Information / Explanations
Couples/Anniversary Dance: If you are not familiar with this dance, here is a brief description:
The Couples/Anniversary Dance is a “special” way to honor all married couples and gives them a chance to relive that special day when they were married with a special dance. All married couples start the song off on the dance floor. After a few moments, the emcees begins recognizing all couples that have been married less than 1 day, 1 month, 1 year, 5 years, etc.… and these couples leave the dance floor until only one couple is left on the dance floor as the longest married couple. This final couple will receive applause and sometimes the bride/groom may wish to give that couple a special gift (optional).
Money Dance (formerly called Dollar Dance): If you are not familiar with this dance, here is a brief description: The Dollar Dance is a “Fun For All” way to make a little extra spending money for the honeymoon. Family and friends will have a chance to spend any desire amount for a dance with the Bride/Groom. This will give the guests a chance to once again congratulate the newly married couple. Each participating guest is allowed a specified amount of time to dance with the Bride/Groom, while the music is playing, which will keep the lines flowing smoothly. We recommend that the maid/matron of honor and best man or family member collect the money.
Bride and Groom Games
The Shoe Game: Set two chairs back to back in the middle of the dance floor. Have the bride sit in the chair then have the groom remove both of the brides shoes. Have the groom then sit in the other chair and remove both of his shoes as well. Trade one shoe each so both the bride and groom have one of each of their shoes. This game is to show how much the new Mr./Mrs. really know about each other questions will be asked and you raise the shoe that you think best fits the answer to the question.
Love Counts: You will need bags of Hershey’s Kisses, a bucket or box, and the arms of the bride and groom. In this game titled, “How Much Love Can You Hold For Me?”, the goal is to guess how many Kisses the bride and groom can hold in their hands! Round up all the guests who would like to participate in this game. Have the groom dip his hands into a bucket full of Hershey’s Kisses to grab as many as he can. With the Kisses still in his hands, the guests must now guess how many Kisses he is holding. As the groom patiently waits and balances all the Kisses still in his hands, have all the guests help in the counting process. The one with the closest guess to the final count will win a prize. Now, it’s time for the bride to see how many Kisses she can hold! Modified version: Have the bride try to pile on as many Kisses as she can onto the groom. She can place them wherever she wants to but he cannot drop them! In this modified version, all the guests can be involved cheering the bride as she piles the Kisses higher and higher onto the groom!
Play that Tune: Before the wedding day, create short song clips using favorite tunes enjoyed by the bride and groom. Round up a group of guests and divide them into two teams. One member from each team will have a “play that tune” face off. First one to recognize the song can shout out the answer. The winner of each round proceeds to the back of the line and continues to play. Others, less fortunate, sweeten their departure from the game, with a sweet gift of candies wrapped in cellophane. Final winner receives a grand prize!
Stick the Kiss: Enlarge full body photos of the bride and groom or draw a cartoon version of the married couple. Using stickers with hearts or kisses, number each one and its backing. The goal for the guests: where does the bride and groom want their first kiss as a married couple to be? Have the newlyweds write their answers down on a secret piece of paper. Encourage guests to approach the photos and place their stickers wherever they please. You can imagine the possibilities of where the kisses may end up, especially given all the choices! The guest whose sticker is closest to the answers from the newlyweds wins a prize. At the end of all that, make sure to have the bride and groom demonstrate their answers!
Tribute to the Best: Give a little something back to your guests at the wedding reception. This is a fun way to start the evening off and helps to warm up them up for the more interactive wedding games to come as the night progresses. To celebrate the beginning of your new journey with your husband, why not celebrate the triumphs and ‘bests’ of your guests? Announce a “Tribute to the Best”! Give a gift to the couple that has been married the longest, the most loving couple, the most active couple, and any other couples you admire. Fancy twist: During this segment of the night, why not also pay a special tribute to both sets of parents with a little video montage of their lives?
When is Your Birthday: This is a simple wedding game aimed to help the bride and groom give away their beautiful centerpieces to the guests. Announce that the person at each table with the birthday closest to the bride and groom’s wedding day will become the proud owner of the centerpiece at his/her table. Jazz up this game by using birthdays to select your guests for a raffle draw! Other ideas: Hide a trinket under one chair at each table; place a special sticker under one plate at each table; first person to sing at each table; first person that used the bathroom at each table…and the list goes on, but you get the idea.
Artists at Work: Bring out the hidden creative talents of your guests with this fun game. Gather a group of willing guests who will instantly be transformed into the next Picasso. Give each a sheet of paper and a large tip marker (allowing seated guests to see the final products). The objective: to draw a picture for the newlywed conveying their well wishes in 30 seconds! The bride and groom will choose the two finalists and the rest of the guests can choose the winner by applause!
Bride or Groom: This wedding game really helps to liven up the atmosphere at the reception since it requires the participation of the entire wedding party. The women form one team and the men form another. Each receives two signs, one with “BRIDE” and one with “GROOM” written on them. Ensure the signs are large enough for your guests to see clearly. Have a list of “who” questions such as, “Who do you think will snore the loudest?” or “Who is the neatest?” or “Who will hog the bed?” The entire wedding party raises the applicable sign in answer to the question. Imagine the varying answers you may get!
Can’t Touch This: Inspired by the classic children’s game of musical chairs, this wedding game requires guests with quick hands and a rhythm for juggling! You will need to create small bags of candy (or any other trinket) and an energetic song to mimic the up-tempo pace of this game (our title may give hints to a possible song choice). Have all the participating guests stand in a circle. The objective: at the sound of the music, guests will have to quickly pass the candy around the circle. When the music stops, everyone stops moving. The person with the candy is eliminated and returns to their seat. Let him/her keep the candy as a sweet token for playing the game. This continues and the last person left receives a prize!
Feed Me, Feed Me: Marriage is all about teamwork. This hilarious game is perfect for the wedding reception and requires the new bride and groom to communicate and work together as a team. Begin with the bride sitting in a chair while the groom is blindfolded. Place a piece of banana into his hand and spin him around once. Now, listening only to the directions given by his new bride, he must make his way over to her and feed her the banana! Once he is successful, switch positions. This time, give the bride a nice juicy piece of wedding cake topped with whipped cream. How well will the groom do in guiding his bride to feed him? A few notes: since the bride is wearing all that lovely makeup, make sure to give the groom a food item that isn’t too messy or it may ruin her look and possibly her wedding dress too. Have the wedding party shadow the bride and groom while they are blindfolded to avoid any accidents.
Guess Who: This is another wedding game for the reception that aims to place the bride and groom in the spotlight using one very simple prop: a blindfold. To test how well the groom knows his new bride, have him blindfolded and seated in a chair facing all the reception guests. Now comes the fun part. Round up as many guests as possible, from the young to the old, men and women. The objective: can the groom figure out which one in the lineup is his new bride? In the tame version, the groom can shake each guest’s hand to find his new wife. Remember to play some fun and upbeat music during this game! Other possibilities: Have each guest kiss the groom on the cheek; the groom must feel each person’s leg (particularly fun if there are a lot of men in the lineup!).
Marriage Advice 101: This is a great game to play at a small wedding reception with close friends and family. Raise the laughometer with this simple yet fun game of “Marriage Advice 101”. Provide guests at each reception table with index cards and pens. Their task: to come up with the best marriage advice they can give for the newlyweds. Read out some of the highlights during the night. Award gifts for “The funniest advice given”, “The best advice given”, and any other category you can think of.
Aloha hula hula: Have your guests doing a lip hip action with this fun and hilarious wedding game! This game is all about making your guests work for that golden kiss from the bride and groom. All you need is a hula hoop and leis for participating guests. During the reception, have someone in the wedding party announce a special hip twist to the night’s festivities. If anyone would like the newlyweds to kiss, he/she must hula with the hula hoop for 30 seconds! Now you know this game will produce some laughs!
Celebrate with a Bang: This silly game requires one balloon and the bride and groom. The objective: the new Mr. and Mrs. must work together to pop the balloon using any body part except their hands and feet!
Cherry on a String: This game requires one bride, one groom, and one cherry on a string held by a willing member of the wedding party. The goal: using only their mouths, the newlyweds must work together to eat the cherry. Begin by positioning the fruit within close reach of the married couple. Raise and lower the treat to add suspense and much laughter! The game ends when the cherry is gone.
Garter the Gander: The saying goes, “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander” and what better way to show this off than with a gender switch on this timeless ritual! For this wedding game, pre-arrange to have the groom put on the garter (without anyone noticing, of course!). Sometime during the reception, gather all the single men and announce that the garter toss is about to begin. Have the groom act as though he will be revealing the garter on the bride. Now, flip the switch! Play frisky music as the groom begins to pull up his pant leg and hear the guests roar with laughter! Let the bride slowly take the garter off the groom…and the rest, they say, is history.
Key to His Heart: This wedding game really tests how well the new bride and groom work as a team. The only materials required are a long strand of ribbon (enough to wrap around the groom a few times over) and one clean generic house key. With the groom standing up, have him hold one end of the ribbon while his groomsmen wrap the rest of it around his body. One groomsman continues to hold the other end of the ribbon while the bride is given the ‘key to her groom’s heart’. The object of the game: the groomsman strings the key onto the ribbon and the bride must now move the key around the groom until she reaches the end that is in his hand. The catch: the bride can only use her mouth to move the key!
Legs Work Together: For this wedding game, you will need, one hard-boiled egg, one daring groom, and one bold bride. The objective: with patience and concentration, the bride tries to transfer the egg up one leg of the groom’s pants and over to the bottom of the other pant leg, all without dropping the egg!
Putter Up: All you need is a golf club, some putting green, and guests with a good swing! Let family and friends know at the onset of the night’s celebrations that the newlyweds will only kiss if someone can get the golf ball into the hole! There will be plenty of laughs as guests attempt to putt their way into wedding bliss history!
Bride and Groom Games Cont'
Show Me Your Love: Rather than the traditional tapping on dinnerware to have the bride and groom kiss, this wedding game requires a little more effort from the guests. As family and friends begin the classic ritual, someone announce a special twist to the night’s festivities. Since imitation is the greatest form of flattery, guests who would like to see the newlyweds lock lips must first come up and show everyone how the kiss is done. The newlyweds must then re-enact the same kiss! From the romantic peck on the hand to the fiery passionate hair tossing liplock, what will your guests brave to demonstrate?
DJ Lighting for Dances
Lighting options avalbile may vary based upon the package purchased. AME forms are genaric in nature and give to persons regardless of package purchaased. Please note that the light choice can effect imges obtianed by your photograpgher. Example: Red lights might make your white dress appear to be red in the images and likewise for all other colors used.
Sound Active Option: This option has all lights in your package on and the colors will change with the sound and beat of your music being used.
Red Light Option: Only Red DJ lights will be on
Blue Light Option: Only Blue DJ lights will be on
Green Light Options: Only green DJ lights will be on
White Light Options: White light is created with the DJ light by making an equal mix of the red, blue, and green lights. This creates a "white" light, however, it is not a true white light and may still cause some discolorations.
Mirror Ball Only Option: Only the lights pointed at the mirror ball will be on. Default lights for the mirror ball are a true white light.