December 11

Rant or Rave: Wedding Reception Games

One of our staffers recently attended a wedding reception that started with a game—each table was assigned a song, and then asked to come up with an impromptu dance for that song that they would then perform for the entire group.

The young people at the wedding really got into the fun little activity, but—surprise surprise!—Great Aunt Sally and Uncle Duane weren’t too excited about dancing to Sir Mix-a-Lot.


Have you ever attended a wedding that included games at the reception? Would you happy participate, or secretly sneak off to the bathroom for the duration of the activity? What games work and what games simply don’t?

Do wedding reception games make you want to rant or rave?


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Katie M. is a Writer at Wedding Paper Divas. She has the privilege of viewing nearly every piece of stationery before it goes up on the website, giving her the ultimate inside scoop on upcoming trends in the stationery world. She loves classic designs with a surprising twist, and enjoys finding new ways to express her ever-evolving personal style—a blend of traditional glamour and bohemian whimsy that makes Wedding Paper Divas a perfect fit! In addition to her love for writing, Katie is obsessed with health and fitness, skincare, UC Santa Barbara, all things adorable, the beach, dancing, cooking, getting real mail, fresh flowers, discount shopping, and shoes (who isn’t?). Katie is a contributing editor to Diva Dialogue. Be sure to check out her recurring feature, “Rant or Rave.”

4 thoughts on “Rant or Rave: Wedding Reception Games

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  2. Jean Neuhart

    Weddings are not “spectator sports,” & I believe that guests love to get involved. But, activity choices need to be carefully and thoroughly thought out, & guests should be given the option whether to participate or sit it out. Also, balance out games such as the impromptu dance game with quieter activites — such as scrapbook pages in lieu of a guest book, or instead of numbers, name tables (& include an explanation of the significance).


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