It’s no doubt that the highlight and the main event of a wedding are the exchange of vows. However, the next thing to look forward to is the reception, where the couple is celebrated, and everyone can relax and have fun. Besides enjoying the delicious dishes and boogieing on the dance floor, wedding games are great inclusions to the festivities.
A fun addition to your reception timeline is the wedding shoe game, it is entertaining and a great way to spice things up. All tips and questions you need to know have been helpfully compiled in this article for you.
What is the Wedding Shoe Game?
The Wedding Shoe Game is a popular wedding reception activity where a couple proves their knowledge of each other through various inquisitive questions. They are asked simple questions and have to answer without seeing each other.
From who is more dramatic or who said “I Love You,” first, they will be asked a series of questions that reflect how well they know one another.
How is the Wedding Shoe Game Played? (A Simple Guide)
With easy steps, this game does need many details to set up and involves little prep work. Here’s all you need to know:
You need to place two chairs back to back in a prominent place, preferably in the middle of the dance floor or at the front of the head table where a majority can see you of the guests.
You and your partner sit in one chair each (you should not be able to see each other’s answers). You and your partner will each take off a shoe and swap, so you each have one of your own and your partner’s shoes. The shoes will serve as a representative of you, and you will raise it to answer a question when it applies to either of you.
The MC or Host:
You will need someone to ask the game questions. It could be your maid of honor or best man though it could also be your parents, basically someone with stage presence and a good sense of humor.
Make sure it’s someone comfortable speaking in front of a crowd so that there is little chance of the host getting stage fright. They should use a microphone to ensure they are appropriately heard throughout the venue.
You can choose to print a list of questions off the internet or make up your own. Even better, you can ask your guests to be involved by writing their questions for the MC to read come game time. Each question should start with “Who…?”, for example, “Who has a cuter smile?” or “Who has better dance moves?”
Let your MC pick the questions so you and your partner don’t know the questions beforehand. As tempting as it is to know the questions and give yourself extra time to think of your answers, the whole essence of the game is to test your knowledge.
Also, let a member of your wedding party (preferably the host) prepare the questions ahead of time.
When the MC reads out a question, you should immediately raise the person’s shoe that best fits the description. Your spouse should also do so. For instance, if you both think you are more romantic in your relationship, then you and your partner will raise your shoe as the answer.
Since you can’t see your partner, you’ll have no idea of their answers. Try not to turn around too much, and you can guess your spouse’s answer from guests’ reactions. Have fun; these unpredictable moments make the shoe game fun, especially when you don’t know the questions.
Wedding Shoe Game Questions.
Here are some of the standard wedding shoe game questions that you can use at your wedding or as a template to come up with your unique questions:
Funny Shoe Game Questions
1. Who is terrible with directions?
2. Who is more of a crybaby?
3. Who snores louder?
4. Who farts more?
5. Who is more of a daredevil?
6. Who is more talkative?
7. Who is crazier?
8. Who has a bigger butt?
9. Who has a cuter smile?
10. Who always gets drunk first?
11. Who is afraid of heights?
12. Who is afraid of monsters?
13. Who is more likely to believe they saw a ghost?
14. Who stares in the mirror more?
15. Who is more dramatic?
16. Who burps more?
17. Who sings better in the shower?
18. Who is more likely to trip on nothing?
19. Who snores the loudest?
20. Who is funnier?
Relationship Shoe Game Questions
1. Who made the first move?
2. Who is more romantic?
3. Who had a crush first?
4. Who is more forgetful?
5. Who is more stubborn?
6. Who is more of an adventurer?
7. Who apologizes first after an argument?
8. Who always comforts the other?
9. Who is never wrong?
10. Who said “I Love You” first?
11. Who was the one that made things official?
12. Who is more clingy?
13. Who says “I Love You” more often?
14. Who is more likely to end an argument?
15. Who gives better presents?
16. Who is more emotional?
17. Who is moodier?
18. Who makes jokes more?
19. Who is better at keeping secrets?
20. Who chose the honeymoon location?
Daily Life Shoe Game Questions
1. Who wakes up first?
2. Who is more likely to leave their dishes in the sink?
3. Who is the better driver?
4. Who handles the groceries?
5. Who is more of a night owl?
6. Who is messier?
7. Who spends more time in the bathroom?
8. Who is more likely to wake up grumpy?
9. Who’s a picky eater?
10. Who does more chores around the house?
11. Who’s the better cook?
12. Who takes longer getting ready?
13. Who likes to be in control of the remote?
14. Who is more likely to arrive late to an event or appointment?
15. Who loses their keys or wallet often?
Money/Work Shoe Game Questions
1. Who is more likely to splurge money on food?
2. Who is better at saving?
3. Who shops more?
4. Who’s in charge of paying the bills?
5. Who works overtime more?
Tips For Playing the Wedding Show Game
1. Have a list of questions handy:
Prepare the questions before the event or ask a wedding party member to pick the questions. Better still, you could send the link to this article to your MC to keep things fresh so you can be appropriately surprised during the game.
Part of the fun of the shoe game is the random questions; try not to memorize the questions. Remind your host to choose funny questions for maximum laughs. Lastly, don’t hesitate to choose more questions than you need; the more, the merrier.
2. Involve Your Guests:
Allow your guests to write additional impromptu questions. The questions should only involve the couple’s personal life and no one else. Let the host vet the questions first before they read them aloud if they are too inappropriate or silly. A few questions from the guests are okay, but not all of them.
3. Picking Your Host:
They set the tone of how the show game will proceed. The host should be someone charming with a good sense of humor that can make lighthearted jokes between asking questions and interacting with you and the guests. They should be able to read the crowd and adapt the questions accordingly.
4. Time to Play:
The best time to play the game is when the guests have eaten and relaxed. It is the perfect activity to get everyone in the mood to party, as it is right before the dance party starts and the musicians are prepping. Don’t wait until the end when the energy is low, and your guests are tired, sleepy, and ready to leave.
Avoid playing towards the end of the party or during dinnertime; you don’t want your guests distracted by their food and the toasts going on.
Additionally, keep the game relatively short. It might become boring if it extends past 10 minutes. Having over 50 questions does not mean you have to ask all of them. In reality, you might only ask less than 20 questions.
5. More Than Shoes
Although it is called a shoe game, you can switch things up by not using shoes. You can have your faces printed out and put on sticks, plushies, or any other indicator of your choice to represent you. This is a perfect way to make your wedding memorable.
There you have it! All you need to know about the wedding shoe game as well as an abundance of typical questions from which you can make your choice. Go ahead and add this to your wedding activities for a great time not only for you but all the attendees of your blessed event. Good luck!