Wedding Shoe Game

The Wedding Shoe Game is a great way to create laughs and memories after the ceremony. The shoe game is ideal for a wedding because it allows the whole audience to participate, while still focusing on the newlyweds. There is no limit to the amount of players that can participate. Guests can get to know the bride and groom more through their comical shoe responses and inevitable disagreements.

Set-Up

Ask the tables or individuals to submit ‘who’ questions before the wedding to use.

  • The questions should focus on the couple and be easy enough to answer with a raised shoe. For example: Who is the better dancer? Who is more likely to do the dishes? Who is more likely to make the dishes? Who said I love you first? Who is more likely to get sunburnt? Who wears the pants in the relationship?
  • Seat the newly married couple in front of or in the middle of the room, dance floor, etc.
  • Have all the guests seated around the couple, so that everyone can see/hear them.
  • The teams will be set up based on the table seating. Each table of guests will be one group that can contribute a question to ask.
  • Select one individual such as the DJ or someone from the wedding party to ask the questions.
  • The bride and groom should each take one of their shoes off to use for the game.

How to Play the Wedding Shoe Game

  • Seat the bride and groom in the front or middle of the room.
  • Have the bride and groom seated back to back, so they can’t see each other’s responses.
  • Select someone to read off the ‘who’ questions from the guests.
  • Whenever the question applies to the person, they will raise their shoe in the air. For example: “Who is a morning person?” The bride might raise her shoe and not the groom.
  • There can be some disagreements when asking questions like, who is funnier? Both the bride and groom might raise their shoe in the air.

Variations

  • This game can be played at any point during the wedding, but it is most commonly played during the reception before food is served.
  • Instead of using one person to read the questions, the bride and groom can read them off to each other.
  • Family members and friends can also ask the questions.
  • Give each table five minutes to come up with one question together during the wedding.
  • The couple can raise any object in the air—their hands, a wand, a balloon.
  • The couple can switch shoes—the bride holds a dress shoe, while the groom holds a heel.