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Ask the groom 20 or so questions about himself. At the shower, have everyone ask how well they think the bride knowes her groom. Have them write down how many of the questions they think she will get right.
Some question ideas are: "What was his first pet and it's name?". "His favorite....music group, color, and so on." "How old was he when.... he had his first kiss, etc."
and then how well the groom knows the bride..
tHE BRIDAL BOOK GAME?
Print the Bride and Groom's Names and Wedding Date on the front cover of the book.
Page 1: This page will read "This game is really easy and we hope that you have fun, no one can tell who the winner will be until the game is done".
Page 2: Each page of rhymes will tell you exactly what to do. They will lead you to the winner, perhaps it will be you.
Page 3: Roses are red, violets are blue. Now please pass this book to the person who is just left of you.
Page 4: (Bride's Name) and (Groom's name) are counting down to their special day. We're all excited for them, it's not really that far away. Now pass this book on to the person with the most recent birthday.
Page 5: The bride is still preparing, for there are still things left to do. Now please pass this book to the lady with the eyes of brightest blue. But if there are no blue eyes to be completely fair you must give this book to the person who has the longest hair.
Page 6: We hope you all are having fun with the rhymes in every verse. Now please pass this book on to the person who has the smallest purse.
Page 7: Wedding bells will be ring real soon, and "I do's" we'll hear them say. Now please pass this book to the lady with the longest dress today.
Page 8: There are many binds in marriage; faith and love are the strongest. Now please pass this on to the person who has been married the longest.
Page 9: (Street) in (City) is where they will reside. Now please pass this book to the lady who is the newest bride.
Page 10: Family and friends come here today from places near and far. Now please pass this book on to the person who came furthest in their car.
Page 11: This game is nearly over and it's been fun, we think. Now please pass this book on to the person with nails of brightest pink!
Page 12: (Bride's Name) will be a gorgeous bride and (Groom's Name) will look good too! The winner of the centerpiece is the guest to the right of you! Please pass this book on.
Additional Ideas: Be creative, you can use clip art to decorate the pages. (there is plenty of royalty free clip art on the internet). You can take a hole punch and punch a few holes through the pages and thread ribbon through it to make it a memorable keepsake book for the future bride. You can print the pages on paper that matches the color theme of the bridal shower or wedding party dresses. Insert little known facts at the bottom of the pages: example: future bride's b-day, future groom's b-day, date they met, date they were engaged, date of the wedding, # in wedding party, honeymoon destination, etc.. You can add a 2nd twist to the game for 2 prize winners by collecting the book, then asking questions to the little known facts that were at the bottom of the pages. See who can remember the most & the winner of the most correct answers wins a prize. As a tie breaker put a number on the last page .... The bride can then keep this book to add to her shower memories.
In the invite we asked guests to arrive by 1pm. The bride would not arrive until 1:30. As each guest arrived we provided them with a small piece of paper (all pieces must be the same size) and asked them to write a special wish or piece of knowledge that would be part of the centerpiece and possibly read by the bride. We designated one person to blow up the balloons for us as the guests handed them in. (this lucky person was my brother!) There were 50 guests so we broke up the centerpieces into 5 balloons each. When guests arrived we had one balloon already present in the centerpiece in the event the bride arrived early so no one table would look too empty. As the balloons were blown up the room became even more colorful. The future bride-to-be loved pink so we did a pink and white polka dot theme. The point of this game is to have all the balloons filled up with wishes from the guests. The bride is to choose one balloon from each table, pop the balloon, read the wish and the who it was from. The person who's wish was read will receive a prize.
leg game-- how well does the bride know her future husbands legs
This is a fun game for all involved .... you can also take turns having the bride-to-be go first and then the groom-to-be later on in the evening with women's legs. Have at least 5 different guys roll up one pants leg to their knee. The bride-to-be will be blind folded and then prompted to feel the men's legs and guess which was her future husband. This game is lots of fun .. be sure to take pictures!
Gather up 4-5 dolls (such as Barbie Dolls) and 4-5 rolls of toilet tissue paper. Break the group down into 4-5 team and give each team a doll and one roll of paper. Give each team 10-15 minutes to outfit the doll in a wedding dress and veil (using no tape or other help aids). After the time is up, have each team display their dollís wedding dress and tell a little about their design. The bride gets to choose the gown of her choice and the team gets a prize for winning. A lot of humor goes into this game and itís a great way to break the ice.