The wedding shoe game is popular entertainment during wedding receptions. It explores the couple’s familiarity and competitiveness.
The wedding shoe game usually covers questions in categories like:
- General questions
- Relationship questions
- Financial questions
- Personality questions
- Habit questions
What Is The Wedding Shoe Game?
This is one of the most common and fun wedding reception games that is entertaining for the audience while being fun for the newlyweds. The couple will sit with their backs to each other. They’ll hold their shoe in one hand and their significant other’s shoe in another hand. The emcee will ask creative and fun questions and then the couple will answer by raising the shoe of the person. For example, the emcee may ask, “Who is funnier?” The couple will raise the shoes of the one whom they think best answers the question.
The game is entertaining and fun because it shows how well the couple knows each other. There may also be intriguing questions that will make the audience know the couple more and at a deeper level. It’s also fun to see if the couple will get inconsistent answers.
This game originated from Indian weddings and is now being practiced at different weddings, regardless of culture. It’s a fun way to entertain the guests and it truly highlights the couple’s relationship.
How To Play The Wedding Shoe Game
Place two chairs back-to-back in an area where all the guests can see them. These chairs will be the seats of the bride and the groom. It could be on the stage, on the dance floor, or at the couple’s head table. The couple should remove their shoes and then hand one of theirs to the other.
Choose The Host
The game host can be anyone. It could be the emcee or a close friend or relative. The most important thing is that they should be entertaining and fun, with a lively personality that can humorously present the question while keeping the guests engaged.
Ask The Questions
Prepare a list of questions before the game starts so that the host won’t have to scramble for the things to ask. It’s better if the couple won’t see the list of things. Most games need 30 to 40 questions. You can check the list of 60 questions below and pick the ones that look interesting.
Make sure to check the audience. If there are a lot of kids, it’s best to keep the questions family-friendly. The game usually lasts for 10 to 20 minutes. As each question is asked, the bride and the groom should raise the shoe of the person who they think answers the question. They won’t be able to see each other since they’re seated back-to-back so there’s no coaching, but they can usually deduce their partner’s answers based on the reaction of the audience. Ask someone to keep a tally of the questions and answers because the couple will surely appreciate the documentation.
Another tip is to make sure that the questions won’t harm anyone in the audience. The questions shouldn’t stir up drama or disrespect the couple in any way. The questions should revolve around them, but not to the point of being uncomfortable.
Let The Guests Ask Their Own Questions
One tip to get the audience involved is to let them ask their own questions. Allow them to raise their hands and ask their questions to the couple. Select 5 to 10 impromptu questions from the audience.
Questions To Ask During The Game
- Who hogs most of the bed space and the blankets?
- Who’s the better driver?
- Who cooks better food?
- Who uses up more toilet paper?
- Who has better vision?
- Who is worse when it comes to directions?
- Who has the crazier family?
- Who owns the most pairs of shoes?
- Who has been in more car accidents?
- Who is more forgetful?
- Who made the relationship “official”? / Who made the relationship more serious?
- Who is the first one to like the other?
- Who wears the pants in the relationship?
- Who always has to have the final words during an argument?
- Who is the better kisser?
- Who flirts more?
- Who says “I love you” more frequently?
- Who is the smarter partner?
- Who paid on the first date?
- Who’s more romantic?
- Who is the picky eater?
- Who spends more on shopping?
- Who spends more hours at work?
- Who is more likely to pick up the tab when eating at restaurants?
- Who is more generous when it comes to tipping?
- Who pays more bills for the house?
- Who is the workaholic?
- Who is more organized?
- Who is clumsier?
- Who is more creative?
- Who’s more likely to forget about anniversaries, birthdays, and other important dates?
- Who is more talkative?
- Who looks in the mirror more often?
- Who is messier?
- Who tells the best stories?
- Who is funnier?
- Who is more serious?
- Who has the bigger ego?
- Who apologizes first after an argument?
- Who has better hair?
- Who forgets more things?
- Who is more likely to tear up at the movies?
- Who is more stubborn?
- Who is more likely to give surprises?
- Who is the better gifter?/Who gives the better presents?
- Who is the bigger baby whenever they’re sick?
- Who is more dramatic?
- Who is more likely to have a melt-down during stressful situations?
- Who has a more serious personality?
- Who had better grades in school?
- Who is more patient?
- Who is more adventurous?
- Who is more likely to get sunburnt?
- Who is better at keeping secrets?
- Who is always late?
- Who starts the arguments?
- Who is in control of the remote?
- Who is more likely to wake up in a grumpy mood?
- Who exercises more often?
- Who is most likely to win a hundred-meter foot race?
- Who has a healthier diet?
- Who eats more fast food?
- Who cleans up the house more?
- Whose car is cleaner?
- Who likes the outdoors more?
- Who spends more time on their phone?
- Who is the better singer?
- Who can dance better?
- Who can hold their alcohol better?
- Who takes longer to shower?
- Who takes longer to get ready?
- Who is the better dresser?
- Who always replaces the empty toilet roll?
- Who has the better singing shower voice?
- Who is easier to get distracted?