If you are looking to add some extra fun and originality to you wedding and you are a gamer (as in a vintage gamer, hello Monopoly!) adding board games into your day is an idea we adore. There are plenty of fun and simple ways you can feature your favourite game while still incorporating it to fit within your wedding theme. Here’s six of our favourite ways to add some fun and games to your party.
Jenga Guest Book
Leaving Jenga pieces for your guests to sign is a sweet way to integrate this competitive game. This addition can allow you and your partner to ‘build your life together’ and is a great way to have an untraditional guest book. You and your partner will relive your wedding and any special advice your guests may have left every time you play.
If you love to ‘cheat’ or fell in love playing euchre, playing cards as place cards is a simple way to add a game into your theme. If you have banquet style seating tables can even be divided by suit. As a bonus if you’re looking for a way to call on a select guest or draw for a prize, a corresponding deck of cards can be used to draw a guests name.
Puzzle pieces make for a whimsical, non-traditional guest book option. Having each guest sign or write a message on a puzzle piece allows you and your partner to put together the messages your loved ones have left. The pieces can even be put together and framed after your ceremony, or you could place the pieces in a book!
Adding a pop of colour and a playful touch, a bowl of lego pieces can be used as a centrepiece for the tables. By ‘building your love brick by brick’ you are allowing your guests to have some fun at their tables, and perhaps leave you something interesting that they’ve made.
At an outdoor summer wedding games can be a larger feature. Lawn games such as giant Jenga, Connect Four and ladder golf can be set up for guests to play while the bridal party takes photos or as a part of an outdoor reception. Lawn games can also be branded with you and your partners names or wedding creative that you have made for your invitations or rsvp website. Think of how cute your flower girl and ring bearer will look playing with massive dominos.
Playing charades or Pictionary can be a lot of fun, but if you play too often you may have run through all the suggestions in your game box. By asking your guests for a charade or Pictionary suggestion at your wedding you’re adding them into special game nights you’ll have after your wedding day. For even more fun, asking for wedding advice in the form of a charade suggestion is sure to be a hilarious throwback to your wedding day.