Wedding Table Icebreakers

Robert Wallace via Flickr.comThere is a lot to worry about on your big day and your guests getting along should be the least of your concerns! With guests from all different phases of their lives who may not know each other, brides and grooms want to provide unique and painless opportunities to interact.

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Follow These Tips to Breaking the Ice Among Guests on Your Big Day!


Ultimately, the bride and groom each have their own guests-long distant cousins and uncles twice removed the soon-to-be-spouse may not even know. No guest is going to know every single person in attendance and that's okay!

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Warning: not every guest will want to join in. Some party poopers will surely hear the word, 'ice breaker' and make a bolt to the bathroom stalls. Others will groan, but despite themselves will have fun!

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Keep in mind, everyone in attendance is there for you-after all, it's your big day! However, if you are that apprehensive about painful table silence and blank stares, here are some cute ideas that might ease the awkwardness for the strangers sharing tables!


Guest Libs: Wedding Edition
One of the newest and trendy ice breakers at wedding tables is the beloved "Mad Libs" word game-bride and groom style. Play around with the structure of the guest lib! Have your guests answer fun questions like the first time they met you and your groom as a couple or simply, advice for the future! It's a super cute conversation starter and a cute and personal gift to walk away with and look back on in the years to come!

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Summary Card of the Bride and Groom
Weddings are undeniably social gatherings as much as they are the celebration of the union in two people. Therefore, it's a possibility that a certain guest may weasel themselves into your wedding last minute, whether it be an acquaintance at work or a parents co-worker. Bottom line is: they should know about you and the groom. On each table, leave several laminated cards typed back and front that summarize you and your groom as people a summary of your relationship, or how you met so they get why your wedding is totally a huge and monumental deal.

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Scavenger Hunt
An iSpy scavenger hunt may be a great way to socialize with guests. Make a list requiring the initials of people wearing certain colors or having certain traits. Whoever gets the most, wins!
An alternative to an iSpy scavenger hunt is a wedding guest bingo. Instead of numbers, each bingo box reads facts about people at the party. The object is to talk to enough people to get bingo first!


Trivia Cards
See who knows the bride, groom, and couple the best! These printed cards can test a tables knowledge of the couple and hopefully get some good conversation started!

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See who knows the bride, groom, and couple the best! These printed cards can test a tables knowledge of the couple and hopefully get some good conversation started!

-Montana Marie Rispoli, The Daily Meal