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The Best Rehearsal Dinner Games

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The rehearsal dinner is a more intimate gathering for your close friends and relatives. Make the night special by helping everyone truly get to know each other. These rehearsal dinner games will break the ice and loosen up any tension. They will also help your guests get to know you and your fiancé on a much deeper level.

The Shoe Game

This is a rehearsal dinner favorite. Have the bride and groom sit back to back with their shoes off. They should each take their shoe and give one to the other. The maid of honor and best man will have put together a list of questions like, who is the better dancer? Who will be the first to want kids? Who will be in charge of killing bugs? When either thinks the answer is the groom they hold up his shoe and vice versa. See how many times they choose the same shoe, and see when they are completely opposite. This is a fun game to see how well they actually know each other!

Mad Libs

Find a wedding-related mad lib and print it on fun paper for your guests to fill out. Divide your guests into small groups and with people they don’t know as well. Mix up ages and sides of the family for a truly unique mad lib. Have the maid of honor and best man go through the mad lib and collect words from one group at a time. This way the entire room creates one mad lib, rather than reading several different ones. Take turns going from group to group until the story is filled out. Have either the maid of honor or best man read the mad lib and get ready to laugh until you cry.

Bride and Groom Trivia

Find out who knows the couple best in a lighthearted game of trivia. Have the bride and groom come up with twenty-five questions about themselves or their relationship. Some great questions include: where did the bride and groom go on their first date? Who said “I love you” first? Divide the guests into groups, but be sure to mix them up so that people can meet others they don’t know yet. Have the maid of honor and best man present the questions because they should already know the answers!

DIY Bowling

A little competition is always a great way to get the party started. Put together some bowling pins at an outdoor rehearsal dinner. Divide up families, bridesmaids, and groomsmen for more diverse groups. Have prizes for the winning team, or perhaps every time someone someone strikes out have them answer a question about the bride and groom in order to earn their points. This could work for any game, such as corn toss, kickball, or darts.