As you may recall from my pre-wedding post, Hannah from A Very Gator Wedding inspired me to use Discovery Education’s free template to put together a twelve-question crossword, with questions involving fun facts about Stephen and I, our relationship, and our wedding. The guest at each table who finished first had the option of taking home the centerpiece, or giving it away to someone else who wanted it.
Not knowing beforehand just how popular these would be, I was beyond thrilled to see and hear our guests chatting and laughing as they worked to complete their puzzles throughout the dinner hour. A few who got stumped even asked us for hints as we made the rounds! All in all, this was one DIY project that was definitely worth the time and effort, both of which were minimal.
LESSON LEARNED: If it meshes with your theme and vibe, a low-key game like this can be a great way to keep guests entertained and get them interacting. Plus, since participation is not mandatory and doesn’t demand everyone’s attention, guests are still free to spend their time however they wish. Thinking about creating a word game, like we did? Don't forget to provide small pencils or pens, since most guests won't already have them on hand!
Will games be a part of your reception?
(Photo Credit: Alex Neumann Photography)