‘People will always remember how you made them feel.’ – Maya Angelou
The great Dr. Maya Angelou wasn’t talking about bridal shower games, but her wisdom rings true for bridal shower games that make people feel out-of-the-loop, like they have a great big spotlight on them for being the one person who doesn’t know where the bride and groom met, or what kind of ice cream the bride loves best.
Not every guest at the bridal shower knows her like a best friend would – think future sister-in-law from across the country, or great aunts who know the bride’s mother best of all. So a bridal shower game that hinges on knowing the bride best could very well make some guests hate bridal shower games even more than they already do. Especially if their scorecards or answers are read out loud.
(Is there anything worse than a roomful of people egging you on to read your wrong answers out loud, or booing if you don’t want to? Ugh!)
So to avoid any discomfort for your bridal shower guests, it might be best to offer a game that has no wrong answers, and doesn’t require knowing the bride’s dating history.
Like predictions about the wedding. Now, closest friends will know about her venue, and maybe even her wedding gown designer, but overall, guests can let their imaginations soar, and write down their predictions about the wedding plans that can be read aloud on a volunteer basis, with the rest tucked away for the bride to read later.
And this game works well at a co-ed bridal shower, too. Everyone gets to use their humor, coming up with silly or out-there predictions, and of course super-sweet predictions like ‘…and this will be the best wedding ever!’
Here is your bridal shower game makeover:
Wedding Day Predictions:
What time will the bride wake up on the morning of the wedding?
What time will the groom wake up on the morning of the wedding?
Who will the bride text first on the morning of the wedding?
What will that text say?
Who will the groom text first on the morning of the wedding?
What will that text say?
Which bridesmaid will be the first to arrive at the bride’s house?
Which bridesmaid will be the first dressed?
The bride’s gown – sexy or elegant?
What silly photo pose will the photographer ask the bride and her bridesmaids to do during their pre-wedding photo shoot?
What color will the bride’s manicure be?
Will the groom be able to tie his own bowtie, or will he need help from someone else?
Will there be a crying baby at the ceremony?
Which kinds of musicians will play at the ceremony?
The first kiss: proper or passionate? (A more proper way to say ‘tongue or no tongue.’)
What will guests shower the bride and groom with after the ceremony is done?
What will be the couple’s first dance song?
Name a dish that will be on the cocktail party menu.
What will the signature drink be? And what’s the story behind it?
What will the wedding cake flavor(s) be?
Name one song that’s on the couple’s Do Not Play list for their deejay or band?
What’s the song that gets everyone on the dance floor?
Who’s going to be the first to be cut off at the bar for having had too much to drink/getting sloppy?
Which guests can you see hooking up at the wedding? And dating afterward?
Name the couple’s wedding hahtag:
Use some, use all, or scrap these and make up some of your own, remembering to keep it proper for mixed company. Parents are likely to play, so you don’t want to predict anything improper.
Have fun! Print up card on pretty paper, use decorative hole punches, and skip the glitter!
Get more bridal shower game ideas from my Kindle book The Ultimate Bridal Shower Idea Book.