winners will just add more fun to it.
28. Chug Face-Off
A fun drinking game for all the beer-lovers out there! Perfect for an after sangeet party or pool party, gather your guests and have a face-off on who chugs the beer faster. Also, to spice it up a little bit, have some funny punishments for the losers.
29. Ring Toss
Another game that we used to play in our childhood days is the ring toss. Aim and toss! Either keep gifts on the table and the participant has to toss the ring and make it land on the favourite gift or keep some bottles instead.